• Metro New York and Long Island Chapters' Golf Outing
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    This year's Golf Outing promises to be the best ever as we join with the Long Island Chapter!

    Date and Time:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014, starting at 11:30 a.m.
    Place:   South Shore Golf Course




  • Metro New York Chapter Trade Show
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    The New NYC – Resilient and Innovative.
    The 2014 Annual CSI Metropolitan New York Chapter Trade Show and Education Day will explore the ways in which teams and teamwork bring their skills in innovation and their approaches to resilience to the design and construction of recently-completed NYC projects. Come and learn with us, share your knowledge with us, and interact with others who share your quest for doing a better job of designing and constructing buildings.

    Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Seminars: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Trade Show: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Closing Reception: 5:00PM to 7:00PM

    Location: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York

    Cost: Seminars, snacks, lunch, reception, and trade show are free.
    AIA/CES HSW and CSI CEN Learning Units (Choose from 5 Seminars though out the day)

    Information for Exhibitors and Product Representatives.

  • Monthly Meetings
    Information about upcoming Chapter meetings
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  • A report on the May 2014 meeting at CSI
    CSI Networking
    An evening of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones...
    By Luis Losada

    The network is an ever evolving and most valuable part of our daily business lives. About 40 CSI members and guests took advantage of the networking event hosted by 3Form at their showroom to catch up with colleagues and make new contacts. It was an energetic evening and great opportunity to uncover new business. If you have not taken advantage of these networking opportunities it is strongly recommended that you join us for the next one. Nowhere else will you find a group of like minded individuals focused on projects such as those that you are working on. Keep an eye on your e-mails or visit our website to see when and where the next event will be held. Read more>>

  • Justin Henshell hits the 61 year mark!
    Interview by Luis Losada

    What has it meant to you to be a member of CSI?I joined CSI as the first member after the MNY chapter was founded in the early 1950's. Meetings were held in the Architectural League basement on East 40th Street adjacent to 101 Park Ave., the Architects' Building It was through my association with specification writers and architectural materials representatives that I learned the science of building construction. Information that was not available in catalogues was freely given at the bar in the League and during the technical portion of the meetings I chaired the technical programs from 1953 through 1963. Joining CSI provided me with a great technical education and taught me that it is not what you know, but who you know. Read more>>
  • Membership Committee Report
    by Tom Lanzelotti

    The Committee reports on our current Chapter Membership of 252 and announces that they will be including at least one membership bio in each month's newsletter to highlight professional accomplishments or career changes of our members. If you have any new career updates that you would like to share with the chapter, please reach out to Josh.

  • Last month we welcomed DHI members to our meeting and program
    Welcome to the NY Door and Hardware Institute by Luis LosadaWe welcome the members of the New York Chapter of the Door and Hardware Institute. This past meeting was co-hosted by the Door and Hardware Institute. We appreciate those members who ventured out in the inclement weather and attended the co-meeting.
  • Luis Rosario-Lluveras Professional of the Year Award for 2013.
    Luis Rosario-Lluveras was selected for the US Army Corps of Engineer Commander's Professional of the Year Award for 2013. He works for the Building Systems Section of the Engineering Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers and is a registered architect, a Construction Documents Technologist, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. As the design architect he has created several challenging projects, including a Consolidated Supply Complex at Thule Air Base; the Directorate of Public Works Building at Fort Meade; and an Information Service Facility at Fort Detrick. His expertise in the application of Building Information Modeling facilitated the use of this powerful tool in the District's design process. He exhibits the highest standards of professionalism in the execution of his duties, exceeding our customers' expectations and enhancing relationships with our regional colleagues. Mr. Rosario-Lluveras has contributed significantly to the success of the New York District and has brought great credit upon himself, his profession, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Learning units for 2013 Trade Show Presentations
    AIA/CES has determined that HSW credit for the program “Avenues: The World School, Chelsea” presented at NYC: Where Construction Never Sleeps on October 9 will not be permitted for AIA members. The program description and attendance list were re-submitted, and attendees should see LU credit (only) for this program on their transcripts. All other credits will be recorded as they were noted in the program.
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  • March 2014 President's Letter
    My arms are sore, my back hurts, and my feet are wet. Yes, all you Gotham faithful understand that nasty word, SNOW and with it we are getting record low temperatures. Our new Mayor in New York City says he's staying focused on the job at hand: Snow removal. To the rest of us he says to keep warm and, most important, stay safe.

    This coming meeting promises to be quite lively, as we get to ask (anonymously) all those questions we've always wanted to ask, but didn't want to offend anyone, or get ourselves fired, or look stupid. Join us for thie moderated (and did I say anonymous?) question-and-answer session! Read the entire letter>>

    Arnie Kravitz
    President, Metropolitan New York Chapter CSI



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    President's Columns from the past
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  • Profile: Cassie Walker, CSI, AIA, CDT

    This month we continue our "Spotlight on CSI Membership" and introduce to you Cassie Walker, Associate at Curtis + Ginsberg.

    Cassie moved to NYC 7 years ago after completing her Master of Architecture at Clemson University in South Carolina. She has been with Curtis + Ginsberg Architects for almost 7 years and is an Associate there now. The firm specializes in affordable housing and small institutional projects. She is a licensed architect in New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects and, of course, Construction Specification Institute. She is also an Advisory Board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) 2G Board and NYSAFAH 2G Events Committee Co-Chair. Outside of work, she has quite a green thumb, bakes a great brownie, pretends to be a photographer, dabbles in home brewing beer and is a regular at a whiskey tasting series in Brooklyn.

    Cassie, How were you introduced to CSI and what lead you to join our organization?
    I was first introduced to CSI by Angela Centanni at Tandus Centiva. I really enjoyed the first meeting I attended and the people I met there and decided to continue going. I joined CSI to continue the relationships I had made and to support a group I feel is beneficial in the design and construction industry. Read more of Cassie's interview>>

  • Profile: Thomas Lanzelotti, AIA, CSI

    This month we feature Tom Lanzelotti.

    Tom is a licensed architect in New York and Connecticut with over 25 years of experience in the architecture profession. He has been at Gensler for more than 17 years. As a Technical Principal at Gensler, Tom applies his technical expertise and experience working with design teams, consultants, vendors, and contractors to ensure that design concepts are properly translated into built environments.

    Tom also leads Gensler's firm-wide BIM Oversight Team focused on developing BIM best practices to be shared within the firm. He is the Gensler Northeast Region Technical Leader working as a key member of the Gensler firm-wide Design+ Delivery Team to ensure that quality assurance and risk management best practices are being properly implemented across Gensler's region offices. Tom is also the Gensler Northeast Region Talent Development Team Leader, following his passion for mentoring of young professionals through the development of a comprehensive multi-disciplined learning program that affords Gensler staff the opportunity to continue their professional growth in-house.

    Tom has been a Metropolitan New York Chapter member since 2008. This past year Tom was elected a Chapter Director and is the Chapter’s Membership Chair. In these roles Tom has focused his efforts on the diversity of our membership regarding design disciplines and has initiated a push for the greater development of members and to take advantage of their "membership experience” in our Chapter.

  • Profile: Angela Centanni, CSI
    In April we profiled Angela Centanni.
  • Profile: Bob Crane
    In March we profiled Bob Crane.
  • Profile: Bill DuBois
    In February we profiled Bill DuBois.
  • Profile: William Jacquette
    In January we profiled William Jacquette.
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