CSI Phoenix July 2012 Newsletter

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Special Events

MONTHLY MEETING NO meeting in July or August. Meetings begin in September. Stay tuned….

Table of Contents President’s Message. . . . . . . 2 Education Update. . . . . . . . . 3

UPCOMING EDUCATION COMMITEE EVENTS Understanding Construction Contract Documents A 3-day seminar for design and construction professionals seeking knowledge in the relationship between and application of construction contract documents and for candidates of CSI’s construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certificate examination

August 23rd, 24th and 25th See pages 7 and 8 For additional details.

Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Member Profile . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CSI on Facebook . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bowling Sponsorships . . . . . 5 CSI Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . 6 Construction Documents . .7-8 Future City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Certification Exams . . . . . . .10 Technical Article . . . . . . . . . 11 The Reference Library . .12-14 Education Article . . . . . . . . 15 AIA Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 AZ Builder’s Exchange . . . . 16 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . 17 Code Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 New Ad Rates . . . . . . . . . 18-22 Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 23


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Fiscal Year 2012 Officers and Chairs By: Angie France, CSI, CDT

I would like to introduce myself - Angela France, CSI, CDT - as incoming CSI Phoenix Chapter president for the term July 2012-June 2013. Every year in March, the CSI Chapter President is preparing for elections which take place in April and the year Jay Norton, CSI Professional Retired member and Past President called and asked me to consider volunteering as Chapter President was no different. After some consideration, I accepted and my name was placed on the ballot. There are many organizations available for members today and many opportunities to volunteer, which can sometimes become overwhelming! CSI has provided so many benefits for me through education, certification and networking, I couldn’t think of another organization I would rather volunteer my time with. I hope you find my future President’s messages to be inspiring and hope they ignite a spark in you! We need spark and energy to continue to grow and retain our members at CSI Phoenix. Take this time to reflect on why you are a member of CSI and how together as a TEAM we can make the CSI Phoenix chapter a continuing benefit for members with our outstanding programs, education, and networking opportunities. One of my goals this year is to make sure we retain our current membership and gain new members through such events. As a reminder, there won’t be chapter meetings for the month of July or August as we break for the summer. We will resume our normal schedule beginning in September with our first meeting at Lucky Strike Lanes on September 13th. This will be the same week as CONSTRUCT 2012. You can find more information regarding the event at www.CSIphoenix.org and www.csinet.org. Take a minute and check out the new CSI Phoenix Facebook page! Thank you to Ed Galindo and Jenna Orr at CDM Smith for getting that started! Looking forward to seeing you all in September!

July 1st 2012 through June 30, 2013 Officers President – Angie France President Elect – Brian McClure 1st Vice President – T.J. Valdez 2nd Vice President – Ed Galindo Secretary – Mark Yarish Treasurer - Teri Hand Director 12-14 – Jim Daniels Director 12-14 – Jeff Cox Previously elected Director 2011-13 – John Campbell Director 11-13 – Bobbi Jo Huskey

Chairs Education and Certification – Jill Anderson Technical – T.J.Valdez Membership – Bobbi Jo Huskey Imagination Cube – Ken Martinek Academic Programs – Brian Curtis Awards – Jim Bandle Media Communications – OPEN Fundraising & Golf Tournament – David Spice Programs – Steve Smith Calling – Louise Rehse

EDUCATION PROGRAM UPDATE On June 1, 2012, the Phoenix Chapter of CSI hosted its annual Spec Rep Academy. This is a day dedicated to the product representatives in Phoenix to help educate them on current construction topics. The day was kicked off by Adam Heiser with BSD out of Atlanta discussing proprietary specifications. This was a program designed for the National Product Rep Academy and our chapter was lucky enough to have Adam come out to present again. Next on the agenda was Rebekah Morris, publisher of Arizona Builder’s Exchange, helping us fill our project pipeline. Rebekah has knowledge in finding, tracking, and pursuing projects. Her seminar was filled with helpful tips for reps to find project leads! Paul Simonsen with TRC was our third speaker and discussed Division 01 and why it is nicknamed the “Keystone Sections.” Paul’s presentation really left the group wanting more. And luckily, he and Ron Geren are presenting the Construction Document Technology Seminar on August 23, 24, 25. Finishing out the day with the topic “How to Think Like an Architect” was Mark Roddy and Mark Kranz with SmithGroupJJR. The colorful presentation was a lot of fun and insight into the interview process, design conception, and how the building are put together…working and relying on all the different professionals in their specialized field. “I really enjoyed the Spec Rep Academy; it changed my perspective of this complicated process of product specifications and the interaction among all the players. My favorite topic was Adam Heiser’s ‘Proprietary Specifications: The Mistakes Manufacturers Make’ it helped me to get a better understanding of how providing precise and objective information is essential to in the relationship between the product rep and the architects and specifiers.” Jorge Hernandez with ATAS International Attendee of Spec Rep Academy

