In memoriam, Terry Mattison, CSI

We regret to announce the passing of Terry Mattison, HOK's Principal Senior Specification Writer, on April 10, 2019. Terry joined HOK in 1962 and CSI in 1966.  He worked at HOK for 57 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bev, and by 3 sons who died in infancy. Terry is survived by two ...

Read More

Ethics: Are Architect-Manufacturer Partnerships a Good Idea?

A recent article in The Construction Specifier Magazine, “AIA Study Provides Roadmap to Enhance Architect-Manufacturer Relationship,”[1] summarizes the findings of a new AIA (American Institute of Architects) study[2] on the relationships between building product manufacturers ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

North Central Region Awards to Greater St. Louis Chapter 2010-18

Gary Betts Memorial Award   No Awards to Chapter Distinguished Service Award   2013 - Tom Smith CSI 2014 - J. Brok Howard, CSI CDT NIBS AIA 2017 - David O'Bryan CSI CDT 2018 - Steve Gantner CSI CCS CCCS RA Region Commendation  ...

Read More