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    The Newsletter of The Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter CSI       April 2018 


    May 15, 2018 

     

    Chapter Awards Program & Dinner

     

     
    The CSI-MSP Awards Committee invites you to share an evening of awards and

    celebration at the unique and historic Wabasha Caves.

     

     

    Wabasha Street Caves

     

    (1920's Flappers & Fedoras Theme)

     

    May 15th, 2018

     

    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     

    SCHEDULE:

     

    4:30 - 6:00 pm /Social

     

    5:00 pm (sharp) / Tour the Caves!

     

    6:00 - 8:30 pm / Chapter Business

     

    Hosted Bar / Cash Bar

     

    COST:

     

    Chapter Members: $35.00

     

    Non-Chapter Members and Guests: $35.00

     

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

     

    GOLD = $500 (Logo at all tables/badges/registration/on screen display)

    SILVER = $300
     (Logo at all tables/registration table)

    TOUR SPONSOR = $200 
    (Registration table)

    BAR HOSTS = $200 
    (Hosted Keg/Wine - logo displayed at bar) SOLD OUT

    DINNER SPONSOR = $100
     (Small logo at table)


    Save the date:

    2017 CSI-MSP Golf Outing

    Thursday, June 1st

    Bunker Hills Golf Club 

    10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    SCHEDULE:

    10:30 a.m. / Registration & Lunch

    11:30 a.m. / Best Ball Shotgun Start

    Dinner and Awards to follow...

     

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

     

    - $800 Platinum Sponsor / Includes 4 golfers and Hole sponsorship with sign and Course Game

     

    - $550 Gold Sponsor / Includes 2 golfers and Hole sponsorship with sign and Course Game

     

    - $300 Silver Sponsor / Includes Hole sponsorship with sign and Course Game

     

    - $750 Golf Cart Sponsor / Your company name and logo on each golf cart

     

    - $500 Food Sponsor / Your company name and logo on signage

     

    - $250 Raffle Prize Sponsor / You provide $250 cash or item valued at $250 for the drawing

    For questions about the golf outing, contact Ryan Hallesy at 
    612-469-8252 or rhallesy@babcockdavis.com

     

    Registration Information to Follow!


     

     


     

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    President's Message

    President's Message

    From the President........

    First of all, let me say it has been a while since you heard from me and for that I am sorry. I was visiting with one of our members a few weeks ago and explained that I had written a message to you all not all that long ago. By the way, I was eloquent, but when I went to save it, I accidently deleted it. Kind of like the old excuse,” my dog ate my homework”, except my computer gobbled it up. I tried to write it again but it just wasn’t there. I know, pretty lame excuse but I’ll try to be better from here on out.

    So here we are, heading into a critical time of year with lots of events for the chapter and the region. Most of you know what they are, but let’s look at the critical ones. Next up is the North Central Regional Conference. Scheduled for April 12-14 in Duluth. I am looking forward to a big contribution from our chapter members as both attendees and exhibitors. After all, Big “D” is part of who we are, so let’s put up a big number! See you there!

    Next, we have EXPO on April 24th! The exhibit hall is practically full and will be shortly. A special thanks to our EXPO Event sponsors for their support. What does this mean to everyone else? COME TO EXPO!! Attend, learn, network and have FUN!! Our EXPO event committee has done a fabulous job so please don’t miss it!

    Awards Banquet. It’s from 4:30-8;30 on May 15th in the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul. Once again, the committee putting this together has been so creative and they need your attendance to make this the kind of Awards Banquet we used to have! Since it’s our 60th (more later), let’s have the largest turnout ever! Great venue, great food and an evening full of surprises! Come on everyone, sign-up and I’ll see you there!!

    Golf Outing. Sign-up is underway. Always fun! Always well planned! May 31st.

    It is with a great deal of excitement for me that we are ever closer to our 60th Anniversary Celebration! Mark your calendars for September 20, 2018. We have such a rich heritage as a chapter and it is become so evident to me how rich it is. The planning committee has begun to look through all of the archived documents, awards, rosters, photos and other memorabilia and it is truly nostalgic. One thing that has struck me is the Charter Members, their names on a document so many years ago. Did they know the tradition would continue for 60 years? Probably not. Let’s look at a few things going on when we were founded; early that year 14-year-old Bobby Fischer won the US Chess Championship! Elvis was inducted into the US Army!  The San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8–0 at San Francisco's Seals Stadium, in the first Major League Baseball regular-season game ever played in California! Have Gun, Will Travel debuted……on the radio! Not to mention the Cold War was in full swing. So basically, here we are 60 years later with a lot in common and plenty to be thankful for, yet so much has changed. I can’t wait to celebrate that, the Charter Members vision and all of you who have chosen to carry it on for so long. The Charter was written on February 15, 1958…….Congratulations on 60 years Mpls-StP Chapter, here’s planning on many, many more!!

