Webinar- Structural Technology for Practicing and Intern Architects

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    Saturday, August 29 2020

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This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of the structural technology topics that every architect should be aware of. It also helps intern architects prepare for the structural portions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE5.0) offered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). 

These classes meet on Saturday, August 29, Sunday, August 30, and Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Part One (General Structures) reviews the necessary knowledge on structural theory and behavior of different building components in steel, concrete, and wood.

Part Two (Lateral Forces) emphasizes the effects of lateral forces on buildings and structural framing layout.

Who Should Attend

Practicing Architects: Course provides a solid review of architectural structures to help them with designs that are more feasible and better communicate with the engineering team.

Intern Architects: This course prepares participants for successful completion of the structural sections of the Project Planning and Design (PPD) and Project Development and Documentation (PDD) divisions of the ARE.


  • A copy of STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS Second Edition book;

  • Up to 32 LU hours approved by the American Institute of Architects for Parts One and Two;

  • A complete overview of the topics on the Architect Registration Examination;

  • A complete set of information on the theoretical and practical aspects of building structures;

  • Detailed information on the effects of wind and earthquakes that every architect has to know; and

  • Terms used by structural engineers to improve communication between architect and structural engineer.