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Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

August 2012

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The kids are probably all back in school now, the rains have come and we are starting to green up and low and behold!, the Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter is back with another fine installment.

Lots of great things in this issue, but I would like to highlight a few important things:

1.  Exhibitor Registration is still open for exhibitors for the Trade Show.  Earlybird Deadline August 17!
2.  Registration for the education seminar is open.
3.  For the first time ever, YOU will be able to pre-register for the trade show.  Pre-registration for our show will gain you a complimentary beverage (soda, beer, or wine) at the show.
4.  Again, at this year's show the Education Foundation will be conducting a raffle for a basket of libations .  What we need from you, are donations of said libations.

For all of these topics, look further in the newsletter for info.
As always, please send comments, articles and suggestions to me as they may come up.


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 Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter Editor

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Upcoming Events
Programs Committee

Indianapolis Chapter CSI July Chapter Meeting: Lady Victory Restoration

Thursday August 16, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Restoring Liberty

Riverwalk Banquet Center


2012 Trade Show Seminar - Evidence Based Design

Thursday September 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Riverwalk Banquet Center - Lodge


Indianapolis Chapter CSI Trade Show - Exhibitor Registration

Thursday September 20, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Riverwalk Banquet Center


Indianapolis Chapter CSI Trade Show - Attendee Registration

Thursday September 20, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Riverwalk Banquet Center


2012 Standing Reservation List

Monday December 31, 2012 from 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST

Riverwalk Banquet Center

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Andy McIntyre, CSI, CCPR
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Greetings fellow CSIers! Back to school time is upon us! By the time you read this, most likely your kids will be back in their respective halls of learning.


These next couple months will be full of learning opportunities for those of us who have already graduated. In August, we will learn all about the restoration of the Lady Victory monument that rests in the Circle who gave our city its nickname. In September, we'll again play host to the greatest Construction Products show in Indianapolis, the 38th Annual CSI Indianapolis Trade Show. At the Show we'll learn about Evidence Based Design, and its impact on design professionals.


All of these learning opportunities bring me to the 2nd in a series of 12 reasons why you should be proud to be a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of CSI. Reason #2, Education! As our kids are back in school, at CSI we never left! Year round educational opportunities at programs, seminars, and off site meetings provide so many diverse learning opportunities. These programs offer professionals from all disciplines to better educate themselves on current trends and issues, the latest products and solutions, and to earn Continuing Education credits towards professional licensure and certifications alike. So, in summary, CSI Indy is a great place to get educated about the built environment!


If you've read this far, I'll task you to go one step further. The first person to email with the subject heading "Education" will receive a special gift. You must also include your favorite education moment, whether with CSI or not. Grade school recess does not count!


I look forward to seeing you at the meetings, and as always, am open for discussion on matters pertaining to our Chapter, the Region, the Institute, or our industry in general!


See you in class!


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2012 Trade Show
Exhibitor Registration

Trade Show Committee


Registration is now open for the 2012

edition of the Greatest Trade Show around!


Booth locations will be assigned on a first come first serve basis, with previous year's exhibitors getting first choice (on or before the early bird deadline of August 17)


For more information about this opportunity, please visit the following link.  And remember, this event isn't just for the exhibitors, this is for the designers, specifiers and architects in the community to get in on the latest technologies and systems available for their projects. 


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2012 Trade Show

Trade Show Committee


For the first time EVER, you have the ability to pre-register for the trade show and gain yourself a complimentary drink on the Chapter.  ONLY those that pre-register will be given this complimentary beverage.


By pre-registering, it gives the chapter and the exhibitors a better idea of the audience that will be attending and will make the material that much better.


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Trade Show Education Seminar

Education Committee


Evidence-based design, or EBD for short, is a field of study that emphasizes the importance of using credible data in order to influence the design process. The approach has become popular in Healthcare Architecture in an effort to improve patient and staff well-being, patient healing process, stress reduction and safety. EBD is a relatively new field of study which borrows terminology and ideas from several disciplines including Enviroinmental Psychology, Architecture, Neuroscience and Behavioral Economics.


Attendees to this seminar will  learn about the history of EBD, how it originated and how the concept can be applied to the building design process. Attendees will learn about the research that went into developing EBD, as well as its goals and expectations. The speaker will also discuss projects that integrated EBD into the design process. Attendees will learn about the state of healhcare, key trends and challenges.


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Education Foundation


Again, this year, the Indianapolis Chapter CSI Education Foundation will be holding a fundraising raffle to benefit scholrships awarded each year to college age students in the construction industry.


What we need from you is a donation to this effort in the form of a bottle of liquor suitable to go into a basket.  Bottles of wine, liquor and the like are encouraged.


Please bring any donations to the August Chapter meeting.

