"The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle"

- Jewish Hanukkah Proverb
Welcome to the new and improved CSI Indy newsletter!  

As we embark on our adventure of providing YOU with the most up-to-date (and relevant) information in the construction industry, we encourage you to provide us with any and all feedback.  Good, bad, and even the ugly is welcome.  What type of articles would you like to read?  What type of events are you interested in?  Anything you think the chapter should be aware of is welcome.
Your Humble Narrator,
Mike Halstead
Indianapolis CSI Newsletter Co-Editor
Mild Mannered Reporter,
Ryan Muzzillo

Indianapolis CSI Newsletter Co-Editor

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The CSI Indy Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm at the Willows on Westfield. Thanks again to Pete Baker and his merry band of elves for all their hard work planning this event. Put on your glee!  

The 2019 CSI Great Lakes Region Conference will be April 11-13th at The Atheneum Suite Hotel in Greentown, Detroit, Michigan. You can register for the reserved block of rooms prior to March 11 by calling (800) 772-2323 and make reference to Detroit Metro CSI Association. Region Conferences are a chance to learn more about CSI leadership - and they're fun - I bet there's a brewery, baseball, hockey or basketball game downtown that weekend. Ahhhh Detroit - the home of music - MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Madonna, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Bob Seger & MoTown. I got a Lovemaster story about Mo Town - remind me to tell you next time I see you.

The CSI Indy Trade Show will be on Thursday, October 3 at the JW Marriott again. Thanks to Brian Detty and his hard working committee - and Joel Young for taking over booth sales and sponsorships. We are considering a new venue for 2020 - if you have ideas we would love your input and service on a committee to find the best location. And thanks to Ken Schmidt for helping me sell booths and sponsorships for the last four years - Ken I miss our Dilly Thirties!

President Vogt wants our chapter to get involved with the Sickle Cell 5K Walk & Run on June 22 at Riverside Park. This is a great cause and our former member celeb Ariel Su is coordinating - let's get out and support them both. We need new CSI Indy Board Members - contact Dave Fryman if you are interested. It would be great to get some of our newer members on the board - always good to have fresh perspectives. Time to recycle old farts like me (can you say Soylent Green?) - and a special thanks to Andrew Huehls for taking my temporary board spot. Amy Herbetz has been working hard to update our chapter website - take a look and give her your feedback.

Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, a Joyous Kwanzaa - or however you celebrate this time of year. Remember - New Year's eve is amateur night so be safe. And start thinking about your New Year's resolution - mine is to become a kinder, gentler, thousand points of light.  

- Your Humble Narrator 

The Indianapolis Chapter CSI will "Celebrate the Season" at it's annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec 13th at "Willows on Westfield". The festivities will begin at 6:00 with a CASH BAR and hors d'oerves followed by a sumptuous Buffet Dinner served from 7:15-8:30. The Indianapolis Children's Choir under the direction of  Ruth Dwyer will provide entertainment from 8:30-9:00.

Cost will be $35/person and reservations may be made through FRIDAY, December 7th. Late reservations can be made Monday, Dec 10 - Wednesday, Dec 12th at a cost of $45/person. THERE WILL BE NO RESERVATIONS REFUNDED AFTER CLOSE OF BUSINESS, FRIDAY, DEC. 7. We hope that you will plan to join us to "Celebrate the Season" this year at the CSI Indianapolis Holiday Party.

Willows on Westfield
6729 E Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Click HERE to Register

Not a member?  Don't worry - contact Amy Herbertz at to become a member today!

The Indianapolis Chapter of CSI is accepting reservations for Table Tops for upcoming Chapter meetings. The list of programs for upcoming Chapter meetings is published in this newsletter, the web site, or contact Program chairman Jack Morgan - , if you would like to target a particular meeting, be sure to make your reservation early. We do have a limit of four spaces available for Table Tops in a standard meeting room and 10 if we have a double room.
Table Tops are an opportunity to promote your company, products, or services to all attendees of our regular chapter meeting during the social hour. There is a maximum of 20 minutes for Table Top presentation at a regular Chapter meeting. You have the floor for maximum of five minutes after dinner before the speaker to communicate to the entire group if there are four presenters. If there is a greater demand, the 20 minutes will be divided by the number of presenters and rounded down to the nearest 30 seconds.
The Table Top presentations are FREE, one time, to new members, and cost current Indianapolis Chapter members only $75. Non-members get the same opportunity for $125. A 30 by 60 table with a cover and skit will be included. All proceeds go to support the Chapter. Payment is due at the time of setup.

