Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

June 2014

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The temperature is beginning to climb as the summer gets into full swing.  Hopefully you are keeping busy at home and spending time with family on these beautiful summer days.
Be sure to register for the Great Lakes Region Conference!!!!
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


2014 Indianapolis Chapter CSI Awards Banquet

Thursday June 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

The Indianapolis Chapter CSI will host its annual Awards Banquet at the Indianapolis Columbia Club on Thursday evening, June 19th.

Columbia Club


CSI Great Lakes Region Conference, hosted by CSI Indy

Thursday July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT -to- Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT

The Indianapolis Chapter welcomes you back home again to Indiana as host of the 2014 CSI Great Lakes Region Conference.



2014 Standing Reservation List

Wednesday December 31, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM EST

Riverwalk Banquet Center

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Ed Brown CSI, CCCA
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Well here we are in June, the end of another fiscal year. The kids are out of school for the summer. My term as president of this great chapter is coming to a close. This year has gone by very fast and we, as a chapter, have achieved a lot. I decided that for this month's picture, I would show one of myself with my two kids, Elliott and Olivia.

            Last month's chapter meeting was all about masonry and its use in school construction. I would like to thank Leroy Danforth, with the Brick Institute of America, for a great presentation. Last month, the Midwest Masonry Council held their educational event. I would like to thank those at Midwest Masonry Council, Terri Truitt and Jeremy Hoffman for organizing and coordinating such a great event. It was a great educational opportunity for the chapter. Speaking of the Midwest Masonry Council, they will be hosting a quarry tour on Friday, June 20 at the Indiana Limestone Company in Oolitic, IN from 9am - 11:30am. Lunch and music will occur after the tours. One (1) learning unit will be offered for the tour. Contact Terri Truitt (, with the Midwest Masonry Council for more information.

            This month, we just held our annual Bud Reed Memorial Golf Outing, at the Golf Club of Indiana. I understand that this was the 25th year of the event. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a round of golf. I would like to thank Chris Hughes for all of his hard work in putting this annual event together. I would also like to thank the sponsors for supporting our chapter. Thanks also goes to Ruth Chris Steakhouse for catering the outing. The sliders were absolutely magnificent. I couldn't get enough of them.

            This month, we will be having our annual meeting and awards banquet at the Columbia Club. If you have not done so, please register for this event on our chapter website. This annual event gives us a chance to recognize who has sacrificed their time and energy throughout this year for the chapter. At the annual meeting, we will be recognizing new board members, as well as those who are coming off of the board. In addition, we will be having a review of what has taken place this past fiscal year. I hope that you will join us.

            Registration is open for the 2014 CSI Great Lakes Region Conference, being held here in Indianapolis, July 31-August 2 at the NCAA Headquarters downtown. The July chapter meeting will coincide with the conference. It will be held on July 31 at the NCAA Headquarters (5th Thursday in July). The planning committee is looking for sponsors for the conference. If you are interested, please let me know.

            That is all that I have for this month. I can truly say that it has been an honor serving as your president. It was a lot of fun, with quite a few challenges along the way. I would like to thank the past presidents for their advice and guidance. I would also like to thank the board of directors for all of their support and hard work. Finally, I would like to thank those people who have stepped up to volunteer for new roles within the chapter. Throughout the year, my theme has been the value of membership. I hope that we have shown the members, both new and old, the value of being part of CSI. I have had the pleasure of working with a great group of people this year. As I pass the gavel to the next president, David Young, I know that the chapter will be in good hands under his leadership.

            As have been my tradition this past year, I would like to conclude with the president's question of the month. For those who have not read the previous letters, I'm surprised. Each month I ask readers a question about myself as a way of getting to know their president. I hope that the members had some fun with my questions and that they have gotten to know me throughout the year. The first person to email the correct answer to gets a door prize at the awards banquet. I give away pretty good door prizes. It's one guess per email address. Also, you must be present at the meeting to win.


This month's question:

I have quite a diverse taste in music. All but one of the listed artists below is part of my music collection. The first person to email me the artist that is not part of my collection will get the door prize.


  • Barry Manilow
  • Tom Jones
  • The Whispers
  • Ozzy Osborne
  • Neil Diamond

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you at the awards banquet. 





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Edmund Brown, CSI, CCCA, Assoc AIA

2013-2014 Indianapolis Chapter CSI President 

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 date of Substantial Completion is established by the:


a. Owner

b. A/E

c. Contractor

d. Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)


2. Substitution requirements and procedures during bidding:


a. Are not allowed under most public bidding statutes

b. Are modified by the Supplementary Conditions

c. Are governed by the Instructions To Bidders

d. Provide for requests by telephone


3. Drawings produced during this design stage include: sketches, renderings, and conceptual diagrams:


a. Design Development

b. Construction Documents

c. Schematic Design

d. Conceptual Design


4. What written forms are used to document Project decisions during Schematic design and Design Development?


a. MasterFormat, Page Format

b. UniFormat, PageFormat

c. Preliminary Project Descriptions, Outline Specifications

d. SectionFormat, PageFormat


5. All of the following are examples of Project Soft Costs EXCEPT:


a. Relocation

b. Commissioning

c. Due Diligence Studies

d. Topographical Surveys


Anwers located at the end of this newsletter....
Great Lakes Region Conference

Indianapolis Chapter CSI


The Indianapolis Chapter CSI is hosting the 2014 Great Lakes Region Conference and want to invite you to attend!


