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AIA Continuing Education Credit with Automated Shade & Shelter Course

Whether you call them pergolas, shade structures, awnings, or patio covers, flexible and dynamic new technology offers a major upgrade in traditional wood or canvas outdoor patio covers. Learn more about this advancement in technology to broaden your outdoor living design offerings; answer product, installation, and application questions from your clients; and earn AIA continuing education credits in this informational one-hour ‘lunch and learn.’

Automated Exterior Shade & Shelter Installation Lunch & Learn Overview

  • Identification
    Learn how to identify various louvered roof designs and components, including how this traditional backyard feature has evolved to fit more architectural styles.
  • Construction
    Learn how components fit together, including installation basics for freestanding and attached systems.
  • Operation
    Identify operation system configurations and components, such as remote, smart device control, and sensor technology for louvered roof systems and accessories (screens, curtains).
  • Functionality
    Including how motorized shade and shelter technology can…
    1. Better control weather.
      With automation technology that can provide sun, shade and shelter the comfort and convenience of outdoor living can be maximized, and the outdoor season extended.
    2. Support health.
      Learn how louvered systems can protect consumers against the health dangers of excess sun exposure, while still providing access to the health benefits and enjoyment the outdoors has to offer.
  • Sustainability
    Uncover the advantages of various materials and features, and why they’ll stand the test of time.
  • Q&A
    At the end of the session, any additional questions will be addressed in a live Q&A.

Earn 1 Hour AIA Health, Safety & Welfare Learning Unit
With this informative course, you will also receive 1 (hour) health, safety and welfare (HSW) continuing education Learning Unit (LU). 18 LUs from registered AIA/CES providers are required for AIA Architect membership and state licensure annually, including 12 HSW hours.

Discover more about the benefits of these unique systems, earn FREE AIA credits, and broaden your design offerings. Reserve your spot by contacting Amy Booker, Arcadia Architectural Sales and Marketing Director by phone (1-800-303-5248) or email (, or contact Denver Pergola Systems to learn more today.