When is part 2 of the bench DIY coming? It’s in the back of my mind and just around the corner. However, with most of us taking advantage of the four-day weekend, I wanted to give thanks. Before I jump into what I have to be thankful for. I wanted to share a little Thanksgiving history. If you know anything about me, I really enjoy history. There is so much we can learn from the past and look to the future.
I know, I owe everyone part 2 of the DIY bench. With the holidays around the corner, I got trapped in doing other stuff. I’m still playing catch up from my 5,000+ journey for work. My dad recently bought himself a small trailer and I’ve been helping him with home repairs. Plus I started my own remodel project in creating a studio on the second floor of the home.
Last August I started another Do It Yourself (DIY) project. But I need to rewind just a little. The current placed we live has a great view in Tucson. My wife and I live in a 2-story home with a balcony and we back up a flood-controlled area. What does that mean? Simply put it is an area that can’t be developed. So, we will always have desert behind our home.
CSINext continues to grow! We use to post these about every 90 days. But just in the last month, we've added another 4 new members. CSINext is please to welcome the following CSI members on CSINext.
- Ed Hiller, CSI, CDT - September 2018
- Craig Stanton, CSI, CDT - September 2018
- Jack Morgan, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT, AIA, LEED GA, NCARB, SCIP, USGBC - November 2018
- Jori Smith, CSI, CDT, LEED AP - November 2018
Something else that is exciting is the cross section of where our newest CSINext members are from. Dallas, Columbus, Indianapolis and Albuquerque, once again welcome to CSINext!
Each of the following members joined CSI in November. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.
- 1 Year - Kevin Tish, CSI, CDT, AHC, EHC
- 12 Years - Jori Smith, CSI, CDT, LEED AP
- 17 Years - Jack Morgan, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT, AIA, LEED GA, NCARB, SCIP, USGBC
- 22 Years - F. Drucilla Brookshire, CSI, CCCA
Greetings! We will be conducting our November Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Greening the Specs" Presented by Amy Hockett, AIA, CSI, CDT, Leed Green Associate with National Gypsum. Mark your calendars for November 21st at 12:00pm EST. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!
I originally wrote a 2 part blog on a wood patio bench project. For now, I’m going to set the DIY blog aside and post it next week, instead I’m writing my own “Op Ed”. While I was driving from Tucson to Winslow for work, I was listening to the news. The same thing came up over and over. It is about the shooting in Pittsburgh at the synagogue. If you know anything about me, I’m about building bridges and creating collaboration. I really wanted to take a moment and remember the victims. I don’t personally know any of them, but this story of hate goes against my very nature.
Most of my architectural career has been doing Project Management work and Construction Administration. It’s nice to get back to where it all begins. The irony is I wrapped up my marathon road trip where it begins. Not so much about a destination, but where Architecture begins. I’m talking about Space Planning.
Two weeks ago, we were at CONSTRUCT. Once a year, CSINext gets together under the CSI badge and celebrates everything we have in common. The common goal is to strive to make the construction industry a better place. This is obvious if you look at the CSI tag line “Building Knowledge Improving Project Delivery”. What is the best way to improve the project delivery, that’s right open up the lines of communication and build the professional network.
I received a call during late August. The owner was having issues with a fast-paced small project. The project is about 350 miles from my home. There aren’t any flights to the location with it being located in a remote rural area of New Mexico. This was going to be a one week trip, but as the week progressed it was evident that I needed to stay a second week. The travel back and forth is by rental car, I would head home each Saturday. While nothing exciting happened on these road trips or turn into the adventures of the classic movie ‘Vacation’. It was a lot of miles.
Greetings! We will be conducting our October Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "K-12 Designing for Layered Security" Presented by Scott Reyes, CSI, CDT with Allegion. Mark your calendars for October 24th at 12:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!
