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Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

November 2012

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With the holidays quickly approaching, we hope you are keeping busy and enjoying the industry.  This month's Newsletter is packed full of usefull info.

Please let us know if you have any ideas for future newsletters.


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 Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter Editor

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Upcoming Events
Programs Committee

Indianapolis Chapter CSI Education Seminar: Sheet Metal Factory Tour

Thursday November 15, 2012 from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM EST

A tour of a sheet metal factory

Tarpenning-Lafollette Company


Indianapolis Chapter CSI November Chapter Meeting: Indoor Air Quality

Thursday November 15, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Info on Indoor Air Quality

Riverwalk Banquet Center


Indianapolis Chapter CSI Holiday Party

Thursday December 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Usher in the Holiday season with the Indianapolis Chapter CSI.

Skyline Club


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 Indy Chapter members. As the season continues to change around us, we are reminded that sometimes that change is difficult. As many of you are aware, Phil McMullan, long time CSI member and Past President of the Indy Chapter passed away recently. We are deeply saddened by this loss and will be honoring Phil at our November meeting. For those of you who were not able to make it to Phil's funeral, I thought I would post a link to the poem The Dash that was read.


The Dash


We are also seeing images on our TVs and iPads of the devastation that has occurred on the East Coast. My family was personally affected as I am sure you may have close friends or family that may have been affected too.


This leads me to the 5th reason (in a series of 12) that Chapter members should be proud to be members of the Indianapolis Chapter of CSI: Caring. We realize with the passing of our former leader and with the devastation from recent weather events that we must all reach out and care for those in need. One example of this: our Chapter and our Education Foundation will both make a donation to MDA, the charity of Phil McMullan's choice. Do you have a great idea about how we can extend our caring spirit to those in need? Let me or another Chapter leader know and we'll discuss it.


In November, we'll have a tour of the Tarpenning-Lafollette sheet metal fabrication shop (limited attendance, reserve your space now!), and a follow up program on SMACNA standards for architectural sheet metal. And December will bring us our annual holiday party. Please remember that our annual holiday party will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month, December 13th.


If you've read this far, I'll task you to go one step further. Thanksgiving is coming soon. A reward will be earned by the one of the first 5 people to email me one thing that you are thankful for! ***By the way, this doesn't have to be completely serious. In fact, as laughter is the best medicine (to help us in difficult times) I would encourage your answers to be humorous in nature. Extra consideration given for the most thoughtful and humorous answer, not necessarily the first*** I'll go first: I am thankful when my wife remembers to put the toilet paper on the roll so it releases from the top!


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.


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YouTube Channel  
Visual Education


The Indianapolis Chapter CSI has entered into a new phase of the digital communication era, and now has a dedicated YouTube Channel for the benefit of our membership.

Please look forward to upcoming updates.

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  

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.

Employment Opportunities

Job Corner 




Ruskin, a division of Tomkins Building Products, competing in both the Mechanical and Architectural markets with air handling products.  In business since 1957 is the World's largest supplier of air handling products in both the US and World Markets. Is looking for an Indiana Sales Representative.  If you or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please contact


John Sens

Ruskin Co.

816-761-7476 office

816-914-3989 Cell




Architectural and Industrial Products, Regional Sales Representative - Mid West and Near South


Cincinnati based manufacturer of engineered railing systems and industrial products, in business for 60 years, has a position for a Regional Sales Representative (title is RSM, but no direct reports). Virtual office, can live within 6 hours of Cincinnati, min. 35% overnight travel required, possibly more for first year.


Experience required: Major responsibility will be promoting and selling railing systems through architects and contractors, so min. 5-10 years selling technical products to architectural/ building markets. Minor responsibility will be industrial products sold to OEM's/distributors/contractors, so some experience in the general industrial sales field will be a plus.


Must have experience in developing and selling through independent rep organizations as well as directly to architects/contractors in non rep areas.


Competitive Salary/bonus package with car allowance, excellent benefits package (health, dental, 401K, etc.) Salary requirements must be included. Please contact:

Ron CreboVP Sales/Marketing

off ph 513 772 8800 x 131

cell ph 859 240 2220

Certification Quiz
Jack Morgan - Quizmaster

1. Updating Master Specifications should be done?


a. At regular intervals

b. During slack periods

c. By the most qualified person available

d. All of the above


2. The Project Manual should be started:


a. Early in design phases.

b. After construction drawings have been completed.

c. Early in the Construction Document Stage.

d. Only after Owner's input and information have been received.


3. To change the word "Architect" to "Engineer" throughout the specification, you should:


a. proof and edit each printed page.

b. proofread the screen and edit each page before printing.

c. use the search and replace feature.

d. revise the word by means of a specifcation note in the scope article.


4. Use of Reference Standards:


a. saves space

b. sets a minimum level of quality

c. sets a minimum level of workmanship

d. all of the above


5. Who publishes the UCC?


a. The Federal Government

b. The State governments that use it

c. The UCC Committee, Inc.

d. The EJCDC

Answers located at the end of this newsletter....
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Chapter Photos
October 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. - a; 2. - c; 3. - c; 4. -d; 5. - b 
In This Issue
Table Tops
Meeting Innformation

November 15, 2012

Riverwalk Banquet Center
Members: Free
Guests: $20
Retired: $10
5:30 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Program
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