October is the month of CSI happenings!
Board of director’s meeting on October 9th
Lunch and learn meeting on October 10th
Regional Board meeting on October 13th
Front Porch at Baskerville on October 14th
Product Show Committee meeting on October 15th
Bid Day Event joint meeting with ASPE on October22nd
Richmond CSI strives to provide a variety of educational and
networking programs for our members. The
CM at Risk event was one of the most well attended meeting with over 60 people
in attendance. However, there were only about 20% CSI members. The board of directors were scratching our
heads and trying to figure out how we can improve the membership participations. Some mentioned that it was normal for most
organizations to have only about 20% of the members attending the Chapter
meetings. However, Richmond CSI will make
an effort to see if the membership attendance could go up. In the upcoming months. The board of
directors will contact members individually to invite them to attend meetings
and to get their feedbacks on how CSI could continue to better serve our members.
For the last three years, Richmond CSI has been organizing
lunch and learn meetings in Downtown for both members and non-members free of
charge. Although the October lunch and
learn meeting had a low attendance, the product representative from Rockfon
gave an excellent presentation on suspended ceiling using stone wool. He explained the differences between Ceiling
Attenuation Class (CAC) vs Sound Transmission Class (STC) in acoustic testing,
and demonstrated how a room would sounded like adjacent to each other with and
without the stone wool acoustical ceiling.
He even tested on different age
groups to see who could hear high frequency sounds. Even as boring as the topic on suspended
ceiling, most attendees learned something new.
The food was undeniably delicious.
I hope more CSI members will attend the next one even when the topic
might not sound too interesting.
Richmond CSI is one of the co-sponsor for the AIA Front
Porch design networking event which was held at Ardent Craft Ales. There were plenty of beers, food and
networking opportunities. The Bid Day
Event Simulation at Baskerville with ASPE (American Society of Professional
Estimators) shared the excitement of the 11th hour activities that took place
in the Bid Room on a regular basis in a festive and light-hearted
atmosphere. The evening was fast-paced
and fun filled with food. One of our CSI
members, Kevin Riley, won the bid for being the closest to the actual
Sustainable Development and Rehabilitation is the November breakfast
meeting at the Science Museum. The panelist speakers are as follows:
Dave Auman, Capstone
John Dunlap, Dunlap and Partners
Mom Sadler, Sadler and
Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor, Sustainable
Bob burns, Commonwealth Architects
Garrett with Glave and Holmes Architecture will be the moderator. Steve L’Heureux is the committee chairman who organized this
event. The focus of this meeting will
discuss the sustainable development of our community through rehabilitation
projects and programs. Some of the discussions will include the
differences between preservation, adaptive re-use and rehabilitation, the
challenges and pitfalls in rehabilitations, and good sources for information on
materials, techniques, and systems. This
will be a great meeting to learn about sustainable development and to network
with the specialists. Richmond CSI
provides a varieties of the programs to our members and we hope you will
continue to support programs like these.