2012.09 President's Letter

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CONSTRUCT 2012 is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event.
Find hundred plus exhibitors with the newest trends and practices on the show floor and, with non-conflicting hours, attend the relevant accredited courses. The education program sessions, taught by experts, offer AIA/LUs, HSWs, and SDs. Unparalleled networking opportunities include the Welcome Reception, the CSI Gala and social events.
Plan now to attend this power-packed event that has been designed for you, the architect, specifier, engineer and the commercial building team. CSI’s national trade show and educational seminars begin September 11, 2012 through September 14, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ. CONSTRUCT 2012 is the only dedicated national trade show and conference specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real world, practical product and education solutions.
For more of a local flavor, try CONNECT: NYC, PEOPLE, PRODUCTS & INFORMATION, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NY. It opens at 9:00 and the event includes AIA seminar programs . Our featured speakers are Seth Pinsky, President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Kathyn Mallon, Deputy Director, NYC Engineering & Design Division, Ms. Joy Davis, CSI, CCPR, Construction Specifications Institute, Rowan Georges, Associate Principal, Head of Specifications, SOM Architects, Bill Walsh, Executive Director, Healthy Building Network and the Pharos Project and a Specifications Roundtable moderated by Scott Tobias, CSI, CDT, AHC/CDC, LEED AP.
As architects, builders, and product manufacturers we are always subject to many forces and influences. Economic cycles, architectural design trends, environmental concerns, codes and regulations, technology advances, education of new professionals, and current events all shape our industry and the buildings that we make. There is a new emphasis on energy efficiency, new design and coordination tools in building information modeling, new construction products that reduce waste and improve the indoor environment ­– all of these and more come to our attention every day, and have the potential to make us better at what we do. Adaptation is the keyword that links us to the future.
The 2012 Annual Metro New York Chapter, CSI Trade Show and Education Day will explore the ways in which you can contribute to better building. Come and learn with us, share your knowledge with us, and interact with others who share your quest designing and constructing buildings.

Jeff Matles, CSI
Chapter President