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ATAS Offers New Online Continuing Education Course On Metal Roofs In High Wind Areas

atas-metal-roofs-high-winds-courseAllentown, PA - A new online course from ATAS International, titled “Testing and Specifying Metal Roofs in High Wind Areas”, is now available online. The course is approved by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) continuing education system for one AIA LU/HSW, and it is also approved by IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) for one IIBEC CEH.

It can be found at BNP Media’s Continuing Education Center ( It is also published in the September issue of Architectural Record.

After completing the online course, participants should be able to:

• Identify the types of metal roof panels and their performance capabilities, as well as the key test methods used to evaluate these systems for wind resistance impacting occupants’ safety and security.

• Utilize other important roofing tests and code requirements for metal roof and perimeter edge systems.

• Analyze the effects of high winds on the roof and building envelope, and common causes of failure due to inadequate installation.

• Optimize metal roofing specifications for enhanced durability and occupant safety based upon testing data and real-world performance.

• Gather best practices for ensuring durable and secure roofing designs gleaned from experience in the field and working closely with metal roofing manufacturers.

In addition to this new online course, ATAS has also updated their course on “Designing for the Effects of Wind on a Building – Tests and Reality”. This course is also approved by the AIA continuing education system for one AIA LU/HSW, and IIBEC for one IIBEC CEH.

Lee Ann Slattery, Sales Support Manager for ATAS, stated, “With the addition of these educational resources, ATAS now offers a total of 13 courses, 10 of which can be given in a firm’s office or virtually by our team of product representatives and market specialists. The other three are online courses which can be taken on-demand. ATAS is proud to continue sharing our industry knowledge and provide education for those in the design and construction community.”

To review the entire listing of ATAS’ AIA approved courses, visit

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded 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 or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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