The Region Conference is a great way to get valuable training in leadership within the chapter, as well as ways in which you can use those skills in organization in your everyday life and career.


The schedule is packed full of CSI business, educational opportunities and a little bit of fun to tie it all together.


We hope you will join us July 31-August 2nd downtown!


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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  

Great Lakes Region President Report



June is here and this will be my last Monthly Address as your Great Lakes Region President. It has been a great ride. I want to thank many people who assisted me during my term as your President: Institute Director, Thad Goodman, who inspired me to continue these addresses and for his advice of what to do during all aspects of my Presidency; Institute President-Elect, Lane Beougher, for his advice of how to streamline Board Meetings, his Nomination of the Immerging Professional-At Large position at the GLR Board level, and for his great wisdom; President-Elect, Ivette Bruns, for her enthusiasm and for her preparation for the 2014 GLR Regional Conference in Indianapolis; Dan McCloskey, who organized all of our EXCOMM and Board meetings and taking meeting minutes, Ralph Pitman who kept us informed of the finances and always looking for ways to improve our balance sheet; Glen Baines, for chairing the 2014 GLR Conference organizing Committee; and all of the people of the Region that gave me advice to help the Region and me as a person. I will still be around as GLR Past-President in the new Fiscal year. I hope to visit more Chapters than I did this year. I plan on organizing the Region Committee Chairs with their Chapter Counterparts with a series of Webinar Meetings to compare notes of what is working and ideas of how their Committees can be better. I look forward to your new president, Ivette Bruns and her leadership! She has pledged to me to continue these Monthly Addresses to keep you informed of what is going on around the region. Thanks for allowing me an opportunity to serve you as Great Lakes Region President. 

GLR activities of note in 2014:

  • 2014 Region Conference - The Region Conference is coming to Indianapolis, occurring July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2014. The Conference activities will be held at the NCAA Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. On-line Registration is now active for the Conference and Hotel Rooms. The Indianapolis Chapter Meeting is moving to the fifth Thursday of July to kick-start the actual Conference with a discussion of the recent NCAA Headquarters Addition presented by the Indianapolis Architectural Firm - Ratio Architects. CSI President Robert Simmons, FCSI, and Joy Davis, CSI, will be making presentations as well as Region and local Chapter Leadership. There are many educational, social, and networking opportunities during the Conference. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to give your company great exposure while supporting a great event. Attending a Regional Conference is beneficial for leadership training as well as good fun. Check the Region Website for schedule information and registration details.
  • Louisville Chapter 50th Anniversary - Louisville Chapter, CSI, reached an important milestone- 50th Anniversary on June 12, 2014. Lane Beougher and Thad Goodman represented the Region at this important event.

Many thanks for all of your efforts to better the Great Lakes Region, CSI.




2014 Education Foundation Election Results

Jack P. Morgan, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, LEED Green Associate, NCARB, SCIP

Indianapolis Chapter, CSI - Education Foundation - President


At the June 2014 meeting of the Indianapolis Chapter, CSI Education Foundation, new Board of Directors (Class of FY17) have been elected:


Ms. Kathy Bultman, CSI                        

- Armstrong World Industries


Mr. Charles D. Thompson, CSI, CCS

- Schmidt Associates, Inc. - Architects


There were three candidates for the two positions available this year. The Board of Directors term is three years. Neither of the two elected, has served on the Education Foundation before.


Thanks go to Glen Baines, CSI, CCPR and Ron Boots, CSI, who are stepping down from the Education Foundation. They both have served the Education Foundation well. Ron has helped create the current Scholarship Application Form and has served since the new Foundation was created. Glen joined the foundation to finish the term of Phil McMullan, CSI, after Phil's passing. Glen has been instrumental in resurrecting the 'C-Note Club' as a fund raiser for the Foundation. Persons who contribute $100 in tax deductible contributions or more to the Foundation belong to the club.


The Indianapolis Chapter, CSI - Education Foundation, helps encourage the construction education of students attending Indiana Colleges and Universities by awarding scholarships to help defray the student's costs. The scholarship applications are sent out at the first of the year with the submission deadline at the end of February. The Foundation is a tax-exempt IRS 501,

(c ), (3 ) not-for- profit organization. Tax- deductible contributions are appreciated. Foundation members are all Indianapolis Chapter, CSI, members. Current Chapter Board members cannot serve on the Foundation Board except the Chapter's Immediate Past President, who serves on the Education Foundation Board in a non-voting capacity as Chapter Advisor. Elections occur each year to fill the staggered three year terms.

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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.
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Table Tops



June 19, 2014

Columbia Club
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