CSI Phoenix September 2012 Newsletter

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Special Events

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING Thursday, September 13, 2012 CSI Host: Phoenix Chapter Event Get a Lucky Strike! Address: Lucky Strike Lanes 50 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 732-5490 The CSI Phoenix Chapter has a wonderful networking event scheduled at Lucky Strike Lanes in downtown Phoenix. We will have bowling available for those interested, and expect to accommodate all those interested in at least one game. Three pool tables are also available for different diversions. Prizes will be presented for each flight of bowling. Your ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, one alcoholic beverage, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Our venue will have a large area available for mingling with old friends and ample opportunities to meet new friends. Cost: Guests $40, Walk-ins $50 (limited attendance) Persons purchasing tickets through CONSTRUCT 2012 registration may register one other person, you can purchase up to two tickets maximum.

Table of Contents President’s Message. . . . . . 2-3 CSI on Facebook. . . . . . . . . . 3 AIA Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sheldon Wolfe . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Member Profile . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Technical Article . . . . . . . . .6-9 The Reference Library . . 10-12 Paint Quality Institute . . 13-14

Individuals attending only the Host Chapter Event, can register by sending an email to Louise Rehse at The Reference Library, louise@thereferencelibrary.com, and pay in advance through the CSI Phoenix Chapter PayPal account

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Please include the following information in your email: - Your name, any guests and preferred bowling time - Do you plan to bowl? Yes No - If yes, do you have a preference on your time to bowl? Two flights will be available. The first will start about 6:50 pm, the second at 8:10 pm.

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Kenn Lockhart Foundation . 15 New Ad Rates . . . . . . . . . 16-20

Dress code and other details:


CONSTRUCT 2012 is coming to Phoenix! The annual convention for CSI will be in Phoenix September 11-14, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center. It is up to all the Chapter and Region members to help make this a successful convention and showcase our amazing city. Volunteerspot.com is being used to assist with scheduling all volunteers. It is extremely easy – simply click this link and look at the various days, times and shifts that are still open for volunteers: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/ entry/423456323128580127

CONSTRUCT 2012 Additional Details http://www.constructshow.com/


September will be an exciting month for the Phoenix Chapter of CSI. Not only is September 13th our first event of the year, but we are also the HOST Chapter for CONSTRUCT 2012. I recommend checking out the tours, educational sessions, exhibit hall, and events surrounding the convention. I also encourage everyone to participate; attend, volunteer, and certainly sign up for bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes September 13th! For more information on Construct- www.constructshow.com. For more information on the Lucky Strike Eventhttp://csiphoenix.org/CONSTRUCT2012.aspx.

With celebrating CSI Excellence in September, you should note that the CSI College of Fellows is proud to elevate one of our own, Neil H. Davison to the Fellowship level. Congratulations Neil and we look forward to celebrating with you at the Awards Gala on September 14th! Another success to acknowledge is our Past President, Steve Smith. Steve will accept the Chapter Commendation Award at the Awards Gala. Thank you to Carlos Murrieta, Awards Committee chair for all your time pulling together the needed materials for submission. In my last message I spoke of some of my goals for this fiscal year, including membership. I recently received a copy of the CSI Leaders report and there was a nice article by Thad Goodman that I thought I would share with you. It discusses the “member experience” and offers some good suggestions on how to retain members using the LIFE member plan.

Breathe LIFE into Your Chapter

Author: Great Lakes Region President Thad Goodman, CSI During the Leadership Summit, CSI President Greg Markling identified a primary goal for the coming year --Enhancing the Member Experience. Thoughts and ideas were exchanged about how to make CSI a better organization. It’s always feels good to welcome a new member. It’s a joy to see people learn about how we are and what we do, and to watch them grow. But it’s just as important to retain current members, excite them, remind them of why they joined, and why they stay. It was with this challenge in mind that staff, directors, and region presidents started to map out a plan to do just that. Those who love CSI tend to stick around for a long life at the chapter level, and so the LIFE member plan was born. If you look at the most successful chapters, the most passionate CSI leaders, you will see they are committed to telling others about the organization and what it does for them. It’s really that simple.

