The CSI Knowledge Committee identifies relevant industry trends that affect all construction professionals. The committee recommends, analyzes, develops, and evaluates possible CSI learning resources that support professional development to all members of the construction project team.
Deliverable #1: Identify trends that affect the professional practice areas of CSI members, including but not limited to specifying, design, general and sub-contracting, product representation, contract administration, technology innovations, and collaboration between professional areas of practice.
Deliverable #2: Assist in assessing and identifying knowledge gaps that may lead to development of new products, programs, and services designed to meet learning needs of members and industry partners. Knowledge resources may include:
- In-person educational event
- Professional practice webinars and online learning curriculum
- Sponsored online learning through web tools
- Practice Sessions and member-driven knowledge sharing
- Speaker and educator identification and training
- Educational programs for use by CSI chapters and licensed training partners
- Research papers and articles for distribution
Deliverable #3: Identify subject matter experts for webinars, white papers and other means of documenting CSI knowledge and thought leadership.
- Composition: The Committee of up to 10 individuals is chaired by one member. The committee members will have various backgrounds from emerging professionals to senior levels. Industry delegates may also contribute as subject matter experts (as CSI members or represent related organizations/industries).
- Term: The committee term is 1 year, beginning January 1 of each year. One additional consecutive term is permitted to a maximum of 2 terms.
- Time Commitment: Committee members are expected to attend up to 6 conference calls annually and up to one virtual or in-person strategy meeting annually with 3 additional hours of work monthly.
- Competencies: Professionals with a deep knowledge of CSI’s existing standard, formats, publications, and educational programs is ideal, but not required. Professionals with a background in academia (teaching and publishing) and/or those practicing at an experienced level within a professional practice area of CSI is paramount.
Matt Fochs, Director, Learning, Practice, and OutreachCurrent Members (through December 2021)
Robert Carmac, CSI, CDT, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Byron Bargas, CSI
Ivette Ramirez Bruns, CSI, CCS, CDT
Justin DeMarco, CSI, CDT
Richard Howard, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, SCIP, USGBC
Jerry Putnam, FCSI, CCS, CDT
Keith Robinson, FCSI, CSC, FCSC, LEED AP, RSW
Winnie Sung, CSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Eugene Willis Jr., J.D., CSI-S, CDT, CCCM, LEED GA, USGBC