Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

May 2013

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It's the month of May!  The Pacers and Racers aren't the only thing going this month. 

We've got another action packed newsletter for you with all the info you expect.
Please let us know if you have any ideas for future newsletters.


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 Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter Editor

Upcoming Events
Programs Committee

Indianapolis Chapter CSI May Meeting: Reflective Insulation - Uses and Standards

Thursday May 16, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

A discussion of thermal insulation performance to show how reflective insulation materials and assemblies "fit" within the array of building insulations. The discussion will also address the various ASTM and ISO standards for reflective insulation.

Riverwalk Banquet Center


2013 Standing Reservation List


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View from the Tower
Andy McIntyre, CSI, CCPR
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Greetings fellow CSIers! I hope that this May brings health and happiness to you and yours.  Spring has finally sprung, except for the frost warning last night, of course! It's also the month where we start our engines and Welcome Race Fans! We are in gear to start our final two months of this fiscal year and accelerate into next fiscal year with our foot on the gas! This is my second to last Tower, and I have made peace with that! It all goes too quickly sometimes. At the Past President's meeting last week we were reminded how important it is to delegate, and remember that it goes quickly.


So to wrap this year and looking in to next, I hope you'll join us at this month's meeting on Reflective Insulation: Uses, Science, and Standards. In June our Awards banquet will be held at Riverwalk this year and feature an upgraded meal offering and enhanced décor. Again, this is our annual opportunity to thank our volunteers for the job that they've done. We truly cannot survive without the volunteers and the members who make things happen at the Chapter, Region, and Institute level. This is one of our main opportunities to recognize their contribution.


As we segue in to next fiscal year, we are getting revved up for our 39th Annual CSI Trade Show. This year it will be held on the Second Thursday (9-12-13! Save the date!) at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. An exciting new venue, The Crane Bay on that evening will play host to our Show, the AIA September meeting, and the USGBC quarterly networking event. Being able to work with other affiliated groups to better our industry will be a lot of fun! And the exciting venue, along with an after party will bring tremendous value to both exhibitors and attendees alike. Registration will be up shortly.


As always, please don't hesitate to call me if you have questions to ask. I can be reached at 317-223-5262 or email


See you this week!


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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.


39th Annual Trade Show

Trade Show Committee


Details forthcoming!!!


The Crane Bay

Certification Quiz
Jack Morgan - Quizmaster 


1. Division Numbers are fixed, but Specification Section numbers and titles:


a. Can change to fill in blanks so as to be sequential

b. Can never be changed from that listed in MasterFormat

c. Are fixed for Level Two and Three Sections, but can be individually selected for Level Four Sections

d. Are to be shifted as needed when Level Four Sections are added


2. The Contract Forms include:


a. The Agreement.

b. The Performance and Payment Bonds.

c. The Certificates.

d. All of the above.


3. For engineering Projects, an Architect serves as a consultant to the Engineer:


a. Never

b. Sometimes

c. Always

d. Partially


4. The types of Contracts includes all of the following EXCEPT:


a. Project Management

b. Design/Build

c. Turn-Key

d. Owner/Builder

e. Construction Management


5. The form of Contract usually most difficult to administer during construction is:


a. Multiple Contracts.

b. Single Contract.

c. Procurement Contract

d. Negotiated Contract


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

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  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.

Pinch Hitters

To all Indianapolis CSI Chapter members:


The Education and Program committee is compiling a contingency list of members that could fill in as a Program speaker. Notice could be as little as several hours or maybe a day or two. The substitute speaker's presentation needs to be a prepared topic eligible for educational credit under industry guidelines. We will endeavor to choose from the list a topic not covered within the prescribed time limit, in order to issue credits, although this may not always be the case.

Those interested in submitting availability and topic(s), please do so soon and include the following:




Program name:

Contact (best ways: cell, email, text):

Minimum notice needed/desired:


Please forward information to both:                                                       Ed Brown:

Douglas Pearmain:

 Requirements for Dining Surfaces and Bars
ADA Question of the Month 

Steven J. Cain  -  President SJC Architecture, Inc.
ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner



As a new feature of the Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter, real life questions and answers to accessibility issues will be presented based on observations in my practice of architecture and accessibility consulting. With your submitted questions, this will be regular monthly feature in the Chapter Newsletter. Feel free to send your questions for possible inclusion in future articles to Steve Cain at


Question: How do we locate the placement of the ADA pool lift?  Any requirements on where around the pool to install?


Answer: There is a new provision in the 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design which requires most public access swimming pools to be provided with at least two accessible means of entry (2010 ADA Section 242.1). Small pools can have just one accessible entry, however one accessible entry must be a pool lift or ramp. Swimming pools built prior to the new 2010 ADA are NOT exempt from this provision. Since an ADA compliant ramp is typically not feasible to add to an existing pool, many older pools are now being equipped with a lift. In most cases, this lift must be permanently installed and operational at all times the pool is open.


The 2010 ADA Section 1009.2 provides all the requirements for the ADA Pool Lift. Here are a few things to keep in mind:


1) Maximum water depth at location of the lift in water is 48".

2) The seat must be able to submerge 18". The required foot rest will extend down at least an additional foot or so below the seat. So the minimum water depth should be at least 30", although the ADA does not state this as a requirement.

3) The centerline of the seat must be a minimum of 16" from the edge of the pool when the seat is raised and turned parallel to the pool edge for loading and unloading. A 36" x 48" clear deck area is required at the side of the seat for loading and unloading. With a typical seat being about 20" wide a minimum pool deck width of 62" will be required at the pool lift location. [16+(20/2)+36=62]

4) The 36"x48" clear deck loading area must be sloped no more than 2% is all directions. At the same time, the typical "Pool Code" will require the deck to be sloped to drain. Care must be taken to ensure the deck slopes, but not more than the ADA 2% maximum. That is a little less than a 1/4" per foot.

5) An accessible path to and from the seat loading area must also be provided. Make sure there is a 36" minimum width path that does not have a cross slope of more than 2%. It is probably a good idea to limit the slopes of pool deck to no more than 2% everywhere.

6) Portable pool lifts cannot be shared between multiple bodies of water. If there is a swimming pool and a separate diving pool or even a separate spa, accessible means of entry must be provided for each separate body of water.

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Chapter Photos
March Chapter Meeting 2013


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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Chapter Photos
Golf Outing 2013



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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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. - b; 4.  c; 5. - a
In This Issue
Trade Show!
Meeting Innformation

May 16, 2013

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