We offer architects and designers the opportunity to earn professional development credit via a series of accredited educational courses presented by a qualified 3form Rep.
An Introduction to Lighting Resins
Credits | AIA (HSW), USGBC, IDCEC (Health / Safety)
This course provides an education on the principles of effective light design in relation to translucent polycarbonate applications. You’ll learn specific techniques for overcoming inherent problems when lighting resins. This program reviews environmental considerations for feature lighting applications and shows how resins specifically contribute to the overall sustainability of a project.
A Guide to Designing with Polymers
Credits | AIA (HSW), USGBC, IDCEC
This presentation provides real-world considerations and demonstrations for material performance in the built environment. You’ll learn how to select the right translucent polymer materials for your architectural and interior design projects and how resins help solve challenging modern design dilemmas like daylighting, reusable materials, and energy efficiency.
Credits | AIA, IDCEC (HSW)
This course reviews the history and exciting future of acoustics with the focus on creating favorable experiences for occupants in built environments. You’ll learn about the technological advancements in acoustic design. This course illustrates techniques for successful acoustic design, including integration with non-acoustic materials.
Trace it Back
A Course in Transparency
Credits | AIA (HSW), ASLA, USGBC, IDCEC (HSW)
This course offers an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. You’ll learn about product life cycles, associated health and environmental impacts, and how to use transparency to determine best material choices for a healthier built environment.
Exterior Grade Design
Using Polymers Outdoors
Credits | AIA (HSW), USGBC
This course covers the use of engineered resins in exterior building projects. You’ll learn about the evolution, proven performance characteristics, and design options of resins in exterior projects. View examples where resins were used in high-performing, high-design exterior projects that are difficult to achieve with traditional building materials.
A Lesson in Resin Fabrication
Credits | AIA, IDCEC
This video presentation offers an overview of the history of resins in design and an illustration of how the fabrication of resins can transform the built environment. You’ll learn some fabrication techniques for translucent materials. Techniques discussed within this course include cutting, joinery, seaming, bending, heat forming, and complex curvature of resin to meet design intent.
Concept without Compromise
Working with Manufacturers
Credits | AIA
This course illustrates that large scope architectural projects don’t have to be risky. You’ll learn how to partner with manufacturers to increase efficiencies and create seamless transitions from design to delivery. This course shows, through case studies and architect interviews, how project integration dramatically enhances every step of the design-build process.
Lighting Education for Designers
Credits | AIA (HSW), IDCEC (HSW), USGBC - pending approval
This course functions as an LED lighting overview for architectural and interior designers. The program includes a brief history of lighting, an in-depth look at LED applications, and a strategic design case study. You’ll learn key lighting terminology to aid in the process of specifying LED lighting projects.