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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(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Southeastern US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU

(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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

(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 For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

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