2010.11 President's Letter

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The Chapter has gotten off to a great start with our Trade Show and then last month’s presentation on How to Make a Killer Presentation. We also presented our annual Frybergh Scholarship award to Raul Bussot, an architecture student at Pratt Institute. Next up, at our November 10 meeting: Technology Design Principles for Modern Buildings, presented by Gregory Roberts, Partner at AKF Group LLC, AKF Technologies. It promises to be a fascinating tour (figuratively speaking) through the digital world that lives inside many of our buildings.

Our Academic and Emerging Professionals Committee hosted the Construction Management students of Pratt Institute for CSI Pizza Night. In addition to providing pizza, CSI presented the students with several opportunities, including membership in our Chapter, an open invitation to come to our meetings, and a shot at our scholarship in the Spring. CSI Member Bob Crane made a presentation on Energy Efficient Building Envelopes, and continued the plug for CSI. Thirty-seven students took up the Chapter on its offer for membership!

At our October meeting the Board of Directors adopted a far-reaching set of Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for this year. Take some time to read this document on our web site. Perhaps something there will inspire you to get involved in making some of these ideas come to fruition.

The Board Is beginning the plans to celebrate the Chapter’s 60th Anniversary in June 2011. The Co-Chairs of the Anniversary Planning Committee are Anthony Drummond and Arnie Kravitz. If you have an interest in working on this, let one of them—or any Board member—know. It may seem a long way off, but it will be upon us before we know it!

CSI is a jumping place these days. You really don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement!

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