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ISSUE 3 |  MARCH 2018

2018 Industry Forum: The Industry & The Art
It's that time again to get ready for our biggest event of the year. Plan now to join us at the 2018 Industry Forum on Wednesday, March 7th and experience an evening of engagement, inspiration, and renewed connections!
Plan on arriving early this year as we've moved our 5 x 10  presentations to the 4:00 PM hour. You won't want to miss any of these 5 inspired design professionals from our area. They will challenge you with their unique approach to problem solving - making this a favorite attraction of the Industry Forum every year.
If you are a designer, architect, engineer, builder or property manager, you will find an informative and stimulating look at what's new and innovative in the construction industry. READ MORE > 
L to R: Erica Bitterman-Ryon, Cherise Lakeside, Alicia LaManna, Ellen Onstad
President's Message: A History of the Industry Forum
Ellen Onstad, CSI, CDT, Board President     
I hope you are all excited and planning on attending the Industry Forum coming up March 7th. I haven't purchased my ticket via the Portland CSI Webpage, but I also think there are some sponsors out there who may have extra tickets; it's just a matter of calling them.
We are also offering an Emerging Professional code for those who have less than ten years in the industry. Please call Geoff Jenks or Ali LaManna from the Emerging Professionals committee to get the code and sign up.
In preparing for this article and the event next month, it occurred to me that the Industry Forum or Products Fair has been a part of Portland Chapter CSI since 1974 (when we had the national conference here - Portland OR in 74!). The event has gone through major changes in the last 44 years. It started at the Red Lion Hotel, moved to the Convention Center, then the World Trade Center, and now is held at the Portland Art Museum.
It has changed leadership. According to the Portland CSI Operations Guide, Tom Shea and Larry Arnold were appointed co-chairs in 1974. Cherie McNabb ran it successfully until 2005 when I took over. Cornelia Gibson was co-chair for both Cherie and I. Ed Macsisak, took it over for a few years before it changed to the Industry Forum in 2009.
The committee has done a wonderful job in putting together speakers for the 5x10 presentatios (five presentations at ten minutes each) and the latest speed education.
Our Keynote this year is Allison Williams, FAIA a dynamic speaker, who we are excited to have in our fair city.
Thinking about the history of these major events for our Chapter, I found myself staring at the walls of my office and the awards I received for the years I was involved. I began looking at old issues of The Predicator. Did you know old issues of the newsletter are on our website starting from 2005? The May 2006 edition included an article called 'Perky's Notes' by J.P. "Perky" Kilbourn, PhD, CSI (my mom). The article was about the Products Fair and took a look at different perspectives of those in the construction industry and how they viewed the value of the Products Fair. It amazed me how some of the "thoughts" she listed still apply:
  • A space to meet and greet old and new business contacts.
  • A place to learn about new products which will probably be incorporated into construction in future years.
  • The potential to obtain necessary continuing education credits.
We hope everyone will attend this year's Industry Forum, be sure to stop by the membership information table if you have any questions about CSI, the CDT exams, or MasterFormat.
I hope to see you there!

February Chapter Meeting Recap: Wood is Good
We had a great presentation by four distinguished speakers on the new trend in construction; Cross Laminated Timber. While the system has been used for years in Europe, Portland is on the forefront the CLT trend in the US. There are a lot of opportunities with using CLT in buildings: the beauty of wood, renewable resources, and decreasing the onsite labor. Make sure to check out the video on our YouTube Channel.
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Ali LaManna, CSI, CDT, President-Elect
March Chapter Meeting
No meeting. Industry Forum is this month, see feature article.
April Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Still in planning look for more information upcoming in the April issue of The Predicator.
May Chapter Meeting: Tour of OHSU's Knight Cancer Research Building
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Join Portland Chapter CSI and Lean Construction Institute - Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice for an evening tour of Oregon Health and Science University's Knight Cancer Institute followed by a networking hour.
OHSU sought for a state-of-the-art cancer research facility that would support and facilitate a team science approach. The Knight Cancer Research Building will be a key element in recruiting approximately 250 of the world's leading cancer researchers and physicians as they lead the charge in curing cancer.  The project is currently under construction with McCarthy / Andersen and is scheduled to be completed this year.  Come out for the Tour and learn more about project conception, design, delivery and innovation. More details and registration to follow in the April issue of The Predicator.
June Chapter Meeting: Portland Chapter CSI 5th Annual Chili Cook-off and Awards Night
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Warmer weather means more fun with Portland CSI! The Annual Chili Cook-Off is the perfect event for all you networking chili-lovers. Whether you want to join the competition as a team with your own chili recipe, or just come to judge your colleague's cooking skills and costumes, you are more than welcome. This is also our annual chance to thank all of our hardworking volunteers with the Portland Chapter Awards, and all of our members with low price tickets for a fun and festive evening. Team Registration is now open!
July Chapter Meeting: Portland Chapter CSI Annual Architectural Scavenger Hunt (FREE EVENT!)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Put your thinking cap, grab the map and the clues, and come test your architectural knowledge! The summer time is also the time for our Annual Architectural Scavenger Hunt, and we are busy hunting down clues to make a fun and challenge trail for you to follow, and this year will be our first over on the eastside of the river. Brush off your sleuthing skills and save the date for July 10th. This is a free event with a hosted Happy Hour to follow, so spread the word around your office to anyone that is interested in coming to see what Portland CSI is all about!
August Chapter Meeting: Portland Chapter CSI Golf Tournament at Lewis River
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The golf course will be calling your name soon enough, so why not put it on your calendar early? Find your golf mojo and join us for a fun-filled day in the sun and support the CSI scholarship program in the process. Prizes awarded, raffle tickets available, banquet following, and fun for all.
For more information and registration go to Portland.csinet.org
Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Ali LaManna for more details!
Committee Corner: What's Happening 
Programs Committee Meeting
  Our next programs meeting will be Tuesday, March 13th at 5:30 pm at Precision Images. Please email  Ali if you are interested in attending.  
Education Committee Meeting:
Tentative dates for upcoming meetngs are March 27th and May 22nd. Contact Jake LaManna  for confirmation on committee meeting dates, or to share ideas about what you would like to learn about this coming year. Our committee is seven strong and continuing to grow. Please join us to help shape the educational opportunities we provide for you and our membership.

