Seminars for Engineers

Our seminars serve as a vital platform for engineers to stay abreast of the latest developments in modern construction. For those eager to expand their knowledge, we offer a choice between our pre-established seminar topics or customising content based on specific areas of interest.

  • Target Audience: Designers and Supervising Engineers, Architects, Construction companies
  • Duration: The duration of our seminars varies, ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours. The specific time frame depends on the selected seminar and the unique requirements of the participants.
  • Location Options: On-site at the Architectural Aluminium Academy’s facilities in Athens or Thessaloniki, at a location chosen by the participants, online participation via webinars.

Seminar topics

This seminar sheds light on the pivotal role of engineers in the installation process of aluminium frames and delves into the tasks required to preserve their performance. Covering a spectrum of critical aspects, from structural element design and frame typology selection to performance considerations, choice of installation materials, frame placement, and project oversight, this seminar empowers engineers with insights that revolutionise the approach to contemporary building design and execution.

Key highlights of the seminar

  • Explore critical performance factors such as air tightness, thermal bridges, and water tightness, as well as permissible limits and essential measurement tools.
  • Learn how to leverage new-generation installation materials for precise and efficient results.
  • Discover how aluminium frames contribute to the energy performance of modern buildings.
  • Get hands-on with real-world installation examples to understand best practices.


The European Union’s energy objectives have propelled energy conservation to the forefront of building design. The urgency lies in the mandate to transform both new and existing structures into zero-energy, zero-emission edifices by 2050. This seminar serves as a beacon, elucidating the fundamental tenets that underpin the creation of nearly zero-energy buildings, with a focal point on the pivotal contribution of aluminium frames.

Key highlights of the seminar

  • Gain insights into the prevailing energy landscape within the existing building sector, examining its challenges and opportunities.
  • Explore emerging sustainable design and construction standards (passive buildings).
  • Uncover the significance of the building envelope in realising substantial energy savings.
  • Delve into the integral role of aluminium frames in enhancing contemporary buildings’ energy efficiency.


Conducting a meticulous energy audit of buildings is an indispensable process. The ramifications of errors in the building envelope or the installation of aluminium frames are far-reaching, encompassing heightened energy consumption, escalated operational and maintenance expenses, diminished property value, and an adverse environmental footprint.

Within the framework of this seminar, engineers are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to scrutinise both the post-installation performance of aluminium frames and the overall efficacy of the building envelope. A primary focus is directed toward assessing air tightness through deploying the Blower Door Test and detecting thermal bridges, energy losses, moisture ingress, and air leaks, facilitated by using cutting-edge thermometric tools.

Key highlights of the seminar

  • Delve into the pivotal performance factors, discern critical checkpoints, and understand the tolerance limits for ensuring energy efficiency.
  • Familiarise yourself with the measurement tools that streamline the post-installation energy assessment.
  • Explore the application of advanced materials that enhance accuracy.


Fire protection is equally important to energy efficiency and thermal comfort. Confining the spread of fire during an emergency and allowing ample time for evacuation are paramount concerns that directly impact the safety and well-being of individuals.

In light of this, we have created a specialised seminar that delves into the fundamental principles of passive fire protection, in conjunction with an exploration of the solutions presented by ALUMIL’s fire-rated aluminium systems.

Key highlights of the seminar

  • Navigate the landscape of fire protection regulations and standards, as established in the institutional framework, with reference to Government Gazette 80/A/07-05-2018.
  • Grasp the essential principles that underpin effective fire protection measures.
  • Discover the innovative fire-rated aluminium systems by ALUMIL (S77FR, M50FR, M84FR, and M7FR).
  • Master the installation of fire-rated aluminium frames.



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The instructors of the seminars

Our expert team, with profound insights into your requirements, offers a diverse array of specialised seminars, designed to inform, and enlighten you.

Nikolaos Keramidas
Vasilis Katselas

Guiding you every step of the way



Practical training of engineers for the preparation of viable architectural application designs.



Hands-on training for fabricators and supervising engineers to ensure the flawless installation of aluminium frames, preempting any potential issues.



Support to fabricators and engineers throughout the installation process of frames.



Blower Door Test 2-3 weeks after installation to measure building air tightness and pinpoint airflow anomalies at the frame-wall junctures.



Improvements and necessary corrective measures to the installation which are guided by insights from our engineering team’s observations.



Conclusive airtightness check and thermographic analysis to gauge the unseen infrared energy emissions from the structure.


Blower Door Test

The Blower Door Test harnesses specialised equipment, featuring a sizable fan installed at one of the building’s exterior doors. This test is conducted to assess the structure’s air tightness. Moreover, it serves as a method for pinpointing airflow irregularities between windows and masonry.



Infrared thermography emerges as a highly efficient and cost-effective technique for detecting and quantifying imperceptible infrared energy emissions from objects. Executed using a thermal camera, this technology detects heat and transforms it into a visual representation. Engineers can uncover energy losses through building thermography, identify water and air infiltration, and strategically plan and evaluate energy-enhancing measures for their projects.


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      Choosing Architectural Aluminium Academy seminars brings a multitude of benefits:

      • Our seminars offer comprehensive training in crafting viable architectural application designs that align with current regulations and European Codes.
      • We provide critical insights into the laws, standards, and specifications governing Greece and Europe, ensuring that the installation of aluminium frames complies with safety and legal requirements.
      • You’ll gain a deep understanding of how aluminium frames play a pivotal role in enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings.
      • Our seminars delve into the construction of green buildings, equipping you not only to meet but exceed qualitative and quantitative performance standards in the projects you undertake.

      The Academy extends a spectrum of specialised support services to engineers, covering various project phases, from design to energy auditing. Specifically, we provide:

      • Seminars for engineers offering guidance for preparing viable architectural application designs.
      • Practical training for fabricators and supervision engineers for the correct installation of aluminium frames, ensuring timely and effective execution.
      • Support for fabricators and engineers during the installation process of frames.
      • Blower Door Test two to three weeks after installation to evaluate building air tightness and locate airflow anomalies between frames and masonry.
      • Improvement and corrective interventions to the installation based on observations by our engineering team.
      • Final airtightness check and thermography to identify energy losses.

      Getting involved is a straightforward process. Just complete the relevant Training Application form. After receiving your submission, one of our Academy representatives will promptly contact you. They will engage in a discussion to better understand your specific needs and assist you in selecting the most suitable course.

      The duration of each seminar is flexible and depends on the chosen topics, typically spanning between 1.5 to 3 hours. Seminars can be conducted at two main locations: the Academy’s well-equipped facilities in Thessaloniki and Athens or at a location of your preference. Additionally, we offer the convenience of participating in seminars through webinars for remote accessibility.

      Our seminars are tailored to accommodate the specific requirements of interested participants. There is no set limit on the number of attendees. However, to ensure the seminars run smoothly and effectively, keeping group sizes relatively small is advisable.

      Our seminars are offered throughout the year, providing flexibility and accessibility for interested individuals. You can choose a time that suits your schedule, as we aim to accommodate your needs year-round.


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