Upcoming Events


  • Akron-Canton & Cleveland CSI Scholarship Available

    The Akron-Canton and the Cleveland Chapters of CSI are proud to once again offer scholarships to college students who are presently (2019) 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 2019- 2020 school year.

    Requirements for the scholarships are as follows:

    • Student must be willing to become a student CSI member and join the awarding chapter.
    • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in a 4 point system.
    • The applicant must have a 1st year standing in a two year program; 2nd or 3rd year standing in a four year program; 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, year standing in a five year program.
    • The applicant must be majoring in an accredited course of study pertaining to the construction industry in one or more of the following categories: Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Engineering, Construction management, Construction Technology, or Building Systems Design.
    • Applicant must submit an original essay, between 500 – 1,000 words, on the topic “Why do you want to pursue a career in the construction Industry and how do you feel you can contribute to the construction industry after you graduate?”

    We would appreciate your assistance in letting students know about the scholarships the Akron-Canton & Cleveland CSI are offering this year. You may send or post the application below as needed.

    If you would like to join the scholarship committee, reach out to Kyle Craven at kyle@cravenconstruction.com
  • More than a competition – A New Way of Design Thinking.

    ZeroThreshold is a design competition that is about more than creating accessible spaces. It’s about elevating the idea of accessibility through intentionally beautiful design.

    This competition is an important step in changing the conversation about accessibility. Not only will it launch Cleveland towards being the world’s best “barrier- free city”, the solutions that surface can be broadly applicable to cities throughout the United States and around the world.

    In partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and others, North Cost Community Homes has launched a design challenge for 2019 meant to help rethink how we envision and talk about accessibility in housing. Not only will students and professional competitors be designing accessible housing solutions for one of multiple categories for cash prizes totaling $11,000, the winning design will have the opportunity to be built in the Cleveland, OH neighborhood of Old Brooklyn. The competition is open to national and international designers. There is also a special student division.

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