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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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!
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.Continue reading
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
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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!
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.Continue reading
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
AWI and SMA Lead New Stair and Railing Standards Development Through ANSI Process
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has announced that the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) will be collaborative partners in the development of a new AWI/SMA 0643 – Wood-Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems draft standard through AWI's ANSI-approved process.Continue reading
Hold the Door, please…
We all have either said it or heard it. “Hold the Door, Please.” I work in one of the few mid-rise buildings in Tucson. It is just short of high-rise depending on the definition. I’ve always played by the rules of up to 3 stories is low-rise, up to 12 stories is mid-rise, up to 40 stories is high-rise and finally anything over 40 stories is a skyscraper. The point isn’t to start a debate about what defines a multi-story building. This is just how I wrap my mind around it. Back to being in a mid-rise, my office building is 9 stories and I’m on the 6th floor.Continue reading
CSINext November 2019 Meeting
Greetings! We will be conducting our November Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Changing the Language of Concrete" Presented by Chris Bennett, CSI & Keith Robinson, FCSI, CSC, FCSC, LEED AP, RSW. Mark your calendars for November 7th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!Continue reading
What’s for Lunch?
After several heavy and deep-thinking blogs, I needed to do something light. I realized, the other day driving back from a client meeting “Hey this is Tuesday, and I forgot to do a blog”. Still recovering from the lost month of the computers plus travel and before I knew it, Wednesday came to a close. However, just a couple of days ago I headed out of the office for a client meeting. I went to the meeting with a couple of my co-workers and on the way back we realized it was close to lunch. I noted that I saw this little café and we should go there. I’m the first to admit, I enjoy food.Continue reading
It takes two
A couple of weeks ago, I expressed the details of a ‘hefty ransom’. After rebuilding the servers, workstations, traveling to Alaska and meeting my deadlines on 2 projects. I can only say I’m so glad that September is over. This week CONSTRUCT is kicking off. This is the first year in several years that I will miss. However, we are trying a new bold experiment, to host a Town Hall from the CSI both at CONSTRUCT, Thursday at 1:00pm EDT.Continue reading
CSINext October 2019 Anniversaries
Each of the following members joined CSI in October. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.
- 1 Year - John Koessler, CSI
- 1 Year - Mazen Najar, BS, MBA, CSI, PMP
- 4 Years - Jeffrey Mosley, CSI
- 5 Years - Matthew Avard, CSI-EP, LEED GA
- 24 Years - Lynn Javoroski, FCSI, Member Emeritus, CCS, LEED AP, SCIP
- 27 Years - Michael Young, FCSI, CCCA
- 29 Years - Robert Dye, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, RRC
- 33 Years - Helaine Robinson, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
Special shout out to Matthew Avard, CSI-EP, LEED GA for celebrating 5 years with CSI!
CSINext October 2019 Meeting
Greetings! We will be conducting our October Chapter Meeting in a new format only possible with CSINext, this will be a live Town Hall from Construct via ZOOM. This will be our attempt at this on site, it will be hosted by Secretary Cynthia Belisle and via tele-conference from Ohio CSINext President Thad Goodman and from Tucson Daniel Hargreaves. Mark your calendars for October 10th at 1:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free Webinar event or joining us live at CONSTRUCT.Continue reading
CSINext Announces a Scholarship!
The CSINext Chapter has awarded Blake Keller, a student at Greenville Technical College, the inaugural Built Environment Preparatory (BEPREP)Emerging Professionals Scholarship sponsored by PPG Paints.
Greenville Technical College is one of the 23 schools that participated in the BEPREP program. Their Professor Cari Anderson saw the value of teaching CDT® principles in the classroom to help prepare his/her students for their futures in the AEC Community.Continue reading