Another opportunity for a Table Top is during an Education Seminar. The cost is if you combine it with the Chapter meeting and Education Seminar the cost would be $100 for current members and $150 for non-members.

If you would like to schedule a Table Top for a future meeting or seminar, contact:
Kent A. Hughes RA CDT - American Structurepoint - 317.690.5820
Be sure to put 'Table Top Request in the subject line

Merry Christmas to the Indianapolis Chapter of CSI
Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.
The Spirit of Christmas

Christmas is the time of year
For being with the one's we love
Sharing so much joy and cheer
What a wonderful feelin'
Watching the one's we love
Having so much fun
I was sittin' by the fire side
Taking a walk through the snow
Listening to a children's choir
Singing songs about Jesus
The blessed way that he came to us
Why can't it remain
All through the year
Each day the same
Heyeah, that's what I wanna hear
It's truly amazin'
That spirit of Christmas
All the kin folk gather round
The lovely Christmas tree
Hearts are glowing full of joy
Sense the gifts that we're giving
And the love that we're living
Why can't it remain
Oh all through the year
Each day the same
that's what I wanna hear
I'll tell ya
It's truly amazin'
That spirit of Christmas
Why can't it remain
All through the year
Each day the same
That's what I wanna hear
Listen to me
It's truly amazin'
That spirit of Christmas
Oh it's truly amazin'
That spirit of Christmas
Ain't it so
It's truly amazin'
Yeah, that spirit of Christmas
Oh Christmas
Oh Christmas

Randy Vogt, CSI

Indianapolis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, Inc.

Aaron Owens, Allegion

Ron Pertl, Heritage Masonry Restoration
Every month we will acknowledge members of the CSI Indianapolis Chapter on their CSI
Membership Anniversary. For those that joined the CSI Indianapolis Chapter in the month of
November, we recognize the following anniversaries:

Gerald Hicks       22 years
Scott Perez         22 years
Glen Baines        21 years
Mark Smith         20 years
Scott Straton      11 years
William White   8 years
Audrey Wyser   5 years
Bruce Tannenbaum 3 years
David Collins       1 year
Joe Fitzgerald     13 years (correction)
Angelo Zarvas 11 years (correction)              

So glad to have as a part of our Indianapolis Design/Construction Community!
Jack P. Morgan
Indianapolis Chapter Quizmaster
1.  Facility managers should perform a post-occupancy evaluation how long into occupancy?
a.  Three months
b.  Three to six months
c.  Six to nine months
d,  Just before the one-year correction period completion
2.  When interpreting contract documents, the A/E should:
a.  Show no partiality to Owner or Contractor
b.  Protect the client's best interests
c.  Protect the A/E from liabilities
d.  Achieve the original design intent of the A/E
3.  Which of the following is the recommended sequence for an addendum?
a.  Changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to previous Addenda, changes to
Conditions of the Contract, changes to the Agreement
b.  Changes to previous Addenda, changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to
Agreements and other Contract Forms, changes to Specifications and Drawings
c.  Changes to Specifications, changes to Drawings, changes to previous Addenda.
d.  Contract Documents, changes to Specifications
4.  What information is found within Division 13 in MasterFormat?
a.  Mechanical Systems
b.  Furnishings
c.  Equipment
d.  Special Construction
5.  The dollar amounts of cash allowances are:
a.  In the Instructions to Bidders
b.  In the Supplementary Conditions
c.  In Division 01
d.  In the Specification sections of Division 02 through 49 that specify the product installation

6.  Who was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Ridley's first go kart!

Let's fix construction

Chapter and verse


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Minutes of the Indianapolis Chapter CSI Board of Directors can be read HERE.  Please contact the president with any comments or questions.

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2. (AIA A201, 4.2.12) * - a
3. (PDPG 11.21) *- b
4. (PDPG *- d
5. (PDPG c *
6.  Martin Luther King Jr. age 35 in 1964
The Indianapolis Chapter, CSI was founded in 1961 and continues serving the local construction community. The Chapter is currently the largest chapter in the Great Lakes Region. Our membership is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, facilities managers, contractors, product manufactures and representatives, and others involved in the construction industry.

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