VOLUME 60 | ISSUE 5 | June 2019
In the Spotlight!
President's Message
Summer Time
Ali LaManna, CDT - Emerick Construction - President Portland Chapter CSI
We are heading in to summer, which means the end of our fiscal year. It has been wonderful year for Portland CSI with a lot of great events, some new changes, and new ideas for next year. Here are a few of my favorite highlights. We started offering the CDT prep course for both the fall and spring exam. The presentation on Useful Waste we had in January has been accepted as a presentation this October at CONSTRUCT in Maryland. Our Emerging Professionals’ Ugly Sweater Party hit a new record with over 100 people and eight different organizations. And I got to show off one of my projects for Clackamas Fire during a tour of Station 16 last August. I can’t wait to see where we go next year!

I want to thank all of the hard working volunteers that make this chapter happen. I could not imagine a harder working or more dedicated group who give up their free time to organize the events, track down speakers, put this newsletter together, and make the Portland CSI experience what it is. I will be awarding some of these volunteers on Tuesday at the Chili Cook-off, but we would not be able to do what we do without each and every volunteer from our check-in people at the registration table to the chapter board itself. Thank you all for your continued dedication and hard work.

Our annual board retreat will be happening at the end of June to plan for the next fiscal year. If any of our members have ideas on how we can make your experience better, please don’t hesitate to let us know at office@portlandcsi.org. If you are interested in volunteering, please check out our volunteer page, or shoot us an email. You can join one of our already established committees or if you have a new idea you want to try, we are more than happy to support you.
Beat the Heat with CSI Portland this Summer!
Kourtney Strong CDT - LSW Architects - Programs Chair, Portland Chapter of CSI

Welcome to our Summer line up of Programs!

June 11th - 7th Annual Chili Cook-off
This will be a fun evening of networking, chapter awards, some chili smack talk and a little cold beer at the Lucky Lab on NW Quimby. Please join us, or even better, register a team. Awards will include Best Chili, Best Theme, and People's Choice. Come try the chili and help pick the winner!

July 9th - Vancouver Waterfront Walking Tour
Have you been to Vancouver lately? The Vancouver Waterfront development has been open for almost a year now and is getting better every day! Joins us for a walking tour to learn more about the masterplan, the first phase of construction that is completed and the future of the neighborhood!

August 22nd - Annual Golf Tournament
Come out for even more fun in the sun with our annual golf tournament at the beautiful Lewis River Golf Course and support the future leaders in our AEC industry! The Annual CSI Golf Tournament is a fund raising event for our certification scholarships. Scholarships are given out for those that want to further their education in the AEC industry by taking the CDT Exam or next level CSI exams.

Check out our Current Events on our website!
Learning & Libations
Marshall Elementary & McLoughlin Middle Schools
June 19th, 2019
Tour at 3:00pm
Skanska Trailer
5802 MacAuthur Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661

Learn about the complexity of joining CLT with Tilt Up Concrete Panels as well as the coordination involved with properly locating the MEP systems.

Libations at 4:30pm (its 5 o'clock somewhere).

See the website for more information and access to registration.
April Recap:
Myths of Stucco Failures & Pre-Con Solutions
Mark Aasland - PACE Engineers Inc - Jenn Thomas - VIA Technik LLC - Education Co-Chairs
On April 18th we had a presentation by Terry Kastner, the executive director of the Northwest Ceiling & Wall Bureau at the Cement Masons Local Union #555 building. Terry discussed with us the Myth: Stucco Cracks. Stucco really doesn't crack, but when it does, why did it? What follows are the cliff notes of that event, for those members unable to attend.

Prior to the installation of the plaster cement, a Pre-Con should be held. The attendees at the Pre-Con should be the general contractor, architect, owners representative and the plaster contractor. During the Pre-Con the critical issues that should be discussed are environmental conditions, WRB & flashings, stucco cracking and appearance.

The environmental conditions revolve around different approaches for cold weather conditions and warm weather conditions. For cold weather conditions, cement plaster should not be applied when the ambient temperature is less than 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not apply cement plaster to any frozen surfaces. Also, tenting, heat and ventilation must be provided if cement plastering is done during temperatures below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. In warm weather, the basecoats and finish coat need to be protected from uneven and excessive evaporation.