PHOENIX MEMBER ELEVATED TO FELLOWSHIP CSI’s Jury of Fellows has selected eight members to join the illustrious ranks of CSI's Fellows. Since Fellowship was introduced in 1959, only a few hundred members have been elevated to Fellow. Fellowship is one of the highest honors given by CSI. Fellows are chosen by peers for their notable contributions to the advancement of construction technology; to the improvement of construction specifications; to education; or by service to the Institute. Congratulations to the following members:

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George Wade Bevier, CSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP, Raleigh-Durham Chapter

Cornelius H. Davison, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, Phoenix Chapter Nina M. Giglio, CSI, CCS, SCIP, Albuquerque John R. Guill, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP, Redwood Empire Chapter Richard J. Lueb, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, Oklahoma City Chapter Mitchell A. Miller, CSI, CCS, AIA, Allentown Chapter Marilyn G. Smith, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, North Dakota-Red River Valley Chapter Bryan J. Varner, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, Redwood Empire Chapter

CSI will hold a reception and investiture ceremony at CSI’s Honors & Awards Gala, Friday, September 14, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Gala tickets must be purchased in advance at www.constructshow.com. Space is limited.


passed the California Bar Exam administered in February 2012 and admitted to the California State Bar in June, 2012. She graduated from Concord Law School in February, 2011. Robin plans to continue preparing architectural specifications and will be expanding her business to provide litigation consulting, document review and expert witness services.

CSI PHOENIX MEMBER PROFILES—ANGIE FRANCE Angela France is the Architectural Account Executive for the Arizona and Las Vegas Districts of The Sherwin-Williams Company. She works with Architects, Specifiers, and Commercial Designers in order to get Sherwin-Williams products and colors specified. Her background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Indiana State University and has 13 years experience with The SherwinWilliams Company. She is active in many industry organizations such as AIA, CSI, ASID, and IIDA. She is currently President Elect for the Phoenix Construction Specifications Institute. Read more at http://www.csiphoenix.org/MemberProfiles/AngelaFrance.aspx

CSI PHOENIX IS ON FACEBOOK CSI Phoenix Chapter has a Facebook page! We look forward to a lot of activity! Click on the link to “LIKE” our chapter’s page.


A BIG THANK Facebook page.

YOU to Eduardo Galindo and Jenna Orr at CDM Smith for creating the

CSI PHOENIX CHAPTER BOWLING NIGHT As you know, CONSTRUCT 2012 will be in Phoenix this year on September 11th to 14th. This is the Construction Specifications Institute's largest annual event. On Thursday night, September 13th, the Phoenix Chapter will host a social event including food, drinks, bowling and pool at Lucky Strike Lanes at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. We expect to have several hundred members from around the country join us that night for bowling, networking and fun. Of course to make the evening memorable and exciting we need your continued support. Over the years, the Phoenix Chapter of CSI has benefited greatly by your support of our activities. We are hoping we can count on you once more to show your support with a sponsorship. This year we are offering eight different sponsor tiers requesting donations from $100 up. All contributions will be highlighted through out the night and included in various printed materials. Please see the attached flyer for details. Attached you will find the CSI Bowling Night Sponsorship Tiers flyer and registration form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support and generosity to the Phoenix Chapter of CSI. Neil Davison, CSI, CCS, CCCA Phoenix Chapter CSI Phone: 602.906.9605 neil@davisonassociates.org

