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Lunch + Learn: April 25, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (April 25, 2018)

Understanding Today’s Metal Roofing,  presented by Dimensional Metals Inc.

This course is an overview of standing seam metal roofing, from its early and historic uses to today’s modern roll forming capabilities. The course will investigate the metal substrates available and the finishing process of those substrates. The course will identify typical modern applications for standing seam metal roofing and the associated engineering, testing and watertightness warranties.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Examine the history of standing seam metal roofing and today’s applications with the modern roll former capabilities.
  2. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of available substrates and the best finishing process to prevent fade and chalking, allowing long-term performance.
  3. Clarify the differences between structural and architectural applications and engineering.
  4. Identify the differences in true manufactures water tightness warranties and total system warranties, learning how to format an effective specification.

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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

Save the Date: Annual Summer Golf Outing


Mark Your Calendars for Friday, June 29th

 Akron-Canton CSI, Cleveland CSI and AIA Akron are searching for Event, Hole, Beverage Cart, and Food Sponsors for our Annual Summer Golf Outing. If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor or learning more about our event, contact any of the following committee members:

Lee King-
Ben Riha-
Don Funk-
Michael Harrington-

Attendee registration opens soon!

DEADLINE: AIA Ohio Convention 2018 – Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations
AIA Ohio Convention
Oct. 4-6, 2018
Renaissance Hotel
Toledo, Ohio

The Deadline to Submit a Proposal is Friday, April 13, 2018!

The AIA Ohio Convention, planned for October 4-6, 2018, will bring together more than 250 architects and allied professionals from across Ohio for three days of programs and activities.  The vibrant city of Toledo will be our host, and it is easily accessible to architects from throughout the region. 
The Programming Sub-Committee of the AIA Ohio Convention Committee is interested in providing a wide range of programs that will appeal to needs of all of the convention attendees. It is the committee’s intention that programs submitted will address the needs of a broad representation of the Institute’s membership and allied professionals. Presenters are asked and encouraged to provide programs that address at least one of the conference tracks. Those programs deemed to address the needs of the widest range of participants will be given the highest consideration.
Thematic Tracks and Example Topics
Technical seminars – Topics include Design, Professional Education, Calls to Action, Planning Tools
Practice Focus or Professional Interest – Topics include Ethics, Community, Education, Civic
Action/Influence/Change/Alter – How we bring change to our communities, environment, profession, etc.
Results/Outcome – The results of our work; Studying completed projects; Learning from our successes/failures; Our impact on the built environment
While we encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Program Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals related to the conference theme. All programs should endeavour to obtain health, safety and welfare (HSW) credits as defined by the American Institute of Architects, as they will be given preference over programs that do not qualify for HSW. The committee is also interested in programs that would be eligible for GBCI requirements.
Presentation Formats
Sessions: Sessions are educational presentations, including panel discussions and lectures, and are planned to be presented at the Renaissance Hotel.
Please complete the online Presentation Submission Form with the topic title, abstract and learning objectives, contact information and a brief biography for each presenter. The number of presenters for each program proposal should not exceed three. Refer to the Presentation Submission Guidelines at the beginning of the online form for additional requirements.
February 28, 2018
April 13, 2018
May 18, 2018
Sept. 28, 2017
Oct. 4-6, 2018
Call for Presentations issued
Proposals must be received by EOB 
Final Selection results sent to all proposal entrants
Hand-out materials due to AIA Ohio 
AIA Ohio Convention, Toledo, Ohio
If you have questions, contact: Kate Brunswick

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