    Later,

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    CSI-MSP 60th Anniversary

    Save the DATE!

    20 September 2018

    Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter CSI 

    60thAnniversary Celebration

    Midland Hills Country Club, St. Paul, MN


     

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    Last Chapter Program

     

     

    Dull, Dirty, & Dangerous

    March 12, 2018 

    Thanks to Don Cate, Regional Partner, d.cate@multivista.com and Ryan Holmes, Program Director UAS, r.holmes@multivista.com for generously sponsoring our March Program and presenting the Lunch and Learn on UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) titled “Dull, Dirty, & Dangerous”.  

    In addition to providing lunch, Ryan included a Summary of Considerations for the use of UAV on a project as follows.

    Considerations for hiring a UAV vendor, or self-performing:

    • UAS services - this is an aviation business and the operator will need to be well versed with the FAA, aviation rules, and write the test to acquire an FAA 107 Remote Pilot Certification. 
    • You will need aviation specific insurance - be aware that it is recommended by the FAA and not mandatory.  Many contractors expect $5,000,000 worth of GL, and you can expect this to cost around $2,000 annually.
    • UAS operators must maintain Visual Line of Site (VLOS) with the aircraft at all times.  This means that teams must have a minimum 2 people to operate.
    • Operators must attend a dedicated UAS training program - there are few that are truly good and appropriate for preparing on operator to conduct operations on a construction site. Safety must be taught and practiced.
    • Logged flight time - most insurance companies require a minimum of 25-hours logged flight time.  UAV operator must log their flight time based on aviation practices.
    • If self-performing you will need:
      • UAS equipment appropriate for your specific application to include spares and enough batteries to carry out a days’ worth of work.
      • An SOP - Standard Operating Procedures
      • An aircraft maintenance program.
      • A ground kit to contain items like:  Fire extinguisher, air horn, traffic cones/markers, landing pad, first aid kit, etc.
      • VHF - air-band radio to monitor air traffic
      • Checklists for all your operations…flight logs, maintenance, safety protocols, etc.
    • Whether hiring, or self-performing, you will need a way to contain, organize, evaluate, and share all the data…and there is a lot of data!  This is one of the number one pain points expressed by companies that get started in UAV acquired data.

     

    Ryan explained that the FFA considers a small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to be between 5 and 55 pounds that relies primarily on line of site and ground guide navigation. While the benefits include time, personal safety from close inspection, and a recorded/recoverable document data base; UAS also depends on experienced and qualified companies. Some of the legal considerations include the an FFA 107 Certified Pilot using a FAA registered aircraft and a second “Ground Observer”. The UAS provider should have awareness of special areas of flight around airports, schools, hospitals, waterways, and densely occupied urban areas. They should also operate within the maximum 400 foot altitude from ground or approved 400 foot cylinder around the project to be inspected. A flight brief should be available identifying Class “G” Airspace or permitted Controlled Airspace. Considerations should be specified for adequate insurance as the project dictates.  The UAS provider should offer a method to both document and recover data easily by all Project Teams as needed and care should be given to achieve that data. As this technology grows there is great opportunity to create mapping, overlays, 2D and 3D models, and beyond!

     

     

     

     

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    New Member Spotlight




     

     

     

    PAUL BERGSTROM

    Sales Representative 

    Haldeman-Homme Inc

    Paul started with Haldeman-Homme Inc. (www.haldemanhomme.com) as a sales representative with the Contract Division in 2004. In 2011, he moved to Anderson Ladd to focus on athletic facility products. Paul left Anderson Ladd in 2014 to serve as the Vice President of Business Development at SECOA, a stage equipment manufacturer. In 2016, Paul returned to HHI in the Midwest Division and is now responsible for all products in southern Minnesota. 

