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10/19/2015 4:26:22 PM

2015 Awards Recap

By: Brandilyn Fry, CSI, CDT CSI Awards Committee Chair I love this time of year. The seasons are changing, everyone is pumped up from CONSTRUCT & The Annual CSI Convention and the Awards Committee is diligently working on the FY16 Honors and Awards Guide! This year’s awards program was extremely successful. Read More...

Posted By Kaitlin Solomon at 10/19/2015 4:26:22 PM  0 Comments
8/3/2015 4:40:38 PM

Former CSI President Sheldon B. Israel

Former CSI President Sheldon B. Israel, FCSI, Lifetime Member, CDT, of Boynton Beach, Florida, has passed away.  "Sheldon began his career as an architectural draftsman and was quickly promoted to specifications writer," according to the announcement appearing in the Palm Beach Post. "He moved his family to Coral Springs, FL, in 1972, and opened his own specifications practice, as a building materials consultant and over time, an expert witness in high profile court cases. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 8/3/2015 4:40:38 PM  0 Comments
7/14/2015 10:11:23 AM

Mark Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, Selected as New Executive Director and CEO of CSI

Mark Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, has been selected by CSI’s Board as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSI. Dorsey will join CSI’s staff at the organization’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA, at the beginning of September. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 7/14/2015 10:11:23 AM  0 Comments
6/22/2015 12:52:20 PM

Former CSI President R. Stanley Bair, FCSI, CCS

Former CSI President R. Stanley Bair, FCSI, CCS, died on Saturday, June 20. Bair joined CSI in 1959 as a member of the Dallas Chapter, according to a biography posted at He moved to the Houston Chapter in 1967. He would serve in various positions in these chapters and in the Institute itself during the next two decades, culminating in his serving as president of CSI in 1979. Bair became a Fellow in 1972. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 6/22/2015 12:52:20 PM  0 Comments
6/12/2015 10:17:13 AM

Leave no Stone Unturned

Leaving with a challenge in thought. Curiosity is a trait that makes us explore our thoughts and our surroundings, which can lead to discovery. It’s like turning over a stone that caught your attention only to find hidden structure and brilliance underneath. Sometimes we are so focused on our limitations that we fail to reach for our goals for the future, and forget to really look around us. Read More...

Posted By Robert Simmons at 6/12/2015 10:17:13 AM  0 Comments
4/1/2015 1:27:58 PM

How to Decide "Who is Worthy"

When considering members for award nominations, you are deciding who has worked so hard for the chapter, region and Institute that embodies the elements of an award's description, and whose effort and performance have profoundly promoted and fostered CSI's principles and policies. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 4/1/2015 1:27:58 PM  0 Comments
TOPICS: Awards
3/25/2015 6:08:38 PM

The Road to Fellowship - Part 2

Phillip L. McDade, FCSI, CCS, FASLA Jury of Fellows Chair In Part 1 we dealt with several questions: (1) Am I worthy? (2) Do I have a mentor and a team to help? (3) Do you have a CSI resume? (4) Where do I start on the submittal package? Hopefully, those questions have been answered positively and the writing of the submittal is well under way!  Now I want to give you some suggestions as you near the finish line with your submittal. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 3/25/2015 6:08:38 PM  0 Comments
TOPICS: Fellow, Awards
3/17/2015 10:58:39 AM

The Road to Fellowship - Part 1

Phillip L. McDade FCSI, CCS, FASLA Jury of Fellows Chair Hopefully by now, those of you that are submitting for Fellowship in the Institute this year have begun the process by asking some very personal questions of yourself, and if you answered those positively, you have begun the process! If you're having trouble getting started the following 4 questions should get you going. Question #1 - Am I Worthy?  This is a question that each candidate must ask themselves. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 3/17/2015 10:58:39 AM  0 Comments
TOPICS: Awards, Fellow
1/13/2015 6:31:35 PM

Former CSI President Robert Johnson

Former CSI President Robert Johnson, RA, FCSI, Distinguished Member, CCS, CCCA, of Cedar Crest, NM, has died. He was a member of the Albuquerque, Baltimore, and DC Metro Chapters, and had served on many CSI committees and task teams during his 46 years of membership. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 1/13/2015 6:31:35 PM  1 Comments
1/5/2015 4:56:39 PM

CSI's National Board Meets 3/1 in Kansas City

CSI's national Board will meet Sunday, March 1, from 8am-2pm in Kansas City, Missouri, at Embassy Suites Kansas City - International Airport. Members and others who wish to observe the meeting are welcome to attend. CSI does not reimburse for or cover any travel, hotel or meal expenses for members and guests observing the Board meeting. Read More...

Posted By Joy Davis at 1/5/2015 4:56:39 PM  0 Comments
TOPICS: Leaders