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.

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Glass Floor Walkways & Stair Treads
Glass Floor Walkways & Stair Treads

This course will discuss designing glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, what to consider during the design process.

Available Regions: Continental US
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 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

(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

(09) Finishes

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: Southwestern 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
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
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

The Sustainability of Stainless Steel for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction
The Sustainability of Stainless Steel for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

This one hour course provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and water features, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.

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
Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Applications
Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Applications

This course will help you learn more about the benefits of Vacuum Plumbing Systems in healthcare, commercial and industrial environments including contributions to sustainability and occupant health.

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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