Wayne Shirlaw, CSI, CDT Phoenix Chapter CSI Phone: 602.748.3226 wshirlaw@awarch.com

CSI AWARDS DINNER Steve Smith held his Awards Dinner on June 21st to recognize the chapter’s accomplishments for the past year as well as the leaders who made things happen. The dinner which was held at the Arcadia Room was a unanimous success. Steve reiterated that the chapter’s success is a team effort with many people contributing. Click on the link below to see photos of the evening. Thank You, Ed Taube of Taube Photography, for stepping in at the last minute to take photographs for the chapter of the Awards Dinner. Visit Ed’s web site – www.TaubePhotography.com – to view more of his architectural photos as well as beautiful nature shots. You probably remember the great pictures Ed took of the 50th Anniversary party.


Contributed by: Tammy Stevens | Architectural Specialist, Editorial (AZ,NM) CSI, AIA AF | Phone: 602-896-0867 Fax 602-862-9940 cell: 480-747-2769

Construction Documents Technology Seminar:

Understanding Construction Contract Documents A 3-day seminar for design and construction professionals seeking knowledge in the relationship between and application of construction contract documents  AND  For candidates of CSI’s Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certificate examination

Sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute Phoenix Chapter Where:

The Reference Library (see map on reverse side)


August 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2012


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Lunch provided) Registration at 7:30 a.m. on August 23rd


CSI Members/Nonmembers 2nd employee in same firm Each additional employee Students (12+ credit hours)

$275.00 $150.00 $100.00 $85.00

Program Overview This course is designed for entry level and experienced readers and writers of written Construction Contract Documents. Each session is intended to be 8 hours in duration. The fundamental information is intended for readers and writers of construction documents and presents an understanding of how the documents are organized and specific procedures for following certain requirements. This course is also beneficial to candidates taking the CSI Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) exam. Registration for the exam is independent of this seminar. The cost defined above is for this seminar only and does not include any fees for the certification exams, or for the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG), which serves as source material for the exam. INFORMATION FOR INTERN ARCHITECTS! Intern architects who take and pass the CDT exam can earn 40 supplementary education hours towards their NCARB Certification. The course content will also prepare intern architects for the Construction Documents and Services Division of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE®).

Program Content Fundamentals – Concepts applicable to the basic understanding of the construction document process Planning & Pre-Design – Activities and documents related to project conception and project delivery Design - Activities and documents related to converting an owner's program into written and graphic documents Procurement – Process of bidding, negotiating, and contracting to purchase the work Construction – Activities and procedures related to the administration of the contract Post-Construction – Activities and documents related to transition from construction to ongoing facility management

Registration Form Name: ___________________________________ Occupation: Company: ___________________________________________________ Work Phone: Address: _________________________________ City: _____________________ ZIP: E-mail address: ______________________________________________ CSI Member No.: Registration:

 CSI member - $275  Non-member - $275  2nd Employee, Same Company - $150

 Student - $85

 CSI Member


 Each Additional Employee, Same Company - $100 each Name:

 CSI Member


 CSI Member


 CSI Member

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE: $___________________ (SEATING IS LIMITED) This seminar will be based on, and supported by, the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG) and AIA General Conditions. Although study materials will be handed out in the seminar, it is highly recommended that you purchase a copy of the PDPG if you plan on taking the CDT Examination. It is the essential study guide for the CDT exam and a valuable office resource. AIA Document A201 General Conditions will be a part of the handout materials. Information on purchasing the PDPG is available on the CSI web site at www.csinet.org and within the CSI catalog.

Two Options for Payment 1) Send Registration and Checks to:

2) Pay Online at CSI Phoenix Online Payment website: Enter “CDT Fall 2012 Seminar” in Payment Description field. Email application to ron@specsandcodes.com, fax to (602) 569-9642, or mail to address at left.

CSI Construction Documents Seminar ℅ RLGA Technical Services 5902 E. Grandview Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (Make checks payable to “CSI Phoenix”)

For Additional Information, Contact Ron Geren at ron@specsandcodes.com or 602.569.9645

The Reference Library 99 E. Virginia Ave., #140 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 E. Thomas Rd N. Central Ave.

