Lunch & Learn Courses By CSI Division

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Your firm is busy. But your staff still needs to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Scheduling a Lunch & Learn can be a convenient way to help your staff earn CE Hours easily! Schedule a free in-office Lunch & Learn and our providers will bring in lunch for your firm and deliver an AIA registered continuing education course at a designated time. To get started, browse the current courses available to schedule below. You can request to schedule as many courses as you like! Just click the “Request Now” button of each course you are interested in. The Lunch & Learn provider should respond to your request within a week or two, but please let us know if you don’t get a response.

(00) Special Topics

Fast & Fully Loaded: 5D BIM
Fast & Fully Loaded: 5D BIM

In this one-hour course, design professionals will explore how a 5D BIM plug-in can improve the design process, allowing them to efficiently plan space and create storage solutions with creativity and flexibility. Dynamic design features, including accessibility and safety, with real-time pricing enhance the creative and decisioning processes from conception to final inspection.

Available Regions: Continental US

(03) Concrete

How to Treat Concrete
How to Treat Concrete

Concrete floors require protection. Choosing the right concrete floor coating system is essential to meeting the performance requirements of commercial, industrial or residential environments. This course discusses the assessment and repair of a concrete floor and specifies how to select a high performance coating system based on the conditions and requirements of a construction project.

Available Regions: Continental US

(05) Metals

Access Ladders: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency
Access Ladders: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency

This course will discuss different types of ladders and various applications in which they can be safely used. The designer will also learn about codes and minimum requirements necessary to adhere to the standards dimensionally.

Available Regions: Continental US
Architectural Fire Rated Joint Assemblies
Architectural Fire Rated Joint Assemblies

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain knowledge of head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall and wall-to-wall assemblies, as well as the respective UL standards for approval, It will discuss different joint treatment types and the components involved with each application. By the end of the course, design professionals will be able to specify, install, and operate fire resistance joints and joint protection to ensure occupant safety

Available Regions: Continental US
Disappearing, Standard, and Ship Stairs: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency
Disappearing, Standard, and Ship Stairs: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency

This course will discuss disappearing, standard, and ship stairs and various applications in which they can be safely used. The designer will also learn about codes and minimum requirements necessary to adhere to the standards dimensionally.

Available Regions: Continental US
Fire Joint Framing and Protection
Fire Joint Framing and Protection

CDBS015 is a face-to-face presentation that utilizes a PowerPoint presentation targeted to design and construction professionals to educate the design team on the advantages of using metal framing members with an intumescent strip(s) to provide fire and smoke protection at perimeter joints in fire-rated assemblies.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability
Light-Gauge Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability

Connections play a vital role in the performance of light-gauge framing assemblies. This course is designed to differentiate the various connectors, clips and framing hardware used to make or support cold-formed framing connections. The course will conclude with a representation of allowable load tables and the importance of determining the proper method of attachment to the structure.

Available Regions: Continental US
The Significance of the Fabricator in the Design Process: Architectural Panel Surfaces & Systems
The Significance of the Fabricator in the Design Process: Architectural Panel Surfaces & Systems

Educate the Design Team as to the key role and significance played by the Fabricator on a project. This new understanding will enable the Team to consult and involve the Fabricator early in the design process. This early involvement will enable the Design Team to navigate code requirements, meet sustainability objectives, and design more efficiently.

Available Regions: Continental US
Utilizing Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Mid-Rise Construction
Utilizing Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Mid-Rise Construction

CDBS 013 is a face-to-face presentation that utilizes a PowerPoint presentation targeted to architects, engineers, developers and builders to educate them on the advantages of utilizing cold-formed steel framing in the construction of mid-rise structures. We will review the incorporation and the preferred method of construction when utilizing structural cold-formed steel framing in buildings.

Available Regions: Continental US

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

Exploring the Benefits of Using Southern Yellow Pine As A Building Product
Exploring the Benefits of Using Southern Yellow Pine As A Building Product

This course will better inform the designer about southern yellow pine, best practices when utilizing it in your designs and the sustainability of the material. This course also compares and contrasts the differences between southern yellow pine and conventional choices. Through a discussion on life cycle analysis, you will have a better understanding of what makes this a sustainable building product choice.