We tend to think of membership as a committee, or the focus of a few people in the chapter directed to collect the names of new meeting attendees. While this kind of focus is important, the very act of approaching a member to say hello or ask their opinion is an act of membership retention. People like to be recognized and like to know that their opinions are welcome. Using this L.I.F.E. Acronym, you can expand your members’ experience. Be a chapter leader, be a mentor, be a friend. Here are few suggestions:

LISTEN TO MEMBERS -- Personal contact is a must! IDENTIFY TALENTS AND INTERESTS -- Ask needs, wants, and expectations.

FIND A WAY TO GET EVERY MEMBER INVOLVED - Develop small and one-time task lists. For example: website error review, ticket taker at an event, or LU certificate distribution.

ENGAGE MEMBERS -- Engage in one-on-one contact: “I am doing this, can you help me”?

Let’s all do our best to make our member’s experiences great ones! Share your experiences about CSI with others. Spread the word- C S I

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

AIA ARIZONA SEPTEMBER CALENDAR September 5 —Member Communications Meeting September 13—Phoenix Metro Board of Directors September 14—+2030 Professional Series September 19— Membership Development September 20—VDC Committee—AIA Phx Metro September 20—Chapter Meeting September 24—Continuing Ed—A/E Firm Business Development September 27—AIA Phoenix Associates—Sept. Mtg. @ Kitchen Sink Studios


SHELDON WOLFE What Happened to the Architect? Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC

We started this series of articles with a question - What happened to the master builder? - and went on to talk about how the architect no longer is the master builder of old, for a couple of reasons. First, the continual increase in construction products, methods, and computer technology makes it virtually impossible for any one person to know all there is to know about construction, or even a significant part of it, and, more important, there was a conscious effort to divorce architects from hands-on experience and technical knowledge. Finally, as we will see, architects themselves have, through contract documents, reduced their importance, at the same time increasing the importance of the contractor. Today, no one expects a single person to know all about construction today, but a semblance of a master builder can be found in the collective knowledge of an architectural firm and its consultants. However, because of the lasting impact of the design-bid-build process, there remains a schism between the design and construction activities of architecture. Which, of course, means that an architect, in the original meaning of the word, no longer exists. In case you forgot from the earlier article, the word comes from the Greek arkhitekton, meaning "master builder, director of works," from arkhi- "chief" plus tekton "builder, carpenter". Notice that design is not part of the definition, though it can be inferred from the meaning. In that context, it's easier to see the architect-master builder being a contractor who knows how to design, than a designer who knows how to build. Despite the derivation of the word, we now think of an architect as one who designs buildings, but is not directly involved in construction. In fact, by today's standards, an architect is expected to know only about design. It's been that way for a long time, so what's the big deal? If you don’t care who is in charge, it doesn't make much difference, but architects seem to care. Let's look at some of the ways buildings get built, and the role of the architect in each. The simplest case is an owner with its own in-house design and construction departments. The owner decides what is needed, designs it, and builds it. The designers and builders work for the owner, and while there may be some interdepartmental differences of opinion, they do what they're told. End of story. The designers and the builders are approximately equal in status, though the owner - as is always the case - may care more about cost than aesthetics, and the functional design is usually of paramount importance. The design-build process, a rough equivalent of how things were done by the Master Builder of old, is similar. The owner hires a single entity, which provides both design and construction services, and answers to the owner for everything. Again, design and construction work together toward a common goal. Again, at least in theory, design and construction have similar status. In practice, the leading entity - usually a contractor - has more clout.