    Paul’s career has led him to many professional accomplishments including being named Haldeman Homme, Inc. Salesperson of the Year in 2007-08, a Porter Athletic salesmanship award in 2008, and in 2009, he won the Gill Athletics sales contest and received a trip to Disney World. He was also garnered Salesperson of the Month Honors in June 2011 and June 2012. Besides the Construction Specifications Institute, Paul is a member of: Minnesota Education Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS), Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO), and the Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA). 

    Some notable projects include: Leonard Center -Macalester College, Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex- University of St. Thomas, Science Center- St. Scholastica, Mahtomedi School renovations, Minnesota State University- Mankato track, Winona Sports Complex, University of Minnesota- Science Teach and Student Services Buildings, and the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. 

    Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an Economics minor from St. Cloud State University, with distinction. Paul also earned an AA Degree with honors from Normandale Community College. Paul currently lives in Plymouth, MN with his wife and two daughters. 

    Paul can be reached at: 

    Paul Bergstrom, CSI 

    Haldeman Homme, Inc. pbergstrom@HALDEMANHOMME.com 

    Office: (612) 362-2154 

    Cell: (612) 963-5266


     

     

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    for 

    Local Construction Associations

    Compiled by Joel Meyer

    (check respective websites for complete listings)

     

     

     

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    Chapter Membership Committee News

     

    Click HERE for the new Membership Enrollment Form

    Ask the Membership Commitee Chair:

    Gary Patrick at 763-546-3434 or gpatrick@inspec.com

    Or contact the CSI-MSP Chapter Administrator

    Vicky Olson at 952-564-3044 or volson@intrinxec.com

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    Chapter Partnerships and Sponsorships

      

    CHAPTER PARTNERSHIPS AND SPONSORSHIPS

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR COMPANY LOGO FRONT AND CENTER WITH CSI

    Would you like your company to come to mind first when a CSI member needs the services your company provides? 

    Your company logo would be prominently displayed on all emails from the chapter (4 – 5 emails sent each month to 950 contacts each time), at all monthly programs (80 – 100 members), in the monthly Specifics (sent to 700+), on the pages of the CSI chapter website, at EVERY CSI event on each table and in the PowerPoint!

    Your company could have quarter page ads or a featured article in the monthly Specifics (sent to 700+), or the opportunity to feature your company with a table top display at a monthly meeting.

    If you answered yes, please send an email to volson@intrinxec.com and put “Need a Call” in the subject line and include your contact information.  You will be contacted by a CSI member.

    Would you like to lend your company’s support to CSI events like the Annual Golf Outing or the Annual Awards Banquet?

    If you answered yes, please send an email to volson@intrinxec.com and put “Sponsorship Call Needed” in the subject line and include your contact information.  You will be contacted by a CSI member.

    Did you previously have a business listing or business card ad in the Resource Directory section of the printed CSI Chapter Directory? 

    If you answered yes to the above, there are advertising options available for your company on the website and in the monthly Specifics.  Please send an email to volson@intrinxec.com and put “Advertising Call Needed” in the subject line and include your contact information. You will be contacted by a CSI member.

    Your Partnership with the MSP Chapter at any level is your company’s path to visibility with decision makers in the design and construction industry. Your support also enables the continuation of high-caliber programs and events and networking among all parts of the building team.  Your participation is valued by all CSI members.

    Chapter Partnerships

    Platinum Partnerships

     
    www.carlislesyntec.com     http://mgmcgrath.com http://www.pella.com
    612-867-5173     651.704.0300 952-462-5359
           
       
     www.sherwin-williams.com   www.inspec.com  
     800.321.8194   763.546.3434    

                                                                  

       
    www.hufcorminnesota.com www.wlhall.com    
    763.544.0365 763.592.8640    
       
    http://kline-johnson.com http://rfassociatesinc.com    
    952-854-8723 612.349.9885    

                                                                                      

    Gold Partnerships

     

         
      www.architecturaltesting.com    
      651-636-3835    

     

    Silver Partnerships

         
     www.hirshfields.com      
           

     

     

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    INSTITUTE NEWS

     

    CSI 2018 Honors & Awards Program           

    The 2018 Honors & Awards Guide is now available. Download it here.

    Submissions Deadlines 
    Submissions for awards will be due Monday, May 7, 2018 at Midnight Eastern

    Submissions for Outstanding Chapter Commendations will be due Monday, July 16, 2018 at Midnight Eastern. 

