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"The Genius of Water"

by Jerome Strauss


Through CSI's Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in:

Construction documentation, development and administration, Specification writing and enforcement, Product research and sourcing, Comunications with the design and contracting teams

Registration is now open

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 seventh 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.

December Program Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Union Terminal Exterior Plaza Renovation Project

Join us for our December program as we discuss one of Cincinnati’s most famous landmark buildings, Union Terminal.  Historic Restoration of an existing facility can be difficult and complex.  It becomes even more complex when you are dealing with exterior elements such as fountains and plazas, and structural decks.  This presentation will concentrate on the renovation of historic Union Terminal’s plaza and fountain. Click here for more information and to register online.



Thanks to all our sponsors, speakers, and attendees who helped make Educon 2018 a huge success!


News and Views

Yocums' Law by Thomas R. Yocum, Esq., CSI  

Relief from Bid - Bidders on construction projects (whether they be a prime contractor or subcontractor) may on occasion seek relief to avoid being required to enter into a contract based upon a submitted bid.  The reason for seeking relief could be a mathematical or clerical error, an error in judgment, an extended delay in acceptance of the bid, escalation of labor or material prices, or some other more >>

Format of the Month - National CAD Standard and Uniform Drawing System  

The United States National CAD Standard® (NCS) is comprised of The American Institute of Architect's CAD Layer Guidelines, the Construction Specification Institute's Uniform Drawing System (Modules 1-8), and the National Institute of Building Sciences BIM Implementation & Plotting more>>

Specific Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA  

Senseless Security - How often have you seen a standard confidentiality disclaimer at the end of an email?... I'm sure some legal department came up with these disclaimers and insisted they be included in every email, even though compliance with them interferes with marketing and use of their more>>

Constructive Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA  

The Making of a Convention - A lot goes into a convention: location, scheduling, publicity, solicitation of exhibitors, invitations to potential attendees, and more. Although the exhibit floor is extremely important to exhibitor and attendee alike, the educational seminars and activities are equally important.. .read more>>

CSI Certification Exam  

Test is now underway for the Fall 2017 Exam.  Registration for the Spring 2018 Certification exams will open on January 9, 2018. CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction more>>

MasterFormat:  The Lighter Side by Gary Beimers, FCSI, CDT  

A humorous look at more>>

The CSI Practice Guides


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 >>

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.


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