Distinguished Membership is the most prestigious honor the Institute can confer on members who have performed exceptional services to CSI and the construction industry in fields of activity related to the purposes of the Institute, as stated in the CSI Bylaws. This year’s recipients are:
- Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS®
- Casey F. Robb, FCSI, Lifetime Member, CDT®, CCPR™
Fellowship is one of the top two honors given by the Institute. Fellows of the Institute are chosen by their peers (Jury of Fellows). Nominees must have been members in good standing for not less than five years and have notably contributed to the advancement of construction technology; the improvement of construction specifications; education; and/or by service to the Institute. The Fellowship criteria, qualifications, requirements for nomination, and the rights and privileges of Fellowship are specified in the CSI Bylaws. This year’s recipients are:
- Edwin L. Avink, FCSI, CDT®, CCS®
- Susan W. Bliss, FCSI, CDT®, CCS®, CCCA®
- Dean Bortz, FCSI, CDT®, CCPR™
Hans William Meier Award for Innovation of Certification Programs
This award is presented to a CSI member or team recognized by their peers for providing innovations in certification preparation and training methods or procedures. The honoree has developed programs, lesson plans, and other learning tools that incorporate cutting edge technology and has used presentation methods that surpass standard certification preparation classes offered online. This year’s recipient is:
- CSI Chicago Chapter Certification Committee
This award is presented to a member, chapter, region, or organization that has implemented a comprehensive communications program that consists of multiple communications programs, uses the CSI logo properly, and includes at least two of the following communications systems:
Continuing Publications: New, upcoming, and impactful ongoing publications containing innovative content that highlights cutting edge technology, helps individuals and businesses improve within the construction industry, or helps members or chapters improve their operations.
Electronic Publications: An integrated communications program within a chapter, region, or group that consists of at least one of the following vehicles: email, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog, website, contest, webinar (YouTube or other media), and/or e-classes.
Publications (either printed or electronic) that are published one time. These publications may be used for an annual event, to provide information, be a reference, or simply provide a means to further the mission of CSI, the chapter, or the region. Items may include rosters, marketing flyers, directories (meeting all Institute member information release requirements), technical papers, posters, calendars, and videos.
- CSI Grand Rapids Chapter
- CSI Los Angeles Chapter
- CSI Memphis Chapter’s Online Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
- CSI Phoenix Chapter
- CSI Portland Chapter
- Geremy Mendelson, CSI, CDT®
Environmental Stewardship Award
This award recognizes individuals, organizations, or firms who are, in the opinion of their peers, “Stewards of the Environment” (one who not only espouses but actively and publicly is an environmental practitioner) within their city, county, state, or region.
- Ironwood Mills
- JLG Architects
- RTA Architects
Outstanding Contribution Award
This award, the highest honor the Institute can bestow on a firm, organization, or association, is presented for exceptional accomplishments that bring CSI (at the chapter, region, or Institute level) to the forefront of the construction industry; that promote one of the tenets of CSI (education, certification, or development of technology) to the benefit of the construction industry; and/or that assist operations at the local chapter, region, or Institute level and provide a value-added service.
- Akron-Canton CSI Productfest
- Billy J. Mathis, FCSI, CDT®
- CSI Portland Chapter