    What’s New This Year?
    Communications Awards - The submissions requirements for the Communications Awards have been updated this year. Submissions will be considered in three categories including Continuing Publications, Electronic Communication and Special Publications. More information on each of the categories can be found in the awards guide.

    Awards Forms
    Please find the forms below to complete for all awards applications. The forms are available here in word and writable PDF versions for your convenience. Please use either version to fill out the information. All applications will need to be converted to a single PDF document for submission.

    Distinguished/Honorary Member - Forms 101, 102, 103 (Word) (PDF
    Fellowship – Forms 201, 202, 201 (Word) (PDF)
    CSI Award Application – Form 301 (Word) (PDF)
    Outstanding Chapter Commendation – Form 306 (PDF)

    Submissions Process 
    To make submitting forms easier this year and to facilitate communication and responsiveness to applicants, CSI will be using a new online system to accept applications. The online portal for accepting submissions will be open by April 15 for submissions of applications and letters of endorsement.

    2017 HONOR & AWARD WINNERS

    The Constructions Specifications Institute (CSI) is thrilled to announce that 17 individuals and 10 chapters were honored at CONSTRUCT 2017 & The CSI Annual Convention in Providence, RI. The CSI Honors & Awards Ceremony took take place Thursday, September 14. Preregister for this free event at www.constructshow.com.

    Distinguished Membership:
    Distinguished Membership:Distinguished Membership is the most prestigious honor of the Institute. It is conferred on individuals who have performed distinguished services to the construction industry in fields of activity related to the purposes of the Institute. 

    • Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, Lifetime Member, CDT
    • James M. Robertson, FCSI, CCS


    Fellowship: 
    Fellows of the Institute are chosen by their peers. Nominees must maintain membership for not less than five years and have notably contributed to the advancement of construction technology, the improvement of construction specifications, education, or by service to the Institute.

    • Edmund C. Buch, CSI, CCS
    • Brandilyn B. Fry, CSI, CDT
    • Frank E. Fuller, CSI
    • Thad Goodman, CSI, CDT
    • Timothy J. Gottwalt, CSI, CCPR
    • Marvin Kemp, CSI, CDT
    • Billy J. Mathis, CSI, CDT
    • J.W. Mollohan, CSI, CCPR
    • Daryl G. Robinson, RA, CSI, CCS
    • Anne Marie Roeper, CSI, CCPR


    Robert P. Brosseau Award for the Advancement of CSI: 
    This award recognizes CSI members who have been recognized by peers as leaders focused on education and the training and mentoring of students and emerging professionals.

    • Gary T. Bergeron, CSI
    • Charles Thompson, CSI, CCS


    Outstanding Contribution Award: 
    This award recognizes  a CSI member, chapter, region or group that has made commendable contributions to the goals of the Institute.  It recognizes contributions above and beyond those normally performed as part of a chapter, region, or Institute officer, committee or member .

    • William Sundquist, CSI
    • Indianapolis Chapter
    • Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter


    Technical Document Award: 
    This award recognizes an individual, chapter, region or group for a single outstanding accomplishment in technical writing other than project specifications.

    • Catherine M. Houska, CSI


    Communication Award:
    This award recognizes a CSI member, chapter, region or group for outstanding effort in the communication of CSI related topics and activities. 

    • Chicago Chapter Newsletter “Change Order”
    • Chicago Chapter Website
    • Daniel Hargreaves, FCSI, CDT
    • Grand Rapids Chapter “Rapid River Ramblings” Newsletter Team
    • Gulf States Region Newsletter “The Gulf States Leader”
    • Knoxville Chapter Newsletter "The Speck" 
    • Little Rock Chapter Newsletter "SpecWork"
    • Mississippi Chapter 50th Anniversary Video Team
    • Phoenix Chapter Website

     

    Jerry A. Putnam, RA, FCSI, CCS

    Institute Vice President

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    NORTH CENTRAL REGION NEWS

     

    The 2018 Region Conference will be in Duluth, Minnesota,  April 12, 2018 through April 14, 2018, visit the website for further information!