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
- 3 Years - Jeffrey Mosley, CSI
- 10 Years - Jon Lattin, BS, MS, CSI, CCPR
- 23 Years - Lynn Javoroski, FCSI, Member Emeritus, CCS, LEED AP, SCIP
- 26 Years - Michael Young, CSI, CCCA
- 28 Years - Robert Dye, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, RRC
- 32 Years - Helaine Robinson, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
Special shout out to Jon Lattin for celebrating 10 years with CSI!
CSINext continues to grow! CSINext is please to welcome the following CSI members on joining CSI & CSINext.
New to CSI & CSINext!
- Scott Ficklin, CSI - August 2018
- Anthony Lucero, CSI - August 2018
- Luana Buratynski, CSI - August 2018
- Paul Bradford, CSI - September 2018
- Jessica Torres, CSI-EP - September 2018
Welcome CSI Members to CSINext
- Craig Stanton, CSI, CDT - September 2018
Each of the following members joined CSI in September. CSINext is please to congratulate the follow CSI members on their continued membership.
- 1 Year - Craig Stanton, CSI, CDT
- 2 Year - Lenee Hicks, CSI-EP
- 19 Years - Nina Giglio, FCSI, CCS, SCIP
- 22 Years - J.W. Mollohan, FCSI, CCPR, LEED GA
- 33 Years - Lane Beougher, FCSI, Lifetime Member, CCS, CCCA, AIA, CSC, DBIA, LEED AP
- 33 Years - Janet Piccola, FCSI
CSINext has been very busy. Another year has come and gone, however there is no slowing us down. CSINext is pleased to recognize the following CSI Award Winners. Recipients will be honored during the CSI Honors and Awards Ceremony at CONSTRUCT 2018 in Long Beach, CA, Thursday, Oct. 4. Congratulate them today or register to attend in person!
Each of the following members joined CSI in August. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.
- 6 Years - Robert LeClare, CSI, CCPR
- 9 Years - Rachel Grissop, CSI, CDT
- 27 Years - Ann Baker, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, SCIP
Once again, we really appreciate everyone's continued membership in CSI.
CSINext continues to grow! We are starting the new year off strong. CSINext is please to welcome the following CSI members on joining CSI & CSINext.
New to CSI & CSINext!
- Veronica Worley, CSI, CCS, AIA, LEED AP - July 2018
- Brian Schwingel, CSI - July 2018
Welome CSI Members to CSINext
- Roberto Guadalupe, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, M. Arch - July 2018
- Robert Swan, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP - July 2018
Each of the following members joined CSI in July. CSINext is please to congratulate the following CSI members on their continued membership.
- 1 Year - Roberto Guadalupe, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, M. Arch
- 14 Years - Thad Goodman, FCSI, CCPR
- 18 Years - Steven Lawrey, CSI, CCS, CCPR, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
- 41 Years - Robert Swan, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP
Once again, really appreciate everyone's continued membership in CSI.
Not to worry, I’m not closing the blog. But this does remind of a song from 1998 by Semisonic - Closing Time. It is hard to believe this song is 20 years old and who would think that the late 90’s would now be nostalgic. To steal a quote “Nostalgia: its delicate, but potent. In Greek, ‘nostalgia’ literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone; a feeling of a place where we ache to go again.” -Don Draper, Mad Men. However, this is about the handover of the project to the client. Depending if you have a really good contractor or someone who has made the construction challenge to the very end, it is always a satisfying experience to close out a project.
“The eagle has landed.” Everyone knows those famous word as the world held its breath watching the moon landing of July 20, 1969. This Friday will the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Eagle lander. I was five at the time, but I do remember all us gathered around the TV watching the landing. TV was exciting to me, bringing a world of science, imagination and blending the two in science fiction. Science Fiction on TV was lean (it still is today) but every chance I could get, I would watch Star Trek, Twilight Zone Lost in Space, and the Outer Limits. This is going to be a weird segue, but I remember the big push for “Keep America Beautiful” campaign of 1971. These commercials were everywhere and of course the infamous commercial of Iron Eyes Cody, better known as the Crying Indian when trash is thrown at his feet by a passing car.