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Presidents Welcome

Hello CSI Cleveland Members, Associates and Professionals,

I was elected to the CSI Cleveland board as President for the 2016 – 2017 year.  I am happy to Join this great Professional and dedicated team.  I am learning all about the board and the events CSI Cleveland has provided in our area and the special interest with Great Lakes Region and National CSI events and Web broadcasts and I hope you join me in this understanding of the great benefits CSI Cleveland provides to its community.

I would like to give a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Anca Amaiei from The Austin Group for serving as our Chapter President for the last year! Anca you serve as an inspiration to me and I look forward to gaining great knowledge from you in your new role as Past President for our leadership group.  Thank you; for your service!

Please join me in thanking our Current and Past Board; for these members have DEDICATED their efforts to lead and direct CSI Cleveland.  I hope you get inspired to volunteer, sponsor, or join in, and help our great community.   How can we get you involved and participating in your CSI community? 

Volunteer or help a committee: We always need new committee members and committee chairs and just support volunteers every month.

Become part of the Board and broaden your Leadership skills, mentoring abilities and endless potential for networking and talking about our changing environment of design and construction. 

Contact me or our past president for consideration on the selection committee for the open Board positions, and thank you for considering.

As representative of the CSI Cleveland board; I will be attending the National Convention in Austin Texas.  If any other members are attending, please give me a shout out…

We would love for you to attend to show and represent CSI Cleveland.

CONSTRUCT 2016 will be held in Austin, Texas, from September 7 until the 9th.     

In closing I Hope you all had a great July 4th Independence Day celebration, and thank you for attending the awards picnic to close out the 2015-2016 year.

Here is to a great year: Join us!


John C. Workley

CSI President 2016-2017.

PS: Some supplemental information and knowledge for you: ENJOY!

History and Mission: CSI founded in March 1948; by specification writers of government agencies; they came together to improve the quality of construction specifications.   The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

CSI’s Key Programs Education and Professionalism:  Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Certificate -- A comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) -- Demonstrates excellence in specifications and contract document preparation. Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) -- Truly understand all facets of the construction process and contractual relationships. Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) -- An in-depth understanding of the construction process and superior ability in effective representation.

Educational programs and webinars: CSI education focuses on teaching the roles and responsibilities of each member of the team, and how products and materials interact on the jobsite. Program Formats: MasterFormat: GreenFormat: and UniFormat

Conventions: CONSTRUCT & The CSI Annual Convention: Accredited education, unparalleled networking and a full exhibit hall floor with the latest products, services and solutions.

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