     

    Read the North Central Region Newsletter!

    see the link below

    North Central Region Newsletter


     

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    Educational Opportunities

     

    THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE

    April 26-27, 2018 | Chicago, IL

    Sharpen your skills in construction risk identification, assessment, mitigation, and monitoring by joining your peers at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Academy on April 26 and 27 in Chicago. Learn from subject matter experts and share your experiences through highly interactive online and in-person sessions. This one-and-a-half-day conference features two tracks of focused educational content - Project Conception and Project Execution.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Expand your working knowledge of every step in construction risk management
    • Understand the fundamentals of construction risk and how it affects different project phases
    • Develop real-world strategies for addressing risk management in your projects, from risk identification and assessment to methods of mitigation and monitoring existing risks

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals
    • Individuals who are new to risk management
    • Individuals who are implementing a risk management plan
    • Individuals who wish to be familiarized with the general terminology and best practices

     

    REGISTRATION

    Registration is open to industry professionals, with discounts for CSI Members. Early registration will open on January 9, 2018. Space is limited.

                            Early (1/9-2/15)      Regular (2/16-4/18)       

    Member             $695                        $795

    Non-member     $970                        $1,070

    As part of the registration fee, participants will receive forms, templates, and risk management plan materials developed specifically for the Academy and up to 12 professional development hours (PDHs) towards CSI certification renewal.

    The CSI Academy is produced in conjunction with the CSI Chicago Chapter. We hope to see you there!

    Click here for more information and to register CSI Academy


    CSI PRACTICE SESSIONS

    Practice Session: Exterior Wall Assemblies and NFPA 285

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

     

    Recent history shows the results of combustible exterior cladding. The most recent 2017 London Grenfell Tower fire—71 perished, 70 were injured.  A 2013 NFPA study identifies 18 building fires with notable losses (life and property) since 1997 and indicates there are many more. The common thread was combustible exterior wall assemblies.
    The building codes responded to combustible facades in 1988 by introducing full scale fire tests for exterior wall assemblies. These tests were originally in response to EIFS building cladding, but now are applied to all types of façade assemblies. The code and tests continue to evolve with each new edition.


    Join David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS to review the code provisions triggering NFPA 285 compliance, examine the differences among the various code editions in force in the US, assess material selections, drawing details, and specifications to satisfy energy and fire safety requirements, and identify strategies for meeting code requirements.

    This session is offered with AIA CES HSW learning credits thanks to Conspectus. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Specifying Practice Community.

    REGISTER HERE

    CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. Practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.


    Intro Series to Construction Contract Admin - Chapter 11: Measurement and Payment

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

    This series of the Contract Administration Practice Community will follow the information covered in CSI's Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide. This session will go over the contents of Chapter Eleven of the CAPG on Measurement and Payment. 

    While the content may be focused towards professionals new to the practice, we invite experienced professionals to please join in and offer your expertise as we lay a foundation for a solid future in the industry. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Contract Administration Community.

    REGISTER HERE

    CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. Practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.

     


    CSI ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

    CSI on-Demand Webinars are education sessions that provide convenient, quality learning at an affordable price – you will be able to see materials, hear an instructor and earn continuing education credit. Courses qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and AIA Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). 

    CSI's Education Learning Levels

    Each session, webinar, or similar event offered through CSI's programming meets a specific level of education:

    Fundamental (100 Level): “Learn & Grasp”
    Attendees require little to no previous knowledge of the topic area. Participants will learn fundamental facts, terms, and basic principles and understand their meaning. These sessions inform using the “what, why, and how” approach.

    Intermediate (200 Level): “Apply & Organize”
    Attendees require basic knowledge and understanding of the topic area. Participants will be able to integrate knowledge into the context of practice by organizing, comparing, interpreting, and relating main ideas. These sessions are identified by key words including “execute, perform, and apply.”

    Advanced (300 Level): “Develop & Evaluate”
    Attendees require a working knowledge and considerable experience in the topic area. Participants will be able to analyze problems and evaluate new situations by combining acquired knowledge and techniques to generate solutions. These sessions are identified by key words including “develop, evaluate, and implement.”


    The cost per webinar is $55 for CSI members, or $75 for non-members -- join CSI now and save when you register for an on-demand webinar! 

    See the webinars available on demand!


    ADDITIONAL CSI EDUCATION PROGRAMS

    In addition to CSI Webinars, CSI has additional educational opportunities for members of the construction industry.

