November 2018 Chapter Meeting: Let's Fix Construction “She’s a Specifier, He’s a Product Rep, Differ

When:  Nov 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Indianapolis

Please join the Indianapolis Chapter of CSI for our November Chapter Meeting at the Willows on Westfield on Thursday, November 15 from 4:00pm-8:30pm.

Designed not only for the building product marketer and manufacturer, but also for the architectural project manager and specifier, this workshop provides general information that is lacking on the internet and within the industry.

As with all of the Let’s Fix Construction workshops, this program is fully customizable and adaptable to meet the needs of the host, including gearing it towards specific products, specification divisions or building applications.

Common topics reviewed include methods to locate a product representative, communication styles of the two parties, office visit etiquette, manufacturers specifications and more.

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe common challenges and solutions from both points of view, the architectural specifier and the product representative
  • Recognize the responsibilities that a specifier has to their firm, owner, project and contract
  • Identify the multiple roles a product rep must play in their day-to-day business
  • Demonstrate how proper communication and information exchange benefits all parties involved

About the Presenters:

Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT, SCIP
Specifier with LSW Architects of Vancouver, WA.

Cherise has experience in construction, MEP engineering and primarily architecture in her 30-year career. Cherise has worked extensively in multiple areas of AEC and is actively involved in education, speaking, blogging, social media and Let’s Fix Construction. Her passions include emerging professional development and which she co-founded with Eric Lussier. She is currently the immediate past president of the Portland Chapter of CSI and Director-At-Large for CSI. You can find Cherise on Twitter @CheriseLakeside and on LinkedIn.


Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT

Indoor sports flooring trusted advisor, distributor and subcontractor for 12 years, now working with Precision Athletic Surfaces, based out of Vermont. He is active in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and is currently president of the Vermont Chapter. Eric is a construction industry blogger whose work is featured on Let’s Fix Construction, which he co-founded with Cherise Lakeside. Cherise and Eric recently launched the Let's Fix Construction podcast which you can find on any of your favorite players or on their website. You can find Eric on Twitter @EricDLussier and on LinkedIn.

The workshop is divided into two sessions with a social hour and buffet dinner between.  
First Session, 4-5pm, 1 AIA LU.
Second Session, 6:30-8pm, 1 1/2 AIA LU's. 

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Willows on Westfield
6729 E Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Jack Morgan, FCSI