Indianapolis Chapter CSI Newsletter

September 2014

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Be sure to pass along the information this month about the Trade Show coming up this Thursday. 

A special congratulations goes out to Dustin Schrougham and his wife on the birth of their daughter.  Also, Kristin Welty and his wife Laura welcomed into their family a new son, Oliver!  Cigars for everyone!  
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 Trade Show - Exhibitor Registration

Thursday September 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

The Crane Bay


Indianapolis Chapter CSI October Meeting - Forces Shaping Healthcare Construction and Design

Thursday October 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

This program will offer an overview summary of key information related to health reform and its impact on facility design and construction.

Willows on Westfield (formerly Riverwalk)


2014 Standing Reservation List

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

Riverwalk Banquet Center



View from the Tower
David Young AIA, CSI
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This last month illustrated what many of us have experienced over the years:  Many of our best chapter meeting programs come from within our membership.  On 21 August Joe Fischer of URS gave an outstanding presentation on the Indianapolis Transit Center.  Who knew that Joe was so funny?  I am one of the few in the Chapter who actually ride the bus on a regular basis, and I learned a lot.  This project is a tremendous undertaking for IndyGo and for the City, and the design is an outstanding and elegant answer to a whole set of complex issues.


September is a very busy month for Indianapolis Chapter.  Many of those in chapter leadership are heading to the national convention, CONSTRUCT 2014, in Baltimore from 9 - 12 September, a massive reunion with friends and compatriots from around the country.  Your president, president elect, and seven others will be representing Indianapolis.


Next up is our 40th Annual Trade Show:  18 September, #designindy, once again at The Crane Bay and also again a joint venture with AIA and USGBC.  In true collaborative fashion, AIA is providing the keynote speaker and USGBC is providing the learning seminars.


The attached picture from last year is symbolic of what the Trade Show represents.  You have perennial Trade Show exhibitor Pete Baker explaining the latest technology to a group consisting of long-time member Allen Cradler of Fanning Howey who has brought along two young ladies from his office, Kate Shultz (left) and Melissa Kiel (middle).  I like this picture because it emphasizes my two points for this month:

  1. Come to the Trade Show, and just as important -

  2. Bring a non-member with you to expose him to CSI.

". . . let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."  Hebrews 10:24-25.  This is taken completely out of context - but it fits pretty well, doesn't it?  I hope to see you there - along with the guests you bring along.  For more information about the Trade Show, and to register, go to


Save the date!  Our Duck Pin Bowling event is on 3 October at Atomic Bowling in Fountain Square.  This is one of the family-friendly social events we are planning.  The stated goals are to promote fraternity, to meet potential members, and to just plain have fun.  We are the fun group among professional organizations in the City.  If you have any ideas for additional social events, please run them by me or Ariel Su.


Our October Chapter Meeting will be back at our traditional time and location:  Third Thursday 16 October at The Willows on Westfield.  The program will be a presentation on "Forces (Affordable Care Act) Shaping Health Care Construction and Responsible Design" by Kathy Clark MHA, BSN, RN, Senior Director Healthcare Operations Planning, BSA LifeStructures.  More information at  This year all meetings will include a member spotlight, so look for that as well.


There is no President's Question this month because the process does not work with Trade Show format.  Look for it to return next month.


Remember:  I am here to serve.  Email me or call me.  317.777.0855 cell

Please contact me at either or just grab me personally to share any suggestions, complaints, or needs regarding our chapter - or especially if you wish to volunteer for any of our committees.  I already owe thanks to so many for their advice, guidance, and contributions.  


CSI Indianapolis Chapter . . .          UNITING, CONNECTING, BUILDING . . .





David Young AIA, CSI

2014-2015 Indianapolis Chapter CSI President 

CSI Trade Show



Welcome to DesignIndy 2014! 

The Crane Bay

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Show Time:  12PM-7PM

USGBC Education Sessions: Afternoon 

AIA Evening Keynote Speaker - Prefab Building 7PM to 8PM
After party on the Patio 8 to 9PM.

This year's show promises to be better than ever! The 40th Annual CSI Trade Show combined with the USGBC Education Day and the AIA September Meeting will be the can't miss fall construction event!


Register to Attend for FREE today at: 
While Attendee registration is free, pre-registration has its benefits. Special prizes are available to those that commit to joining us for a part of their afternoon. 


Start off your day with lunch and Keynote speaker Paul Douglas with a conservative view of climate change, attend some great afternoon education sessions, mix and mingle with friends in the early evening, and then hear AIA speaker Bill Sheley with Hi Tech Housing discuss innovations in the prefab market. Then enjoy the after party on the Patio.