The choice of panels and orientation to framing members is important. Wood sheathing may be plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), or composites (Com-ply). It is recommended that all wood products have a moisture content of less than 19% before, during and after installation.
Panels shall be installed with a minimum 1/8-inch gap around all edges and ends. Blocking is recommended at horizontal joints.

There are two joint types used with the installation of cement plaster. A control joint is a joint that accommodates movement of plaster shrinkage and curing along predetermined, usually straight lines. An expansion joint is a joint that accommodates movement beyond plaster shrinkage and curing.
Prior to starting lathing or plastering work, carefully inspect installed work of other trades to verify that work is complete to the point where work may commence. The contractor should not begin installation until all unsatisfactory conditions are resolved.

The skill of the plasterer, weather conditions, time allowed to work, substrate quality and available materials all play a part in the quality of the finished appearance. Prior to the presentation several of the apprentices were at work and demonstrating their trade. A few of our members decided to roll up their sleeves and try their hand and doing a plaster cast. Photos have been withheld at our members request. That is until they forget that we have them.

If you would like additional information regarding this topic, please contact Terry Kastner the Executive Director of the Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau (NWCB) at terry@nwcb.org or visit the NWCB website at www.nwcb.org.
Golf Committee ---- FOUR !!!!
Come Out Swinging!
Mark Aasland - PACE Engineers - Golf Co-Chair

The Annual CSI Golf Tournament will be held on August 22nd at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland, WA. The golf course is tucked between the North Fork of the Lewis River and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Registration opens at 10:00 am with golf starting at 12:00 pm followed by dinner and awards.

Come enjoy good times with friends and colleagues while having fun on the golf course. The tournament proceeds fund our seasonal certification scholarships. Scholarships are given out for those that want to further their education in the AEC industry by taking the CDT Exam. We also offer support for taking your knowledge to the next level with CCCA, CCS, and CCPR exams. Your sponsorship and participation in this event allows us to help CSI members in the AEC Industry, including those emerging professionals that someday may be working with us (or over us) in this wild and crazy industry.

Please help make this event a success and participate in the golf tournament. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for all budgets, even if you are not a golfer in any way, shape or form. FIND YOUR GOLF MOJO or HAVING FUN IN THE SUN MOJO and join us!

Registration is open on the Golf page of the website.
Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) Prep Course - FALL 2019
Just a heads up that the Portland Chapter is working toward offering up the CDT Education Series again in 2019 for the Exam period. Details like place, dates and times still need to be worked out and details will be coming soon. If you are interested, you can plan on 10 weeks of classes, one weeknight a week for 2 hours each class. The classes will begin the first week of August and proceed to the 2 nd week of October. We hope to have full information in the July newsletter. If you have a centrally located office with tech capabilities and you would like to host our fall class series, please let me know. Ideally, it would be awesome if we could find a host that has the ability for people outside of our area to dial and/or video conference in to the class although that is not an absolute “must” requirement. Class cost will be $150 for CSI Members and $250 for Non-Members through Portland CSI.
For full information on the CDT, exam costs, exam period and study materials, please go the Institution website here: https://www.csiresources.org/certification/cdt
More info to come!!
Industry Forum
The 2020 Industry Forum Planning Committee is currently forming - and we need your help! We have a lot to do in preparing for next year's Industry Forum and extend an open invitation to any Portland CSI member wanting to get involved! There are plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy planning a party or promoting an essential design-community event.

A major contributor to our efforts will be stepping away from the committee this year. Corey Morris, Senior Associate with Carleton Hart Architecture, has been a cornerstone in supporting the evolution of our growing presence in the design community. The entire Chapter is most grateful for the years Corey has provided essential web-based design services and inspiration in developing tools needed to connect with our fellow members and associates. His involvement will be missed!

