The ICAA is excited to announce that the third Health, Safety, and Welfare in Traditional Design day will be held online on June 11, 2021.This series of one-hour Continuing Education courses focuses on issues of health, safety, and welfare. Each course explores critical issues related to topics such as materials and durability, building codes, comfort, safety, health, sustainability, and human well-being, while addressing subjects specific to the practice of classical and traditional design. The series serves as a forum for topics related to sound design and best practices.Participants may enroll in any number of the courses; there is a discount for signing up for all three programs together.This program will be held virtually via Zoom. If you are registered for this event, you should have received an email earlier this week with the Zoom link and additional details. If you have not received this already, please email us at [email protected]
Mass wall masonry, born from thousands of years of experimentation and innovation, was the cornerstone of traditional building in the United States up until the advent of lumber mills and mass-produced nails in the nineteenth century. This industrialization upended traditional building and replaced it with a whole new system and set of practices. While many of these practices are good, some have resulted in a reduction in the durability and longevity of newer buildings. We can learn a great deal from masonry buildings that have lasted hundreds and even thousands of years and that continue to be used and repurposed for new functions in our communities. In this presentation, we will explore ways to blend the best of traditional and innovative building practices in mass-wall masonry construction in a modern context.
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This course provides an overview of the use of limestone in traditional design. The program begins with the cultural and historical evolution of its architectural uses and an in-depth look at the processes of its quarrying, fabrication, and installation. Following this introduction, the course will focus on how to design with limestone today, including its physical properties and detail considerations that play an important role in the safety and durability of limestone construction for cavity walls, as well as stairs and pathways.
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A primer in the causes and prevention of efflorescence on masonry.Learn more about this course
The ICAA provides up to three complimentary spaces in each Continuing Education course for students or young professionals to attend. Upon signing up, you will be entered into a pool of applicants. Individuals will be randomly selected two weeks before the course begins, and all sign-ups will be notified via email.
In order to apply for this program, please fill out this form.Upon applying, please email a copy of your ID showing that you are aged 35 or younger to [email protected]. Should you have any questions about this special program, please email [email protected]Special thanks to John F.W. Rogers for his generous support of ICAA programs for young architects and designers.
Questions regarding the ICAA's courses may be directed via email to [email protected]; via phone to 212-730-9646 ext. 112; or via mail to our National Office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY 10036.
To register for a continuing education course hosted by the ICAA National Office, you can use the registration link noted on the program page, email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x112.
Please also note the ICAA National Office Registration and Cancellation Policy, which you may access by clicking here.
ICAA Chapters manage course registration for their own events. While Chapter programs may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and information on how to register.
The ICAA National Office does not offer recurring continuing education classes on a regular basis, but aims to offer future sessions of classes whose demand exceeded capacity. Core classes are generally offered annually or semi-annually.
The frequency of ICAA Chapter courses varies by region.
You can find a list of the ICAA's core curriculum subject areas along with more details about the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture program by clicking here. For questions about specific courses that aren’t on this list, please contact [email protected]
Most ICAA continuing education courses are suited to all artistic and academic backgrounds. Seasoned artists and novices alike have enjoyed and improved on their skills in ICAA classes. If a class has any pre-requisites or is recommended for a certain experience level, this will appear on the class listing on the ICAA website.
While Chapter courses may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and pre-requisites.
Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) in architecture includes topics that relate to the structural integrity and soundness of a building or a building site. Course content must focus on these topics in order to provide HSW credits. For more information on ICAA classes that have been approved by the AIA for HSW credit, please contact [email protected]
In many cases, you will be able to receive a full or partial refund of your course registration fee. For courses in the New York Region, you may refer to the ICAA's Continuing Education cancellation and refund policy by clicking here.
You may find the ICAA's policies [here]. If you are attending a Chapter program, please contact the Chapter directly for more information on Chapter-specific policies.