    For more information go to: http://www.csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Education

    The Construction Specifications Institute is a Registered Provider of American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and United States Green Building Council Education Provider Network


     

    WebReach:
    Frank Lloyd Wright - American Icon, Architectural Master, Modern Dreamer

     

     

     

    Credit: 1.0 AIA LU
    When: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
    Speaker: Ruthanne Hanlon
    Sponsored by: PPG Paints        

     

     

     

     

    This PPG presentation discusses Frank Lloyd Wright - a true American icon, highly influential architectural master and all-around modern dreamer. It highlights the professional life of Wright, his influence on and achievements in modern design, and his body of work resulting from his time at Taliesin (West) with special focus on the color palette developed for Taliesin (West).

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Attendees will learn highlights of Frank Lloyd Wright's career, his design philosophy, and early influences.

    2.      Attendees will learn how Wright harnessed control of his projects to not only include architecture but also landscape design, lighting, textiles, and furnishings.

    3.      Attendees will learn about the key design styles, which Wright greatly contributed to and even founded.

    4.       Attendees will review the original 1955 palette Wright specified for Taliesin for an in-depth look at the palette as a whole and dissecting it to reveal micro-harmonies.

     

    WebReach:
    Frank Lloyd Wright - American Icon, Architectural Master, Modern Dreamer

     

     

     

    Credit: 1.0 AIA LU
    When: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
    Speaker: Ruthanne Hanlon
    Sponsored by: PPG Paints        

     

     

     

     

    This PPG presentation discusses Frank Lloyd Wright - a true American icon, highly influential architectural master and all-around modern dreamer. It highlights the professional life of Wright, his influence on and achievements in modern design, and his body of work resulting from his time at Taliesin (West) with special focus on the color palette developed for Taliesin (West).

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Attendees will learn highlights of Frank Lloyd Wright's career, his design philosophy, and early influences.

    2.      Attendees will learn how Wright harnessed control of his projects to not only include architecture but also landscape design, lighting, textiles, and furnishings.

    3.      Attendees will learn about the key design styles, which Wright greatly contributed to and even founded.

    4.       Attendees will review the original 1955 palette Wright specified for Taliesin for an in-depth look at the palette as a whole and dissecting it to reveal micro-harmonies.

     

    Frank Lloyd Wright - American Icon, Architectural Master, Modern Dreamer

    Credit: 1.0 AIA LU
    When: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
    Speaker: Ruthanne Hanlon
    Sponsored by: PPG Paints              

     

     

    This PPG presentation discusses Frank Lloyd Wright - a true American icon, highly influential architectural master and all-around modern dreamer. It highlights the professional life of Wright, his influence on and achievements in modern design, and his body of work resulting from his time at Taliesin (West) with special focus on the color palette developed for Taliesin (West).

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Attendees will learn highlights of Frank Lloyd Wright's career, his design philosophy, and early influences.

    2.      Attendees will learn how Wright harnessed control of his projects to not only include architecture but also landscape design, lighting, textiles, and furnishings.

    3.      Attendees will learn about the key design styles, which Wright greatly contributed to and even founded.

    4.      Attendees will review the original 1955 palette Wright specified for Taliesin for an in-depth look at the palette as a whole and dissecting it to reveal micro-harmonies.

     

    Practice Session: Exterior Wall Assemblies and NFPA 285

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

     

     

     

    Recent history shows the results of combustible exterior cladding. The most recent 2017 London Grenfell Tower fire—71 perished, 70 were injured.  A 2013 NFPA study identifies 18 building fires with notable losses (life and property) since 1997 and indicates there are many more. The common thread was combustible exterior wall assemblies.

    The building codes responded to combustible facades in 1988 by introducing full scale fire tests for exterior wall assemblies. These tests were originally in response to EIFS building cladding, but now are applied to all types of façade assemblies. The code and tests continue to evolve with each new edition.


    Join David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS to review the code provisions triggering NFPA 285 compliance, examine the differences among the various code editions in force in the US, assess material selections, drawing details, and specifications to satisfy energy and fire safety requirements, and identify strategies for meeting code requirements.

    This session is offered with AIA CES HSW learning credits thanks to Conspectus. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Specifying Practice Community.

     

     

     

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    CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. Practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.

     

    Practice Session: Exterior Wall Assemblies and NFPA 285

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

     

     

     

    Recent history shows the results of combustible exterior cladding. The most recent 2017 London Grenfell Tower fire—71 perished, 70 were injured.  A 2013 NFPA study identifies 18 building fires with notable losses (life and property) since 1997 and indicates there are many more. The common thread was combustible exterior wall assemblies.

