CSINext March 2023 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our March Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Accessibility: ANSI or ADA" Presented by Daniel Hargreaves, FCSI, AIA, iSCS, RAS, LEED Assoc. Mark your calendars for March 9th at 12:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CSINext February 2023 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our February Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "The Role of Acoustics in Responsible Design" Presented by Tony Sola. Mark your calendars for February 9th at 12:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CDT Bootcamp Spring 2023

CSINext / Columbus State Community College CDT Bootcamp Spring 2023

We are excited to announce that on Saturday April 29, 2023 from 9am – 4:30pm US EST Dean Bortz with Columbus State Community College (CSCC), located in Columbus, Ohio, USA will be offering the Spring 2023 CDT Bootcamp through CSINext!

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Happy New Year & Welcome to CSINext 2023!

Happy New Year folks and welcome to 2023!

Hoping everyone in the CSINext family had a safe and joyous Holiday season!

Taking a quick look back at 2022, what a great year it was here at CSINext.  Our membership grew to over 120 members from within the United States and around the world, we had several members achieve their CSI professional certifications, we collaborated with Columbus State Community College to present the CSI CDT Bootcamp, Margaret Fischer of the Architectural Woodwork Institute knocked it out of the park with the AWI Casework Storage Standard presentation in December to finish out the year, and our Chapter sponsors continue to grow and support us in making CSINext one of the most unique and noted Chapters within CSI.

With all that, you are probably wondering if 2023 can top it right? The answer is a resounding YES. 

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CSINext January 2023 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our January Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "3M Architectural Finishes" Presented by Heidi Lohmann. Mark your calendars for January 12th at 12:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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CSINext December 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our December Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "AWI Care & Storage" Presented by Margaret S. Fisher. Mark your calendars for December 8th at 12:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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Being Thankful, Pumpkin Pie, & CDT Bootcamp

Hello again everyone, is it already November?

Yes it is…and exciting times continue here at CSINext!

Here in the United States, we are at the beginning of the holiday season, and it all starts November 24th when we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Way back in the 1600’s, this traditional gathering, started by early colonists, celebrates life’s blessings.  It is always a time of gatherings, celebration, and indulging in way too much pumpkin pie – but nonetheless it kicks off one of the most joyous times of the year.  So, this month, we here at CSINext celebrate you…our Chapter Members.  Without you and your support of not only CSI and CSINext, none of what we share here would be possible. May you and your families have a joyous and safe start to the holiday season wherever you may be!

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CSINext November 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our October Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Area Separation Wall Systems -Designing Better Fire & Sound Protection" Presented by Thad Goodman FCSI, CDT, CCPR, LEED Green Associate. Mark your calendars for November 10th at 12:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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Lots of Treats in store for CSINext!!!

Hello again everyone, and welcome to October! The fall season is upon us here at CSINext, and as we begin to put away the summer we are equally getting ready for the upcoming Holiday and winter season.  As Halloween is approaching, CSINext has made sure our members have more treats than tricks! Let’s dig into the candy bucket and see what we have on tap…..

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Interested ins the CDT? Sign up for the CDT BOOTCAMP 2022!

The CSCC CDT Bootcamp has been rescheduled to Saturday November 19th, 2022. 

If you have already registered, your registration will be carried over. If you cannot attend a refund will be issued, please let us know and a refund will be issued.

We here at CSINext in collaboration with Dean Bortz, Professor of Construction Management, at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, OH want YOU to get your CDT.

And that starts with proper and diligent preparation!

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TAN Line

You may have noticed a new link at CSINext. The TAN Line is short for Trusted Advisor Network. What is the Trusted Advisor Network, ie the TAN Line? Simply put, it the virtual evolution of the Chapter meeting where you build your Network. We encourage you to share your knowledge, ask questions, participate in discussions and become an integral part of this little community. Together we can become better community leaders and provide our members with a much better experience.

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CSINext October 2022 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our October Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Designing a Cost Effective Rainscreen wall with Compact HPL" Presented by Collette Hart. Mark your calendars for October 20th at 12:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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