Cascade Coil is committed to providing the architectural community with tools that further their knowledge on coiled wire fabric. Our comprehensive continuing education courses are a combination of written content in industry publications as well as eLearning formats, all geared to help you meet your yearly AIA credit requirement.

In addition to continuing education resources, we strive to provide you with all the tools you need to make the right specification. Check back with us from time to time for our latest educational pieces designed to keep you informed of all the possibilities of Fabricoil®.

Health-Care Design for All

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how coiled metal wire panels can be used to divide interior spaces while maintaining good airflow.
  • Identify the features of accessible restrooms that facilitate good hygiene and access to medications.
  • Explain how antimicrobial products and materials can reduce the spread of health-care-associated infections (HAIs).
  • List products and materials that can hold up to rigorous cleaning regimens in health-care environments.
  • Discuss how lighting can impact the safety, health, and well-being of patients and residents in health-care settings.
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Lighting Effects with Coiled Wire Fabric

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize the specific nature of coiled wire fabric with its abilities to impact lighting, ventilation, and well-designed healthy spaces.
  • Assess the use of coiled wire fabric to control or enhance the use of sunlight to create improved indoor environments for the welfare of their occupants.
  • Explain the options available for using electrical lighting, including low-voltage or energy-efficient LED lighting, for interior and exterior installations.
  • Determine ways to use coiled wire fabric as a means to receive projected imagery, both fixed and moving, for artistic or performance purposes.
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Bringing Green Design to Residential Projects

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize the challenges and potential solutions to creating healthy outdoor spaces when site restrictions might otherwise prevent this.
  • Assess the health and energy concerns of providing windows with appropriate solar gain and glare control.
  • Explain the ways that outdoor roof decks and patios/terraces can be sustainably designed using adjustable, modular pedestal deck systems.
  • Determine the energy performance of using coiled wire fabric as a means to control solar heat gain and glare on residential buildings.
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Resilient Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize accepted principles associated with resilient building design for the safety of people and the integrity of buildings.
  • Assess the durability and safety performance aspects of glass and glazing systems as they relate to resilient and sustainable design.
  • Explain the capabilities of coiled wire fabric in protecting people and property from damage and harm in both common and severe conditions.
  • Determine ways to incorporate the principles presented of public safety and resilient design into specific buildings as shown in case studies.
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Hospitality and Retail Go Green

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize the health and welfare benefits of indoor and outdoor spaces that are high performance and provide connections to the natural environment.
  • Assess the health and sustainability aspects of bathrooms in hospitality and retail buildings.
  • Explain the importance of proper evaluation and selection of materials for sustainability and green building concerns.
  • Determine ways to incorporate the health and welfare design and performance principles presented directly into buildings as shown in case studies.
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Designing for the Contemporary Custom Home

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the many design goals that elements in a contemporary custom home must satisfy, and which features can improve energy performance while contributing to the home’s overall aesthetic.
  • List criteria that can help designers select products and materials that are sustainable, ecologically responsible choices for a custom home.
  • Explain the role that various third-party certification programs and labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council and Declare can play in making sustainable choices.
  • Describe how various elements of a custom home can contribute to biophilic design. Illustrate how manufacturers can work with design professionals to create individualized solutions for custom home projects
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Choices Abound for Attractive & Smart Facade Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how the thermal performance of the facade can be maintained or even improved during historic window replacement selection.
  • Describe how steel curtains can be incorporated into facade design for both aesthetic and energy-efficiency benefits.
  • List the critical attributes required to ensure a watertight building envelope when specifying a joint expansion system for facade designs.
  • Discuss how advancements in low-emmisivity (low-e) window coatings can help meet or exceed stringent code requirements and provide more energy-efficient and comfortable occupied spaces.
  • Understand the importance of specifying and designing a facade that can help protect the building and occupants from seismic and extreme weather events.

Innovations in Interior Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize the ways that operable glass walls provide separation of interior spaces when needed and transparency and connection otherwise.
  • Assess the design and performance characteristics of coiled wire mesh as an alternative construction material choice for project designs.
  • Explain the characteristics of extruded aluminum when used as interior trim to create innovative interior designs in a more contemporary manner.
  • Determine ways to incorporate the principles presented into building projects as shown in case studies.


We take pride in providing expert technical assistance to architects and designers like you to help ensure the success of your project at every stage, so whether you're researching design options, writing a specification, requesting samples, looking for budgetary pricing, or just looking for inspiration, our experienced staff can quickly assist you and your team in identifying the best weave size, material, gauge, finish, fullness, and pre-engineered or custom attachment system to meet your specific needs, and ultimately bring your vision to life. Get connected with one of technical product specialists today by calling 1-800-999-2645 or emailing

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Cascade Architectural
A division of Cascade Coil Drapery, Inc.
P.O. Box 3707
Tualatin, OR 97062