  • Keynote Luncheon: 11:30 AM
  • Trade Show Open: 11:30 - 7 PM
  • Educational Sessions 1:00PM - 5:30PM - 3 CEU's available
  • AIA Program: 7:00 PM
  • After Party: 8:00 PM

Paul Douglas, Meteorologist - Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Douglas is a leading national voice connecting the dots between climate change and America's increasingly extreme weather patterns. Author of "Restless Skies, The Ultimate Weather Book," Douglas has written articles for Bloomberg and Huffington Post. Passionate about the intersection between meteorology and technology, Douglas has been the subject of numerous interviews and stories.


Education Session #1:  Panel on Energy Modeling:

Title:  Integrative Design in Practice: How Energy Modeling is Changing Building Design, Construction, and Operation.


  1. Define the different stages of energy modeling.
  2. Explain the scope of current energy modeling tools.
  3. Demonstrate how early-stage energy modeling can influence design decisions through integrative design.
  4. Discuss the trials and benefits of leveraging whole-building energy modeling for energy code compliance and/or green building certification.
  5. Explain the essential functionality and expected outcomes of energy modeling.

Panel consists of:

Dan Overbey with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Bill Brown with Indiana University

Ryan Hoffman at Heapy Engineering


Education Session #2:  Net Zero Presentation:

Title: When 'Zero' Means Everything

This program will provide a detailed analysis of net zero energy building including case studies, what methods have proven to work, what A/E/C team members need to be on the lookout for, and why every building owner should understand their EUI (energy use index). 


  1. Understand an EUI (Energy Use Index)
  2. Calculate the cost of 1 kbtu
  3. Understand Net Zero Energy Building and the multiple approaches to achieving success
  4. Understand Utility Company Net Metering (friend or foe)

Speakers: Jae Ebert and Tony Hans with CMTA Engineers


Education Session #3:  LCA Presentation by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute:

Title: Using LCA for More Sustainable Buildings and Products

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the latest addition to the sustainability toolkit for buildings. A well-established environmental science long used in the industrial sector, LCA looks at the upstream and downstream burdens throughout the entire building life cycle with a focus on embodied environmental impacts. Embodied impacts become more critical as operating consumption is reduced through optimization of design and building management.

LCA provides a quantitative basis for environmentally improved designs, removing the guesswork, unintentional greenwashing and burden shifting (when improvement in one life phase merely creates more burden in another phase). It's a critical tool for product manufacturers and building designers looking to verifiable reduce their footprint.


  1. Understand life cycle assessment (LCA)
  2. Apply LCA to design projects
  3. Achieve the new LCA credit in LEEDv4 and Green Globes
  4. Understand the environmental impacts of design choices

Speaker: Grant Finlayson, Research Associate at Athena Sustainable Materials Institute


AIA Evening Speaker: Bill Sheley, Hi Tech Housing. "Innovations in Prefab Construction"



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.

Be sure to check out this month's update.  Video of last month's awards banquet!

Certification Quiz
Jack Morgan - Quizmaster 


1. Facility managers should perform a post occupancy evaluation how long into occupancy?

a. Three months

b. Three to six months

c. Six to nine months

d. Just before the one-year correction period completion

2. When interpreting contract documents, the A/E should:

a. Show no partiality to Owner or Contractor

b. Protect the client's best interests

c. Protect the A/E from liabilities

d. Achieve the original design intent of the A/E

3. Which of the following is the recommended sequence for an addendum?

a. Changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to previous Addenda, changes to Conditions of the Contract, changes to the Agreement

b. Changes to previous Addenda, changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to Agreements and other Contract Forms, changes to Specifications and Drawings

c. Changes to Specifications, changes to Drawings, changes to previous Andenda.

d. Contract Documents, changes to Specifications

4. What information is found within Division 13 in MasterFormat?


a. Mechanical Systems

b. Furnishings

c. Equipment

d. Special Construction

5. The dollar amounts of cash allowances are:

a. In the Instructions to Bidders

b. In the Supplementary Conditions

c. In Division 01

d. In the Specification sections of Division 02 through 49 that specify the product installation



Anwers 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  

Region Nominations Open

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

Great Lakes Region, CSI - Immediate Past President


With the new Fiscal year, one of my region duties is Nominating Chair. My task is to provide candidates for the open Region Offices to be voted upon with the February 2015 Institute Election February, 2015.


I am looking for candidates for the following Region Board of Directors Officers that are members of the Great Lakes Region:


President-elect                          Three year term

                                                               (President-elect, President, Immediate Past President)


Vice President                           Two year term


Secretary                                   Two year term


Emerging Professional - At Large*   Two year term

*Pending Bylaw approval at GLRC

August 1,2014  


Other Region positions open:


Institute Director                                 Two year term


If you have thought about stepping up to serve the Great Lakes Region, now is a great opportunity. The time spent is not great, but helps every Chapter in the Region with Leadership Training and assistance with various Chapter functions.


Please contact me at my e-mail address: or my phone: 317-508-4516 if you are interested or think someone else might be interested. Thanks for your consideration.


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Chapter Photos
Capturing Memories
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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.
ANSWERS:  1. - b; 2. - a; 3. - b; 4.  d; 5. - c
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