February Chapter Meeting - Are You the Missing Piece of the Puzzle?
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

February Chapter Meeting - Are You the Missing Piece of the Puzzle?

Come and find out how CSI fits with you…

Join us for an evening with Mark Dorsey, CEO of THE Construction Specifications Institute

When: Wednesday, February 13th, 5:30-7:30

Where: Hafele NYC Showroom; 20 W 22nd St (map)

Cost: CSI Members Free; Non-Members $25

Table Top Sponsors: TBD. Contact Tom Lanzelotti if interested in sponsoring!

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January Chapter Meeting - When is Passive Hard at Work?
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

January Chapter Meeting - When is Passive Hard at Work?

When properly installed and maintained, a building’s passive fire protection (PFP) systems can save Lives, Assets, and the Building itself.

Join us for a sizzling interactive panel discussion featuring some of New York’s hottest design and construction experts on the topic of passive fire protection. It has all the makings of a life-saving event!

When: Wednesday, January 9th 2019 5:30-7:30pm

Where: The Offices of WSP, One Penn Plaza, 2nd Floor (map)

Cost: CSI Members Free; Non-Members $25

Table Top Sponsors: TBD

Pre-register now on-line. You don’t want to get left out in the cold! Registration is required by 3:00pm on Wednesday, January 9th for access to the event!

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Register for the Spring 2019 CDT Exam Prep Class!
Jan
4
12:00 PM12:00

Register for the Spring 2019 CDT Exam Prep Class!

Spring 2019 Schedule:

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13 sessions starting Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 and concluding on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Class: 6pm-8pm
Location: Hafele 20 W 22nd St, Suite 201 NY NY 10010
Cost: Free!
Deadline to register: Noon Friday January 4th, 2019
To register e-mail: Andrea.Dinice@sherwin.com (type “Spring 2019 PDEP/CDT” in the subject line)
*AIA members earn 1 LU for each presentation they attend.*

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Metro NY CSI Holiday Party!
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Metro NY CSI Holiday Party!

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party!

Catch up with fellow chapter members and help close out a great year!

Agenda:

5:30-8:30: Drinks (wine, beer, and soda) with a buffet dinner!

Cost:

CSI Members: $25.

Non-members: $50.

Where:

Thompson Contract Inc.
21-25 44th Ave
Long Island City, NY (map)

Preregister and Pay Online

Or pay at the door! Cash and credit card accepted.

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November Chapter Meeting - Curtainwall Design, Documentation & Construction
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

November Chapter Meeting - Curtainwall Design, Documentation & Construction

Program Title:

Curtainwall Design, Documentation, and Construction 

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Program Description:

Proper curtain wall design, engineering, fabrication and installation is critical in the overall performance of a building.  This presentation and follow-up panel discussion will provide valuable insight into the collaborative efforts required for successful curtainwall design & execution.

Thanks to our Panelists:

  • Specifier: Rowan Georges, SOM

  • Architect/designer: Drew Cowdrey, SOM

  • Digital design specialist: Seth Waldman, Gensler

  • Building envelope consultant: Jeffrey Kock, Front Inc.

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October Chapter Meeting - Specifying Applied Fireproofing
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

October Chapter Meeting - Specifying Applied Fireproofing

Program Title:

Applied Fireproofing: It’s a Team Game

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Program Description:

Sprayed Applied Fireproofing is a key life safety element in the design, construction, and performance of buildings. The proper system design, specification, and installation involves a number of parties from the product manufacturer, to the structural engineer, to the architect/specifier, to the contractor/installer, to the third-party inspector.

This program has been designed to provide insight into how each of the above referenced players contribute to the proper execution of a critical life safety system and includes a presentation into the proper documentation (drawings & specifications); the required submittals; and the quality control for the installation of applied fireproofing followed by an interactive panel discussion the above referenced stakeholders.

Panelists:

  • The Architect: Tom Lanzelotti/Gensler

  • The Specifier: Bill DuBois/Gensler

  • The Structural Engineer: Ali Ashrafi/Thornton Tomasetti

  • The Product Manufacturer: Michael Giardinelli/GCP Applied Technologies

  • The Installer: Kevin Haber/Island International Companies

  • The Third-Party Inspector: Matthew Warvo/Skyline Engineering

  • Moderator: Allison Tomlinson/Gensler

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September Chapter Meeting - Jeopardy!
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

September Chapter Meeting - Jeopardy!

When: Wednesday, September 12th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Dal-Tile. 49 East 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Cost:

CSI Members: Free. All events this year are included with your CSI membership!

Non-members: $25.00

Program Title:

KICK-OFF JEOPARDY - DIVISION 00 & 01

Program Description:

Come test your knowledge and learn about Divisions 00 & 01 with our crowd-favorite Jeopardy event!

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Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Navigating the Municipal Process – Adding value to your clients through the right filing strategy

Program Title: "Navigating the Municipal Process – Adding value to your clients through the right filing strategy”

Program Description: Presentation/Panel Discussion focused on the general requirements and processes to file, permit and sign-off construction projects in New York City.  Panel will consist of Architects, Various Consultants, Code consultant/Expediter, and a NYC DOB Representative. 

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Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Course Title:

“Are the documents really Clear, Concise, Correct, and Complete?”

 

Course Theme:

Greater complexity; Faster schedules; New Products & Technologies; and Specialization of Trades are all trademarks of the new world of Design + Delivery.  As an industry evolves, it has become more important  than ever to continue the focus on exploring ways to improve the process of delivering the design intent to the constructor to ensure realization of the intent in the built project  This program will take a look back at the past, the present and the future of construction documents (drawings & specifications) to explore ways to improve preparation and delivery of construction documents.

 

This presentation and panel discussion (panel members: Interior Designer, Architect, Specifier, Product Representative, Engineering Consultant and Contractor) will focus on the exploration continued ways to improve the quality of construction documents and their relationship to more efficient project construction.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the roles of the specifier, the design professional, the engineering consultants in the preparation of Clear, Concise, Correct and Complete construction documents (drawings & specifications).
  2. Provide insight to how Clear, Concise, Correct and Complete construction documents can lead to more precise bids, a reduction in RFI’s, a reduced number of change orders and a more efficient Construction process.
  3. Share examples of how Specifications can be made clearer, more concise, more correct and more complete.
  4. Share examples of how construction drawings can be made clearer, more concise, more correct and more complete.
  5. Initiate dialogue on how a potential fifth “C – Collaboration” is critical to improved construction documents & project construction
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