Continuing Education Course for Architects
The MARCOZA Castings Division of Midland Mfg. produces some of the finest quality plaques, memorials and restoration articles available anywhere. Our staff has over 40 years of hands-on experience not only in the design and creation of cast plaques but also in helping and advising architects, builders, businesses and government agencies how to effectively utilize castings to optimize their impact and help achieve the desired goals. From simple way-finding signs to elaborate historical restorations, we offer our expertise to generate solutions staying within budget guidelines.
MARCOZA Castings has now taken this background and expertise and produced an AIA approved Continuing Education Course to offer design professionals an introduction to the possibilities and benefits offered by the effective use of castings. Within this course, many insights are revealed about the history, chemistry and modern day uses of bronze and aluminum plaques and castings as well the classic elegance, rich traditional appearance, and longevity.
Below are the specific objectives presented by this AIA Continuing Education Course:
Architectural Castings: Traditional Elegance & Tomorrow’s History
1. Examine various historical applications of cast bronze and brass products and their impact on the evolution of civilization
2. Identify the benefits and differences between cast metal and other alternative sign mediums
3. Discuss the characteristics and composition of bronze, brass, and aluminum and examine the production cycle of manufacturing a custom sand cast plaque & sand casting process
4. Explain the inherent sustainable characteristics and benefits of cast metal, and identify what to look for in a manufacturer when specifying cast metal plaques, signs and decor items
MARCOZA Casting’s Continuing Education Course, Architectural Castings: Traditional Elegance & Tomorrow’s History is now available online for AIA credit through Ron Blank & Associates Online Courses. This CE course is also available in live ‘Lunch & Learn’ office setting presentations. This will allow MARCOZA Castings to directly interact with design professionals in a collaborative environment to offer and discuss insights and solutions for various casting concerns and applications.