Thoughts on the Grenfell Fire, and “Trusted Advisors”

The cause of the June 14, 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London became readily apparent within a few days. A defective refrigerator in a fourth floor apartment caught fire, rapidly igniting flammable materials on the outside walls of the building. Within minutes, the exterior was engulfed in flames as ...

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Thanks for the Memories

Time flies when you are having fun. I could not be more gracious and humbled by the opportunity to lead this great group of people this year. It seemed like the other day I was at a Board Meeting in September trying to not forget something about "Robert's Rules" and laughing about using my "Presiden...

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North Central Region Awards to Greater St. Louis Chapter 2010-16

Gary Betts Memorial Award   No Awards to Chapter Distinguished Service Award   2013 - Tom Smith CSI 2014 - J. Brok Howard, CSI CDT, NIBS, AIA Region Commendation   2016- Greater St. Louis Chapter Construct 2016 Committee ...

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Spring Cleaning Equals Great Surface Preparation

As we breeze through springtime and quickly into summer, I begin to think about projects around the house that need attention and maintenance. As with the start of any project, surface preparation is a key to success. The type of substrate will dictate the type of surface preparation. If working wi...

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Spring Up and Help Plan For Our Future

April is here and Spring is in full bloom. As our Chapter's 2016-17 year rolls to a close, it brings us to that Board function of "spring cleaning" and preparing for the new year. David Neuner Jr. will be taking over the reigns here soon, and we need to keep people engaged and membership moving forw...

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A Brief History of Glass

By George A. Everding, FCSI CCS CCCA AIA We demand more of glass than other exterior building materials. Its transparency allows direct visual links between outside and in, yet it must be weather tight and meet demanding thermal performance standards. We wish to maximize daylight allowed into our b...

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Pre-Qualification of Prime Contractors

This month’s guideline is “Pre-Qualification of Prime Contractors”. Please feel free to send me your comments and I’ll bring them to the committee when we meet. If you take a few minutes to read through these guidelines each month, please consider how we, at CSI, can improve ...

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Spock as a specifier

In our never-ending search for truth in specifications, we often lose sight of reality. We're inundated with advertising, product data, test reports, and white papers; where once specifiers complained about a lack of information, we now struggle to keep up with what we receive. We can't know what we...

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Your Voice and Vote Counts…..

It is that time of year again where your voice needs to be heard. Elections are coming out soon for CSI Institute, the North Central Region, as well as for our Chapter. Your vote is very important in helping CSI elect members for new positions and shape the future of our organization. For Institute...

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experiments near and far

stlouiscsi.org continues to mature. Our newest project is offering New Product Show Tables, Sponsorships, and Registration via the website. Read the instructions in the Event Page for the NPS and in the Registration screens carefully and you should be fine. I'm actively monitoring purchases so ...

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