Members who would consider getting involved are encouraged to review some of the support activities to be performed in coordination with our current volunteers:

A Marketing Manager/Publicity Leader, someone with experience in marketing and branding.
  • to develop messaging and graphics, working with our current Graphic Designer as communicated with the Keynote Speaker and the rest of the Planning Committee.
  • Overall schedule management
  • Posting 2020 Industry Forum updates to the Portland CSI website and The Predicator
  • Creating and posting social media content

A Registration Manager coordinating web-based event and sponsor registrations, including the "shopping cart" parts of Constant Contact used by Sponsors (i.e. turning off sponsorship options as they sell out)

A Sponsor Liaison coordinating sponsor-related issues with the Registration Manager, including updating sponsor contact list, marketing past and potential sponsors, explaining sponsorship options, and providing sponsor event “packages” and requested invoices.
For those interested in what we do and what opportunities are available, please contact Randy Page at this email address: pagernd@gmail.com. Our next meeting is at noon on Monday, June 10th.
Member News
New, Renewed, & Emeritus Members Portland Chapter
December 2018, January 2019, February 2019
Lee Kilbourn, FCSI, CCS, FAIA

Pip Allen, CSI (Note 2)
Tamara Allen, CSI-EP; Wind Northwest
Mary Browne, CSI-EP; PAE Engineers (Note 1)
Jim Carroll, CSI; Altera Windows & Doors
Kyungkook Cho, CSI; Otak
Juan Coronel, CSI-EP; Materials Testing & Inspection
Daniel Crates, CSI; Georgia-Pacific (Note 1)
Amy Griffin, CSI; Benjamin Moore (Note 1)
Spiral Horn, CSI-EP; Pacific Mat (Note 1)
Scot Jahn, CSI; Clark/Kjos Architects LLC (Note 1)
Jennifer Kennedy, CSI-EP; Rodda Paint Company (Note 1)
Minwoo Lee, CSI; Otak (Note 1)
Roby Peters, CSI-EP; PACE Engineers (Note 1)
Kate Piper, CSI
Emily Ricker, CSI; Forensic Analytical Consulting Services
Maxwell Roach, CSI; Metal-Era
Miel Michelle Steele, CSI-EP (Note 2)
Chelsea Cassady, BS, CSI-EP; PAE Engineers; member since 2018 (Note 1)
Mike Ericson, CSI; Dal-Tile; member since 2018
Todd Johnson, CSI; Facades Northwest; member since 2017
Summer Amauba, CSI-EP; Panel Guys; member since 2016 (Note 1)
David Aronson, CSI; Kramer Gehlen; member since 2018 (Note 1)
Kean Bacus, CSI, AHC; Dorma Kaba USA; member since 2013
Christopher Bennett, CSI, CDT, AIA; Bennett Construction Consultancy, LLC; member since 2014
Heidi Bertman, CSI, AIA, LEED AP, M. Arch, NCARB; member since 2014 (Note 2)
Jason Chupp, CSI; Swinerton Builders; member since 2013
Colin Doherty, CSI, CCS; Port of Portland; member since 2009
Devin Follingstad, CSI, CCCA, AIA; Carleton Hart Architecture; member since 2007
Devin Graham, BA, CSI-EP, CDT, LEED GA; Oh Planning+Design; member since 2016
Joshua Guerra, RA, CSI, CDT; OTAK, Inc.; member since 2016
Nick Haluschak, PE, CSI, ASCE; Retired; member since 1988
Russell Harrison, CSI, CDT; Window Tech Inc.; member since 2014 (Note 1)
Stephen Hubbard, CSI; Mutual Materials Company; member since 1993
Clarke Jewell, CSI, CDT; Olympian Precast, Inc.; member since 1999
Bassam Khalifeh, CSI; Washington County - Facilities; member since 1989
J. Knott, CSI; Retired Member; member since 1983 (Note 2)
John Kouba, CSI; Malarkey Roofing Products; member since 2001
Alicia 'Ali' LaManna; Emerick Construction; member since 2012
Edward Macsisak, CSI; Spacesaver Specialists, Inc.; member since 2005
Scott Martin, CSI, CDT, LEED GA; Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing; member since 1995
Jeff McIntyre, CSI, CDT; Rodda / Cloverdale Paint Company; member since 2006
Joseph Mecalis, BA, CSI, CDT; Myhre Group Architects; member since 2007
Mark Miller, CSI-EP; Skoler Building Resources; member since 2012
Mike Murphy, CSI, CCPR; Behr Process Corp.; member since 2006
Ron Ogden, CSI; R. J. Ogden Associates, Inc.; member since 1986
Nick Rogers, CSI; Barclay Dean Architectural Products; member since 2018
Mark Schneider, CSI; CSAF LLC; member since 1997
Robert Sharman, MBA, CSI, CDT; Rowe Fenestration, Inc.; member since 2008
Sandra Slavik, CSI; DCI Hollow Metal; member since 2018 (Note 1)
David Stephenson, CSI, AIA, LEED AP; SERA Architects; member since 2007
Kourtney Strong, CSI, CDT®, AIA, NCARB; LSW Architects; member since 2014
Walt Suman, CSI, CDT; TekTerior Systems; member since 1985
Robert Temple, CSI; Hafele America Co.; member since 2018
Jennifer Thomas, CSI; VIA Technik LLC; member since 2017 (Note 3)
Elizabeth Van Rossen, CSI-EP; Swinerton Builders; member since 2017 (Note 1)
Christopher Veit, CSI, CCS; Carlson/Veit Architects, P.C.; member since 1983
Susan A. Williams, CSI; PPG Paints; member since 2017
Katie Windsor, CSI, CDT; GBD Architects; member since 2013
Amy Woods, CSI; International Masonry Institute; member since 2017
Wendi Ziegler, CSI; Inpro; member since 2015
D.R. 'Skip' Brown III, CSI, CCS, AIA; member since 1989
John Brockamp, CSI; member since 1982
Robert Easton, CSI, CDT; member since 1992
Les Seeley, CSI; member since 1977
Isaac Tevet, CSI, AIA; member since 1989
Kenneth Nelson, CSI, CDT; member since 1971
NOTES (Members with no Company listed in Institute Record)
1.        Company name derived from email address.
2.        No company name available.
3.        Company name found in Chapter Meeting Registration.
Historical News*
* the oxymoronic nature of this statement is not lost on the editors of The Predicator. However, the editors think it is funny. Hence, it remains.
60th Anniversary Call to Arms
Ellen Onstad, CSI - Interface Engineering, Inc. - Immediate Past-President