N. 7th St.

E. Virginia Ave.

N. 3rd St.

W. Virginia Ave.

N. 3rd Ave..

N. 7th Ave.

W. Thomas Rd


FUTURE CITY COMPETITION AND AWARDS Our CSI Phoenix Chapter has been sponsoring an "Excellence in the Use of Building Materials" Award for 15 years in the Arizona Region, Future City Competition . For those of you who are not familiar with the program, Future City is a National Competition open to students in grades 6 to 8. The competition is open to all public, private, parochial and home schools and is sponsored by the engineering community to promote math, science, and engineering. There are over 30 Regions that participate and our Arizona Region winner each year participates in Washington D.C. at the National Finals during National Engineers Week in February. This past year over 5,000 students competed in the Arizona Region competition; over 9,000 people visited the Phoenix Public Library to view the scale models in the competition; 150 companies provided support with dollar donations and employee volunteer time; nearly 400 teachers volunteered their time; 350 Engineer Mentors from over 45 disciplines spent time working with the student teams at the various schools; and at least 1,000 volunteers organized the event, judged team deliverables, or worked at the Regional Finals. Since Arizona began as a Region in 1997 CSI has sponsored one of the awards sponsored by a variety of societies, including ASHRAE, IEEE, the AIA and Valley Forward. Each society develops their own criteria that best suits their organization. There are also awards given for The Best Computer Model, Best Team Presentation, Best Essay, etc. This year's #1 Team that went to the National Competition was from Veritas Home Schoolers and the came away from Washington D.C. with awards from ASHRAE for the Best Indoor Environment and from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for the Best Fire Protection Engineering. Our CSI winner was a team named "Sae Dosi" from Mohave Middle School in Scotts dale. The team members were Andy Cole, Samuel Leonard and James White. Their teacher was Mary McBride and the Engineer Mentor was Doreen Song. Our CSI judges that selected the winner were Pamela Bir, Luke Bowen, Ed Galindo and Mike Jackson. Our President, Steve Smith presented the Award at the Competition Finals in Phoenix. These judges should be congratulated for their dedication and all the hard work they did to select the winner. There were also special Awards given to certain judges who had given more support and participation over the first 15 years of the competition. Pamela Bir was a winner from CSI, congratulations Pamela! This year, due to scheduling problems, the team was unable to give their presentation at one of our CSI meetings which is too bad. This coming Fall we will once again be soliciting for judges in the 2012-2013 competition. Future City also is constantly looking for new schools that want to participate and people who can be "Engineer" Mentors for the various participating teams. You don't actually have to be an Engineer, they just need people who have a knowledge of the design/building process who can assist the team and teacher in developing the team's project. For more information go to www.futurecityarizona.org or contact Jay Norton at nimrodj@earthlink.net.

PUBLICATION DEADLINE No Newsletter in August. Publication deadline for the September 2012 issue of the Phoenix Chapter Newsletter is August 15, 2012. Articles and items of interest should be submitted to Laurie Pretzman at Laurie@YourComputerLady.com. We welcome member articles, ideas and suggestions. Original articles are great! But if you are not a writer,

we will reprint articles from your company, your industry organizations or your trade magazines. It’s a win/win for everyone. Educate your prospects and clients.

CSI FALL CERTIFICATION EXAMS Exam Dates October 1-27, 2012 Early Registration Deadline August 3, 2012 Final Registration Deadline August 31, 2012

CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process and concrete skills in:    

Construction documentation development and administration Specification writing and enforcement Product research and sourcing Communication with the design and contracting teams

CSI will offer exams for: The Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) Certificate This will teach you how a project unfolds from conception to delivery, and all the documentation involved. The CDT Certificate is the prerequisite for CSI's advanced certification exams. http://www.csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Certification/CDT.aspx

The Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Certification Certified Construction Contract Administrators have an in-depth understanding of quality assurance and quality control , advanced skills in bidding and negotiating procedures, and thoroughly understand Division 01, General and Supplemental Conditions, agreements, and all other documents related to the project. http://www.csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Certification/CCCA.aspx

The Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Certification Certified Construction Specifiers have an in-depth understanding of agreements, conditions of the contract, Division 01 , and their relationships to specifications, as well as advanced skills in specification development, and researching and sourcing products. http://www.csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Certification/CCCA.aspx The Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Certification Certified Construction Product Representatives understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the project, how and when to communicate with architects and contractors, and what to do during each phase of the construction documentation. http://www.csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Certification/CCCA.aspx Questions? Contact: certification@csinet.org, or call 800-689-2900. Learn more, or register now http://www.csinet.org/certification

TECHNICAL ARTICLE Continuity of R-Value Across Expansion Joints Written by Lester Hensley, Emseal President Edited with permission by TJ Valdez, The Twenty-One Tech Company, Inc.

As many of you know, our chapter’s technical committee has been focusing their efforts on researching and reporting on proper building envelope techniques for our particular climate. One of the areas that is regularly neglected is the exterior vertical expansion joint, specifically its watertightness and R-Value. This article, adapted from one found on www.emseal.com specifically addresses this area. In an effort to emphasize the educational content, any proprietary product names have been substituted with generic industry terms. Again, please visit www.emseal.com if you would like to see the original article. The detail below shows the structural backup wall, which is sometimes block, sometimes steel-stud and exterior gypsum. The structural wall is wrapped or coated with an air barrier membrane and extruded, polystyrene insulation board is detailed over the air barrier. The cavity-wall gap comes next and then the exterior façade material—often brick, but also precast concrete, metal panels, etc. Click on the link to read the full article.


YOUR AD COULD BE HERE……. Contact Pamela Bir at Pamela@YourComputerLady.com to start advertising today. Phoenix Brick Yard is now distributing high quality brick and pavers from Summit Brick.

Match most proprietary colors New colors Color fast Competitive pricing

Contact Chris King at 602-258-7158 or ChrisK@PhxBrickYard.com

JULY 2012

JULY 11 TorZo Sustainable Surfaces, Chris Coduto, 503-213-4693

JULY 18 ProSoCo, Jonathan Hess, 602-377-3393

1 AIA LU Transforming Standard Building Material into Versatile Interior Finishes


This presentation will focus on manufacturing Sustainable Acrylic Infused Composite Panels (S-AICPs) and how they can be engineered and transformed into durable interior surfaces. o What are S-AICPs o How S-AICPs can be fabricated o Learn the various applications and uses for S-AICPs in lieu of traditional building materials o Understand how S-AICPs can contribute to LEED JULY 25 Phoenix Brick Yard, Chris King, 602.568.1311

Protective Treatments for Masonry o o o o

An overview of the effects of water on masonry in architecture Types of masonry water repellents are compared and contrasted Application methods Treatments for protecting masonry against non-water threats such as oil and graffiti

1 AIA LU Brick Masonry Detailing presented by The Brick Institute o o o

Understand how different brick masonry wall types handle water Detail and design brickwork properly for minimum water penetration Detail and design brickwork properly to allow for movement

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMINARS: 07/11 TorZo Call and remind me at o o 07/18 ProSoCo Call and remind me at o o o

07/25 Phoenix Brick



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JULY 2012

JULY 12 American Standard, John Lee, 602-614-8935 1 AIA LU (HSW and SD) and 0.1 CEU IDCEC Commercial Plumbing for Water Efficiency After completion of this course, participates will be able to: o Describe test procedures used by manufacturers to ensure high efficiency products deliver high performance (impact of MaP test scores and WaterSense listing) o Understand how federal, state, and local guidelines impact the selection of high efficiency plumbing products o Recognize LEED baseline changes and strategies for additional water use reduction o Comprehend how new product design impacts performance and consumption


07/12 American Standard



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JULY 19 Milgard Windows & Doors, Kathy Steiert, 949-872-9504 1 AIA LU (HSW and SD) and 0.1 CEU IDCEC Fiberglass Fenestration Comes Into its Own o o o o o

Describe the sustainable aspects of fiberglass Compare fiberglass window frames to other frame materials in terms of life cycle considerations Explain how fiberglass windows support green building goals Specify and effective fiberglass window Code and design considerations


07/19 Milgard

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EDUCATION ARTICLE Prettiest Painted Places in America

Article submitted by Debbie Zimmer, Paint Quality Institute Submitted by Tim Garver, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Dunn Edwards

There are many cities, towns and neighborhoods across the U.S. that inspire residents and visitors alike with their beauty and charm. But which are the crème de la crème? We'll soon have a better idea. The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) is conducting an ambitious nationwide search to find the "Prettiest Painted Places in America." The results will be made known this fall when PQI reveals the 12 contest winners. Is your hometown one of the "Prettiest Painted Places?" If so, entry instructions are below!

