AIA Training

Raymond is a registered AIA Continuing Education Provider, and is pleased to offer four face-to-face Lunch ‘n Learn presentations that help expand AIA members knowledge on our innovative services. We currently offer four AIA/CES approved courses: “Roofing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, “Droning on about Drones”, “Asset Management” and “Restoration of the Legislative Building”.

Droning on about Drones

This presentation gives the audience an understanding of the history of drones and associated technology; and how the development and use of drones have evolved over time.  Additionally, the course includes performing an actual drone demonstration showing how a drone currently works and how they can be used by building/property owners, architects, engineers, consultants, and/or contractors.

Roofing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This presentation provides information, discussion and updates related to roof warranties and guarantees, management systems to track roof condition, and examples of what can go wrong with roofing systems as a result of owner, designer, and/or contractor construction and maintenance issues.

Asset Management

Management of a facility and its respective assets are critical to maintaining those facilities to perform as designed and to perform to their planned service life. An Asset Management System and the process to perform systematic observations and inspections of the facilities are critical to assure that facilities perform and fulfill the requirements of providing a safe and comfortable educational experience. This presentation will outline the process to establish and maintain an asset management program and leverage GIS to provide an enterprise asset management solution.

Restoration of the Legislative Building

As a service to our customers, Raymond provides an AIA accredited course on observing how the building envelope of the Legislative Building was restored to prevent water entry, arrest deterioration of exposed concrete surfaces and improve thermal performance of the roof systems.

Anatomy of a Building Envelope Failure

As a service to our customers, Raymond provides an AIA accredited course underscoreing the importance of preventing water infiltration into buildings (weatherproofing) to ensure the facilities remain safe and structurally sound while promoting health and safety for occupants and facility users. This course will review a case study of a medical facility that involves the deterioration of its structure and defects to its interior environment (mold, occupant comfort, air quality) resulting from poor building design and detailing (weatherproofing). The case study reviews how the effective use of testing, invasive investigation and leak location enabled implementation of correct repair designs that improved the building’s interior environment and prevented interior mold growth.

Roofs, Walls, Windows, Maintenance & Asset Management

As a service to our customers, Raymond provides an AIA accredited course that reviews the importance of the design and maintenance of roof, wall, and window systems in buildings for building occupant health, safety, and welfare. This course covers the common defects to observe during maintenance and new construction inspections as well as best design practices to ensure long term occupant health and safety. Finally, building roof, wall, and window asset management is reviewed to underscore their role in reducing overall owner expenses and ensuring occupant well-being. This one hour course is presented in a Lunch & Learn format with time for Q&A and general discussion.