With design-bid-build, the owner hires one or more firms to design the building, and one or more contractors to build it. The owner is still the boss, but historically relies on the architect to more or less run the project. Many owners have no choice, as they don't have knowledgeable staff capable of managing the entire process. Because of this relationship, the design professional appears to be the most important entity, and the owner expects the contractor to build what's in the documents. At least, that's the way it has worked until recently; contractors now often have much greater influence than in the past. In many cases, contractors drive decisions, and the architect makes changes to accommodate the contractor's recommendations to the owner. One of the strange things about design-bid-build is that we accept it as normal, as the way things should be done. In fact, it is a recent innovation, supplanting hundreds or thousands of years of construction led by the Master Builder. Some will argue it is superior to other delivery methods, and at one time, I agreed. I now believe that objections to design-build - most of which are based on the assumption that the design team knows more about what's going on than the contractor, and that the design team is more concerned about the owner - can be addressed in the same way owners like to choose architects and contractors, i.e., by careful selection, based on past performance. Choosing a design-builder by low bid makes no more sense than selecting either an architect or a contractor solely on the basis of cost. For whatever reason, design-bid-build is the way we've been doing things in the US for a long time, and it seems most architects believe things are just fine the way they are, with an architect-led design team firmly in charge, and the construction team faithfully doing what they're told. However, unless you've been sleeping, you may have noticed that the contractor's role and importance have been increasing. I've been seeing more negotiated contracts, more construction management projects, and more design-build projects with our private sector clients; it seems only government agencies are holding fast to design-bid-build, and even they are looking at other options. How did we get to this point? Next time, we'll look at important changes in contract documents that have affected the relative importance of architect and contractor. p.s. If you're interested in learning more about the Master Builder and the architect, register for the CONSTRUCT (the CSI Show), September 11 - 15, and go to the presentation, "The Evolution and Demise of Construction Documents". Š 2012, Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC Follow me at http://swconstructivethoughts.blogspot.com/, http://swspecificthoughts.blogspot.com/, http://twitter.com/swolfearch

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CSI PHOENIX MEMBER PROFILES—BRIAN McCLURE Brian McClure, RA, CSI, CDT, is a Project Architect for the Commercial Program Development (CPD) Group of Stantec Architecture. Brian is an Arizona Registered Architect and has been in the Phoenix architectural market for over 25 years. He has experience with numerous types of facilities, including educational (K-12 and secondary), mission critical, service centers, commercial, industrial, high tech and retail. Brian currently serves as the Technical Committee Chair and CONSTRUCT 2012 Co-chair. He has also served as the Phoenix Chapter's First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Professional Director and the Technical Committee Second Chair. Read more at: http://www.csiphoenix.org/MemberProfiles/BrianMcClure.aspx

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A concrete solution to moisture-related flooring problems Written by Randy Turpin and Peter Craig

The Chapter Technical Committee submits a technical article each month. Thank you, Dan Marks, CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate with Stego Industries, LLC for this month’s interesting article about the all too common flooring problems. This article was originally published by Concrete International. http://www.concreteinternational.com/pages/index.asp

The End is Near! A concrete solution to moisture-related flooring problems

by Randy Turpin and Peter Craig


very year, moisture-related flooring problems (and the disputes that follow) add hundreds of millions of dollars to project costs. Scores of topical approaches have been introduced to try to mitigate the effects of high moisture levels in concrete slabs. These treatments, however, can add significant costs to a project, be disruptive to apply, and, to date, have not proven to be 100% effective.


The effects of a high moisture condition in concrete can be damaging to modern-day flooring installations. Adhesive breakdown, debonding, and blistering are all conditions related to moisture and moisture-induced high pH levels that develop when moisture in concrete is high enough to place soluble alkali salts in concrete into solution. Adhesive, flooring, and coating manufacturers have responded by specifying maximum concrete moisture levels needed prior to the installation of their products. Unfortunately, it’s rare for conventional concrete to dry naturally to these levels within desired project schedules. Also, the state of concrete dryness is often not known until shortly before flooring materials are to be installed. If tests show that the concrete is too wet for flooring installation, meeting the project schedule may force the installation of an expensive topical solution—an installation that’s especially challenging and disruptive because the interior walls may already be in place. A better approach is needed.