Available Regions: Continental US
How To Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products
How To Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

As a renewable resource, wood is one of the most sustainable building materials available. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how wood coatings can help minimize the harmful effects of UV and moisture damage on wood building products. Participants will learn how to improve the durability and longevity of wood buildings to create a sturdy and sustainable structure that is safe to enjoy for years to come.

Available Regions: Continental US
Laminated Timber Columns: Structural Characteristics
Laminated Timber Columns: Structural Characteristics

Gain insight into the makeup and characteristics of laminated timber columns and compare to other alternatives. Understand the importance of materials selection, production process, and testing.

Available Regions: Continental US
Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications
Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications

This course will better inform the designer about southern yellow pine, best practices when utilizing it in your designs and the sustainability of the material. This course also compares and contrasts the differences between southern yellow pine and conventional choices. Through a discussion on life cycle analysis, you will have a better understanding of what makes this a sustainable building product choice.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specify and Install Structural Steel Studs per ASTM C955 and C1007
Specify and Install Structural Steel Studs per ASTM C955 and C1007

Many factors must be considered when your design includes cold-formed structural steel framing members. An architect typically specifies that the framing must conform to C955 and C1007. This course will review the manufacture and installation requirements of structural steel studs per these ASTM standards based upon the IBC code. It will also examine fire-rated assembly construction and loading capacities.

Available Regions: Continental US
The Surface of The Future
The Surface of The Future

This one-hour course examines the use of solid surfaces to help design professionals realize the versatility this modern, sleek product now offers. Applications of trend-setting solid surfaces are explored in a variety of applications including healthcare, commercial, retail, and educational industries.

Available Regions: Continental US

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding
Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding

Cladding protects the building envelope and building occupants from the weather, while also defining the aesthetic of the building. A challenge for specifiers is to choose cladding that is environmentally sensitive over their entire lifespans. Such goals not only require a sustainable product but one that also has the flexibility to function in a broad range of climate zones as well as offer expansive design options.

Available Regions: Continental US
Life Safety with Rooftop Accessories
Life Safety with Rooftop Accessories

This course will explain the benefits of roof hatch & smoke vent design and life safety. The designer will have a better understanding of code regulations for life safety and will be able to properly size and place vents in accordance with these codes. We will conclude this one hour course with a 10 minute Q&A period for review of the topics covered today.

Available Regions: Continental US
Managing Building Movement with Joints
Managing Building Movement with Joints

This course will help the designer to correctly determine the proper specification for building movement joints. Selecting, designing, detailing and specifying building joints is a complex task which can be simplified by following a logical process to first determine joint requirements, location and type. Once we know the size and geometry of the joint system we then can identify the wall, floor, ceiling, and roof systems that are impacted.

Available Regions: Continental US
One Step at a Time: Safety & Sustainability

This one-hour course examines how stair treads and nosings increase stair safety for users, especially in the event of an emergency. Join us as we discuss the different parts of a stair, the coefficients of friction for different nosing options, new innovations that make treads and nosings durable and sustainable, and codes and practices that ensure proper installation. 

Available Regions: Continental US
Proper Stucco Drainage: Stucco Detailing & Accessories with IBC 2021 Changes
Proper Stucco Drainage: Stucco Detailing & Accessories with IBC 2021 Changes

Stucco assemblies are a popular choice but require proper detailing to avoid problems that can arise from water infiltration. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the new IBC 2021 25.10.1 and 25.10.2 Water Resistive Barrier (WRB) and drainage mat requirement, including how to evaluate a project’s environment to ensure proper specification and installation as they relate to stucco assemblies.

Available Regions: Continental US
Rooftop Equipment Securement: Codes and Solutions
Rooftop Equipment Securement: Codes and Solutions

This one-hour course provides a framework for understanding the importance of rooftop equipment securement. We’ll review current methods that are no longer code compliant and explore modern innovative solutions that properly secure all rooftop equipment and accessories. We will examine the critical need for application appropriate planning, calculating and installation.

