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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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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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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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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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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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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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! 

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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.

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June 2018 - CSINext - Does It Again!! What Year!!!

Hello everyone, and Happy Summer!

As the CSI year winds down, I would like to take just a few seconds and thank each and every one of you for your continued involvement in CSI and the especially CSINext Chapter.

To all of the chapter members, Committee Chairs, and Board Members I would like to thank you for the tremendous experience it was to lead the chapter this year.

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CSI National Elections - Voting Now Open!

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know the voting ballots for the CSI's National Elections are now open on the Institute's website.

Be sure and vote!!

Http://www.CSIResources.org

 

Call For Officers - CSINext Chapter

 Well folks it is that time…this is the official Call for Officers for the CSINext Chapter!!

The CSINext Board has (3) openings this year:

  • (1)    President Elect (1st year Pres. Elect / 2nd year President)
  • (1)    Director (2 Year)
  • (1)    Treasurer (2 Year)

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March 2018 - LET THE MADNESS BEGIN!!

Hello everyone, hope this month’s Presidents Message reaches each of you in good spirits!  Spring is right around the corner and for those of us here in the Midwest….it cannot get here fast enough!  This winter was a rough one.  But hey…it is March…and time for March Madness.  Speaking of madness let me give you an update of the crazy goings on here at CSINext!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR CSINext & Welcome to 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR CSINext!!!

Welcome to 2018!

Hello everyone, Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I hope each and everyone of you had a very happy Holiday season!

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President's Notes September 2017

CONSTRUCT, CONGRATULATIONS, & COMMISSIONING!

Hello everyone, happy September! Whew….what a month for CSINext! There is lots of information to cover….so hold on tight!!!

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President's Notes August 2017

Welcome to August everyone! Hope you are staying cool. As summer continues to heat up - things are really heating up here at CSINext! Check out what has been going on.

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WELCOME TO CSINext 2017 / 2018!

Hello everyone…where ever you may be I hope each and every one of you are having a great summer!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be leading the Chapter this year.  And how much I am looking forward to working with the membership and an outstanding Board of Directors. This will be my third year working with the Chapter Board and I can truly say I have enjoyed every minute of it. Being President of the CSINext will be challenge but one I am looking forward to! 

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CSINext In The News!!

CSINext is getting noticed folks!

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(PMI) - Construction Extension to the PMBOK - 4th Edition Now Available

Hello everyone,

Around this time last year I wrote a blog about my involvement as one of the SME content editors for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) upcoming release of the 4th Edition of the Construction Extension to the PMBOK.

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