Designing Smarter Places of Learning

Considerations for efficient design of learning environments using structural steel
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Live webinar airing on May 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by New Millennium Building Systems
Presented by Sean Smith

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the advantages of an open floor plan in the design of spaces that are flexible and adaptive.
  2. Explain the importance of acoustical design in learning environments.
  3. List criteria for both the selection of building materials and structural layout to optimize a building’s efficiency and sustainability.
  4. Summarize substrate and coating options for holistic floor and ceiling system designs.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course explains the how structural steel building systems are suited to construction of education facilities.

Designing Smarter Places

Photo courtesy of New Millennium Building Systems


Sean Smith has nearly 15 years of experience in architectural design, encompassing healthcare, K-12 schools, higher education, civic, and commercial buildings. Sean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture degree; and is LEED AP certified. Sean educates and consults with architects about the uses of specialty and acoustical steel deck and building systems, aiding in the development of design solutions based on the most optimal steel building system solution.


New Millennium Building Systems Achieve architectural visions. Solve engineering challenges. Realize project goals. Your success begins with the selection of the right steel building system. We have the expertise to help you determine the optimal structural steel building system for your application. From steel joists and deck to long-span composite floor systems, we engineer and manufacture solutions that control costs, enhance performance and ensure project success. Together, let’s build it better.


Originally published in May 2022