Master Specifiers Retreat

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Save time. Get answers. have fun.

The MSR is designed to increase profits and performance for Architects, Engineers, Specifiers, and Contractors by connecting them one-on-one with the world’s leading building product experts.

Apply here if you are a design and construction professional.





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Architects, specifiers, and design professionals bring your project questions and get one-on-one feedback from product manufacturers who know the technical ins and outs of their products.

At this popular two-day retreat, have your technical project information reviewed during one-on-one meetings between you and your building product manufacturers.

  • Meet building product experts 
  • Solve project challenges
  • Reimagine and learn new product approaches
  • Gain technical knowledge and LUs
  • Get complimentary accommodations and airfare/mileage reimbursement up to $500


Interested in getting involved as a product manufacturer? Contact Brian Knotts for more information and to reserve one of the 40 Knowledge Exchange Tables.



Coming Soon to These Locations

Renew and Restore:
The Legacy We Leave

February 1 - 3, 2023

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

Fort Myers, Florida

*CSI is in constant contact with the resort and has been assured they will be fully operational, as are the airport and surrounding areas, by the end of November. Further updates will be made if any, as they become available. CSI is confident that the February 2023 MSR will be unaffected.

Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa

Adapt and Flourish in the Age of AI 

July 12 - 14, 2023

Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa

Midway, Utah


Application Coming Soon!

FEBRUARY MSR FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Bryan Meyer, CEO and co-founder of VCP

Bryan Meyer served two tours in Iraq as a Helicopter Crew Chief and Door Gunner in the United States Marine Corps, during which he amassed over 300 combat flight hours and received a personal decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in combat operations.

After returning home to Kansas City, Bryan earned both a master’s in public administration and a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (where he was elected president of the law school). He accepted a position at a growing private law practice, but in his spare time, he founded his first nonprofit organization aimed at providing Veterans with pro bono legal services. After just two years practicing law, the local bar association recognized Bryan with their Young Lawyer of the Year Award. More recently, the University of Missouri-Kansas City recognized Bryan as the Alumnus of the Year.

Despite his early success, Bryan left the practice of law in early 2016 and, along with his co-founders, invested his personal savings to co-found Veterans Community Project – a walk-in clinic for all Veterans and a village of tiny houses with wrap-around case-management services for homeless Veterans in Kansas City. In VCP's short existence it has already transitioned hundreds of Kansas City area veterans out of homeless and provided services to thousands more.

The transformative success of VCP in Kansas City made national news and soon other communities were reaching out and inviting VCP to replicate their model outside Kansas City. Today, VCP is one of the fastest growing Veterans nonprofits in America with campuses under construction nationwide. Bryan leads the organization as its Chief Executive Officer.

Stay tuned for session details!


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Anil Sawhney, Ph.D. PMP FRICS FHEA

Anil Sawhney is the Global Lead for the Construction and Infrastructure Sector at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Anil is a construction and infrastructure sector expert, an educator, a researcher, and a Construction Tech enthusiast. In his role at the RICS, he is involved in producing the construction and infrastructure sector’s body of knowledge, standards, guidance, practice statements, education, and training. 

Decarbonizing the Built Environment—the Role of Data and Standards

Decarbonizing the built environment is imperative to address the climate crisis, as the sector generates 47% of global CO2 emissions annually. The operation of existing built assets is responsible for 27% of these emissions, while construction materials, products, on-site operations, and other construction industry-related emissions account for an additional 20%. The business-as-usual approach cannot continue, and as stewards of construction information, we must deploy our expertise to decarbonize cost-effectively. Using the ICMS standard as a backdrop, this session explores the role of data and information management in calculating the whole life carbon of built assets. ICMS provides an integrated taxonomy for life cycle costs and carbon emissions. ICMS can allow project teams to evaluate various carbon-reducing alternatives for new and existing built assets when connected with design workflows. In this session, we will discuss the role of data and standards in decarbonization.

Learning objectives: 

  • The importance of decarbonization for the built environment sector
  • Integrating the decarbonization workflow with design and cost workflows so that data is shared and information exchange requirements are met
  • What is missing from the digital (BIM, CDE, QTO tools, etc.) toolkit?
  • What are some of the upcoming carbon-related regulations and their implications on our sector (e.g., SEC ESG reporting requirements, NYC Local Law 97, etc.)
  • How will the recent developments, especially in the US, the Inflation Reduction Act, help with our decarbonization efforts?

THANK YOU TO OUR EDUCATIONAL SESSION SPONSOR