2020 CSI Great Lakes Region Conference Schedule

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
4:00 PM
Meeting Room Pre-Function Area
8:00 PM
Hospitality Suite
Mark Twain Room, 16th Floor
Friday, August 14, 2020                                                                   Click on any session below for more information
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Product Rep Academy
Thoroughbred Room
CSI Chapter Leadership Forums
Keeneland Room
Continuing Education College
Derby Room
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
Earns 1 AIA LU/HSW
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Air Barrier Material Evaluations and Testing: Why Peanut Butter is Good for a Sandwich, But NOT for Your Air Barrier  Earns 1 AIA LU/HSW
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
18th Floor Revolving Restaurant
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Presentation on Elevators - TBA
Earns 1 AIA LU/HSW
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
Commonwealth Room
7:00 PM
Awards Banquet
Commonwealth Room
9:00 PM
Hospitality Suite
Mark Twain Room, 16th Floor
Saturday, August 15, 2020
7:30 AM
Derby Room
8:00 AM
CSI Great Lakes Region Board Meeting
Room TBA
9:00 AM
CSI Great Lakes Region Annual Membership Meeting
Derby Room
10:30 AM
See Cincinnati!

Product Rep Academy

All 4 hours of Product Representative Academy classes are designed to be of interest to all levels of experience. These sessions provide practical help for being more effective in your job.
Time/Territory Management                                                                                           Thoroughbred Room  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Getting started in any new position requires knowing your goals, your customers and your desired outcomes. The one constant is time. We all get 168 hours a week to get things done. Attend for an 18-36-month matrix of how to hit the ground running and make the best use of your time. Great for new hires who need some direction on what to do when. Excellent refresher for more seasoned reps who are looking for new tips and tricks.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Specifications: Dealing with Design ProfessionalsThoroughbred Room  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Specifications are a necessary part of the business. If you are not in listed, you seldom get on the project.  What does the specifier know about your products and how they work? How do you communicate the value of what your company brings to the project? You have identified that your product is right for the job- Now how do you get into the specs? Attend and find out.  We will also include information on architectural etiquette.
Guide Specification Workshop                                                                                            Thoroughbred Room  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Guide Specifications for the company’s products should be available electronically on the company’s website. What are the rules? How do yours compare to the Industry standards? How do you stack up against the Competition? Attend this session if you aren’t sure. Bring your companies guide specification for a review.
Trusted Advisor Status: Becoming a Golden Rep                                                           Thoroughbred Room  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
We have all heard the term- Trusted Advisor. What is it? How do you become one? Who decides? Sit in and find out.

CSI Chapter Leadership Forum

We have blocked out 2 hours each for theses sessions. Come and share your ideas, thoughts, gripes, and questions about your chapters or CSI in general in an open format forum. 

Chapter Leadership and Administration Forum                                                                 Keeneland Room  10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Join Region and Chapter Leaders for this opportunity to share question and answers, best practices for your chapter. Bring your questions, comments, success stories, new ideas. This session is designed to be interactive and informative. The Great Lakes Region has a wide variety of events through-out the year that bring people together. Come prepared to share what works for your chapter, as well what has not. The session will begin with a brief overview of success stories from CSI Chapters around the country.
Chapter Committees Forum                                                                                                      Keeneland Room  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join Region and Chapter Leaders as Chapter Committee work is discussed. Trade Shows, Certification, Programs, Education and Membership are the pillars of committee work in the Chapters around the Great Lakes Region. Be prepared to share best practices and learn from others who hold similar positions. Discussion will also include committees of one, recruitment tips and tricks to get others to help you support your efforts.

Continuing Education College

Need those CEU's?  Sign up for the Continuing Education College and receive 4 AIA/HSW credits on topics that will help you design better buildings.
Designing with Hardwood Veneer                                                                                               Derby Room - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presented by the Architectural Woodwork institute (AWI)

This program will provide technical information on planning decorative interior wall and fixture surfaces with beautiful hardwood veneer including, wood veneer production, slicing methods and specification, grain and figure; how they affect your design, grade requirements including allowable characteristics & identifying defects, availability in LEED projects, avoiding specification errors, practical limitations to what you can do with wood veneer, leaf to leaf matching, panel matching, room matching, sketch faces.

Presenter: Mike Coticchio, Director of Project Management, Siteline Interior Carpentry, Chicago IL
Mike is the President of AWI Chicago.  He attended 4 years at Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice Program where he was instructed by master journeymen from all over the world. This was the start of more than two decades of hands on experience in every department of production, drafting, estimating and eventually project management.  With his knowledge and experiences of learning the trade and industry, Mike advanced into an operations roll overseeing over 80 employees before coming to Siteline as Director of Project Management.

Air Barrier Material Evaluations and Testing: Why Peanut Butter Is Good for A Sandwich, But NOT for Your Air Barrier
Presented by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)                                                Derby Room - 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Air barrier technology has been around for decades, but the use of air and water resistive barrier material in buildings is fairly new. Some air and water resistive barrier materials have been used in other applications for years and now are being used for the air and water control layer. Now that the application has changed, does the material still perform in the new application? As the air and water resistive barrier industry has grown over the past decade, new materials have come on the market. These materials have a short track record, but should you shy away from using them? This presentation shows how you can sort out the different materials and how you can get help in choosing the right one for your project.

Presenter: Laverne Dalgleish, ABAA Executive Director
As director of ABAA, Laverne works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating the building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment.  He travels North America to educate building owners and designers on the benefits of effective and working air barrier systems in buildings. This education mission includes working with standards development organizations, training and education groups, government policy departments, and quality assurance program developers for the construction industry.

Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass                                                                                   Derby Room   - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presented by the SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions

With the advent of new and better performing fire rated glazing products in the market today, there is much confusion on which products are appropriate for certain applications based on current code requirements. This program aims to clarify the difference between fire protective vs. fire resistive glazing products as it relates to protecting people and property.  We will also review updated IBC and fire and safety requirements when designing for life safety, identify the correct, code-approved glazing products based on the application, and provide you with the latest fire rated glazing product information.

Presenter: Adam Olson, CSI, Architectural Consultant, Olson Architectural Products, Inc.
Adam Olson is a second-generation architectural consultant and sales representative for a dozen companies focusing on vertical building elements. With specialization in fire-rated glazing, fiberglass translucent panels, metal wall panels, and unique glass systems. Handling the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Adam has been involved with CSI almost from the start of his career coming on 18 years now.

Presentation on Elevators                                                                                                           Derby Room   - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Stay tuned as we finalize this informative program on elevators; types, constraints, code issues, and more.


Companion Program

Scenic Vistas of Cincinnati

Scenic vistas combined with a few memorable stops exploring Cincinnati favorites on the exclusive CSI "Scenic Vistas of Cincinnati" Tour. Experience the unique topography of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from three scenic overlooks on both sides of the river. The first overlook in Northern KY is followed by a tour of Covington Kentucky’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption that began construction in 1894. Our next vista will be on Cincinnati’s West side and include lunch at the Incline Public House. Our afternoon view of the city will be from the East side of Cincinnati and includes visiting the Krohn Conservatory and their annual Butterfly Show featuring “Butterflies of Bali”.