To elicit entries in the competition, PQI is contacting chambers of commerce, tourism departments, and historical districts in all 50 states. Since many smaller "places" may not be represented by such organizations, PQI is also widely publicizing its search. Anyone can enter a community in the free competition by simply taking some pictures, uploading them on the PQI website at http://blog.paintquality.com/ppp, and providing a brief description of the community being nominated. Entries will be accepted until August 31. A panel of judges from major media outlets will then evaluate the entries and select 60 finalists in the competition, 10 from each of six geographic regions. After further research, including unannounced site visits, the judges will name the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in America in October. What's in it for the towns and communities that participate? In addition to bragging rights for the winners, every place that enters will be part of an extensive national publicity campaign conducted by the Paint Quality Institute. For more information on the Prettiest Painted Places in America competition, visit http://blog.paintquality.com/ppp

AIA ARIZONA JULY CALENDAR July 12 —Phoenix Metro Board of Directors July 24 — AIA10


MESA PARKS BOND SET AT $65M Original Source: Arizona Republic This article was shared by Arizona Builder’s Exchange Mesa voters are likely to be asked in November whether to borrow nearly $65 million to build new parks, enhance old ones and add recreational trails. The City Council has until July 9 to call the bond election, but City Manager Chris Brady would rather not push such a major decision to the last minute. He asked the council to study the matter over the next few weeks and decide no later than July 2. The $65 million would fund a still-evolving set of projects over the next four years. Some are visionary; others would merely freshen up neighborhood parks for which the most commonly applied word is “tired.” The city must replace the federally-funded Riverview Golf Course with parkland of equal value, imposed because the golf course and its next-door park. With the golf course now making way for a Chicago Cubs stadium, Mesa must build the replacement parks soon. The gradual deterioration of many parks during more than half a decade of recurring budget cuts. The final price tag is only about half the $131 million it would have cost to build all the parks-related iMesa. Read more at AZ Central. http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/20120601mesa-parks-cost.html

AZBEX is proud to partner with CSI in providing the information 

above. For more on any of the following topics, contact us today!

Projects in the Planning/Development, Bidding, and Awarded States


(480) 709-4190


FROM THE EDITOR What is the Purpose of a Chapter Newsletter? In this day of information overload, every organization, indeed every person, needs to seriously stop and ask themselves “Do I REALLY need to send this email? This letter? This text message?” So let’s look at the chapter newsletter and see if we need it. PROGRAM INFORMATION – Yes, we need to share details about the upcoming programs. But what if there isn’t a program? Does that mean the newsletter isn’t important? Or is it actually more important as it is the only visibility you have in front of the members and the public for a long period of time? Just think - 60 days between meetings if you miss a meeting or if the chapter takes August off. Wouldn’t you like to be in front of the members at least once in that 60 days? EDUCATING YOUR CUSTOMERS – What better platform do you have for reaching a targeted audience with educational material about your products or your segment of the industry? The chapter newsletter and web site are great tools. While articles need to be general - not product oriented – the newsletter gives you a great opportunity! Share articles from trade associations, trade publications or even company training material. PRODUCT/ SERVICE ADS – Go a step further and educate with specific product information in your ads. You can share solutions, suggestions or options in your ads. Go beyond a name and phone number! LOCAL NEWS – Many members work with large national companies who have beautiful web sites. But local news and projects may not make it to the corporate web site. The chapter newsletter and web site give you the opportunity to create a mini web site just for your local news. The Member Profile can be edited each month with project photos, award notices, Arizona-specific product information. CALENDAR OF EVENTS – The newsletter and web site list industry-related events (AIA competitions, other professional organizations’ meetings). You can also list your own corporate events: product demos, training classes, open houses, etc. Yes, we do need a chapter newsletter. And the amazing thing is that the more you “take advantage” of the newsletter and web site to talk about your industry and company, the better the newsletter and web site become.