Over the years, a number of approaches have been tried to accelerate the drying time of concrete. These have included the development of quick-drying mixtures with low water-cement ratios (w/c).1,2 While these firstgeneration mixtures can be effective in hastening concrete’s drying time, they have proven to be too difficult to place and finish on a regular basis.

Today, things are about to change. After more than 6 years of development, laboratory testing, and field verification, a new concrete solution has been developed that combines the benefit of rapid drying with placement and finishing characteristics similar to those for conventional concrete. Called Aridus™ (Latin for “dry”), this new portland cement-based concrete solution combines years of practical experience, modern proportioning technology, and a unique chemistry. The new concrete not only dries quickly, but it’s also not seriously affected by re-wetting. Yet, this unique concrete mixture can be placed using conventional equipment, including concrete pumps, and it can be finished using standard equipment, including laser screeds, conventional vibratory screeds, pan floats, and power trowels.

The Advantages

The significant advantage to this cost-effective concrete solution is its ability to stop slab moisture problems from the very beginning. No longer will project schedules need to be disrupted by extended drying times or the time required to apply a topical moisture and pH suppression system. Eliminating slab moisture issues from the beginning will spare owners and the project team the aggravation and cost of dealing with postinstallation corrections to failed flooring. Disputes over responsibility and cost will be avoided, so everyone will be able to complete their tasks and responsibilities without interruption. Results of field and laboratory moisture testing of this new concrete solution indicate that, on most projects, the concrete will be ready to accept flooring in less than 30 days following watertight enclosure of the building.

Testing program

In controlled laboratory tests, Aridus concrete dried to 75% internal relative humidity (RH) in as little as 15 days. Concrete international

/ july 2010


An extremely low w/c concrete control mixture (0.41) took almost 2 months longer to reach the same level (Fig. 1). In other controlled studies, concrete mixtures with a w/c of 0.50 have taken more than a year, under ideal drying conditions, to reach less than 80%. The minimal effect that re-wetting of the slab has on the moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) is shown in Fig. 2. In contrast to conventional concrete, the new mixture has an internal drying mechanism. Because this process does not rely on surface evaporation to reduce internal moisture, the Aridus mixture exhibits practically no curl (warping). This mechanism was tested using curling specimens (Fig. 3). The contrast in the amount of curl is dramatic, as the new mixture stabilizes shortly after construction. The degree of curl for the



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Fig. 2: MVER versus time for an Aridus mixture and a control mixture with w/c = 0.41; both were tested per ASTM F1869. Although both mixtures show rapid initial moisture loss, the control mixture never reached the typically specified acceptable MVER of 3 lb/1000 ft2/24 h [170 μg/(s·m2)]


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Fig. 1: Internal RH versus time for an Aridus mixture and a control mixture with w/c = 0.41; both were tested per ASTM F2170. Although both mixtures show rapid initial moisture loss, the control mixture required almost 2 months more time to reach a typically specified level of 75% RH


Uplift at Free End, ×10-3 in.

Internal Relative Humidity, %


Fig. 3: Curl test specimens were tested with one end anchored to the test floor and the other end free to rise as warping stresses developed. Specimens were cover cured for 7 days, using polyethylene. The forms were then removed, and the bottoms and sides of the specimens were sealed with polyolefin tape. The test specimens were anchored to the floor at one end and the top surface of each specimen was diamond ground to hasten moisture loss. Dial gauges were installed and used to monitor uplift of the free end, to the nearest 0.001 in. (0.025 mm)

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50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 Time after Placement, days

Fig. 4: Uplift versus time for curling test specimens fabricated using an Aridus mixture and a control mixture with w/c = 0.41. Although both mixtures show rapid initial uplift due to curl, the specimen comprising the Aridus mixture stabilized shortly after 20 days. At the conclusion of the test, the curling of the control specimen was nearly an order of magnitude greater than that of the Aridus specimen

control concrete mixture continued to increase for Fig (Fig. 2 4). The formulation has also been tested and months was found to provide a good bond surface for all types of flooring adhesives (Fig. 5). Further evaluations are currently being conducted to incorporate ongoing improvements in the technology, with a focus on structural lightweight concrete.

