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American Institute of Architects: Akron
Akron-Canton Construction Specification Institute
Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects: Western Reserve
Cleveland Akron International Interior Design Association

MAY 17 2018.
5:00-7:00 P.M.


Sponsored by Pella. Hosted by AIA Akron.

Lunch + Learn: May 9, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 9th, 2018) 

Window Code Fundamentals, presented by Anderson Commercial
project ID 58722
Keeping up with ever evolving window codes can be a challenge for even the most experienced construction industry professional. This course will address some of the core codes and testing methods for windows, such as accessibility, emergency escape and rescue, fall protection, and safety glazing. Exceptions to the rules will also be addressed along with applications and scenarios where these codes apply. 
Learning Objectives 
  1. Ascertain the different elements of accessibility codes for windows.
  2. Identify emergency escape and rescue regulations, as well as exceptions to the rules.
  3. Understand fall protection requirements, compliance methods, and the variance between residential and commercial applications.
  4. Distinguish when and where safety glazing is required for windows.
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Registration will close with 20 registrants or 
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact

AIA Akron Chapter Meeting: May 8, 2018

AIA Akron Chapter Meeting 
United Glass and Panel Tour
May 8, 2018, from 5:30-6:30 pm

AIA Akron’s May Chapter Meeting will be held at United Glass and Panels Office, and we hope you can join! Join us on May 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm as we observe and experience United Glass and Panel’s office, workplace design, experiential design and glass/glazing systems.

Participants will earn 1 LU credit. 

Event Details: 
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: United Glass & Panel System
8040 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720
Please park across the street and south of the building. Parking is free.

Presented by Burt Marzley, AIA, Partner – Lead Designer at SoL Harris/Day Architecture, the following learning objectives will be met: 


  • Workplace Design: Participants will be able to observe and experience workplace design that encourages collaboration while still providing focused work areas (finding balance between openness, collaborative environments, small group areas, and focused work space).
  • The Building as a Showcase: Participants will be able to observe and experience the re-purposing of an existing structure to display products and the clients work. 
  • Glass and Glazing Systems: Participants will be able to observe design possibilities of glass and glazing systems, experience how they function and learn how they can be integrated in a minimal sense.
  • Experiential Design: Participants will be able to view strategies in experiential design.  Millennial’s want more and employers looking toward the future know this.  Participants will be able to see some simple strategies used to create an environment that improves the employees experience while attracting young talent.
    Presentation, 1 LU

Registration will close at noon on Friday, May 4, 2018.

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If you have questions about the Chapter meeting, please contact Jillian Tipton @ or 330.699.9788.