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February Newsletter
Chicago Chapter 7 
2015 Award Winner
Presenting recognition awards at the January meeting. Congratulations to the six people receiving their years of service awards, ranging from 10 to 25 years!!

2015 Award Winner
Chicago Chapter 7 was presented this award at the Annual Summit in San Diego this year.

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Meeting
Chapter Meeting       
Date:
   Thursday, Feb 18th

Time:
   5:30 Social       
   6:00 Dinner
   7:00 Program

Where:
The Concord Group
55E Monroe St
Chicago, IL

Cost:
   $25 Cash at door

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 Quotes on The Quote
These days, construction needs access to all project data instantly. To enable contractors and service professionals to create quick and easy quotes o the go, JobFLEX, www.jobflex.com, Rockford, Mich., has released a new mobile app-complete with images, quick access material lists, and an array of customization options. 

Documents created in the Android app are highly customizable, and include the ability to provide photos along with the estimates created. Users can also build and edit their materials list and line-item costs on the fly, allowing them to build quotes quickly with simple drop-down lists.

*Quote from Constructech


Mel Cowen
Central Plains Governor
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Letter From the President

We had a great turn out for the January meeting and some new faces also. New attendees are always welcome.

Our presentation was by Adam Huhn and Ryan Fisher from Building Point Midwest.

They covered Drones, BIM, and other High-Tech Virtual Construction Resources and how they integrated into the construction world. We learned some of the benefits in today's world and caused us to think how the future may play out.

Plan on attending the February meeting which will be held at Concords office in Chicago. I'm sure you will find it interesting as Corey S Zussma from Pepper Construction will be sharing with us.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,
Dave Westfall
 

 Upcoming Speaker
                            
Our next meeting is February 18th!

We have a dynamic meeting on the agenda for February so be sure to register as soon as possible. 

Corey S Zussma, AIA, plus many other titles, Director of Quality Management at Pepper Construction, will be presenting information on quality control standards being implemented that save construction costs.

This meeting will be at Concords Office in Chicago                                                          see details here.


We look forward to having a joint meeting with AACE and RICS for this event

Also check out our Chapter 7 website here:


Hope to see you all at the meeting!!

Dave Westfall,
CPE, DBIA
President, Chapter 7, Chicago
Member Benefits:
Be sure to check out the benefits that are available to all members. Free estimating software, discounts on estimating programs etc.  
Calendar

CRITICAL CALENDAR

Deadlines Approaching:
  • March 1 - Deadline for April Estimating Today articles to Society Business Office.
  • March 15
    • Last day to issue ballots to eligible voters
    • Deadline to submit "Intent to Submit" form for Award Submittals.
  • April 1-30
    • Election of Chapter Officers must be held.

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ESTIMATOR WANTED


As one member and CPE shared "My whole professional outlook has changed. The support you get from other CPE's is profound".

Be sure to check out the  "links" above to learn more about becoming a member of ASPE where you will find more information about our professional organization and how to earn your Certified Professional Estimator status.   

Hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Dave Westfall, CPE




 
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