2011.05 President's Letter

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If you missed the tour of the Northwest Corner Building at Columbia University, and the fantastic barbeque dinner that followed, well…  maybe next year.  Joe Mannino, the Associate Vice President for Capital Project Management took on a tour of the laboratory and classroom building designed by Rafael Moneo with David Brody Bond, and built by Turner Construction. Mr. Mannino was a great tour guide, quite enthusiastic about the special care that was taken on the part of the designers, builders, and the University itself in assuring a first-class facility for students and faculty to conduct research. And the Dinosaur Barbeque couldn’t have been better! This is the second time in recent Chapter history that we have taken a building tour as one of our monthly meetings, and I think it can now be considered a regular part of our program. Assa Abloy, one of our stalwart supporters, was the sponsor of the evening.

This month you should definitely plan to come and enjoy an evening of hilarity and learning when we bring back Construction Jeopardy on May 11. While this may seem like shameless self-promotion (yours, truly, is the emcee of this event) the real stars are the teams who compete with their knowledge of trivia and facts related to the design and construction industry. You don’t want to be on a team or compete? Great! We need a lively audience, too! Thanks to LG Hausys Solid Surfacing for sponsoring this program.

Last month we voted on new officers and directors for the Chapter, using an on-line ballot for the first time. The Nominating Committee has counted the votes and the slate of candidates who were proposed was elected. Congratulations are in order for the new officers and directors (listed in this month's newsletter) and a special thanks to the members who voted! We had a record turn-out this year for voting.

Linton D. Stables, III, CSI, CCS, LEED® AP
Chapter President