Available Regions: Continental US
Rust Prevention 101
Rust Prevention 101

An in depth look at why metal rusts, how to prevent it from happening, how to prepare and finish rusted surfaces, and an overview of the coating systems that are involved.

Available Regions: Continental US
We've Got You Covered: Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems
We've Got You Covered: Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems

In this one-hour course, the design professional will be exposed to the impact of roof deterioration throughout the US, and they will have an opportunity to explore a more cost-effective solution that can be used immediately to give new life to aging roofs in an effort to avoid spending millions of dollars replacing them as well as be used in new construction projects to increase sustainability and longevity of roofs.

Available Regions: Continental US

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in between.

Available Regions: Continental US
Integrating Access Doors for Function & Design
Integrating Access Doors for Function & Design

This one-hour course explores commercial wall and ceiling Access Doors, their purposes, locations and applications. You will learn design considerations and factors including fire-ratings, materials and hardware. We will also discuss code, compliances and LEED requirements necessary for specification.

Available Regions: Continental US
Ready to Roll: An Introduction to Rolling Steel Doors
Ready to Roll: An Introduction to Rolling Steel Doors

In this one-hour course, participants will receive a general overview of rolling steel doors and their competitive advantages in the door industry. It will discuss the components of rolling steel doors, focusing on their customization options, efficiency, and ability to protect assets and occupants from environmental hazards.

Available Regions: Continental US
Sneak a Peek at Privacy Glass Solutions
Sneak a Peek at Privacy Glass Solutions

Privacy glass and observation control are important considerations for the built environment in healthcare, education, high security environments, and commercial sectors. In this one-hour course, we will examine three types of privacy glass: integral blinds, non-electric privacy glass, and switchable glass.

Available Regions: Continental US

(09) Finishes

Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges
Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges

In this one hour course, we will discuss the ability of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats to resist UV degradation, corrosion and the ill effects of chemical exposure for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan, where they are used extensively on bridge infrastructure.

Available Regions: Continental US
FEVE Architectural Coatings: High Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design
FEVE Architectural Coatings: High Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that FEVE technology provides and assess the sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats despite their higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.

Available Regions: Continental US
Industrial Resinous Flooring Systems
Industrial Resinous Flooring Systems

This program will give the participant an understanding of the many options available with high performance resinous floor coatings. By knowing these flooring systems, you will then be able to choose the correct flooring systems to meet your clients’ needs and expectations for both durability and aesthetics. We will also discuss the many components used to create these high-performance floors along with their common uses.

Available Regions: Continental US
Lath: Selection and Specifications to Enhance Stucco Performance
Lath: Selection and Specifications to Enhance Stucco Performance

CDBS 014 is a face-to-face presentation that utilizes a PowerPoint presentation targeted to architects, engineers, developers and builders to educate the team on the types of metal lath in the marketplace, the ASTM specifications each type must meet, and what the advantages are for utilizing woven wire metal lath. It discusses the advantages realized by the members of the owner/designer/builder team.

Available Regions: Continental US
Powder and Liquid FEVE Coatings for Curtain Wall & Other Architectural Applications
Powder and Liquid FEVE Coatings for Curtain Wall & Other Architectural Applications

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for curtain walls, windows, and other architectural elements, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate the lifetime effects of weathering on different coatings and review coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying Exterior Vinyl Accessories with Confidence
Specifying Exterior Vinyl Accessories with Confidence

This course will discuss in detail the different options one has in specifying vinyl accessories while also demonstrating how vinyl components are a viable option for many building designs. The program focuses on the different cladding systems including Stucco, EIFS/DEFS and Manufactured Stone Veneer and how vinyl components are integrated into those systems.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying Traditional and Equivalent EQ Steel Studs per ASTM C645
Specifying Traditional and Equivalent EQ Steel Studs per ASTM C645

Having problems understanding equivalent “EQ” metal framing and how it compares with traditional metal framing? Are you receiving the correct, properly tested material on your projects? Since their introduction much has been done to develop standardized requirements for “EQ” metal framing products.

