Ronstan Launches AIA CES Course on The Continuing Architect

Brand New Course Tells the Story of Tensile Architecture
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PORTSMOUTH, RI… Ronstan Tensile Architecture – a leader in end-to-end specialty contracting services and technical expertise in tensile architecture – has launched its continuing education course, “Exploring the Naturally Sustainable Form of Tensile Architecture” on The Continuing Architect, an online architect continuing education platform.

Accredited by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES), successful completion of the course earns one hour toward learning unit requirements, including the health, safety and welfare and sustainable design credit categories.

“The concept of tensile architecture has been evolving for two centuries, and after rigorous analysis and steady technological progress, its achieved global popularity today,” says Scot West, President of Ronstan’s U.S. operations.  “This course tells that story.”

“Exploring the Naturally Sustainable Form of Tensile Architecture” examines stainless steel as the preferred material for tensile structures, the main benefits that tensile construction can bring to any project, the various tensile application types and the advantages of partnering with a specialty contractor to design and install a tensile structure.

Ronstan’s course can be accessed at  Users can create a new account or log on to an existing one. The course is available online in streaming video and can also be downloaded as a PDF file for offline learning.  Additionally, the course is available as a Lunch and Learn presentation, as a podcast and can be viewed on mobile devices, including the iPad.  Upon successful completion of the course and quiz, AIA members will receive continuing education credit.

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About Ronstan Tensile Architecture: Ronstan Tensile Architecture provides the architectural/engineering communities of North America and the Australasian region with end-to-end specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination that have resulted in some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Ronstan maintains the unique capability to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture, including concept development, design assistance, cable and fitting selection, structural analysis and installation. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan Tensile Architecture operates offices internationally. For more information, visit
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