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"The Genius of Water"

by Jerome Strauss

Mark your calendars now for November 8, 2017. 

  The theme is  InteriorsEduCon combines educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.

  Where else can you get 4 AIA/HSW and IDCEC credits, a product expo, a Montgomery Inn Luncheon Buffet, and networking with your peers for the low price of $25?

Click here for more information and to register online (Yes, you may register now for November!)

Register now for the

2017 Great Lakes Region Conference in Akron, Ohio!

May 18 - 20, 2017

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We at the CSI Cincinnati website staff would like to know what’s going on with our membership. If you have any information to share such as promotions, awards, change in company, educational advancements or even personal information such as marriages, new babies, or other non job related recognitions and awards, we would like to hear about it.


Dave Proudfit, 

Website Editor

(513) 984-4186


The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
The Cincinnati Chapter is in its sixth decade of serving the local construction community. Our membership is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, facilities managers, contractors, product manufacturers and representatives, and others involved in the construction industry.

Membership meetings generally occur on the Second Wednesday of the month.

June Program                                         TBA                            Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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Format of the Month - OmniClass™ 04 MAY 17

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Constructive Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA 01 MAY 17

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CSI Certification Exam 14 MAR 17

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MasterFormat:  The Lighter Side by Gary Beimers, FCSI, CDT 04 MAR 17

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The CSI Practice Guides

04 MAR 17

Practice Guides serve as a major part of the curated knowledge CSI has to offer professionals. Currently developed as a series of larger publications/text books, the Practice Guides also serve as the core knowledge for the certification program. The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. more >>

Because of CDT by Marvin Kemp, AIA, CSI, CDT 01 MAR 17

Last year, CSI’s senior manager for marketing and communications, Christine Tanner (@ChristineLTanne), asked her Twitter followers to complete the sentence, “Because of the CDT…” My response? “I’m a better architect and better able to serve my clients & industry partners.” I’d like to expand on those more >>

Specific Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA 03 JAN 17

Building envelope - or building enclosure? - In December 2016, I received a question from Anthony Capkun, editor for  Electrical Business Magazine and former editor for the Construction Specifier. He asked, "What is the correct term these days: a) Building Envelope or b) Building Enclosure?" more>>

Monthly Program Location

The Original Montgomery Inn
9440 Montgomery Rd.
Montgomery, OH 45242
Phone: 513.791.3482

Click here for directions to the Original Montgomery Inn

There is minimal parking behind Montgomery Inn.  Free public parking is available across the street west of Montgomery Road off of Shelly Lane.  Click here for a map.

Monthly Program: Second Wednesday of the Month

  Lunch Programs: 11:30 AM
  Dinner Programs: 6:30 PM

Times and locations may vary.  Go to the Program Page for exact times and locations.