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The SCOPE Newsletter


September 2015 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Morayma Salas, CSI, CCCA


The time has arrived, the new fiscal year has started and I am very excited to serve as the new Denver CSI Chapter President. In June the Board conducted the general planning session and has already started planning for CONSTRUCT Denver… Click to read on.


The CSI Denver golf tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club on July 27 was a great event, with a total of 64 golfers on this amazing course. Click to see all the photos of the beautiful course and participants.

NEXT MONTH Join us at our October 13, 2015 Chapter Meeting, 11:30 a.m. at the Lakewood Country Club. Julian Lineham, PE, from Studio NYL will present “Projects in Mexico.” Click and scroll down for our schedule of programs for the entire fiscal year.

SEPTEMBER CHAPTER MEETING Tim Saari of Colorado Code Consulting, LLC presented “Changes in the 2015 IBC” at our September Chapter Meeting. Thanks, Tim, for keeping us up-to-date! DENVER FISCAL YEAR 2016: CREATING A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION

Mitch Denman, CSI, CDT Our Denver CSI chapter membership continues to add new members every month. Ten members have joined since the beginning of the calendar year, and it appears that our strong Colorado economy and a busy construction market continue to fuel the value of CSI. When you are at the next Chapter Meeting, please extend a hand and welcome our newest members into our organization.

QUICK LINKS CSI Denver Home Why CSI? CSI Certification CSI Southwest Region CSI Pikes Peak Chapter

CONSTRUCT in St. Louis CONSTRUCT 2015 in St. Louis begins on September 30. If you’re attending and would like to know what other Denver Chapter members are attending, to coordinate travel plans, contact Liz O’Sullivan at Parex USA has invited us to a cocktail party October 1, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Over/Under Bar. Click for info. RSVP to Our Southwest Region Caucus meeting at CONSTRUCT is October 2, from 5:45 p.m to 6:45 p.m in Room 241 at the America's Center in St. Louis (the CONSTRUCT convention center). Denver Chapter’s own David Bishton will be elevated to CSI Fellow September 30 in St. Louis. Join the Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

NEWS FROM INSTITUTE The Institute invites all CSI members to meet CSI’s new CEO Mark Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, at CONSTRUCT in St. Louis. Mark will hold a meetand-greet session in CSI's booth (625) shortly after the General Session on Thursday, October 1st. Mark is eager to meet CSI members, answer questions, and hear your thoughts on CSI’s potential in the industry. Mark has just left Colorado to take this new job at the Construction Specifications Institute in Arlington, Virginia. If you missed him before he left, now’s your chance to meet him!

SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS In case you missed it, click for the latest Southwest Region Newsletter, the Southwest Breezes. We have new Region leadership for this new fiscal year. Thank you to Paul Ricciuti of the Las Vegas Chapter for serving as our Region President, and to David Bishton of our Denver Chapter for serving as Director from the Southwest Region on the Institute Board.


WELCOME TO DENVER! Mark Phillips Cynthia Code Troy Hein Constance Green Charlie Atwell John Dobbs Jeffrey Job Aaron Blom Richard Middleton Michael Bensky

TIME TO RENEW! : David Allen

Dean Leschak Stephen Wachter Stephen Van Winkle Dan Witt Warren Foster Bruce McLennan Brandon Heald John Fatseas Ann Baker Dan Govan Stanley Lewis John Price Ryan Mitchler Jon Willis Michael Kwasny


Website: DenverCSI Twitter: CSI Denver Chapter Facebook: denvercsiblog Wordpress: LinkedIn Denver LinkedIn: Member blogs: Comments from a Spec Writer Liz O’Sullivan How Does Spec Writing Work? David Bishton

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Denver Chapter of CSI newsletter, September 2015 issue.