Nashua, NH To help architects earn the continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain membership in the American Institute of Architects, Microdesk today announced that it is partnering with Autodesk and Google to become the first architectural IT consultant in the US to deliver over 22 AIA pre-approved customized classes to meet AIA/CES requirements for 2009. In addition to obtaining the necessary CEUs, architects will learn how to maximize their capabilities and efficiency with applications including AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Autodesk Navisworks, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Google SketchUp and Google Earth Pro.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that it now requires its members to complete four hours per year of continuing education on sustainable design as part of the eight hours of class work needed to earn the continuing education units (CEU) for maintaining AIA membership. “Our partnership with Autodesk’s ATC Passport Provider Program enables Microdesk to provide AIA members with all the necessary learning units they need to maintain their AIA membership, as well as optimize their use of the essential software tools used by the architectural community,” said Microdesk Principal and Partner Michael DeLacey. “AIA members can now choose from almost two dozen pre-approved, customized classes from Microdesk such as Indoor Revit: Environmental Quality with Revit, Turn Your Revit Template Into a Green Template, and Aqua Revit: Integrating Water with Revit.” Microdesk also offers CEU credits on its Green Series courses to aid architects in integrating sustainability into their designs, and Digital Architect courses to help architects integrate new technology and documentation processes into their design workflow.
In April 2008, Microdesk became the first Google Authorized Training Center in the United States. The company provides business process, information technology, and software consulting to the architectural, engineering, construction, and facility operations industries. Its services also include commercial-level desktop and web-based software development for geographical information systems and building facilities management. Microdesk is part of the Autodesk, ESRI and Google Maps Developer Networks and is a leading Autodesk partner. Microdesk has offices in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.