AIA Approves Mason Company’s New Dog Housing Solutions Course for Continuing Education Credit

Mason Company's new “Dog Housing Solutions: Pros and Cons and Trends” presentation has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) for continuing education credit. The one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, beginning at noon EST/9AM PST, and AIA members can register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2237173368167777025 to attend the free 60-minute webinar and receive one (1) Learning Unit (LU) from the AIA.

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Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Mason Company’s new “Dog Housing Solutions: Pros and Cons and Trends” presentation has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) for continuing education credit. This is the first of several courses Mason Company is offering at no cost as an AIA/CES Approved Provider.

The one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, beginning at noon EST/9AM PST. AIA members can register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2237173368167777025 to attend the free 60-minute webinar and receive one (1) Learning Unit (LU) from the AIA. The AIA Course Code is MASONKENNEL and the AIA Course Title is “Dog Housing Solutions: Pros and Cons and Trends.” The course description and learning objectives are provided below. The course can also be found in the AIA online course directory.

“Mason Company developed training to help provide architects involved in the design of animal shelters, veterinary hospitals and practices, animal control facilities, pet resorts and other boarding facilities with valuable information specific to the design of animal enclosure solutions,” said Greg Taylor, CEO of Mason Company. “We are pleased to present an online continuing education resource to help architects and design professionals learn more about animal housing solutions and earn AIA/CES credit in the process.”

This course is intended for design and construction professionals interested in the pros and cons of the many options available in animal enclosures for dogs. Course learning objectives include:

  •      Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of on the floor and above the floor enclosure systems for dogs as well as block wall, isolation panels, real life rooms and outdoor systems.
  •      Understand the various gate materials and styles.
  •     Learn about the construction and materials available for isolation panels.
  •     Understand how different side panels adhere to the kennel floor and how to prevent cross-contamination issues between kennels.
Mason Company is registered with the AIA/CES as a provider of continuing education content. Future AIA/CES Approved Courses include “Cat Housing Solutions: Pros and Cons and Trends” for 1 LU Credit and “Pros and Cons of Kennel Drain Options” for 1 Health, Safety, and Welfare Learning Unit (LU/HSW) Credit. Mason Company’s provider number is 4010-7647.

Continuing education is mandated by most states to maintain a professional license to practice architecture, and by AIA for membership renewal. AIA members need 18 Learning Units per year.

Mason Company’s webinars will also be recorded and made available on demand in the future. In order to receive credit, users must watch the Webinar live or watch the recorded webinar and then pass a 10-question online exam. Attendees must also complete an online course evaluation. Links to the exam and course evaluation are provided at the end of the webinar. Attendees must send Mason Company an email request containing their AIA member number in order to receive credit.

Mason Company’s courses are produced in compliance with AIA guidelines to ensure users who take their courses and earn a passing grade receive corresponding credit toward fulfillment of their annual AIA/CES requirements.

For more information about the course and other courses Mason Company will be offering in the future, visit http://www.masonco.com/aia, email info(at)MasonCo(dot)com or call 1-800-543-5567.

About Mason Company

Since 1892, Mason Company is the recognized leader in the animal care industry. Headquartered in Ohio, Mason Company offers the broadest product line in the animal enclosure industry for any animal applications, including glass, stainless steel, galvanized steel and chain link gates, isolation panels in a variety of materials, fiberglass cages, cat housing, accessories and more. For more information, visit Mason Company at http://www.masonco.com, contact info(at)masonco(dot)com, or call toll-free 800-543-5567.


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