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If you are a CES provider interested in offering a CES-approved program to AIA Potomac Valley members, please contact Executive Director Sue Presti for more information. You MUST be a Chapter Allied Member or Annual Partner to offer a Chapter-promoted CES program.

Educational Video Library

AIA Potomac Valley presents dozens of programs each year that are approved for credits through AIA/CES. Calendar listings for CES-approved events will indicate the number and type of credits available. AIA Potomac Valley reports credits for AIA members electronically, streamlining and shortening the process of getting the credits onto your transcripts and eliminating the need for a certificate. Non-AIA members may request a certificate to self-report their credits.

We record CES programs when possible and make them available online as a resource for those who attended to review a session for learnings they might have missed, and for those who could not attend to have the benefit of the information. Please note that watching these videos DOES NOT confer any AIA continuing education credits. 

We continue to improve our capability to capture these important events, but the sound quality does vary depending on the room setup and the way the presenters interacted with attendees. 


Original CES Programs

These are recordings of original CES programs either developed by AIA Potomac Valley or developed by AIA Baltimore and offered as webinars by AIA Potomac Valley for the benefit of architects across the region.

Implicit Bias in the Workplace – Know Thyself
developed by AIA Baltimore Equity Committee – recorded May 10, 2018

Designing My Career – The Path to Licensure
developed by AIA Potomac Valley Emerging Professionals Committee – recorded May 9, 2018

How to Submit Winning Design Award Entries
developed by AIA Baltimore, AIA Chesapeake Bay, AIA Maryland and AIA Potomac Valley – recorded May 3, 2018

First Tuesday Lunch & Learns

These programs were recorded at Grimm + Parker Architects as part of AIA Potomac Valley's First Tuesday Lunch & Learn Webinar Series.

Terrazzo: The Original Recycled Floor – Recorded March 3, 2020

The Cost and Time Benefit of Light Gauge Metal Construction – Recorded January 7, 2020

Architectural Residential Timber Curtain Wall – Recorded November 5, 2019

More with Less - Expertly Shaping Architecture with Light – Recorded October 1, 2019

Innovative Insulation Technologies and their Fitness for Use – Recorded August 6, 2019

Basics of Brickwork Detailing – Recorded July 16, 2019 (Presentation Slides PDF)

Acoustic Separation Using Motor Driven Operable Partitions – Recorded June 4, 2019

Designing with Polymer Windows & Doors – Recorded May 14, 2019

Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains – Recorded April 9, 2019

Rainscreen Systems and Their Contribution to Sustainability
– Recorded March 5, 2019

The Back-Ventilated and Pressure-Equalized Rainscreen System
Shildan, Inc. – Recorded September 4, 2018

Energy Codes and NFRC
Andersen Corporation – Recorded August 7, 2018

Last Wednesday Lunch & Learns

These programs were recorded at Torti Gallas + Partners as part of AIA Potomac Valley's Last Wednesday Lunch & Learn Webinar Series.

Architectural Powder Coating – December 18, 2019

Understanding HPL & the Benefits of Rainscreen Applications – November 27, 2019

Building Waterproofing Assemblies – July 31, 2019 

Elevator Education 201: Designing for Mid-Rise Buildings – June 26, 2019 

Firestop 101: A Life Safety Issue – May 29, 2019   
In lieu of the live video recording, Hilti has provided their own website presentation video for educational viewing.

Structural Thermal Breaks for Steel Connections – recorded April 24, 2019

Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool – recorded March 27, 2019

Understanding Site Grading: Considerations That Can Impact Your Project’s Bottom Line
Langan – recorded February 27, 2019

It's Not Easy Being Green – Sustainability of Wood
Nydree Flooring – recorded November 28, 2018

Opening Doors to Design Opportunities With the Model Building Codes (Code 10)
McKeon Rolling Steel Door Company – recorded October 31, 2018

Sustainability in Masonry Construction
Hohmann & Barnard – recorded August 29, 2018

Intro to Thin Brick Systems
Glen-Gery Corporation – recorded July 25, 2018

Simplifying the Design of Fluid-applied Air and Water-Resistive Barriers
BASF – recorded June 28, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric – recorded May 30, 2018

Royal Building Products – recorded April 18, 2018

UZIN – recorded March 28, 2018