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2017 Great Lakes Region Conference in Akron, Ohio!

May 18 - 20, 2017

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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.

May Event                                                                                               Wednesday, May 10, 2017


It's time for EduCon!  This event focuses on education but has the product show component.  The theme for the Spring 2017 EduCon is InteriorsEduCon combines educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is expressly for the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry.  Designers, builders, specifiers, engineers, building operators… THIS IS YOUR EVENT!  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.


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News and Views

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

Be a Wise Consumer of Legal Services - Being a wise consumer of legal services will likely affect both cost and outcome.  Making smart choices in deciding when and how to use an attorney and in selecting an attorney will all have significant impact in determining whether the client receives cost effective and satisfactory more >>

Format of the Month - MasterFormat 04 APR17

MasterFormat®, a publication of CSI and CSC, is a master list of numbers and titles classified by work results. It is primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost  information,  and to relate drawing notations to more>>

CSI National Election 28 MAR 17

The 2017 national election has concluded with 7 members elected to serve on the CSI Board of Directors, with terms beginning July 1, 2017. If you'd like to read more about the newly elected members of the more >>

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

Spock as Specifier - In our never-ending search for truth in specifications, we often lose sight of reality. We're inundated with advertising, product data, test reports, and white papers; where once specifiers complained about a lack of information, we now struggle to keep up with what we receive. We can't know what we don't know, and we have no time to evaluate what we have seen. As if that weren't bad enough, we often find that what we thought we knew isn't more>>

CSI Certification Exam 14 MAR 17

Registration for the Spring 2017 Certification exams closed on March 14, 2017. Registration for the the Fall Certification exams begins on June 26, 2017. 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 04 MAR 17

A humorous look at 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. 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.

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