Programs, Cool Stuff, and Conferences

As I mentioned last month, even though summer is winding down CSINext is winding up.  Last week CSINext held its first virtual Chapter Meeting of the year.  We had great attendance and Chris Bennett of Bennett Build presented “Building Bad Slabs: How to increase costs and reduce quality in polished concrete slabs.” Chris is a well-known expert in the world of concrete construction and surface applications and his presentations never disappoint.  Thank You Chris and well done!!

CSINext September 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our September Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Building Bad Slabs" How to increase costs, and reduce quality in polished concrete slab construction Presented by Chris Bennett, iSCS. Mark your calendars for September 8th at 12:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

Certifications, Programs, & a Hack!

Hello again everyone, hope your summer continues to be a great one! As Summer begins to wind down – CSINext is winding up! Last month, I mentioned your Chapter Board held its annual planning session for the upcoming year, and since that meeting things have really been moving forward, not only on the Chapter Business front but the Chapter Member front as well.

Hack 2022

Who hacks web sites and to what end? This has always been a nagging question. I’ve been nervous for the past 6 months. And you may ask why? Every time there is pollical blow back between the nations, US web sites seem to take a beating. I really try to stay ahead of the security at CSINext, but it is a non-stop effort. CSINext has had about a dozen hacks, 3 of them over the past 10 years, have been data corrupting.

Plan the Work and Work the Plan

Well, hello again everyone, hope everyone is well.  My apologies for length between columns, hopefully I can make up for the lost time here this month. 

The main purpose of a punch list is to identify project items that need to be completed or corrected right?  But we should also use those items in future applications, so we do not repeat the failures of the past.  In this industry we barely have enough time and money to do it the first time – it is imperative to do it right the first time.  And one of the things as industry professionals we can do right the first time is the project schedule. 

CSINext 2022 / 2023 is Here!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the CSINext 22 / 23 year!  Hoping everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. 

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mark Ogg, and I will be serving as your CSINext Chapter President for this upcoming year.  I have been a CSI and CSINext member since 2013. 

CSINext June 2022 Meeting

SAVE the DATE: We need to move the meeting by one week... June 16th, 2022 still at 4:00pm EDT.

Greetings! We will be conducting our June Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "The Accessible Restroom" Presented by Daniel Hargreaves. Mark your calendars for June 16th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext May 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our April Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Bridging the Gap Between Division 03 and Division 09, a New PerSPECtive" Presented by Keith Robinson. Mark your calendars for May 12th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext March 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our March Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "AWI0641 - Architectural Wood Casework Standard" Presented by Doug Hague with AWI. Mark your calendars for March 10th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext April 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our April Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "How Enriching Spaces became 'the healthiest building in Ohio'" Presented by Dawn Schwartzman and Yasha Ogg. Mark your calendars for April 14th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext January 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our January Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "The Bigger Picture | Insights from America's First CLT Hotel" Presented by Doug Steimle with Schaefer. Mark your calendars for January 13th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext February 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our February Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Looking through Real-Time Rendering to Design Architecture and Interiors for Virtual Reality" Presented by Dan Barringer with Virtual Reality Immersions. Mark your calendars for February 10th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext November 2021 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our November Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Innovative Cement Board Applications Using Cement Board Continuous Insulation" Presented by Thad Goodman, FCSI, CDT, CCPR, LEED Green Associate with National Gypsum. Mark your calendars for November 11th at 4:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext October 2021 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our May Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Designing for IAQ and COVID-19 Mitigation" Presented by Mark Ogg, PMP, CDT, CCCA. Mark your calendars for October 14th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

The "Why" of CSI

Last week in Nashville, CSI folks gathered for the first time in over a year to network, learn, and celebrate the achievements of our peers at the 2021 CSI National Conference.  And while it wasn’t like conferences in the past, it was still a great time, and for those CSINext members that were unable to attend you were greatly missed! 

Welcome to "The Punch List"

Hello everyone and welcome to “The Punch List” … finally!  I could toss in the usual excuses for not getting this column started long ago….you know like being overloaded at work, being consumed in completing graduate school, “honey-do lists”, labor shortages, and a global pandemic…all of which are true….but truth be told…I just hadn’t gotten around to it. Sounds like a job site excuse right?  Well with this first entry that is all about to change.

CSINext May 2021 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our May Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Masonry Restoration Systems" Presented by Dennis Rude, Stonecutter and Founder of Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. Mark your calendars for May 6th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

CSINext April 2021 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our April Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Healthcare Color & Design Trends" Presented by Lynsey Hankins with PPG. Mark your calendars for April 1st at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

Welcome CSINext New Members!

Starting off the new year with more new members. CSINext continues to grow! CSINext is please to welcome the following CSI member to CSINext.

  • February 2021 - Lauren Roddy, CSI-EP
  • March 2021 - Rhonda Hansson, CSI-EP

 

CSINext March 2021 Anniversaries

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

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

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