VOL. LIII NO. 4 | APRIL 2017
NEWSLETTER OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER | CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE
Specifics
Monthly Meeting: May 10th
Career Paths in Design and Construction
Wednesday, May 10th, 4:30-9:00p

4:30-6:00 Portfolio/resume review and job interviews.
6:00-7:00 Pre-dinner networking with industry professionals.
7:00-8:00 Dinner and networking.
8:00-9:00 Panel discussion regarding the local construction industry condition and opportunities

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" It's an interview question, but so much more. Whether you're just starting out in the AEC fields or running a firm, you've got to have your eye on the future. San Francisco CSI is doubling down on career development for our May meeting: an afternoon career fair followed by social hour, dinner, and panel discussion. Sponsors will bring hiring managers for mini interviews. Volunteer mentors will offer portfolio reviews and career path counseling. And as our keynote, a panel will share what they see as business and hiring trends in the public and private sectors of design and construction. 

Twenty students and emerging professionals will be invited to attend the career fair, dinner, and panel discussion as guests of the Chapter. Whether you're hiring or seeking, this is an event you won't want to miss. Sponsors and volunteers may sign up right away at link below. 
Reminder: Board Elections Coming Soon
If you are a CSI member, your electronic ballot will arrive via Constant Contact in the very near future. Please plan to vote for next year’s Board of Directors!
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Our May Event! 
Cliff Brewer, Speaker, Dodge Data & Analytics 
Glen Tracy, Sponsor, Boon Edam; Betsy Porter, Topflight Specs; Graydon Cox, BEMO 

Paulette Salisbury, PPG; Mike Murphy, Behr Paints

Brian Mitchell, Signature Painting; Nicholas Mounts, Behr Paints; Erik Oller, Signature Painting
President's Message

The past two months have gone by quickly as we prepared for and celebrated our very successful Pro-Fair in March. Our February meeting, Dynamic Facades, was presented by Felix Weber and Galen Burrell of Arup. By highlighting some of Arup’s more recent projects, such as the Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi, Felix and Galen showed the technical complexity of their façade designs. As Earl Carter (CADE Architectural Resources) noted: “Felix Weber and Galen Burrell were articulate, intelligent presenters and their innovative work with dynamic shading is inspiring to many of us in attendance, regardless of industry.” These projects are truly inspirational – both technically impressive and beautiful.

Next up was Pro-Fair, taking the technical challenge to an entirely different scale: “Smart Cities Need Smart Specifications”.

Speaker Paul Doherty is well-known among designers who’ve been working with BIM. As an individual who was instrumental in developing and popularizing truly intelligent modelling, Paul travels and collaborates widely. He has tremendous credibility, coupled with a healthy dose of humor and practicality. Rather than demonstrate the rapidly-expanding capabilities of a technology that has become the new standard in the construction industry, Paul focused on the future – and on the power of intelligent technologies to transform transportation, cities, and energy generation. We learned about floor finishes that can produce electricity from our footfalls; autonomous vehicles that may eliminate the need for private vehicles; initiatives worldwide that we should be watching closely for clues to the future... 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

May 10:         Monthly Meeting 
May 19-20:
  West Region Conference
June 14:
       Awards Banquet

It’s about time we all got together.

Sika and ARCHITECT are hosting TWO unique events that will bring the design, construction and owner communities together to network and explore the trends and innovations that are defining our industry and shaping the Bay Area.

AS A VIP, YOU'RE INVITED
TO REGISTER. 

Chapter Education News

By Lester G. Meu, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
Chapter Certification and Education Committee Chair

Preceding the 10 May 2017 regular monthly dinner meeting will be a Chapter sponsored Career Evening for a limited number of emerging professionals and new grads. Portfolio and resume reviews will be offered as well as 10 minute job interviews from member firms and organizations. The participants will also be Chapter guests for the balance of the evening and we hope the attending members extend their greetings and networking skills during the social hour and at dinner. Please assist in distributing the dinner seating to allow the participants to enjoy the company and knowledge of a variety of our members at each table for the balance of the night. The evening presentation will be a member panel discussion of local industry trends and human resources needs.


If you are able to assist in pre-dinner events or provide additional welcoming during the networking periods please contact me ( lmeu@geomeu.com) or Vivian Volz ( vivian@vvarchspecs.com) as this is an opportunity to spread the CSI message and welcome the next generation of practitioners.
The Pacific Energy Center
At 851 Howard Street, San Francisco

Presents its series of Programs

Most are free of charge and carry CEU credits.

Register at 415-973-7268 or  www.pge.com/pec

Tabletop Sponsor Package For 2017
We’d like to encourage tabletop sponsors to stay for the dinner and presentation, and to take advantage of a brief opportunity to tell the assembled guests about their products and services from the podium. The new price for a tabletop, effective November 1, 2016 will be $200 - including one dinner reservation. Please register via Constant Contact, and feel free to invite additional guests. Thank you for your sponsorship!
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