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  • Golf Outing Sponsorship Registration NOW OPEN!


    Registration closes September 1, 2023.

    As a sponsor of AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI's most popular event (scheduled for September 15th at JE Good Park in Akron), you'll have the opportunity to choose from various levels of sponsorship. Each package is designed to provide maximum exposure for your brand throughout the event.

    But that's not all - we encourage all sponsors to provide raffle items that showcase your business logo. Whether it's golf shirts, hats, sunglasses, or other tchotchkes, we want to share them with our members and guests to create a lasting impression of your brand.

  • Attendee Registration Open for Methods & Materials Mania!

    Akron-Canton CSI is known for it’s unique and innovative ideas that support the education of our local design and construction industry.

    Join us for Methods & Materials Mania on April 18, 2023 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

    Gone are the days of traditional product shows - this year, we are shaking things up and taking a fresh approach to industry education. With a focus on helping professionals better understand the materials and techniques used in building construction, Methods & Materials Mania promises to be an unforgettable event.

    Featuring eight different focus areas, attendees will rotate through eight, fifty-minute hands-on demonstrations learning the applications of products and gaining a deeper understanding of how buildings are constructed. Our exhibitors will create a dynamic learning experience leaving you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world of design and construction.

    We’re going to show you what those likes on paper really mean. The eight areas of focus will be:


    • Masonry – Wall construction, flashing, and types of masonry.
    • Exterior Envelope – Application of air barriers, EIFS installation, and wall framing.
    • Windows – Reviewing the difference between punched openings, storefront, and curtainwall, along with glazing types.
    • Doors – Installation of doors and frames, types of hardware, and installation.
    • Roofing – Review types of low-slope roofing and roofing system components.


    • Walls and Doors – Types of metal framing, including head and jamb conditions. Installation of gypsum board and levels of finishes.
    • Flooring – Installation of tile and proper floor preparation
    • Ceilings – Types of suspended ceilings and proper application.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry leaders, learn new skills, and explore the latest innovations in building materials.

    Questions? Reach out to Brandilyn Fry at 440-221-5665 or brandif@hasenstabinc.com or Jillian Tipton at 330-699-9788 or jtipton@aiaakron.org.

  • Scholarship Available!

    The Akron-Canton Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) is offering one (1) one-year $1,060.00 scholarship ($1,000.00 for tuition/$60.00 is to cover the cost of joining CSI national and the local chapter) for a college student who is presently (2022-2023) enrolled in an accredited college or university serving the construction industry in the northeast Ohio area, and desires to pursue a career in the construction industry. This scholarship will be for the 2023-2024 school year.

    The Scholarship recipient is required to become a student CSI member to both CSI national and the Akron-Canton chapter and must attend at least three Akron-Canton CSI meetings during the school year for which the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship payment check will be a two-party check made payable to both the recipient and to the school in which the recipient is enrolled. A thank you note to the scholarship committee will be required before the funds will be transferred.

    Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2023. 

    If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Chair, Kyle Craven: kyle@cravenconstruction.com

    Click here for the Scholarship Application.

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