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The results of a membership survey show a strong desire by the members of AFA to help educate architects and specifiers regarding fences and gate systems.  Most encouraging is the high percentage of respondents who indicated they would participate in the process of doing so.

AFA is responding to these results by actively gearing up to become a Continuing Education Provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), beginning in 2019.  Association leaders are planning to create a presentation that can be used in a one-hour format to give architects and specifiers a clear understanding of the ASTM F-2200 standard for automated gates.

The survey results indicate that an exceptionally higher percentage of the respondents not only support the effort, but also will take a training course to deliver the continuing education course to architects and specifiers in their local markets.

Survey Results (361 Responses)

Question #1:     Do you believe there is a need for architects and specifiers to have a better understanding of fences and gate systems, including, but not limited to, UL 325 and ASTM F-2200?

    Yes    94.18%        340
    No      5.26%          19
    Other      0.55%        2

Question #2:    Would you support AFA becoming a Continuing Education Provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA)?

    Yes    91.69        331
    No      5.54          20
    Other      2.77      10

Question #3:    Should AFA become a Continuing Education Provider for AIA, would you be willing to serve in your market as an Approved AFA Instructor for delivery of educational programs to architects?

    Yes    58.73%        212
    No    30.75%        111
    Other    10.53%      38

Question #4:    If you answered "Yes" to Question #3, would you be willing to enroll in and complete a one-day Train-the-Trainer program?

    Yes    70.42%        219
    No    29.58%         92


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