2019 Award Winners

CSI's Honors and Awards Program recognizes the talent, achievements, and notable contributions to the construction industry that support the mission of CSI. Participating in the Honors and Awards Program is a great way to let members and others in your community know they are appreciated and valued.

Begin by looking at your chapter members and others in your community or region who have made a difference in the construction industry and have supported the mission of CSI. Look for people, firms, and organizations that are advancing building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

2019 Honors and Award Winners

CSI is pleased to recognize the following 2019 Class of Fellows and CSI Award Winners. Recipients will be honored during the CSI Honors and Awards Ceremony at CONSTRUCT 2019 in National Harbor, MD, Thursday, Oct. 10th. Congratulate them today or register to attend in person!

Fellows of the Institute are chosen by their peers. Nominees must maintain membership for not less than five years and have notably contributed to the advancement of construction technology, the improvement of construction specifications, education, or by service to the Institute.

  • John T. Dunaway, CSI, CCS, CDT
  • Kermit Duncan, CSI, CCCA, CDT
  • Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT

Distinguished Service Award:

“Distinguished Service” is defined as notable and significant contributions at the Chapter, Region or Institute level that have furthered the mission of CSI, its standing in the industry or its image to the public. 

  • Randall A. Chapple, CSI, CCS

Robert P. Brosseau Award for the Advancement of CSI:
This award recognizes CSI members who have been recognized by peers as leaders focused on education and the training and mentoring of students and emerging professionals.

  • Dean M. Bortz, CSI, CCPR, CDT
  • Scott Warren Sider, CSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT

Norman Hunter Award for Innovative Allied Organization Cooperation:

This award is presented to a CSI member, Chapter, Region or Group recognized by their peers for bringing multiple construction organizations together for a single goal or event.

  • DesignColumbus
  • COBEC/CSI Denver Chapter Fall Seminar

Hans William Meier Award for Innovation of Certification Programs

This award is presented to a CSI member or team recognized by their peers as providing innovations in certification preparation and training methods or procedures.

  • Edwin “Ed” Avink, CSI, CCS, CDT


Ben John Small Technical Writing Award:

This award is presented to a CSI Member recognized by their peers as an outstanding technical writer and/or expert in their field.

  • Larry Barger, CSI, CCS, CDT

Outstanding Contribution Award: 

This award is presented to a CSI member, Chapter, Region or Group that has made commendable contributions that furthers the influence of CSI in the local construction industry; or that increases the visibility of CSI in the local construction industry; or that provides a value-added service to the chapter, region or Institute.

  • CSI Portland Chapter
  • Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS, CDT
  • Elias Saltz, CSI, CCS, CDT
  • David Stutzman, FCSI, CCS, CDT
  • Joni Zimmerman

Organizational Certificate of Appreciation:

This award is presented to a firm, organization, or association who, in the opinion of their peers, has provided one of the following: Exceptional accomplishments that bring CSI (at the chapter, region or Institute levels) to the forefront of the construction industry in their respective arenas; or promotes one of tenants of CSI – Education, Certification, or Development of Technology to benefit the construction industry; or working with the local chapter, region, or Institute to assist with their operations that provide a value-added service.

  • PPG Paints

Communication Award:
This award is presented to a Chapter, Region or Organization which has implemented a comprehensive communications program, inclusive of multiple types of communications programs.

  • CSI Chicago Chapter
  • CSI Grand Rapids Chapter
  • CSI Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter
  • CSI Los Angeles Chapter
  • CSI Portland Chapter
  • CSINext Chapter


Communicator of the Year Award

This Award is presented to the individual who is shown to communicate at the Institute Level through the “Communities” system. The Award is presented to the individual who provides not only a high volume of interactions, but also provides content which is thought-provoking, informative, or instructional.

  • Kevin O'Beirne, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT

Outstanding Chapter Commendations

Presented to a chartered chapter that meets the designated prerequisite core and supplemental criteria.

  • Akron-Canton
  • Boston
  • Central Pennsylvania
  • Charlotte
  • Chattanooga
  • Chicago
  • CSINext
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Fort Worth
  • Greater Lehigh Valley
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City
  • Knoxville
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Mississippi
  • Nashville
  • Phoenix
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Suncoast

Questions about CSI's Honors and Awards program?
Contact awards@csinet.org.

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