About Our Institute, Region & Chapter


CSI Community

In 1948, The Construction Specifications Institute was founded to address the need for common systems of presenting and organizing construction documents.  You should be in CSI if you're an architect, a specifier, a product representative, a contractor, or any other kind of construction professional, and you want to know more than your piece of a project. CSI members have an in-depth understanding of construction because what they know goes beyond their job. They spend time with professionals from other fields and learn how they fit with the rest of the building team. They are experts in the process of identifying real-world building product solutions, communicating those solutions in construction documents, and ensuring that all the members of the construction team are building the facility the owner wants and is paying for. Their employers benefit from their ability to see everyone's role in a project, and because CSI members can deliver on time and on budget.  For information about how Puget Sound Chapter is connected to the Institute, click HERE.

region groups

CSI organizes the chapters into regions of the country.  Our Puget Sound Chapter is in the Northwest Region which includes 8 chapters total in these 4 states: AK, ID, OR, & WA.  For more information about the NW Region Community, click HERE.

our local chapter

The Puget Sound Chapter of CSI, established in 1958, has active members north-south from Bellingham to Camas and east-west North Bend to Port Orchard; even some out of state. PSC consists of architects, product and manufacturer representatives, design professionals, specifiers, engineers, contractors, sales associates, information managers, business developers, technical writers, and other representatives from all disciplines of the construction industry.  For contact information about our Chapter, click HERE.  Please view the Chapter videos about Education, Membership, and Website.

Puget Sound Chapter Presidents

Puget Sound Chapter bylaws

Chapter AWARDS FOR 2020-2021:

Presented at our June 2021 Chapter Meeting were:

Chapter Cooperation Award: Inteior Tech.
Chapter Citation Award
: Bestowed on an individual who has rendered distinguished service to the Chapter in advancement of the Chapter’s technical program, or who has shown distinguished accomplishment in the field of technical research or education.

·        Awarded to: David Landrey, MASCO/Mason Supply Co.

David E. Thomas FCSI Award: Awarded to an Industry member of the Chapter who has rendered distinguished service to the Chapter in the advancement of its objectives or in its administration.

·        Awarded to: Lia Alia Wollard, Applied Building Information.

Chapter Industry Member of the Year:
     ·        Awarded toMarc Chavez, Deltek.
Hugh S. Hallet Award
: The highest award the chapter can bestow on an individual with the exception of Honorary Membership. It is awarded to an individual, excluding members of the Chapter Staff, who has rendered distinguished service to the Chapter in the advancement of its objectives or in its administration.

·        Awarded to: Justin Bise, MG2

President’s Certificate of Appreciation Awards:

·    "Pototo Head" Award: Beth Stroshane, Applied Building Information
"The Slink" Award: Erika Anderson, Anderson Specialties
"Jessie the Cowgirl" Award: Candice Clinton, ASSA ABLOY
"To Infinity & Beyond" Award: Melissa Falcetti, Applied Building Information

institute awards FOR 2019-2020 & 2020-2021