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Earn AIA Credits Over Lunch with Our Free Continuing Education Courses

With McNICHOLS® Lunch and Learn programs, our associates are sharing a wide variety of industry and Hole Product knowledge!

Continuing Education

At McNICHOLS, we are always learning new, inspiring things from our customers, and we would like to return the favor! With our Lunch and Learn programs, our experienced associates are here to pass on a wide variety of industry and Hole Product knowledge so that you can earn AIA credits. Read on to learn about how these programs can assist you in your pursuit of continued education!

What is a Lunch & Learn?

McNICHOLS is pleased to offer AIA-certified continuing education courses through our Lunch and Learn program. These classes are a great way to learn more about Hole Products. As well as how you can incorporate them into your next project—all while enjoying lunch with your colleagues!

Curious to hear more about how McNICHOLS can serve you but don't need the AIA credits? Our product experts are happy to train your sales team, purchasing department, or project managers on the many benefits of our vast product selection. To fit your busy schedule, Lunch and Learn sessions last one hour, and we come to you! Our associates can lead sessions at your business or at our McNICHOLS® Metals Service Centers.

Will I Receive AIA Credits from Lunch and Learns?

McNICHOLS provides three courses that span a diverse range of Hole Product topics. These classes are intended to guide you through architectural applications, material specification considerations, terminology, and other aspects of working with the products we carry.

What Courses are Available?

Wire Mesh comes in many designer patterns that can provide your kitchen with a look that is as unique as you can imagine. In addition to the numerous patterns you have to choose from, Wire Mesh also comes in a handful of different material types. Such as Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, and Stainless Steel. Depending on your design, there is a weave type and material type combination that is sure to fulfill your needs! Utilizing Wire Mesh for cabinet doors creates aesthetically pleasing designs. They will undoubtedly be a conversation piece the next time you have company over.

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Architectural Applications for Perforated Metal, Expanded Metal, and Wire Mesh

Perforated Metal, Expanded Metal, and Wire Mesh combine aesthetics, durability, and functionality. Although each product is distinct, they have similar properties that provide light and sound diffusion, security, strength, and durability. This program offers a review of the features and architectural applications of these products. Additionally, we review the construction type (how they are made) and the different materials in them.

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Bar and Plank Grating: Profiles and Specification Considerations

Bar and Plank Gratings are used for a wide range of applications. With the array of Grating products that are available, the proper selection of a solution is key. This program provides a review of specification considerations. Additional discussion includes the applications and terminology relating to Bar and Plank Grating products

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Miscellaneous Metals and Finishes for Exterior and Interior Applications

Aluminum, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and other metals offer distinct characteristics and advantages. Depending on your functional and aesthetic needs, additional finishes like Powder Coating can elevate the durability and appearance of any given material. This program is designed to develop an understanding of how to select, evaluate, and specify Metals and Finishes for your design application.

Let's Learn Together and Earn Some AIA Credits!

If you would like to register for a Lunch and Learn session with one of our associates to earn AIA credits or simply learn more about our products, please complete this brief request form! To receive additional assistance or to obtain more information about our designer services, please contact a Customer Service Specialist at 855.318.8791, [email protected], or via Live Chat on