    The building codes responded to combustible facades in 1988 by introducing full scale fire tests for exterior wall assemblies. These tests were originally in response to EIFS building cladding, but now are applied to all types of façade assemblies. The code and tests continue to evolve with each new edition.


    Join David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS to review the code provisions triggering NFPA 285 compliance, examine the differences among the various code editions in force in the US, assess material selections, drawing details, and specifications to satisfy energy and fire safety requirements, and identify strategies for meeting code requirements.

    This session is offered with AIA CES HSW learning credits thanks to Conspectus. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Specifying Practice Community.

     

     

     

    http://files.clickdimensions.com/csinetorg-adm2j/files/registerherefinal.png

     

     

     

    CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. Practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.

     

    Practice Session: Exterior Wall Assemblies and NFPA 285

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

     

     

     

    Recent history shows the results of combustible exterior cladding. The most recent 2017 London Grenfell Tower fire—71 perished, 70 were injured.  A 2013 NFPA study identifies 18 building fires with notable losses (life and property) since 1997 and indicates there are many more. The common thread was combustible exterior wall assemblies.

    The building codes responded to combustible facades in 1988 by introducing full scale fire tests for exterior wall assemblies. These tests were originally in response to EIFS building cladding, but now are applied to all types of façade assemblies. The code and tests continue to evolve with each new edition.


    Join David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS to review the code provisions triggering NFPA 285 compliance, examine the differences among the various code editions in force in the US, assess material selections, drawing details, and specifications to satisfy energy and fire safety requirements, and identify strategies for meeting code requirements.

    This session is offered with AIA CES HSW learning credits thanks to Conspectus. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Specifying Practice Community.

     

    Practice Session: Exterior Wall Assemblies and NFPA 285

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Recent history shows the results of combustible exterior cladding. The most recent 2017 London Grenfell Tower fire—71 perished, 70 were injured.  A 2013 NFPA study identifies 18 building fires with notable losses (life and property) since 1997 and indicates there are many more. The common thread was combustible exterior wall assemblies.
    The building codes responded to combustible facades in 1988 by introducing full scale fire tests for exterior wall assemblies. These tests were originally in response to EIFS building cladding, but now are applied to all types of façade assemblies. The code and tests continue to evolve with each new edition.


    Join David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS to review the code provisions triggering NFPA 285 compliance, examine the differences among the various code editions in force in the US, assess material selections, drawing details, and specifications to satisfy energy and fire safety requirements, and identify strategies for meeting code requirements.

    This session is offered with AIA CES HSW learning credits thanks to Conspectus. Click here to view recorded sessions from the Specifying Practice Community.

     

     

    http://files.clickdimensions.com/csinetorg-adm2j/files/registerherefinal.png

     

    CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. Practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.

     

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    Chapter Leadership

    CHAPTER BOARD

     President

    Andy Garner, CSI, CDT 

     Immediate Past President

    George Ramsay, CSI, CCS, CCCA

     President-Elect

    Cynthia Long, CSI, CDT 

     Vice President

    Kasey Howard, CSI

     Vice President

    Dave Rasmussen, CSI

     Vice President

    Jeremy Nordby, CSI

     Vice President

    Sandy McWilliams, CSI, LEED AP

     Secretary

    James Bergevin, CSI

    Treasurer

    Mark McPherson, CSI, CDT

    CHAPTER COMMITTEES

    Awards Committee

    Tohnya Adams, CSI-EP, Co-Chair

    Rick Nichols, CSI, Co-Chair

    Certification Committee

    Jerrilyn O'Brien, CSI, CDT, EIT, Co-Chair

     Communications Committee

    Keith Pashina, PE, CSI, Chair 

     EXPO

    To be determined

     Membership Committee

    Gary C. Patrick, CSI, AIA, RRC, Co-Chair

    Susan Lee, CSI, Co-Chair

    Programs Committee

    Brien DuRouche, CSI, Co-Chair

    Larry Lorbiecki, CSI-EP, AIA, Co-Chair

    Emerging Professionals/Student Affairs

    Hannah Fleischaker, CSI, Co-Chair

    Adrienne Rulseh, CSI, Co-Chair

    Annual Golf Outing

    Ryan Hallesy, CSI, Chair

    Chapter Administrator

     Vicky Olson, CSI, IntrinXec

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