Noble Company is an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education for AIA and IDCEC. We conduct seminars for architects, design, and construction professionals. These seminars provide information about cost-effective solutions to problems created by today’s fast-paced, cost driven construction techniques.

Noble will visit your firm for a "Lunch-and-Learn" providing education and lunch for your organization from Noon-1pm. Perodically, Noble also holds regional CEU's open to the architectural community in a particular area. These events are listed under "Upcoming Classes" on this webpage.

Our programs offer Learning Unit (LU) credits for AIA and IDCEC Continuing Education and Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW). Courses are available in Instructor-Led Webinars and face-to-face presentations.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Waterproofing

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

This briskly-paced presentation will touch on some of the most common (and frequent) reasons why waterproofing for ceramic tile and stone can go wrong, as well as offering practical "real life" solutions to make sure you do not fall victim to one or more of the "7" deadly sins.  

Permeation & Crack Isolation…What Every Architect, Specifier, and Contractor Needs to Know

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

Is your approach to waterproofing up to date?  With the advent of so many new and different products for waterproofing and crack isolation, you need to address permeation and isolation before making any final product decisions.  This presentation reviews the evolution of waterproofing and crack isolation as well as current best practices.  Permeation and crack isolation are two critical performance criteria that often escape scrutiny when evaluating best practices with regard to waterproofing and crack isolation.  This presentation focuses on these key performance metrics.  Attendees will leave armed with the know on how to objectively evaluate products and systems for future projects.

Going Linear

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

A step-by-step approach to the growing trend in design:  Linear Drains!  Technical advancements have allowed manufacturers to produce larger dimensional tiles for installation, but the use of those tiles with a typical drain requires relief cuts taking away from the design intent.  There are many choices, but not all drains are created equal. 

Why Did the Waterproofing Fail? And, How to Make Sure it Does Not Happen to You

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

Whether you are a tile contractor, remodeling a residential bathroom, or an architect specifying the waterproofing for a large commercial project, the failure of the waterproofing system in your project can lead to disaster.  Unfortunately, in spite of everyone's best intentions, these failures still occur.  In this resentation, we will explore the factors that contribute to waterproofing failures and identify the steps you can take to ensure your waterproofing installation succeeds.  

It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

Style, trends, and textures of ceramic and stone tile come and go.  This course describes materials and methods that help ensure beautiful installations remain safe, intact, and free of cracks and other failures.  

What Lies Beneath... A Discussion of Underlayments

  • HSW/LU
  • 1.0 Learning Unit

Over the years, the tile and stone industries have seen numerous new products and installation methods regarding underlayments.  There has been some confusion as to what constitutes an underlayment, a substrate, or a system. This presentation provides some context and perspective on this topic.  Whether you are an architect, specifier, contractor, or industry professional, this briskly-paced presentation will bring to the forefront current concepts and information on the topic of underlayments.

Design Criteria for Ceramic Tile and Stone Installations

AEC Daily

The course is free and provides AIA CES and state credit. The course also qualifies for HSW credit.

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Sustainable Tile Installations Using Membrane Technology

USGBC

The course provides an overview of the types of membranes used to waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations and compares them in terms of performance, durability, ease of installation, control of variables, and function. Describes the importance of durability, quality, and performance of membranes relative to Sustainable Design.

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