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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And the Winner is.....

It's that time of year again when the Awards Committee begins working on nominations for Regional and Institute Awards. We are a volunteer organization and the main source of payment we receive is fellowship and relationships from our hard efforts. The other source of payment is from receiving award...

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The Smallest Things Can Cause the Biggest Problems

The Smallest Things Can Cause the Biggest Problems. By George A. Everding, FCSI CCS CCCA AIA "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter." This quote attributed to seventeenth century polymath Blaise Pascal suggests it’s more difficult to write a concise and effective letter t...

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