Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

June 2013

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As a way to close out the fiscal year, our June Newsletter contains parting words from our 2012-13 fearless leader and all your favorites.
Remember, Trade Show registration is open, and spots are going fast for this revamped and relocated annual tradition! Click Here
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 July Meeting: The Social Media Toolbox

Thursday July 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The social media toolbox: Strategies to connect, communicate and collaborate

Riverwalk Banquet Center


Indianapolis Chapter CSI August Meeting: Prevention thru Design

Thursday August 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

A discussion of guidelines for addressing occupational hazards and risks in design and redesign processes.

Riverwalk Banquet Center


Indianapolis Chapter CSI Trade Show - Exhibitor Registration

Thursday September 12, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

The Crane Bay


2013 Standing Reservation List


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Andy McIntyre, CSI, CCPR
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Fellow CSIers-


Greetings for the final time as President. As I said at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet: It has been a pleasure to serve as your President. There have been challenges, and changes, and opportunities, and wonderful experiences. Although I am excited to hand over the reins to Ed, I will be left wondering what else I could have accomplished. I relish my position as Ex Officio on the Board for a final year, and also have taken the position of Trade Show Chair, for which I am very excited. Booths are already over 1/3 sold. This year's show will be one of great change, and hopefully great opportunity for our Chapter.


I wish you all the best in FY 13 and 14, and as always, don't hesitate to call or email to discuss our great Chapter, Region, and Institute.






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TradeShow39th Annual Trade Show & #designindy2013

Trade Show Committee


Indianapolis Chapter CSI Trade Show - Exhibitor Registration

Thursday September 12, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

The Crane Bay


The Indianapolis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) invites you to participate in CSI Trade Show 2013, our annual COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT SHOWCASE!  By all accounts: "It's the Best Trade Show Around"!  This is your chance to sign up and be a part of the show.  We always sell out early, so don't wait! This year we have made significant changes to provide enhanced benefit for both vendors and attendees! 



Design Indy is a larger event, featuring the AIA Indianapolis meeting, the USGBC Central Indiana networking event, and the 39th Annual CSI Indianapolis Show. Design Indy will feature keynote speaker Aaron Renn, aka "The Urbanophile," discussing Indianapolis' past, present, and future. Of course it will also have a great Product Show, and new this year, an after party featuring the jazz duo Slammer Jazz on the patio.


Exhibitors Register here!


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.

Certification Quiz
Jack Morgan - Quizmaster 


1.  The term "Contract Documents" typically includes:


a. Contract Forms

b. Drawings

c. Specifications

d. All of the above


2. In a Design/Build project, there is a contractual relationship established between:


a. The Owner and a single party; typically a Contractor associated with an A/E.

b. The A/E and a single party; typically a Contractor associated with an Owner.

c. The Owner and several other separate parties; typically various subcontractors.

d. The A/E and an Owner directly.


3. Direct selection or Negotiated Contract method:


a. Is generally allowed for public sector projects

b. Is used when the Architect hires the Contractor

c. Does not involve the method of payment

d. Usually is used by the Owner with advice from the A/E


4. The A/E might want to restrict substitutions because of which of the following reasons:


a. Concern that proposed substitutions are inferior to the items specified because they are unknown.

b. Significant amounts of additional time and expense may be required to evaluate the proposed product.

c. The concern that proposed substitute product will not perform in all respects the same as the specified product..,appearance, performance, fire rating, code compliance, maintenance and lifespan.

d. All of the above

e. None of the above


5. Parentheses, quotation marks, and underlining are good Specification writing techniques.


a. True

b. False

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  

News from the Foundation

Indianapolis Chapter CSI Education Foundation


Elections were held at the last Indianapolis Chapter, CSI - Education Foundation Meeting on June 12, 2013!  


Re-elected to another three year term were Mike Brannan, Kristin Welty, and Jack Morgan. Additionally, Officers were determined for the next year: 


Jack Morgan - President

Blake Wagner - Vice President

Bill White - Secretary

Dan McCloskey - Treasurer


All Board members, in an attempt to raise funds for the Foundation, have pledged to resurrect the "C-Note" Club and donate $100 each to the Foundation!  The Foundation Board challenges ALL Chapter Members to join this "C-Note" Club!   Information of how to join this fundraising opportunity is found on the Foundation Website

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Chapter Photos
May 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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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. - d; 2. - a; 3. - d; 4.  d; 5. - b
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Trade Show!
Meeting Innformation

June 20, 2013

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