Portland Chapter CSI will be celebrating our 60 th anniversary this coming 2019 to 2020 fiscal year – the board has been doing some digging into old issues of The Predicator and here is what we found!

  • October 1979 – Portland Chapter CSI to celebrate 20th anniversary
  • The Portland Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a chapter chartered by the National Institute.
  • The membership is planning a gala party on the evening of December 7th at the Portland Airport Sheraton hotel. All members, guests, and those interested in the construction industry are invited to attend. The evening will be set aside for reminiscing and fun, attitude adjustment period will be at 5:30, dinner at 7:00, with an entertaining program scheduled after dinner.
  • Bob Klas, past president of the Portland chapter is chairman of the event. Bon is soliciting any memorabilia people have to lend - old newsletters, slides, or photographs of old chapter or region conferences. He urges all regional soothsayers to come forward with their accounts of people, activities and events out of the past. Anyone with sage comments or an interest in this program should contact Bob. Interesting stories are already emerging. Exposés on many of the long standing members are surfacing and will be made public at this meeting.
  • Ken Searl, Margie Larget, Larry Arnold, Dick Ehmann, Larry Brown, Gordon Todd, Mary Alice Hutchings, Don Ashton, Hunt Ones, Warren Koeple, Don Walton and Lee Kilbourn. We suggest that you folks best check into these stories and then ask the question, “Does your behavior uphold the integrity of the institute?”

As I read this now, I wonder what some of these stories are and how they would compare to our activities now. On the back of The Predicator (1979) it lists committee chairs, board and other members instrumental to running the chapter. To many these are just names on a page. To me...
I remember faces, occupations, spouses, kids, and how long I have known them. Some of the people listed in The Predicator are no longer around. Those that are have retired or stepped down from active duty in the chapter.

Another article has the title “missing persons bulletin” which asks for contact information from those members still reading The Predicator. And that is what I must ask now, of our current membership – have you seen or heard from these people recently and do you know how we can get in touch with them?
  • Les Seeley
  • Mary Alice Hutchings
  • Stan Nelson
  • Ivan McCormack

I must say we are lucky to know the whereabouts of some of the members from 1979. They continue to lend a hand in the running of the chapter, providing knowledge of our history and sharing wisdom with our up-and-coming leadership. Thank you to Lee Kilbourn, Pat Murphy, & Don Eggleston.
Portland Chapter CSI History – by Richard Ehmann (Originally posted in The Predicator November 1979)
Richard Ehmann (Originally posted in The Predicator November 1979)

On December 31, 1958, Ralph Appleman received a letter from W. H. Barrows, Institute Vice President and Chairman of the National Chapter Development Committee. The letter suggested contacting Al Barnes in Seattle regarding the organization of a Portland Chapter. At the that time, only five chapters existed in the West: Los Angeles, organized in 1953; San Diego and Sacramento, 1954; San Francisco, 1955; and Puget Sound in Seattle.

