MSR Summer

MSR Summer    
    Tackle Your Toughest
    Project Challenges

      July 12 - 14, 2023
      Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa
      Midway, Utah

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The Master Specifier's Retreat (MSR) is a two-day, immersive experience that places architects, specifiers, engineers, and contractors at the forefront of building product innovation.



Adapt and Flourish in the Age of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived in the construction industry, presenting new challenges and opportunities for AECO leaders. AI, in the non-technical sense, also extends to how we engage and do business. What will it take to thrive in this new era? In a world where smart machines enhance human productivity, project teams will need to be more diverse and resilient than ever before. Immerse yourself in new ways of thinking and learn how you can adapt your skill set to flourish in the age of AI. 



Wednesday, July 12

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM  |  Arrivals/Free Time: Please enjoy the host hotel amenities.

5:00 - 7:00 PM  |  Registration Open

5:30 - 7:00 PM  |  Welcome Reception: Sponsored by  Sherwin-Williams Logo

Evening  |  Enjoy the evening with colleagues at the host hotel.


Thursday, July 13

7:30 - 8:30 AM  |  Welcome Breakfast: Sponsored by  RIB Logo

8:30 - 9:45 AM  |  Education Session: Matt Daly

9:45 - 10:00 AM  |  Morning Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #1

10:35 - 11:05 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #2

11:10 - 11:40 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #3

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #4

12:15 - 1:15 PM  |  Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #5

2:05 - 2:35 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #6

2:40 - 3:10 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #7

3:15 - 3:45 PM  |  Afternoon Coffee Break

3:50 - 4:20 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #8

4:25 - 4:55 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #9

4:55 - 6:00 PM  |  Attendee Free Time

6:00 - 8:00 PM  |  Cocktail Reception and Dinner


Friday, July 14

7:30 - 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM  |  Education Session: Maryam Farooq

9:35 - 10:05 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #10

10:10 - 10:40 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #11

10:40 - 11:00 AM  |  Morning Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #12

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #13

12:05 - 1:00 PM  |  Networking Lunch

1:05 - 1:35 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #14

1:40 - 2:10 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #15

2:15 - 2:45 PM  |  Afternoon Coffee Break

2:50 - 3:20 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #16

3:25 - 3:55 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #17

4:00 - 5:30 PM  |  Attendee Free Time

5:30 - 6:30 PM  |  Closing Happy Hour (All Attendees)


Saturday, July 15



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Featured Speakers

Maryam Farooq Headshot


Maryam Farooq

Co-Founder, Chief Revenue Officer, Aggregate intellect

Maryam is the Co-Founder & CRO of Aggregate Intellect, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to help SMBs make informed product decisions quickly and efficiently, significantly reducing their time to market. 

Maryam is an AI community builder.  She has been running and speaking at AI/ML events since January 2016. She previously founded New York Artificial Intelligence (NYAI), an AI events and education company. Prior to that, she served as the New York Managing Director and the Global Director of Client Experience for Machine Colony, a company that worked with governments and large enterprises to help them adopt AI at scale (now defunct). Before Machine Colony, she worked for several tech start-ups focusing on sales, business development, product and operations. She has a deep interest in emerging technologies, permaculture/regenerative design, travel, and fostering connections and collaboration with the global AI community. 


Matt Daly

General Manager of AEC, DroneDeploy

Matt Daly is currently General Manager of AEC at DroneDeploy, formerly co-founder and CEO at StructionSite. DroneDeploy is a Reality Capture platform that combines aerial and ground-based photo capture with powerful AI to automate the process of construction and asset documentation. Prior to StructionSite and DroneDeploy, Matt spent 9 years at FARO Technologies where he learned about lean manufacturing and process control while helping automotive and aerospace manufacturers implement 3D scanning solutions on their production lines.

Matt currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters. The four of them enjoy hikes, deli sandwiches, golf, and the occasional game of Ticket to Ride. 


Matt Daly Headshot


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Participating Manufacturers

The following companies have registered to attend the July 2023 Master Specifier's retreat:



Associated Materials

Barrette Outdoor Living

Carlisle Construction Materials

Cement Pro



DuPont Performance Building Solutions

Glass & Metal Craft

Guardian Glass

Hohmann & Barnard

ISE Logik Industries, Inc.

K-13 Spray-On Systems


Kuraray America, Inc.


MAPEI Corporation

Masonite Architectural

Master Builder Solutions


Mull-it-Over Products

National Gypsum

Noble Company

Neopor Insulation by BASF

Owens Corning - Foamglas


Reliance Worldwide Corporation

RIB (formerly BSD)

Specified Technologies, Inc.

Stego Industries


The Sherwin-Williams Company

The Woodwork Institute

Tnemec Company, Inc.

Total Door Systems

Tower Sealants

Urban Surfaces

US Gypsum Corporation


Nestled in the majestic mountains of Midway, Utah, Zermatt Resort is the perfect, year-round getaway conveniently located between Park City and Sundance.

We offer a unique charm with our Swiss-inspired architecture, where you can indulge in world-class spa treatments and enjoy exquisite dining options. Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah is the perfect place to plan your next mountain adventure!

Zermatt Resort & Spa

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Travel Reimbursement

Airfare (up to $500) + one checked bag Ground transportation to/from resort and airport in MSR destination Hotel for three nights Meals during event Your guest room rate and tax is hosted by CSI thru the support of our participating BPMs.


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Sherwin-Williams Logo

Wednesday Welcome Reception Sponsor

RIB Logo

Program Book Sponsor

RIB Logo

Thursday Welcome Breakfast Sponsor

Carlisle Construction Materials Logo

Wi-Fi Sponsor