AIA Lunch and Learn

Earn an AIA continuing education credit

Ask and you shall receive! We listened, and Vector Foiltec has teamed up with Hanley Wood University to offer architects the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit! The course provides insight into "ETFE Cladding Systems – A Technical Overview and Design Guide".

You have two options:

  • lunch and learns at your office, or
  • you can take advantage of the online version and learn at your leisure.

How architects can design iconic architecture with ETFE cladding systems

An ETFE cladding system is a durable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly technology, with light transmission properties comparable to transparent cladding systems, like glass, - but weighs much less. This course will discuss how ETFE cladding systems work, as well as applications, design considerations, and performance attributes. These include durability, fire safety, solar control, acoustics, and sustainability. Several case studies will demonstrate how this technology has been employed in iconic buildings world-wide.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Explore the history and production of ETFE cladding systems
  2. Examine ETFE cladding system components and how they are installed
  3. Describe the material properties and attributes of using ETFE cladding systems
  4. Analyze the best practices for using ETFE cladding systems
Earn AIA Credit with our Lunch and Learn Seminars
  • Course Credits: AIA 1 LU
  • Course Number: AR062018-7

How you earn an AIA continuing education credit

To earn credit and obtain a certificate of completion, visit the Hanley Wood page If you are new to Hanley Wood University, create a free learner account; returning users log in as usual. For more information or to schedule an AIA lunch and learn presentation in your office, please e-mail:

About AIA

The AIA (American Institute of Architects) is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for its members by promoting advocacy, information, and community. Every year architects who are members of the AIA need on average 18 hours of continuing education every year to maintain their good standing with the association

For more information or to schedule an AIA lunch and learn presentation in your office, please e-mail Christina Borecki: