Continuing Education

Hickman Edge Systems is proud to offer two courses to assist in the continual education architects, consultants, and contractors desire and require. Each session is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

To set up a continuing education session for your company, call 828-676-1700 or email


Cutting-Edge Code Compliance


This one-hour course examines the importance of specifying the proper edge solution for commercial roofing systems that complies with the most recent code changes with products that have been tested for the appropriate type of project. The correct edge system will not only be functional and have an aesthetic style that suits design professionals, but it will also serve as the roof’s first line of defense against wind damage and water infiltration. To reduce liability associated with substantial roof damage and loss from a storm, it is important for design professionals to fully understand changes in the building code and testing methods required for each project. The goal is to equip designers and specifiers with cutting edge information to make critical decisions that will ensure the building envelope is securely protected with edge systems that meet or exceed expectations as well as better protect building occupants.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the functions of the roof edge systems and why these functions are critical to protecting the building and its occupants.

  • Explain ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 and how it relates to protecting the roof system from environmental elements.

  • Discuss the three required test methods as well as how they ensure code compliance to focus on the provision of durable roof systems that extend the building’s life cycle.

  • Analyze how edge systems are applied to diverse projects to ensure the overall safety of the building envelope and its occupants.

Attendees are Eligible to Earn:

  • One (1) AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Unit

  • One (1) IIBEC Continuing Education Hour (CEH)

Available Formats:

  • Live, In-Person

  • Live, Webinar

AIA Course Number: HES-101-CODE | AIA Provider Number: 404109558 


Factory Tour: Journey to the Edge of the Roof


Design professionals will have the opportunity to participate in a factory tour where they will be able to dive more deeply into the topic of using pre-engineered edge systems to provide greater protection to the roof of a building as well as to its inhabitants. First, an overview will be given to present industry findings to emphasize the significance of specifying a technical solution that maintains the integrity of the roof during various forces of nature. Second, we will demonstrate the edge system manufacturing process and discuss design parameters to participants. During the plant tour, participants will also be exposed to cellular manufacturing as a means to drive continuous improvement in quality and delivery as well as an installation demonstration to highlight the differences between the systems. Third, we will demonstrate testing methods that apply to roof edge systems so that participants have a greater understanding of the importance of specifying products that perform under pressure and defend the building envelope.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the functions of the roof edge systems and why these functions are critical to protecting the building and its occupants.

  • Explain how pre-engineered edge is designed and manufactured to comply with standards, including IBC, Factory Mutual, and building/specification requirements.

  • Discuss the differences between an engineered edge solution and common shop fab details as well as explain how the proper installation methods ensure a durable roofing system.

  • Analyze the importance of testing roof edge systems to meet ASCE 7 wind design criteria per ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 test protocols RE-2 and RE-3 to better protect the building envelope.

Attendees are Eligible to Earn:

  • Three (3) AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Units

  • Three (3) IIBEC Continuing Education Hours (CEH)

Available Formats:

  • Live, In-Person

AIA Course Number: HES-102-TOUR | AIA Provider Number: 404109558



Hickman Edge Systems is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 404109558. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

These learning programs are registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.