Fifteen people attended a formative meeting on January 29, 1959 and appointed Charles Selig, Lowell Anderson, Kingsley Church, Jim Hickey and Ralph Appleman to serve on a steering committee. Membership forms were received on February 3. By February 7, the steering committee had completed the first draft of the bylaws.

On April 2, an organizational meeting attended by 31 people was held at Benson High School. Those attending gave provisional acceptance to the bylaws and nominated twelve candidates for election to a board. This date – April 2, 1959 – was the first formal meeting of the Portland Chapter CSI functioning under bylaws and operating in lieu of elected officials.

At the next meeting in September the first Board of Directors was elected into office: the charter request was signed by the Chapter members; and the program was devoted to the subject of “Built-up Roof Specs” The Chapter’s first president was Lowell Anderson; the vice president was Ralph Appleman; and the secretary-treasurer was Jim Hickey.

The Predicator first appeared in November announcing the next program on “Liability insurance” presented by Jack Annand and a panel of insurance agents.

The December 1959 meeting with 25 in attendance, concluded almost to the day a full year of life for the Portland Chapter The official charter, however did not catch up with the facts until well into 1960.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the Portland Chapter CSI, a gala celebration is planned for the evening of December 7, 1979 at the Airport Sheraton. The cost of the event is $25.00 per couple. Reservations must be made by November 30, both to assist the committee and to ensure a place for you and your spouse or guest.

We look forward to seeing you there with or without your date or spouse.

2019 update from Ellen Onstad – I was like 10 or so in 1979, so I don’t remember attending this event. Lee has mentioned it as a nice way to celebrate 20 years of the chapter. I am glad as our history gets farther and farther away, we keep the same stories of how the chapter was formed. I am thankful we have some of our records from back then, but we are still missing a lot. If in your Spring Cleaning you find any Portland Chapter CSI History (old issues of The Predicator, Pictures of Chapter meetings or other events, flyers or other promotional items) please forward them to us so we might include in our 60 th anniversary next year!

Contact Ellen Onstad , Immediate Past President or Jake LaManna , Secretary, and we'll help coordinate getting this history documented, saved, and distributed to our membership.
Industry Publications
Let's Fix Construction Blog Posts
Our own past President, Cherise Lakeside, along with the Vermont Chapter President, Eric Lussier, have developed a website where all disciplines can submit blogs about issues that they encounter in our industry paired with positive/collaborative solutions or ideas for ways to improve. You can view their latest contributor Michael Chambers blog about Working Effectively with Specifiers here: http://www.letsfixconstruction.com/
If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and insight with all disciplines across our industry, they would love to hear from you. Information on how to submit a blog (no costs involved) are located here: http://www.letsfixconstruction.com/submit.html
Resiliency or Sustainability or Both
Harold Friberg - Masonry & Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon - Executive Director

We look at the pictures of the devastation that took place in 2018 and we see very few buildings that
resisted the hurricane force winds and the wildfires in California practically destroyed everything in their path. The East Coast of the United States was ravaged by two Atlantic Hurricanes. Hurricane Michael caused an estimated $25 billion dollars in property damage and Florence was responsible for close to $24 billion dollars of property loss. Meanwhile, on the West Coast wildfires were creating havoc. The Camp Fire burned more than 153,000 acres in Northern California, near the town of Chico. The fire caused at least 88 fatalities and destroyed more than 18,000 structures, with the town of Paradise being the hardest hit¹. What can we do to protect our property from these disasters?

Allied Organizations Events
Transparency & Material Health in Practice
TODAY, June 4th at 5:30pm
Bora Architects
720 SW Washington St #800, Portland, OR 97205
Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) invite you to the discussion
“Healthy Product Selection Using Transparency Data.”

This is part of our continuing Discussion Series: Transparency and Material Health In Practice.