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Marvin Kemp AIA, FCSI, CDT®, concluded his term as Board Chair of The Construction Specifications Institute on July 1, 2022. Here, CSI Chief Executive Officer Mark Dorsey sits down with Marvin to discuss his many accomplishments and why he has worked so tirelessly for the benefit of CSI. Marvin, thank you for sharing so many years in generous support of this association. Your service has been remarkable, as both chair of the board the last two years and as a member of the board since 2016. There are so many ways in which CSI has benefited from your leadership, especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As you look back and reflect, ...
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Hugh Seaton, General Manager of Crosswalk ® , a software-based tool that makes CSI standards available in project delivery tools across the building lifecycle, will host a panel discussion at the CSI National Conference 2022 in Denver on October 14, titled, “The Three Horizons Framework for Innovation: Understanding Current and Future Technologies.” Panelists will include Rose Hall , Vice President, Head of Construction Innovation for AXA XL North America Construction, Dr. Tessa Lau , Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dusty Robotics, and Adam Bridgman , Co-Founder and General Partner at Ironspring Ventures, a leading AEC and Industrial sector ...
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Want to discuss a specific work challenge with fellow professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) industry? The CSI Community Connect Forum is the go-to resource is where you can connect with AECO peers in real-time, keep up on current events, get informative professional insight, and even share interesting information about yourself. Here are two current conversations to join right now. Custom Baptistry Glazings I’m looking for some design/spec help for the glass in one of our Baptistries. It is an octagonal shape glazed with silicon set in a concrete base. The glass has water filled to 2/3 the height. ...
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The keynote speaker at the CSI Conference in Denver this October will be Henry Chamberlain, president and chief operating officer of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. His presentation, “Peering Into the Future: Prepare for Impact,” will focus on the current and emerging architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) industry. Chamberlain brings a wealth of information to the topic based on his professional experience as well as his affiliation with BOMA, the leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals. The organization represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property ...
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In our bureaucratic society, it sometimes seems that one needs a government permit to do almost anything. Few activities require as many permits as a construction project. Governmental entities (municipal, county, state, federal), owners of utilities and transportation facilities, selected extra-governmental commissions, and possibly others may have jurisdiction over the project’s design, construction, and operation. Permits are required to build, perform earth moving, extend or connect to utilities, cut into or connect to roadways, draw resources (water, fuel, or minerals) from the environment, discharge water or exhaust gasses into the environment, occupy and ...
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Peyton Cordell, a Dallas-based specifier with SpecServices LLC, introduced CSI College of Fellows honoree Susan Bliss during her induction into the class at the 2021 CSI National Conference in Nashville, Tenn. In this interview, she shares what that moment meant to her personally, the importance of mentors, and what she believes young professionals across the country contribute to CSI. Peyton, you were recently involved in helping Susan Bliss during her induction into the CSI College of Fellows. As I understand, she's been a mentor for you. Can you talk to me a little bit about that experience ? She’s been such a wonderful ...
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Congratulations to the outstanding individuals from across the country who were recently elected to the CSI Board of Directors and taking office July 1. Here we highlight Ivette Ramirez Bruns , CSI, CCS ® , who was elected director of the Great Lakes Region. How did you first become involved with CSI, and how has that helped you professionally? I first became involved with CSI when I moved to Indianapolis from Dallas in 1995. My mentor at RATIO architectural firm encouraged my involvement in CSI and certification. Once I started attending the CSI Indianapolis chapter meetings and programs, I was encouraged to run for the board and have been ...
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Searching for information on the web is a drag. We've all been there: you're trying to find something. Nothing relevant seems to surface right away. Then you're back at the search bar, trying a couple of other keywords or phrases, clicking a few links, and finally, getting what you want. Wasting more time than you expected. We’re savvy internet researchers these days; we know how to find information. That’s why the search functionality is so important to any website. Well, the CSI team fixed that on our site. So, no more searching and digging. You can now search across multiple CSI resources and pages in one click! We've improved the search functionality ...