Project experience

In addition to controlled studies, pilot field placements have been accomplished (Fig. 6). To date, these placements have totaled about 1000 yd3 (765 m3). Recently, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., used the new concrete technology for the

Fig. 5: Bond peformance of various flooring materials and adhesives were used to verify that the new concrete mixture would perform as required

Fig. 6: Testing moved from the laboratory to the field to verify that the new concrete mixture could be placed and finished using modern equipment. Here, the mixture is being delivered using a concrete pump and being struck-off using a laser screed

slab-on-ground area of a high-tech manufacturing facility. The company successfully pumped the concrete at rates up to 85 yd3/h (65 m3/h); the mixture was internally vibrated, manually struck off, and finished using power trowels. Estimator Nick Dolci reported that the technology provided benefits that exceeded the small cost premium. Although the mixture was “a little stickier on the trowels,” he reported that the placement went well.

2. Suprenant, B.A., and Malisch, W.R., “Qualifying Quick-Dry Concrete,” The Concrete Producer, Sept. 1998, pp. 619-620.

THE Complete system

As with any concrete slab-on-ground that’s to receive floor coverings, an effective below-slab vapor retarder must be installed directly below the slab. The Aridus fastdrying concrete formulation also requires that a lowpermeance vapor retarder be installed directly in contact with the concrete. The below-slab vapor retarder should conform to the minimum requirements of ASTM E1745 Class A, with a water-vapor permeance reduced to not exceed 0.01 perm (0.6 ng/[s·m2·Pa]). As with floors constructed using any other concrete mixture, curing compounds of any type should not be used when the floor is to subsequently receive a floor covering or coating. Curing should be accomplished by cover curing the finished slab for 72 hours. Post-installation moisture testing of this new concrete solution is best accomplished through the measurement of the internal relative humidity of the slab in accordance with ASTM F2170. MVER testing by the calcium chloride method (ASTM F1869) can be performed along with RH testing if required by the specification.

References 1. Suprenant, B.A., and Malisch, W.R., “Quick-Dry Concrete: A New Market for Ready-Mix Producers,” The Concrete Producer, May 1998, pp. 330-333.

Note: Additional information on the ASTM Standards discussed in this article can be found at www.astm.org. Selected for reader interest by the editors.

—U.S. Concrete, Inc. www.us-concrete.com

ACI member Randy Turpin is Vice President of Technical Marketing for Houston, TX-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. He also directs the applied research laboratory for U.S.C. Technologies, a wholly-owed subsidiary of U.S. Concrete. In addition to the Aridus product, he has created several systems for concrete, including the use of foam in low density flowable fill. ACI member Peter Craig is an independent Concrete Floor Consultant with more than 37 years of experience. He is a Past President of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and serves as a Lead Instructor for the ICRI Moisture Testing Certification program. He is a member of ACI Committees 302, Construction of Concrete Floors, and 360, Design of Slabs on Ground. He has completed more than 300 moisture-related flooring investigations nationwide. Concrete international

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SEPTEMBER 05 Cosentino, Nick McDonald, 480-652-7175 1 AIA LU with HSW/SD, 1 GBCI, 0.1 IDCEC

SEPTEMBER 12 Westcoat, Larin Felker, 858-945-0221 1 AIA LU THIS PROGRAM MUST BE SELF REPORTED.

“Understanding Recycled Content Surfacing Material: It’s Value Under LEED and Beyond”

“Commercial Epoxy/Urethane Floor Coatings”

This course will better inform the designer about recycled content surfacing materials and the recycled materials that go into the development of this product. This course also compares and contrasts properties of other surfacing materials to recycled content solid surface & their applications as well as describing how these materials fit into sustainable design and associated rating systems.