CODE CORNER Glass and Glazing

By: Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP

According to the Glass Manual, published by the Glass Association of North America (GANA), glass has been around for more than 4,000 years. Glass allows daylight in and allows building occupants to view the outside world while still maintaining an envelope to separate inside from outside. However, the use of glass in buildings presents issues that must be addressed, such as energy efficiency, fire protection, and life safety. The International Building Code (IBC) covers all three of these areas. Click the link to read the full article.


Advertising Rates CSI Phoenix Chapter Email, Newsletter and Web Site The Rules • • • •

Ads are sold for 3, 6 or 12 months. Payments are in advance via credit card or check. Payment must be received by 15th of each month prior to publication. You must provide your own artwork and/or copy. (If you need assistance, Your Computer Lady can assist you at their regular service rates.) Artwork and/or copy must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.

Prices Quoted are for Tier 2 Positions. Tier 1 Ads are an additional 10%. Email Sponsor Top of page banner ad Right sidebar ad

There is only one Tier 1 ad available. The stated price is Tier 1. The top 2 sidebar ads are Tier 1. All following ads are Tier 2.

3 Months $55

6 Months $100

12 Months $180




3 Months $55

6 Months $100

12 Months $180

3 Months $45 $85

6 Months $80 $160

12 Months $120 $240




3 Months

6 Months

12 Months

Member Profile Profile page

50-500 words, 2-4 graphics, 2-6 links, social media links All members are listed on the first page in alpha order. Members with profiles are highlighted and linked to their custom page.

Product Advertisement (Newsletter) ¼ page ½ page Full page

Product Advertisement (Web site) Top of Page banner (any page)

650 X 100 pixels; jpg, tif, png or gif format




Sidebar ads Digital image of business card or ad of similar size

200 x 200 pixels; jpg, tif, png or gif format 300 x 175 pixels; jpg, tif, png or gif format

$35 $25

$60 $40

$112 $80

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Help Wanted (Newsletter and Announcements page only) Up to 75 word description; can be run anonymously


Press Releases (Newsletter and Announcements page only) Press Release format

1-2 page announcements re personnel changes, project awards or completions, industry recognition, etc. Not product announcements.


Table Tops Limited to 3 per meeting. Fee includes 1 meal for a guest. 5 minute presentation at the beginning of the meeting. One 6’ skirted table. No electricity. Handouts on dining tables are optional. Raffle prizes are optional.


The Deals! • •

Select 2 ads and get a 10% discount. Select 3 ads and get a 15% discount.

Ad Positions Tier 1 ads are in positions “above the fold” or on the pages that get the most traffic. Tier 2 ads are “below the fold” or pages with less traffic. Publication Monthly Email

Tier 1 Ads Top Banner Top 2 sidebar ads

Tier 2 Ads 3rd and following sidebar ads


Front page, President’s Message

All other pages

Web Site

Home Page, President’s page, Events Calendar

How to Join CSI, Member Roster, Announcements, Newsletter, Codes Articles, Classified Ads, Technical Resources

10% of Ad Profits are Rebated to the Phoenix Chapter

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Ad Examples

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Advertising Agreement Company Name: Address: City:


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OFFICERS 2012-2013 President Angie France Sherwin Williams 623-606-1130 Angie.France@Sherwin.com

Treasurer Teri Hand Tnemec/Southwest Coating Consultants 602-418-1268 THand@Tnemec.com

President Elect Brian McClure Stantec 602-320-5323 Brian.McClure@Stantec.com

Director 2012-2014 Jim Daniels Atas International, Inc. 480-558-7210 JDaniels@Atas.com

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1st Vice President T.J. Valdez The Twenty-One Tech Co. 480-226-5809 TJV@Twenty1Tec.com

Director 2011-2013 John Campbell Architect 480-399-1805 JohnRCampbell@cox.net

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2012-2013 Education and Certification Jill Anderson The Reference Library 602-258-7499 Jill@TheReferenceLibrary.com

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