Winter Weather Doesn’t Stop our Chapter Meeting and BYOEP Night!

By Beth Winkler posted 01-23-2019 13:50


Winter Weather Doesn’t Stop our Chapter Meeting and BYOEP Night!


IMG_5501.jpegThings got a little icy on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – on the roads and for CSI Chicago.  The January Chapter Meeting reached maximum registration capacity with 29 Emerging Professional guests excited to attend.  Kurt Hoigard of Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. was set to present his excellent presentation Delegated Design - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.  All was great…until the Chicago weather hit.  Beth Winkler, CSI Chicago’s Executive Director was starting to get nervous as she started to receive a few understandable cancellations and East Bank Club was finishing up the dinners for 120+ attendees. But in the end the winter weather did not stop the night from being a successful night of networking and learning.


Over 100 people made it out to hear Kurt Hoigard present and to welcome our Emerging Professional guests to CSI Chicago.  Our President, Peter Grotenhuis, started the night out by announcing that the CSI Chicago Foundation is officially set up and ready to receive donations to support CSI Chicago’s charitable efforts such as Rebuilding Together and Student Scholarships.  Peter also reminded everyone that registration is open and filling up fast for 2 upcoming events – Building Enclosure & CSi2eye. 


Beth Winkler then welcomed our Emerging Professionals and announced as a thank you we will be raffling off prizes to the Emerging Professionals and the member hosts who invited them. Our BYEOP Night allows chapter members to bring one emerging professional at their guest to the event at no cost.  There were three Emerging Professional winners announced along with one member host winner.  It was fun to see the new faces excited to win and be a part of it all.


IMG_5525.jpegThe night ended with Kurt Hoigard presentation Delegated Design - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Delegated design continues to be a hot topic in our industry as projects and building systems become more complex. Kurt shared his insight with us from a perspective of a professional engineer licensed in 35 jurisdictions and with more than 30 years of experience investigating problem projects. He did a great job describing how it should work and how it can go awry.


Thank you all who took on the Chicago weather, we appreciate it.  As always, none of this is possible without our sponsors so we would like to thank:

BYOEP Raffle Sponsors

Paul Fogarty of S.J. Mallein

Tabletop Sponsors



Check out our event photos.