AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summary

Provider: Chris Industries, Inc.
Program #: CII-100
Program: Characteristics of Architectural Copper
Length: 1 Hour
Credits: 1 LU Hour


Copper has been in use by man for over 8,000 years. This program examines why copper is such a remarkable metal as well as information on design issues to watch out for.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the history and benefits of copper in building applications
  • Explain, in detail, the mechanisms influencing galvanic corrosion
  • Identify the environmental factors that affect the rate of patinization in copper
  • Identify the importance of columnar strength in copper design
  • Calculate thermal expansion in various materials
How Taught

The CES facilitator utilizes a PowerPoint presentation to provide the broad view of the properties of copper for architectural uses. Questions and discussion are greatly encouraged.

A/V Needs

A/V needs will include electrical power for the slide presentation. The CES facilitator will supply the laptop, projector and screen.

Target Audience

The target audience includes architects, specifiers, exterior designers, owners, and other design professionals. The program is appropriate for all audience sizes, however, a larger audience may extend the length of the presentation due to increased participation levels. Although this program goes into moderate depth on many topics, it meets the needs of professionals at every experience level.

Facilitator Qualifications

Your facilitator has been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills. In addition, the facilitator receives continuous in-depth training in the field and is considered an industry expert.


There is no cost to present this program to your facility.

Contact Us

Please contact Chris Industries, Inc. for more detailed information on this program.

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Phone: 815-725-3030
Fax: 815-725-3344

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