Over the last few months, as the development team has been diligently working on building CSINext, I’ve spent a large amount of time looking at how other member based organizations are handling the shift from traditional, face to face networking to a newer, more virtual communication process. What I’m finding is both encouraging and discouraging.
CSI has more than 140 chapters across the U.S. When CSINext receives its charter, it will be unique among them. The biggest difference? Simple...target market. Until CSINext, all of CSI's chapters - even the ones meeting by conference call and webinar - were specific to a particular city or geographic region. They grew out of a location, and focused in part on that location's construction community.
In this month’s Architect, Edward Keegan does an excellent job of delineating the turmoil which the job description of “spec writer” currently seems to be under. There is no denying that the traditional picture of a dutiful technical writer, toiling away creating tomes that equal a phone book in scale, is under attack by new and disruptive technologies, online spec engines and systems and new design methodologies such as BIM. While all of this is true, the simple fact remains that you cannot complete any modern construction project with simple drawings alone, no matter how you generate those designs. You’ve got to have a full understanding of your design elements and how they relate to each other, and that relationship is always handled through the “specs”.
Sign up now to be in attendance for the first official meeting for CSIN! This Wednesday at 3pm, EDT, join us for "Fiduciary Duties: Connecting the Mission to Membership.
Bryan Varner, of the Redwood Empire Chapter will be discussing the legal requirements that all chapter officers need to know. You can find the full description of the presentation on the CSIN Blog.Bryan is an excellent presenter, having been an integral part of the team that brought you the Incoming President's Seminar at the Institute.
All you need to do is sign up for the Email List, located at the lower right of this page...beneath the row of buttons, to receive your FREE invitation to our first ever webinar!
CSI Leadership: Your Fiduciary Duty to Connect the Mission to Membership
When: 2pm ET, Wed., Sept. 30
Where: Web-based on CSINext.org
Presenter: Bryan J. Varner, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP
Cost: FREE — All CSI Chapter Leaders are invited!
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