COIVD-19. Changes Coming.

The reports of how construction is moving today during the Covid-19 pandemic are varied.

Many segments are full speed ahead, others are shut down from state and local government.

Hospital work and the manufacturers that support it have kicked it up a notch or two or three.

What our business will look like after this event is uncertain.

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Be Safe

With all of the Social Distancing. While most are following the recommendations to self-isolate for 15 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) there are those that this is not an option. If still are one of those who is driving to work, you may have noticed the roads are pretty empty. I’m one of the few that has not been impacted by the need to stay home. Our office is running at 50% and we are maintaining really smart practices.

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Going Green

I seem to fill a lot of my idle time with stuff. But if the time is filled then it is not idle. I seem to be stuck in an infinite loop. But seriously, I have begun to carve out some time to study the next part of my LEED exam.

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CSINext March 2020 Anniversaries

Each of the following members joined CSI in March. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.

  • 2 Year - David Graham, CSI
  • 6 Years - Brian Stephens, CSI, CCCA
  • 7 Years - Suzan Jordan, CSI, CCPR, CDT
  • 8 Years - Randall Watterson, CSI, CDT
  • 20 Years - Daniel Hargreaves, FCSI, CDT, AIA, RAS, LEED Assoc.

Special Shout out to Daniel Hargreaves (me ;) for 20 years of continuous membership in CSI!

Once again, CSINext really appreciate everyone's continued membership in CSI.

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CSINext March 2020 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our March Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Code Changes Affecting Classroom Doors" presented by Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR. Mark your calendars for March 5th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CSINext April 2020 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our April Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Portable Fire Extinguishers: Design for Safety, Accessibility, and Compliance in Commercial Environments" presented by Jeff Soukup with Guardian Equipment. Mark your calendars for April 2nd at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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Awarding Good Behavior

The Construction Specifications Institute is an association full of volunteer members who passionately serve each year. CSI has a committee that works each year to refresh and update the Honors and Awards Guide. It’s important for region and chapter leaders to be thinking about those who serve to help make CSI better.

Last year the release date for the publication was March 1, 2019. 

Take a moment at your next chapter or board meeting to look around the room and identify those who deserve some extra recognition. Also remember Region conference & Chapter award deadlines. For those who do the extra heavy lifting, be prepared to act once the new Institute Honors and Awards Guide comes out.

 It’s never too late to walk across the room and tell someone “Well Done!”

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

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The App

We’ve been teasing about something exciting is around the corner with CSINext. A favorite quote from Futurama “Good news everyone!” we have turned the corner. Available from the Apple App store is a native app of CSINext. This was almost a year in the works but was worth the wait (in my opinion). Almost everything you could do on the website is available from the app. The best part of this is the price… FREE! To download the app, simply go to the apple store and search for CSINext. 

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CSINext February 2020 Meeting

Greetings! Our February Chapter Meeting is a little different, we will start the meeting with a live presentation from the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6 and 7 Student Competition in Sparks, Nevada hosted by Mike Young, FCSI. Part two of the chapter meeting will be will be "Business Etiquette in the World of Architecture" Presented by Thad Goodman FCSI, CDT, CCPR. Mark your calendars for February 6th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CSINext February 2020 Anniversaries

Each of the following members joined CSI in February. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.

  • 3 Years - Sasha King, CSI, CDT, AIA, LEED AP
  • 8 Years - Richard Poindexter, CSI
  • 8 Years - Joni Zimmerman, CSI, CDT
  • 10 Years - Karen Nelson, CSI, CDT
  • 32 Years - James Whitfield II, FCSI, CCPR, CTC, LEED AP, USGBC

Special Shout out to Karen Nelson, CSI, CDT for 10 years of continuous membership in CSI!

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The Pause

Well, the year 2020 is off to a slow start for the ‘Artichokes Life’. But that is not the case for me personally. If you have seen past blogs about travel, you know I’m on the road a lot. This year has started the same way, yet with a vengeance.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hopefully Santa brought you everything you wanted for Christmas.

Just remember, He’s not watching you- He’s judging you all year long...

So NOW I know why I get coal every year.

 

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CSINext January 2020 Anniversaries

Each of the following members joined CSI in January. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.

  • 6 Year - Christopher Bennett, CSI, CDT, AIA
  • 6 Years - Lenora Hamilton, CSI, CDT, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, RCI
  • 9 Years - Taylor Coley, CSI
  • 15 Years - Keith Robinson, FCSI, CSC, FCSC, LEED AP, RSW
  • 29 Years - William Rains Jr., CSI, CDT
  • 35 Years - Lee Orosco, FCSI, CCS
  • 41 Years - Terrence Lunn, PE, FCSI, CCS

 

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CSINext January 2020 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our January Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "MORE THAN VOLUME SOLIDS" Presented by Kent Kile FCSI, CDT, CCPR. Mark your calendars for January 9th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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DECember

What started out on the CSI Leader Discussion about the last of the DCP for this decade has turned into a fun little debate. The discussion was on when a decade ends and begins. Almost 2 years ago I did a blog on Frīgedæg, which is old English for Friday. It is  a fun read and you can enter the “way-back-machine” by clicking the link https://www.csinext.org/the-artichoke-s-life/frigedaeg But back to the present. The discussion got me thinking about the end of decade, then December.

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The Slider

The Slider… No, I’m not talking about Baseball. Even though it is a topic near and dear to me. But I’m not the die-hard fan like Dennis DeLisse. I’m talking about the slide show on the home page. This is kind of a follow up to the 10 Years of CSINext. With that, let's jump into a little history of the Home Page and the Slide Show.

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CSINext December 2019 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our November Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Welcome to the Vendor Jungle" Presented by Casey F. Robb, FCSI, CCPR, CDT, LEED AP. Mark your calendars for December 5th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CSINext December 2019 Anniversaries

Each of the following members joined CSI in December. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.

  • 1 Year - Brent Williams, CSI, CDT
  • 3 Years - Todd Hansen, CSI, CDT
  • 3 Years - Richard de Campo, PE, CSI, CCS, CDT, AIA
  • 11 Years - Ryan Harrington, CSI, CDT
  • 12 Years - Kazim Kanani, CSI, CDT, Assoc. AIA, CSC
  • 15 Years - William Desrosiers, CSI, CCPR, CDT
  • 24 Years - Daryl Robinson, RA, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, LEED GA
  • 25 Years - Edgardo Cruz, CSI, CDT, M. Arch
  • 30 Years - Kent Kile, FCSI, CCPR

Special Shout out to Kent Kile, FCSI, CDT, CCPR for 30 years of continuous membership in CSI!

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10 years Later

“At the November 17, 2009 CSI Board Meeting, the first virtual chapter was chartered, its name is CSINext. This is the brainchild of CSI Member Brent Williams. With social media storming through the internet like wildfire, CSINext is the next evolution of the CSI chapter.” This was a quote from the initial press release distributed to different sources.

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CSINext November 2019 Anniversaries

Each of the following members joined CSI in November. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.

  • 2 Year - Kevin Tish, CSI, CDT, AHC, EHC
  • 4 Years - Richard Linsky, CSI, CDT, AIA, NCARB
  • 18 Years - Jack Morgan, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT, AIA, LEED GA, NCARB, SCIP, USGBC

 

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