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  • Walk on the Wild Side: The Final Three Oregon Zoo Bond Projects

    Apr 9, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PT)
    There are three projects remaining for the Oregon Zoo Bond: the Polar Passage, Primate Forest, and Rhino Habitat. Come join Lease Crutcher Lewis as they discuss the design and construction for these projects. $125 million was designated in 2008 to go towards improving the Oregon Zoo, to help protect the animal’s welfare, increase access to education, and reach higher sustainability goals. Five projects have been completed. The final three projects are now under construction with completion expected in 2020. The ground work for the Polar Passage began during the construction of Elephant Lands with a geothermal loop that takes excess heat from the polar bear habitat to warm the elephant building. This project will also include (2) outdoor habitat spaces, The Headlands and Meadow Ridge. Both will have salt water pools for the bears to swim and play, and both create a higher elevation area where the bears will be able to look out over the entire zoo more like their natural habitat. There will also be a demonstration area that will bring the public closer than ever to the polar bears during Keeper Talks. The primates will get upgrades to their existing exterior west habitat along with a brand new interior day room and exterior mesh habitat. The new habitats will provide higher more intricate climbing structures with endless options for configuration of their enrichment activities. We have already completed upgrades to the Red Ape habitat, which is where the chimps will remain until their new home opens up. An expanded Rhino Habitat will provide more space for the breeding and calf rearing program at the Oregon Zoo. New viewing areas will give visitors a closer look at these endangered animals and provide information on how to help rhinos in their native countries. Demolition has been completed and the new construction will begin late Spring 2019. Our presentation will cover the design and construction goals and challenges for these three amazing projects, as well as a chance to network at the Zoo with your colleagues from all disciplines within the AEC Industry. Heavy appetizers included with registration; no host bar Cancellation Policy Full refund available if cancellation notice via email ( chaptermeetings@portlandcsi.org ) is provided 2 business days prior to the event, late notices or no shows will not be refunded. Registrations marked "Pay at Door" that are no show will be invoiced unless cancellation notice provide per above.
    Portland, OR, United States

  • Learning and Libations: Terry Kastner discusses Wallboard Finishing

    Apr 18, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    There are four major players responsible for Wallboard and Stucco installations.  Those players are, the Owner, Architect, General Contractor and Specialty Contractor. Learning Objectives Manage everyone's expectations. Define each of the players responsibilities. Explain how those responsibilities must be carried out. Explain the importance of fulfilling your responsibilities. What can go wrong if responsibilities are not performed as required. Achieve the ultimate goal of providing the Owner with the desired end product Presenter Terry has been involved with Northwest Wall and ceiling Bureau (NWCB) since 2007 and is the current Executive Director.. Terry has thirteen years of field related experience in Light Gauge Metal Framing, Drywall Installations, Drywall Finishing, Acoustical Ceiling Installation and Exterior cladding of Stucco and EIFS. Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau is a nonprofit trade association for the wall and ceiling industry, serving a wide-ranging membership of contractors, manufacturers, dealers, labor organizations and other professionals in the industry. Who Should Attend   Everyone in the AEC industry. This is for more than just spec writers!    Agenda 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Presentation 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Free Beer, tour of the training lab and of course, more networking
    Portland, OR, United States

  • 7th Annual Chili Cook-off & Awards Night

    Jun 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PT)
    Chili Anyone? Join Portland CSI June 11th for our 7th annual CSI Chili Cook Off. This will be a fun evening of networking, chapter awards, some chili smack talk and a little cold beer at the Lucky Lab on Quimby. Please look at attending, or even better, registering a team. Awards will include Best Chili, Best Theme, and People's Choice. Come try the chili and help pick the winner!   Team Registration Includes: 4 team member registration 5 additional tickets to give out to friends and co-workers. A chance to win bragging rights and three different prizes   All registrations include 1 drink ticket! (Become an Event Sponsor and everyone will get 2 drink tickets!)   Cost: $150 for Chili Teams $10 for Members $20 for Non-Members $250 Event Sponsor (CSI Member) $300 Event Sponsor (Non-Member)   Schedule: 4:30pm – Set-up 5:30pm – Doors Open; let the tasting begin! 7:30pm – CSI Awards and Chili Winner Announcement 8:30pm – Clean up   Additional Information: Team registration deadline is May 31, 2019. Space will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 8 teams. Booth décor, team, and chili are to be ready by 5:00pm. Each team is required to provide 2-3 gallons of chili which can be prepared in advanced and reheated. There are no rules on chili ingredients. CSI will provide side dishes, forks, spoons, napkins, and tasting cups. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs.
    Portland, OR, United States

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