behalf of the CSI Richmond Chapter, I want to wish you all the most Happy New
Year! The ringing in of a new year
always brings opportunity for exciting opportunities and a chance to reflect on
the past. We have a great event planned
for this month! The CSI Richmond Chapter
will be hosting its annual dinner at the Robin Inn on Thursday, January 28,
2016. President Elect Steve L'Heureux
will be hosting the “Long Term Planning
Discussion for 2016 and Beyond.”
Steve is an architect and senior associate with Commonwealth Architects,
served two years as a director on the CSI Richmond Chapter board, and is half
way through his year as president elect.
I always enjoy this event because it gives members and friends of the
CSI Richmond Chapter the opportunity to discuss what the Chapter has done well
and what we can do better. The event is
a lot fun too with a cash bar happy hour beginning at 5:30 pm and a delicious
sit-down dinner beginning at 6:00 pm. It
is a great way to shake off the winter blues.
Friday, January 8, 2016, the CSI Richmond Chapter is hosting its first Lunch
and Learn of the new calendar year. The
topic for this month is “Gypsum Shaft Wall Systems”
Presented by Ray Hay, Jr. of USG Corporation.
Networking begins at 11:45 am and the presentation starts at 12:00
pm. The cost if free, lunch is included,
and 1.0 AIA HSW LU credit will be given.
Please join the Richmond Chapter at the James Monroe Building in
Downtown Richmond for another great one of our Lunch and Learn programs.
the reflection (and boasting), the CSI Richmond Chapter and the Richmond
Chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) partnered
together to provide a presentation on “Controlling
Risk through Information Management: Strategies for Handling Documents and
Communications” on November 18, 2015.
Our presenters were James R. Watson, Esq. and Betsy Ennis Dulin, Esq.,
P.E. with the Construction Law, Public Contracts and Design Liability Group of
Coates & Davenport, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia. Jim and Betsy gave an exciting and
informative presentation. The turnout of
attendees was outstanding. And, the CSI
Richmond Chapter and Richmond Chapter of ASPE cannot thank Baskervill enough
for hosting us.
December 10, 2015, the CSI Richmond Chapter hosted its annual Holiday Party and
Past Presidents’ Recognition dinner at the Westwood Club. Many thanks need to go out to Barbe Shaffer
for coordinating such a wonderful event.
Once again, we had record attendance.
I also want to thank my wife Lizzie for sharing her birthday with us
I want to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support of the CSI
and Associates, Inc.
& Robertson, Inc.
Seaboard General Contractors, Inc.
Steel Company, Inc.
Engineering Sales Company, Inc.
Nash Companies – W.W. Nash & Sons, Inc. and
Nash Construction Co., Inc.
Snowa Architects, PC
wish to remind everyone it is not too late to purchase a sponsorship. The CSI Richmond Chapter’s simplified
sponsorship and advertising package provides our sponsors exposure on the CSI
Richmond Chapter website, in the monthly Richmond Report newsletter, and at all
Richmond Chapter events for one low price of $350.00. Also included in this price is the
opportunity for sponsors to provide project spotlights in the Richmond
Report. This gives our sponsors multiple
opportunities to place their brand in front of our membership, as well as all
of our website visitors, and will include a direct live link to your company’s
website. Visit the “Our Sponsors” drop-down tab on the
Richmond Chapter website for a look. We hope that after considering this
opportunity, you will decide to support the CSI Richmond Chapter. Sponsorship makes our events possible.
CSI Richmond Chapter looks forward to seeing you at all of our events. Please regularly check your email and the
Richmond Chapter’s “Calendar of Events” for notices and
information about upcoming events. Our
events are open to all. We also welcome
participation from members and will be glad to have your assistance on any
committee! Please feel free to email us
or grab someone from the leadership team at any of our events!
A. Oglesby III, PE, Esq.
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