Available Regions: Continental US

(10) Specialties

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A Sound Decision: Acoustics & Operable Partitions

Acoustical control is a critical factor in virtually every type of environment; therefore selection of the appropriate operable partition is critical. It is important when choosing an operable wall system to not only consider the space /configuration of your application and how the wall operates, but to also examine the wall’s acoustical performance.

Available Regions: Continental US
Accessibility in Toilet Room Design
Accessibility in Toilet Room Design

Millions of Americans live with impairments that substantially limit major life activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in mainstream living by mandating that public facilities and services be fully accessible to people with disabilities. This course examines the accessible elements of a multiuser toilet room.

Available Regions: Continental US
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems

From simply reconfiguring a room to completely changing how it is entered and exited, operable wall partition systems make rooms more efficient and maximize space by implementing superior technologies. Join us in this one-hour course as we go beyond the basics of operable partitions to address layout, operating clearances, panel construction, and acoustical elements.

Available Regions: Continental US
Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Through an in-depth review of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as they apply to restroom design, the design professional will better understand the importance of accessibility, how to design a barrier-free restroom, and how this can contribute to a more sustainable project.

Available Regions: Continental US
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On the Move: Automated Moveable Wall Systems

With the continual popularity of open-concept spaces, there is an increasing demand for flexible space that allows occupants to reconfigure and redesign their area to fit each day’s unique needs. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss utilizing movable and automated walls to facilitate space management in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying for Safety: Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Specifying for Safety: Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment

This one-hour course provides an overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, latest ANSI requirements that affect design, and tepid water requirements for emergency equipment

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying the Lowest Maintenance Wood Sealers
Specifying the Lowest Maintenance Wood Sealers

In this one-hour course, the design professional will be given the opportunity to consider ways that pre-finished wood products may be used to enhance the beauty of natural wood while expanding its life expectancy. Various types of stains and sealants will be discussed to discover the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Then, we will look at specific attributes of water-based coatings, including environmental benefits, compliance, maintenance, sustainability, and protection.

Available Regions: Continental US
Specifying Today's Cast Polymer Shower System

There are many factors to consider when selecting the right cast polymer shower system. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of the types of shower systems available can help make this decision easier. From hollow-wall products, to gel-coated lightweight panels, to composite solid surface, and Class-A fire-rated products, discover how commercial shower systems have evolved to meet your design needs.

Available Regions: Continental US
The Power of Organizing: Transform Your Space with Custom Closets & Storage Solutions
The Power of Organizing: Transform Your Space with Custom Closets & Storage Solutions

Nowadays, our homes aren’t just homes—they’re offices, classrooms, and gyms, to name a few. Architects, designers, homeowners, and residents are looking for functional and flexible storage solutions that look great, too! Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss custom closet and storage solutions that promote organization and optimization in any space.

Available Regions: Continental US
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Through the Looking Glass: Moveable Glass Partition Systems

One of the best ways to craft unique and welcoming environments is by adding openness and natural light to a space. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss utilizing glass operable walls to facilitate natural light and views in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets.

Available Regions: Continental US
Transforming Lives Through Open Minds, Organization, and Universal Design
Transforming Lives Through Open Minds, Organization, and Universal Design

In this one-hour presentation, we will explore how organization plays a role in promoting a better quality of life for building occupants.

Available Regions: Continental US
Trending Accessible Design Standards: Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Adjacent Public Spaces
Trending Accessible Design Standards: Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Adjacent Public Spaces

Accessible design is a core requirement for most facility design projects. Ten (10) Emerging Accessible Design Trends & Tools demonstrate how designers are applying them to their projects. The class identifies who needs and how to provide accessibility in the toilet & locker room space. The presentation solutions references ADA, TAS, CA Title-24, ANSI 117.1 and Canadian accessibility standards’ compliance for restroom, locker room and adjacent space design.

