Meaningful Measurements of Building Performance

It’s a confusing environment for responsible building owners who want to create sustainable buildings. Architects claim their efficient design skills will save an owner 20% in energy costs over a comparable non-efficient design. Product representatives tout their white roofing material as a co...

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2017-09 Program

Eric Moraczewski, Executive Director at Gateway Arch Park Foundation, speaks on the unique Public Private Partnership used to deliver the complicated Arch Grounds renovations. Description: The renovation of the Gateway Arch park site serves as a successful example of a public private partnershi...

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2017-18 CALENDAR SET

Welcome to the new year! I hope everyone had a fun summer and is now ready for a full slate of programs. Mark Walkenbach and the entire Programs Committee have been working hard to bring you a wide variety of topics from all aspects of construction. Speaking of variety, please make note of the new ...

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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 2010-18

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  ...

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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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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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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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