ATAS Product Representatives Expand Professional Credentials Through CSI
Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. announces that Chris Kroeter, Product Representative for Metro New York and Northern New Jersey, has recently earned the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) certification. Also, Kevin Cox, Product Representative for North Carolina, South Carolina, and southern Virginia, has passed the CSI Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) exam.
According to CSI, the CDT program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. Project architects, specifiers, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives all realize the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists. By being able to understand and interpret written construction documents, CDTs perform their jobs more effectively. Also, by understanding the roles and relationships of all participants, CDTs improve communication among all members of the construction team.
Once the CDT has been earned, a Product Representative may continue their education to earn the CCPR professional accreditation. This program delves into the specific knowledge needed for a Product Representative to enhance their career and become a valued resource in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. There are only 168 CSI members who currently hold this certification. To maintain it, CCPRs must earn continuing education credits to be able to renew their certification.
Certificate and certification program materials are a component of the CSI Corporate Partner program, and in 2010, ATAS was the second company to become a CSI Corporate Partner. ATAS sales professionals across the country are active in their local CSI chapters, as well as at the regional and institute levels within the organization.
Kroeter and Cox join a long list of ATAS professionals that have achieved the CDT certificate and other accreditations. The company currently has 14 CDTs, two CCPRs, three LEED APs (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), and three LEED Green Associates. As well, in 2015, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) introduced a new course on metal roof installation, and 14 employees have completed the program, becoming trained metal roof installers. ATAS was involved with the MCA in the development of this certification program since its inception.
Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ATAS, said, “We are a strong supporter of increasing our employees’ industry knowledge and encourage their involvement in industry associations. Any training that ATAS can provide to our employees will result in development of their professional skills and will also have a direct impact on the quality of service we are able to provide to our customers.”
About ATAS International Inc.
Founded in 1963, ATAS International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.
With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.