CUPA PIZARRAS, world leaders in natural slate, has partnered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to create a course that covers everything an architect needs to know about slate. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education.

Book an online CES Slate Course

Interested in learning more about natural slate or the CUPACLAD Rainscreen cladding systems?

We are offering an online Continuing Education course, held over the easy-to-use Microsoft Teams technology. The course provided by the US CUPACLAD sales team counts for 1.5 AIA credits. Please note, course provided by our Design and Installation Program Manager does not count for AIA credit and is geared towards installers and contractors.”

This online presentation includes a range of topics important to the architect, designer, and specifier. Materials discussed will provide a better understanding for the proper specification and usage of natural slate materials for rainscreen and direct apply applications.

You can see in the calendar the next scheduled events. Just select the most suitable date for you and click the “Eventbrite link”. It is simple, easy and free.

Content and Objectives

Our AIA course will run you through the basic characteristics and benefits of Natural Slate and look at its production process, from quarry excavation to facade installation. 
  1. How slate is produced… From the quarry to the facade…
  2. How to identify slate quality and detect potential problems. What do you need to ask when using slate in a project?.
  3. The ventilated façade systems with natural slate…from a technical and practical point of view.

Course details

  Length: 60 Min. (45-50 min presentation)

Credits: AIA – 1.5 LU: Yes

Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW): Yes

Our course is available on AEC Daily

AEC Daily is a leading provider of continuing education for architects, engineers, and other design and construction professionals.

CUPACLAD has completed the qualification process for its online continuing education course titled Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding Systems.

The course qualifies for one learning unit HSW/SD through AIA and one GBCI CE hour for LEED professionals through USGBC.

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This course explores the energy efficiency and moisture
management benefits of a rainscreen system in combination with the durability and versatility of slate. The different
designs and fastening systems are reviewed, and case studies demonstrate the advantages and possibilities for
sustainable and beautiful slate projects.
private house slate facade