CSI Richmond Report 04 for April 2018 Print

President's Message

April Richmond CSI President’s Report

Spring has sprung……or has it?

There are so many things I could list in this report. We have great networking events and learning opportunities for you to take part in. Local Chapter and Regional CSI events this month that you could attend. Please look at the respective websites and calendars for event times and places.

MARC2018, by the time this is published will be history. Our chapter received 3 awards and was well represented. Your President and other officers attended the Mid Atlantic Regional board meeting and were updated on the business and support of the region and The Institute.

Our Annual Product Show is just around the corner! Jon and his committee are working diligently to keep up our tradition of presenting a quality and informative event. Please check our website and watch your email for the schedule of events and learning sessions available.

As my time as President winds down, I feel that we as a chapter have changed; grew in membership and stature in our local specification community. We are a vibrant and growing chapter, in much better shape than most of our peers. 

Keep up the great work, and as a team, we can all succeed!


Thanks for all you do!


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Upcoming Event


April 26, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Circuit Arcade Bar
3121 W Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23230
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$20 per person. 

Registration includes one beer, 20 tokens, and BBQ.


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Product Show

2018 Annual Product Show

May 24, 2018
8:00 AM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT

Location: The Westin Richmond: 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230


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We have 50 companies and 15 presentations lined up for this year's show. All presentations earn AIA accredited CEUs.

Attendance is free, lunch will be provided.

Confused about the "Internet of Things" (IoT)? Can't keep up with the ever-changing codes? Does the impending "disruption" of the construction industry keep you up at night? Looking for new and innovative products and construction techniques? Well, you don't want to miss this year's show where our presenters are providing a look at Recent Innovations in the construction industry!

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Project Spotlight

April Project Spotlight

Glavé & Holmes Architecture

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

Washington and Lee University’s front campus was designated a National Historic District in 1973, described by the Interior as “one of the most dignified and beautiful college campuses in the nation”. In the center stands the Colonnade, comprised of the five most iconic buildings in the historic district: Washington, Payne, Robinson, Newcomb, and Tucker Halls. The phased rehabilitation of the building spanned eight years.

The Colonnade is deeply revered, making any change sensitive. However, restoring its vitality was paramount to the University: code deficiencies, inefficient infrastructure, and worn interiors reflected decades of use. Offices were inadequate, spaces for interaction were sparse, technology was an afterthought, and there weren’t even bathrooms on the third floors. Understanding the beloved nature of the buildings, the University established lofty goals for this undertaking.


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Lunch and Learn

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Our own Norm Jacobs has another relevant article to provide you with insight into handling delays:



Let Norm know what you thought of the article: [email protected]

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Certification Information

CDT as Certification Transition

A Message for Chapter and Region Leaders

Beginning on July 1, 2018, the CDT certification will renew on a three-year cycle and carry with it the following renewal requirements:
  • 24-hours of Continuing Education
  • Renewal Application including Attestation to Current Terms & Conditions 
  • Payment of a renewal fee

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CSI acknowledges that past communication regarding renewal requirements for CSI certifications has been inconsistent. To address this issue and provide a solution, CSI is offering a one-time Lapsed Certification Reinstatement Program.

The one-time reinstatement period will be open April 15 to October 15, 2018. This offer is available to any individual having held a CSI certification which lapsed on or after June 30, 2014

The following certifications will be included in the program:
  • Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)
  • Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)
  • Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)
The Lapsed Certification Reinstatement Program offers a clear path for applicants to update their credentials.

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