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.

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(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 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
Building Envelope Fundamentals and Design Solutions with Insulated Metal Panels
Building Envelope Fundamentals and Design Solutions with Insulated Metal Panels

Discover how IMPs can help enhance the functionality of building, performance. You will gain a better understanding of the IMP’s construct ability and physical properties, and its visual, and structural attributes, efficiencies, advantages and benefits for using IMP's in today’s design build world.

Available Regions: Northeastern 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
Managing Nature: An Introduction to Specifying Decorative Hardwood Plywood
Managing Nature: An Introduction to Specifying Decorative Hardwood Plywood

This course will introduce the architect and designer to ways to specify decorative hardwood plywood, in order to satisfy various visual and performance requirements. The architect and designer will gain an understanding of the different face & core options available, and why certain choices can optimize a project's utility and value.

Available Regions: Continental 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

(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

Architectural Protective Coatings: FEVE Technology
Architectural Protective Coatings: FEVE Technology

Protective coatings fight deterioration caused by environmental elements, while also reducing maintenance costs and increasing the life of the finish. The design professional will explore different architectural coatings, specifically fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Through this one hour course, we will also learn how next-generation fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability and environmental advantages. This course will conclude with a brief Q&A.

Available Regions: Continental US
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
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
Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering
Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering

It is important to be able to determine how to utilize, distinguish and identify the right acoustic products for your project. This course will assist in your understanding and enable you with those skills. We'll look at the product development process of diverting and recycling tires from landfills. After describing this sustainable reusable practice we'll discuss performance benefits of acoustic underlay products.

Available Regions: Western 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
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
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
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
Sustainable Washroom Design for Partitions and Accessories (Beyond LEED)
Sustainable Washroom Design for Partitions and Accessories (Beyond LEED)

Optimizing the true overall sustainability of a washroom requires the design professional to evaluate many dimensions of partitions and accessories beyond basic LEED Criteria, including: Other Green Features, Maintainability, Durability, Initial & Total Lifecycle Cost, and Aesthetics.

Available Regions: Continental US

(11) Equipment

Operating Room Integration
Operating Room Integration

Learn how the evolution of the modern-day operating room and advances in technology have contributed to today's need for OR integration. Understand the benefits of designing in integration in regards to streamlining workflow as well as flexibility for the future

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