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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) 607-2030


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.

February Program                                                                             Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LEED: Past & Future

LEED version 4 is here! So what’s changed? This presentation will identify the major changes between the LEED v3 2009 standard to the new LEED v4 standard that project teams will need to understand for any new LEED projects. We will identify the split between Sustainable Sites credits and Location and Transportation Credits as well as discuss the new requirements for the Materials & Resources Building Product Disclosure and Optimization requirements, among other changes. You’ll need to attend to learn more!

Click here for more information and to register online.


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News and Views

Moving Forward - CSI's Future - Message From CSI President Lane Beougher, FCSI
I started my term as CSI President with an article contemplating the future and how to create a better CSI. Today, I am excited to share we are poised to do just that. On Sunday, March 20, 2016, your Board of Directors took steps to modernize CSI and its governance—and give us the platform for future success—by unanimously recommending needed Bylaws amendments to you, the CSI voting more >>
Bylaws Referendum Passes
CSI's Board of Directors reoriented CSI's focus to better support members personal and professional potential and success. In March, and as part of a broader policy initiative, CSI's Board Members recommended changes to CSI's Bylaws so the organization could respond more quickly and effectively to members' needs. Any Bylaw changes must be approved by 66% of members who more >>

Looking Forward - Message from CEO Mark Dorsey, FASAE, CAE

As promised at the CSI Annual Meeting in St. Louis, I’ve been listening. Many of you have shared your views and passion about CSI. I heard your concerns that CSI is at a critical juncture, must be more responsive to you and the evolving needs of the industry. That said, we have a major opportunity to reinvigorate your association; make it an indispensable resource to you, and attract new generations to become more involved in more >>
Yocums' Law - Connstruction Warranties

Several types of warranties exist that may be applicable in the construction industry.  Generally, warranties fall into two categories, namely:  (1) express warranties; and (2) implied warranties.  Express warranties are set forth in the construction contract.  These may be found in the primary contract document, specifications, supplemental or special conditions, and/or other documents incorporated into the contract documents, such as manufacturer warranties.......  read more >> 

Specific Thoughts...from the daily life of a specifier - How Did We Get Here? The Good Old Days

A couple of years ago I wrote two articles about how the number of CSI members and CSI chapters: "How did we get here? Membership," which showed how total membership changed over the years, and "How did we get here? Chapters," which looked at the change in the number of chapters during the same more>>

Format of the Month - MasterFormat  2016

The 2016 Edition of MasterFormat® is now available for purchase. In addition to the many individual sections that were added or clarified as is typical with a new edition of MasterFormat, there were two Divisions that benefited from significant work provided by subject matter experts to help their contents better support the work of professionals working in those more>>

MasterFormat:  The Lighter Side

A humorous look at 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

Their 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.

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