Lunch & Learn Courses By CSI Division

Lunch & Learn

AIA lunch and learn courses are live, instructor-led programs typically held at your firm. The sponsor generally provides lunch for your firm. The lunch and learn courses are registered with the AIA and some are good for GBCI (LEED) hours. AIA Continuing Education lunch and learn presentations are an easy and efficient way for architects, engineers, interior designers, and LEED APs to gain their CE hours. Submit an AIA lunch and learn seminar request today! 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

Product Disclosure and the Future of Design

Examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

Available Regions: Continental US

(05) Metals

LEED v4: Benefits of Steel and Product Transparency

Get familiar with EPDs and HPDs, the new LEED v4, and the inherent sustainability of steel.

Available Regions: Continental US

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

Decorative Hardwood Plywood: Attractive & Sustainable

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used.

Available Regions: Continental US

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Concrete Roof Tile: Systems and Installation Methods
Concrete Roof Tile: Systems and Installation Methods

The roof of a building is not only vital as a structural component but can also be an important design feature that makes a building stand out among others. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the installation methods of concrete roof tile systems that minimize environmental impact while maximizing durability and design. Participants will learn about trending applications as well as the best regional practices for the installation of a concrete roof tile system.

Available Regions: Continental US
Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System
Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System

In this one hour course, we will take an in-depth look at the sustainability and energy efficient attributes of concrete tile roofing, including the near zero-waste manufacturing process, life-cycle cost and performance versus temporary asphalt shingle roofing as well as the installation process which enhances the inherent thermal mass attributes of concrete tile roofing.

Available Regions: Continental US
Green Roofing: Blending Built Environments with Nature to Maximize Rooftop Productivity
Green Roofing: Blending Built Environments with Nature to Maximize Rooftop Productivity

This course will go over the basics of vegetated roof construction and how the industry has documented successful installations over the last 25 years in the United States. We will teach the design requirements and standards unique to green roofs. The course will educate the participant on the benefits of the technology- including stormwater management and lowering roof temperatures.

Available Regions: Continental US

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions - Plus!
Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions - Plus!

In this course, we will discuss vertical operating systems to better understand their construction and the operating systems used in each type. Characteristics of various types of vertical operating systems will be presented as well as limitations to consider when specifying the right product for each unique project.

Available Regions: Continental US
Creating Flexible Spaces Using Vertical Openings
Creating Flexible Spaces Using Vertical Openings

In this one-hour course, we’ll discuss vertical opening systems, how they’re built, differences in operation & typical usages for interior & exterior applications. We will also talk about features to consider that influence the end user’s experience and structural and electrical needs that can affect your flexible space’s final design.

Available Regions: Continental US
Wall to WELL: Designing with Glass Wall Systems to Create Flexible Spaces and Aesthetic Consistency
Wall to WELL: Designing with Glass Wall Systems to Create Flexible Spaces and Aesthetic Consistency

Using operable and demountable glass partitions is an efficient way to design flexible and sustainable environments that are beneficial to both occupants and the environment. In this one-hour course, we will discuss how glass wall systems can address multiple features in the WELL Building Standard, including Light, Mind, Air, and Comfort.

Available Regions: Continental US

(10) Specialties

Sustainable and Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials
Sustainable and Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials

When designing a restroom or other space, professionals are often faced with the challenge of selecting materials that function, appeal to the senses, and contribute to green building initiatives. In this course, we will explore various material options available to the design professional as well as provide practical solutions that designers may want to consider when specifying a product that can offer sustainability, durability, and even promote a healthier environment for people.

Available Regions: Continental US
Sustainable and Contemporary Locker Solutions for All Purposes
Sustainable and Contemporary Locker Solutions for All Purposes

In this one-hour course, the design professional will learn about various materials that lockers are composed of as well as options to consider when designing a locker configuration, including the assorted features that lockers offer. The participant will explore the specific components of the HDPE lockers and analyze various industry applications in order to understand how HDPE lockers are able to offer clean, durable, flexible design options that meet a variety of needs.

Available Regions: Continental US
The Wave of the Future: Sustainable Hand Dryer Solutions
The Wave of the Future: Sustainable Hand Dryer Solutions

In this one-hour course, we will discuss how hand dryers have evolved from the first generation of hand dryers to the efficient, hygienic wave of the present and future. Examining the newest features available, we will explore what to consider when selecting hand dryers, to include speed, heat, sound level, durability, and cost which is relative to the venue in which the dryers will be located.

Available Regions: Continental US

(13) Special Construction

Elevated Pools & Spas: Reducing Liability & Enhancing Sustainability with Welded Stainless-Steel Technology
Elevated Pools & Spas: Reducing Liability & Enhancing Sustainability with Welded Stainless-Steel Technology

This one-hour course provides an overview of welded stainless-steel technology used for pools, spas, and water features in elevated locations. It outlines how these prefabricated systems reduce liability through watertightness, enhance sustainability, and streamline the on-site construction process.

Available Regions: Continental US

(22) Plumbing

People, Planet, Water
People, Planet, Water

In this course, the design professional will gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We will discuss testing and standards, as well as emerging environmental technologies. The increasing importance of product transparency will be addressed, especially regarding contributions to LEED certification.

Available Regions: Continental US
Post-Pandemic Sustainable Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Public Spaces
Post-Pandemic Sustainable Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Public Spaces

In the wake of COVID-19, people expect more from the facilities they use daily. Public spaces, especially restrooms and locker rooms, must be clean, hygienic, and accessible for everyone to use. Emphasizing public health should not require sacrificing sustainability or aesthetics.

Available Regions: Continental US
Vacuum Plumbing for Sustainable and “Future-Ready" Design
Vacuum Plumbing for Sustainable and “Future-Ready" Design

During this course, we explore how vacuum plumbing can help design professionals create projects that save water, energy, and money and contribute to sustainable design. We review how vacuum plumbing can help contribute to LEED projects and prevent the spread of infectious diseases, especially during a pandemic.

Available Regions: Continental US
Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing
Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing

In this presentation, we explore how sustainable manufacturing helps reduce environmental impacts and solve critical issues facing our planet. Our team discusses how a manufacturer can use innovative practices to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. Industry experts describe why design professionals should use EPDs, HPDs, and Declare Labels for specifying products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment

Available Regions: Continental US

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