Table Tops

Jeremy Hoffman

Indianapolis Chapter CSI


The Indianapolis Chapter of CSI is accepting reservations for Table Tops for upcoming Chapter meetings.  The list of programs for upcoming Chapter meetings is published in this newsletter, the web site, or contact Program chairman Andy McIntyre, so if you would like to target a particular meeting, make sure to get your reservation in early.  We do have a limit of four spaces available for Table Tops in a standard meeting room and 10 if we have a double room.


Table Tops are an opportunity to promote your company, products, or services to all attendees of our regular chapter meeting during the social hour.  There is a maximum of 20 minutes for Table Top presentation at a regular Chapter meeting.  You have the floor for maximum of five minutes during the dinner to communicate to the entire group if there are four presenters. If there is a greater demand, the 20 minutes will be divided by the number of presenters and rounded down to the nearest 30 seconds.


The Table Top presentations are FREE, one time, to new members, and cost current Indianapolis Chapter members only $75.  Non-members get the same opportunity for $125.  A 30 by 60 table with a cover and skit will be included.  All proceeds go to support the Chapter.


Another opportunity for a Table Top is during an Education Seminar.  The cost is if you combine it with the Chapter meeting and Education Seminar the cost would be $100 for current members and $150 for non-members.


If you would like to schedule a Table Top for a future meeting or seminar, contact:


Jeremy Hoffman - CREW Technical Services

jhoffman@crewtech.com  or (317) 713-7777

Make sure to put 'Table Top Request' in the subject line  

Continuing Education thru Certification with CSI

by Certification Committee


CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in: 

  • Construction documentation development and administration
  • Specification writing and enforcement
  • Product research and sourcing
  • Communication with the design and contracting teams

CSI's Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) program is prerequisite to CSI's advanced Certifications: Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA); Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR). 

Exams will be offered October 1-27, 2012, in the U.S. & Canada.

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Final registration deadline: August 31, 2012

Questions? Contact CSI Member Services at csi@csinet.org or 800-689-2900.


The Indianapolis Chapter will be offering study classes each Saturday from September 1 to the 29th.  Contact Chuck Thompson at 317.263.6226 for more information.


Perfect Attendance Pins

What number are you? 


If you have received a Perfect Attendance Pin in the past and know what your last achieved number is, please contact Ken Schmidt, either at the chapter meeting or shoot him an email. 


In an effort to ensure we have accurate records, this would be greatly appreciated.

Certification Quiz
Jack Morgan - Quizmaster


1. When conflicts occur in the Conditions of the Contract due to particular contract requirements:


a. They should be settled by arbitration

b. They should be decided by A/E who is the owner's representative.

c. The conflicting clauses, paragraphs, or article in the General Conditions should be modified or deleted by direct reference in the Supplementary Conditions.

d. The General Conditions take precedence over the Supplementary Conditions.


2. The single contract that the Owner has in a Design - Build delivery method is a contract for what?


a. The design

b. The construction

c. The Project Management

d. The design and construction


3. The specification type document prepared during the Design Development phase is called the:


a. Outline Specifications

b. Preliminary Project Description

c. Rough Draft Specifications

d. UniFormat Elements


4. All of the following are Articles in PART 1 GENERAL EXCEPT:


a. References

b. Submittals

c. Source Quality Control

d. Sequencing and Scheduling


5. Procurement Documents are:


a. Legally enforceable requirements which become part of the signed contract

b. Include all of the construction documents except the Procurement Requirements

c. Defined as all the construction documents issued to bidders before the signing of an Owner-Contractor Agreement

a. Only the documents bound in a three-ring notebook


Answers located at the end of this newsletter....

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Chapter Photos
July 2012


We hope you have enjoyed seeing these previews of the latest images from our events.  To view more, visit our online photo album.
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Education Foundation 


You have the opportunity to donate directly to the foundation in a secure way in order to boost the number and financial quality of the scholarships.  The donations to this foundation are tax deductable.  If you are considering this good deed and have any questions about the tax aspect, please don't hesitate to contact the Foundation.




Board of Directors' Minutes

Online Archive 


Minutes of the Indianapolis Chapter CSI Board of Directors can be read here.  Please contact the president with any comments or questions.
Standing Reservations 
Meeting Arrangements Committee
For those of you who know you will be attending each chapter meeting and don't want to mess with making sure they have a spot each month, the Chapter offers to its members in good standing the Standing Reservation List.
Please review the terms of this program at the following link.
Quiz ANSWERS:  1. - c; 2. - d; 3. - a; 4. - b; 5. - c 
In This Issue
Trade Show!
Table Tops
Meeting Innformation

August 16, 2012

Riverwalk Banquet Center
Members - Free
Guests - $20
Retired - $5
5:30 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Mtg/Program 
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