Continuing Education

rrNova Polymers has been an AIA approved Continuing Education Provider since 2009. We became a provider because we believe that providing educational content to the Architectural And Design community is critical to ensuring that the built environment provides accessibility to those with disabilities and done in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.

This is why we have developed courses in the categories of Health,Safety and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD). These areas of continuing education are topics that Nova is very familiar with, as it relates to the core attributes of our products.

The Novacryl brand of Architectural Way-Finding signage materials is the industry standard for ADA compliant sign materials and systems - this is why we created the HSW credit course; Accessibility And The ADA 2010 Standard (SAD) For Room Identification Signs.

Accessibility And The ADA – 2010 Standard For Room Identification Signs

Course Summary for Accessibility And The ADA 2010 Standard (SAD) For Room Identification Signs

 

Provider: Nova Polymers, Inc.

Length: 1 hour

Program #: 2010 Standard

Credits: 1AIA CES LU

Program: Accessibility And The ADA – 2010 Standard For Room Identification Signs

HSW: Yes

Description: This course will educate the attendee about all current US And International ADA/Accessibility requirements (including the 2010 Standard (SAD) as it relates to room identification signs, and will provide education about the technical characteristics (geared toward helping specifiers) concerning the most commonly used material (photopolymer) for Accessible/ADA compliant signage.

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

  • What Is ADA?
  • Regulations Relating To ADA Compliance
  • 2010 Standard – Standard for Accessible Design (SAD)
  • California Building Standards Code – Title 24
  • Access To Premise Standards - Australia
  • International Accessibility Standards - Canada
  • Understanding Terminology
  • Sign Design Restrictions
  • Areas That Require Accessible/ADA Compliant Signage
  • Technical Specifications of Photopolymer

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Wayfinding And The ADA 2011

Course Summary for Wayfinding and The ADA 2011


Provider: Nova Polymers, Inc.

Length: 1 hour

Program #: WFADA-030111

Credits: 1AIA CES LU

Program: Wayfinding And The ADA 2011

HSW: Yes

Description: This course discusses wayfinding, its application and importance in our environments, the use of symbols and universal design, ADA accessible signage and the 2011 ADA standard, best practices for wayfinding design and case studies that reflect the implementation of best practices in wayfinding Design.

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

  • Understand the importance of wayfinding and it’s applications
  • Symbols & Universal Design
  • 2011 Standard
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies

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Sustainability in Environmental Graphic Design

Sustainability in Environmental Graphic Design

 

Provider: Nova Polymers, Inc.

Length: 1 hour

Program #: 02SEGD

Credits: 1AIA CES LU

Program: Sustainability in Environmental Graphic Design

HSW: Yes

Sustainable Design: Yes

Description: This course w ill educate the attendee about sustainable design practices, definitions, scenarios, materials and innovation.

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

  • What is Sustainable Design?
  • Understanding LEED Rating System
  • Considerations for Environmental Graphic Design
  • Strategies For EGD
  • Case Study

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If you are and Architectural / Design Firm and would like us to present this course to your team, please contact Dave Miller and we will work with your CES Coordinator to schedule a Lunch & Learn Presentation at your firm.

If you are a Sign Fabricator and want to learn more about ADA compliance, please contact Mike Santos.