Schindler Elevator Corporation now offers architects a “Cutting Edge Elevator Technology: Elevating architecture with destination dispatch controls” course approved for 1 LCU (Learning Credit Units) from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). The course qualifies as HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness). Architects can take the course online at www.architecturalrecord.com.

The Course Learning Objectives include:

  • Developments in elevator technology, with particular emphasis on controls
  • New destination-based dispatching technology, and how it is installed and implemented in both new construction and modernization projects
  • Energy-efficiency implications and other operation and efficiency benefits of destination-dispatch elevator controls and similar optimization techniques
  • Benefits of destination dispatch technology in specific building typologies, citing case studies.

Schindler PORTSchindler also offers five lunch and learn seminars to provide architects, designers and builders information about the latest developments in elevators, escalators, and other general vertical transportation technology and sustainable design:

  • “Escalators for Public Transportation” (ESC001) instructs AIA members on how to choose the right escalator for their public transit requirements. (1.5 LCU)
  • “Vertical Transportation – Escalators” (ESC002) focuses on escalator architectural features, mechanical components of escalators and escalator design drawing review. (1.5 LCU)
  • “General Vertical Transportation” (VTB001) provides members with information about industry product offerings and applications. (1.5 LCU)
  • “Sustainable Design” (SDSEC1) includes information on how elevators and escalators contribute to LEED certification. (1.0 LCU)
  • “Vertical Transportation – Machine Room Less Elevators” (VTMRL1) provides an overview of machine room-less elevators. (1.25 LCU). This course is also available on AECDaily.com (1.0 LCU) and focuses on the history, newest technologies and green aspects of MRL elevators.

The Continuing Education System from AIA is designed to offer valuable opportunities for members to maximize their professional skills through effective learning partnerships with companies like Schindler. As part of the AIA program, architects are required to complete 18 credit hours per year in order to remain as active members.

For more information about Schindler’s continuing education courses, architects should contact a local Schindler office by calling: 1-877-696-8382 or visiting the company’s web site: www.us.schindler.com.