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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.


March Program                                                                                         Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Professional Certifications in the Construction Estimating, Construction Management, and Project Control Industries

A joint meeting with AACE International, Southwestern Ohio Section, the American
Society of Professional Estimators, Chapter 38, and the Construction Specifications Institute, Cincinnati Chapter


This program will discuss what is involved in obtaining and maintaining professional certifications in ASPE and AACE, CSI, as well as other associations. Discussion will include options for certifications in various associations, process of becoming certified, recertification requirements, effort and expense, and alternatives to certification. Click here for more information.


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News and Views


CSI National Election 01 MAR 17

CSI's next election will open March 7, 2017 and will close March 21, 2017. Members who were in good standing on Jan. 1, 2017, and who had a valid email address on file with CSI on that date, will be eligible to vote. ....read 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 thoughts....read more >>

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. ....read more >>

Yocums' Law by Thomas R. Yocum, Esq., CSI 04 MAR 17

Public Project - Payment Bond: Right? Wrong? - From time to time, clients will tell me that they are not worried about getting paid on a construction project, because it is a public project and there is a payment bond.  While this statement is usually true, on occasion, it may not be true, and the results can be devastating...read 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?" ......read more>>

Constructive Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA 15 FEB 17

Tower of Babel - The labyrinthine regulations of the federal government reminded me of regulations we in construction deal with every day. They are similarly complex and obscure, differing only in extent. I was not surprised that I didn't understand the subjects of the senate hearing, but on further thought, I realized I really don't know much about the countless codes and regulations that govern construction......read more>>

Format of the Month - PPD Format 01 MAR 17

PPDFormat coordinates with UniFormat, MasterFormat and CSI's other standards and provides guidance for authoring and organizing PPD content......read more>>

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

A humorous look at MasterFormat...read 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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