Learning & Libations Series
MARCH Learning & Libations Event - Happy Hour
Keep your eyes peeled for announcements detailing the date, time and location. In 2018, we will be facilitating Happy Hour discussions. No set topics. No set presentation. Just a get together with other Learning & Libations folks for a casual Happy Hour to discuss issues in the industry that you find irritating, confusing, or even exciting. First round is on us!
Learning & Libations Event 2018 Calendar SNEAK PEAK - Sponsored by the PPI Group
Your Learning & Libations Committee, following our Winter committee meeting, has put together a tentative calendar of events for 2018. Get excited, and if you see an event you're anxious to attend, let your Education Committee Co-Chairs know! Jake LaManna  and Jenn Thomas.
April - Lumber Mill Tour (Tentative)
May - Presentation by Ventacity
June - PSU Viking Pavilion Tour (Tentative)
July - Clackamas Fire Station 16 (Tentative)
August - Specs Happy Hour
September - Lunch with Lee and Friends
October - Manufacturing Industrial Hygiene Presentation
November - HAPPY HOUR
December - 4th Ugly Sweater Networking
New & Renewed Members

Renewed Members of Portland Chapter CSI as of November 2017

  • Kean Bacus, CSI, AHC; Stanley Security Solutions; member since 2013
  • Tim Cockburn, CSI, CDT; Propel Insurance; member since 1991
  • Colin Doherty, CSI, CCS; Port of Portland; member since 2009
  • R. Michael Ghiotto, CSI, CCPR; Woodfold; member since 2011
  • Melanie Gibbs, CSI; Miller Paint Company; member since 2016
  • Amy Hjelte, CSI, CCS; LRS Architects, Inc.; member since 2002
  • David Ingraham, CSI; Willamette Graystone; member since 2014
  • Richard Jermain, CSI, CDT, AHC; Allegion; member since 2004
  • Monica Jones, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP; LRS Architects; member since 2013 - NEW to Portland Chapter
  • Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT; LSW Architects; member since 2011
  • John Lamb, CSI; Structural Waterproofing Consultants, LLC; member since 1983
  • Michael Lemen, CSI, CDT; Metl-Span; member since 2015
  • Halliday Meisburger, CSI, CDT, AIA; ZGF Architects; member since 2013
  • Dan Quatier, CSI; Interior Technology; member since 2015
  • Richard Rapp, CSI, CDT, AIA, NCARB; TVA Architects; member since 2016
  • Toby White, CSI; Forensic Building Consultants; member since 2004
  • David Young, PE, CSI; RDH Building Sciences Inc.; member since 2017 
Emeritus Members with November Anniversary Date
  • Don Eggleston, CSI; SERA Architects, P.C.; member since 1970
  • Richard Gira, CSI, CDT; member since 1978 
AIA Walking Tour of the Pearl District

Thursday, March 8, 2018; 1 to 3 pm: Walking Tour of the Pearl District 
The Pearl District was practically deserted 25 years ago. Join us on this tour to see how it's been transformed into a dynamic walker-friendly neighborhood with contemporary and adaptive high rise housing, fine dining and world class entertainment. Explore the architecture, history and culture of Portland and environs with architectural historian and CFA member Eric Wheeler.
$15, cash or check accepted at start of tour
Maximum of 20 participants.

Visit here for all tour information, or call 608-797-7753. 

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In this Issue
2018 Industry Forum
President's Message
February Chapter Meeting Recap
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Committee Corner
Learning & Libations Series
New & Renewed Members
Upcoming Events

March 5-7
2018 Urbanism Next Conference

March 6
Portland CSI CDT Certification Class

March 7 - NEW DATE
3:30P - 8:30P
Portland Art Museum

March 8
AIA WalkingTour of the Pearl District
March 14
Portland CSI CDT Certification Class

March 22
Portland CSI CDT Certification Class

March 28
Portland CSI CDT Certification Class

March 31
CSI Chapter Nominations Close
April 3
Portland CSI CDT Certification Class Review - if needed
April 10
April Chapter Meeting: Topic TBD
May 4-5
CSI NW + W Region Conference
May 8
May Chapter Meeting: Tour of OHSU's Knight Cancer Research Building

June 12
June Chapter Meeting: Annual Chili Cook-Off and Awards Night
July 10
July Chapter Meeting: Annual Architectural Scavenger Hunt
August 23
Portland CSI Annual Golf Tournament  
CSI Sponsors

CSI Portland 2017-2018 Focus/Goals

To increase communication and build relationships
within the AEC industry.


1. Engage current members/recruit new members


2. Increase visibility


3. Re-define education offerings