Available Regions: Continental US

(11) Equipment

Critical Factors in ICU Design
Critical Factors in ICU Design

This course will better inform the designer about Intensive Care Unit room design, critical factors involved in designing an ICU and the key equipment essential to design integration for functionality and space planning. This course also explains the key physical factors of the ICU and equipment that should be taken into consideration when designing a critical care environment.

Available Regions: Continental US
Critical Factors in OR Design
Critical Factors in OR Design

This course will better inform the designer about Operating Room design, critical factors involved in designing an OR and the key equipment essential to design integration for functionality and space planning. This course also explains how new surgical techniques create a need to reassess the conventional design of these rooms.

Available Regions: Continental US
Design Considerations for Technological Advancements in Operating Room Systems Integration
Design Considerations for Technological Advancements in Operating Room Systems Integration

In digital operating rooms, systems integration is vital to ensure all of the various technologies used during procedures are connected and accessible. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the many benefits of Internet Protocol standardization, including improved efficiency and patient care.  Participants will learn about several current IP-based systems in the OR that optimize space and integration, such as centralized IT closets and in-wall solutions.

Available Regions: Continental US
Laundry Design Simplified
Laundry Design Simplified

Laundry Equipment manufacturers deliver total laundry solutions to vended, on-premise commercial, multi-housing and industrial laundries throughout North America. As providers of highly efficient laundry equipment, these manufacturers serve the complete laundry production and efficiency needs for virtually any industry or application. Proven durable and reliable, these laundry systems are engineered for unrivaled productivity, efficiency, safety and ease of use.

Available Regions: Continental US

(12) Furnishings

Teak: Sustainable, Strong, and Stylish
Teak: Sustainable, Strong, and Stylish

Teak is elegant and durable and makes great-looking furniture. In this one-hour course you will discover the unique properties of teak and important factors to consider when assessing quality teak furniture.

Available Regions: Continental US

(22) Plumbing

Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications

To optimize the design and performance of commercial water heater systems, professionals should understand the difference between standard and high efficiency gas water heaters. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover the benefits of high efficiency gas water heaters and how to easily convert from standard to high efficiency. Participants will also learn methods for estimating hot water demands, best plumbing and venting principles, and emerging technologies for water heaters.

Available Regions: Continental US
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications

The walkthrough of a boiler and water heater retrofit is a vital step to assessing the existing conditions and determining what needs to be fixed to meet the client’s needs. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss what to bring with you, what to document, and what questions to ask when performing a walkthrough.

Available Regions: Continental US
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Split System
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Split System

Commercial air to water heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat stored water. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the many benefits of commercial heat pump water heater split systems, such as increased sustainability and durability. Participants will be able to evaluate different heat pump systems and specify the best option for each application to ensure maximum efficiency and performance.

Available Regions: Continental US
Efficiency & Turndown: Hype Vs. Fact About Gas Fired Water Heaters & Boilers
Efficiency & Turndown: Hype Vs. Fact About Gas Fired Water Heaters & Boilers

Turndown has been a hot topic for a while now, but it isn’t a magic solution. Join us in this one-hour course as we separate the hype from the facts about high turndown, looking at real-world applications. Participants will learn why its better to focus on combustion and thermal efficiency to achieve high efficiency.

Available Regions: Continental US
The Devil is in the Details: Common Pitfalls Specifying Commercial Boilers & Water Heaters
The Devil is in the Details: Common Pitfalls Specifying Commercial Boilers & Water Heaters

Overlooking the smallest detail in the beginning can cause huge issues later on. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover common pitfalls designers face when specifying commercial boilers and water heaters. We will review different types of installation and application errors that can cause major safety concerns.

Available Regions: Continental US
Total Design and ADA in Restrooms
Total Design and ADA in Restrooms

On average, people use the restroom six times per day.  Restrooms in a building largely reflect the design decisions you make. The purpose of this course is to make the case that a comprehensive design approach that integrates ADA design requirements, Universal design strategies, and WELL initiatives provides an inherently accessible and healthier restroom space for all users. “Total design” encompasses all design practices that include a wide spectrum of usage for all people.

Available Regions: Continental US