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: OSHA, ANSI and IBC Design Criteria and Applications

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
Applications and Code Considerations for Disappearing, Standard, & Ships Stairs

This course will discuss disappearing, standard, and ships 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
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
Architectural Railing Systems: Style You Can Hold on To
Architectural Railing Systems: Style You Can Hold on To

Handrails and guardrails are a safety feature that we easily take for granted as common fixture of environment where stairs and balconies are a feature, aiding us in our coming and going. Discover how these systems impact not just the aesthetic of your design, but also the importance of proper specification and utilizing a single source integration approach.

Available Regions: Continental US
Cast to Last: Architectural Metal Castings
Cast to Last: Architectural Metal Castings

In this one-hour course you will learn about the history and evolution of bronze and brass castings and the way that have contributed to the advancement of society. From simple beginnings to modern day technology, you will identify the advantages of using cast metal signs.

Available Regions: South Central 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
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

How to Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products
How to Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

Learn why wood is the most sustainable of all building materials. Understand how pre-coating adds to the longevity of wood building components and minimizes the potential for and costs of premature damage.

Available Regions: Southeastern US
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: Southeastern US
Solid Surface Solutions in Commercial Settings
Solid Surface Solutions in Commercial Settings

This one-hour live presentation will better inform the design professional on the appropriate surface material for commercial projects.

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: Southeastern 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. A comparison of other commonly used products is provided to re-affirm the varied uses of solid surfaces in a multitude of applications.

Available Regions: Continental US

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Advanced Rainscreen Design for Moisture Management
Advanced Rainscreen Design for Moisture Management

This course will better inform the designer on moisture management in the building envelope and related considerations.  The designer will evaluate rainscreen and wall assembly options and gain an understanding of how to incorporate rainscreens into their building envelope system. The designer will also gain understanding of some of the design requirements stipulated by codes and standards.

Available Regions: Continental US
Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding
Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding

This course will better inform the designer about fiber cement siding's physical properties and its benefits, compared to other siding options. The participant will be able to describe the importance of long-term siding performance, and how to extend the longevity of a structure's envelope using new climate zoned cladding. This course also illustrates new panel cladding and the best practices for cutting fiber cement siding.

Available Regions: Continental US
Developing and Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding
Developing and Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding

This course defines fiber cement and illustrates the overall benefits of its use within enclosure systems and structures. The designer will learn many aspects of fiber cement, as well as the 4 D’s of Wall Design and how water management and durability improve longevity of cladding. This course reviews embodied energy, LCA, parameters, and climate zoned cladding.

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
weather-resistant barriers
New textured and breathable weather-resistant barriers maximize drainage and protection from air infiltration

New textured and breathable weather-resistant barriers maximize drainage capabilities and protection against water and air infiltration. This course will highlight the basic characteristics of house wraps, compare various types of house wrap products on the market and identify the features to consider in properly specifying a house wrap in a residential structure.

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
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
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

Innovation and Customization in Overhead Doors
Innovation and Customization in Overhead Doors

Traditional overhead doors are limited in application. With outside-the-box technology, the door becomes a complement to architectural design vs. a conflict. The door becomes more than just a door. Gain insight into various types and applications of customizable overhead doors. Learn about important safety features and standards and how these doors can contribute to a sustainable project, including LEED certification.

Available Regions: Continental US

(09) Finishes

Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings
Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings

In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure. We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage of FEVE topcoat despite its higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.

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
Liquid Innovations in a Concrete World
Liquid Innovations in a Concrete World

This course examines the use of resinous floor coating systems in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities as a solution to meet functional, aesthetic, and environmental needs. We will distinguish the types of resinous floor coating systems available as well as their benefits and limitations.

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

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for bridges and curtain walls, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings.

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

Bathroom Design: The Differentiating Factor
Bathroom Design: The Differentiating Factor

Learn about the impact of great bathroom design on occupants and visitors, building owners an facility managers as well as the importance of design collaboration with building owners, managers, and manufacturers

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

This course will inform design professionals about the accessible elements of a multi-user toilet room. Designers will learn about toilet room compliance with applicable accessibility codes and regulations. Appropriate materials for toilet room use and issues related to usability, abuse, warranty and LEED and how this can improve occupant comfort, health, and ease of use will be reviewed.

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 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
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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

(22) Plumbing

Elevated Bathroom Design
Elevated Bathroom Design

In this one-hour course, in-wall concealed tank systems will be discussed, including design, flush technology, and space-saving opportunities. In addition, the benefits of placing the tank behind the wall will be reviewed as well as water conservation and flushing technology for less than ideal water conditions. Discover how to incorporate this elegant, space-saving, and modern technology into your next bathroom design.

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 sustainable design 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

(26) Electrical

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 they 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