In order to provide the best possible service to our clients, John Rocco Sales, on behalf of our principles, offers several free continuing educational courses that can be applied towards AIA, ASLA and USGBC learning credits. Additional course offerings will be added to this page as they become available. Details for each course are listed below.

If you would like to schedule a Lunch & Learn presentation for your team, please contact our office.

Free Online Continuing Education Courses

Course Title:
“Wood Plastic Composites – History and Influences on Current Modern Building Technologies”


Provider: Geolam/Hughes & Associates
This free online course is offered through Continuing Education Center.

Course Description:
This program is designed to provide a thorough understanding of modern wood plastic composite technology and current project applications.

Course objectives include:

  • Define “wood plastic composites”

  • “Wood plastic composites” formulations and manufacturing process

  • Sustainable attributes of modern “wood plastic composites”

  • Current code standards for “wood plastic composites’ and how they affect compliance under IBC and IRC

GBCI CE Hours: 1.00
AIA/CES Learning units: 1.00
AIA approved course. This course qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW Hour.


Course Title: "Wood-Patterned Aluminum Products: Innovative Design Solutions"


Provider: Knotwood.
This free online course is offered through AEC Daily Online Learning Center

Course Description:
Leading aluminum extrusion manufacturers have established a variety of methods pertaining to material grade, surface protection, and component solutions to maximize the benefits of aluminum to suit a wide variety of applications. These advancements in technology have led to the development of sustainable wood-patterned aluminum products designed for exterior and interior applications. This course focuses on how these products can be used as a beautiful, high performance, durable alternative for real wood in a range of applications, including screens, facades, decking, fencing, gates, cladding, and more.

The majority of this course is made up of sustainable design information and qualifies for 1.00 USGBC approved GBCI CE Hours.

GBCI CE Hours: 1.00
AIA/CES Learning units: 1.00
AIA approved course. This course qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW Hour.


Course Title: "Introduction to Expanded Metal and Applications"


Provider: Spantek Expanded Metals, in conjunction with EMMA/NAAMM

Course Description:
Be able to describe the benefits of expanded metal and how it is installed, including what the current standards are. Learn how to write specifications using industry standard nomenclature on various patterns.



Lunch & Learn Presentations

Course Title: "Safety in the Fencing World”


Provider: Omega II Fence Systems.
Omega II Fence Systems is now an approved provider for the ASLA Continuing Education Courses.

Course Description:
An informative and fun presentation and discussion session about the many different fencing options that are available on the market today, and the levels of safety and security each provides. We will present information that will enable you to determine what fencing product fits your project’s safety needs, as well as the aesthetic qualities of each. We will review the different fencing materials offered and how to determine which materials work best for different applications and scenarios. We will also provide information that describes various anchoring approaches and techniques to ensure that the desirable level of security is maintained on your installed fence. Lastly, we will provide an overview of the installation & maintenance processes required to ensure your fence safety requirements are maintained.

Our presentation "Safety in the Fencing World", will earn you 1 credit in the Health, Safety & Welfare category for the ASLA Continuing Education Courses.

AIA presentation credits coming soon


Course Title: "Pattern Mapping for Lasting Design"


Provider: Parasoleil
Parasoleil is a registered provider with The American Institute of Architects and Landscape Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/LA CES).

Course Description:
The course "Pattern Mapping for Lasting Design" is approved for all Landscape Architects for continuing education credit, including Health, Safety, Welfare. Course objectives include:

  • Compare patterns on a pattern map.

  • Explain how different characteristics of a pattern functionally and aesthetically impact the visual space.

  • Select the openness factor and base material that will help to meet project objectives.

  • Apply best practices to provide privacy, camouflage, shade, or secure railings with architectural panels with patterned openings.

1 AIA/LA CES Health, Safety Wellness (HSW) Hour (1 PDH)

Are you interested in having a Lunch & Learn presentation for your organization?
Please contact our office at (732) 431-2089 to schedule a session.