Discussion will revolve around the proper selection of materials and technique. Learning Objectives:  Substrate inspection  Substrate preparation  Material selection  Installation technique

SEPTEMBER 19 ACI (American Concrete Institute), Jim Rogers, 602-635-3774 1 AIA LU

SEPTEMBER 26 USA Shade, Lisa Rienstra, 480-446-0066 1 AIA LU HSW & SD

“Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) in Concrete” (presenters will be Brian Castles, PE from Western Technologies and Mike Kohout, PE from Cemex

“Sustainable and Cost Effective Solutions Using Fabric”

The presentation will include a summary overview explaining the causes of ASR and the damage it can do to your concrete slabs. The presenters will discuss advantages & limitations of past and current test methods used to identify potentially reactive aggregates. Methods and limitations of mitigating potentially harmful expansions resulting from ASR will be discussed. The presentation will close with a discussion of aggregate qualification testing requirements currently being specified by some agencies with suggestions for specifying aggregate testing for your projects.

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What fabric architecture is Applications & Trends Shapes & Forms Designing Fabric Structures Analysis, Engineer & Fabrication Materials, Components & Sustainable Design

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SEPTEMBER 13 PPG, Scott Ingalls, 909-251-5249 1 AIA LU with HSW & SD

SEPTEMBER 27 Marvel-McNearBrick and Block, Frank Bartucci, 602-722-2495 and Elizabeth Steele, 415-599-6230 1 AIA LU

“Energy Efficient Glazing” “What You Need to Know About Brick and Block”

Participants will learn how low-e coatings work; learn the differences between "passive" and "solar control" low-e coatings; learn how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-e glass have been quantified; understand the energy impact of various low-e coated glasses through simulation modeling.

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Learn about the sizes and shapes of brick See proper installation techniques Understanding how brick and block can contribute to your recycled content for LEED credit Understand the manufacturing process


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September 20 FIELD TRIP Visit Ferguson – Kohler presentation – Michelle Fray – 480-287-2554 8340 E Raintree Drive #A1, Scottsdale, 480-556-0103 1 AIA LU, 0.1 IDCEC, NKBA 0.1, NARI 0.1 “Infusing Color in the Kitchen & Bath” It’s one of the easiest and most economical ways to heighten drama and interest in our homes. So why, then, does color seem to strike fear into the hearts of so many? Color is all around us and it does more than add life and personality to a space, it sets the mood for the entire room. This course will help provide direction and inspiration for adding color to kitchen and bath design. Learning Objectives: Gain perspective on color use in the kitchen & bath Incorporate color into kitchen & bath design based on positive physiological response to color Acknowledge future color trends in the kitchen and bath to be incorporated into design projects


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INTERIOR PAINT PRINTERS CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS AND SAVE MONEY Originally published by Paint Quality Institute Submitted by Tim Garver, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Dunn Edwards

Many people think that primers are useful only when doing exterior painting, but that's a mistaken notion. Like exterior primers, interior primers make surfaces more uniform and help paint adhere better, but they can do a lot more. Interior primers can actually help prevent a host of problems and enhance the appearance of a finished paint job. By choosing the right type of primer for a particular project, it's even possible to pinpoint the performance benefits you'll get. Following is a quick sampling of some of the more common types of interior primers and how they can help improve your next paint job. 

Stain-blocking Primers. Walls and other interior surfaces often have water stains, smoke residue, grease, or other contaminants that can "bleed" right through a new coat of paint to ruin its appearance. To prevent that from happening, apply a stain-blocking primer before painting to seal off the stain-producing agents. These primers come in both latex and oil-based formulations, but latex stain blockers have much less odor, which is always a plus when working indoors.

Vapor Barrier Primers. These interior primers are typically used in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms to help prevent moisture from passing through the walls. By doing so, they help keep the wall insulation dry and reduce the chance of an exterior paint failure due to moisture exiting the interior. Vapor barrier primers also help maintain a comfortable level of humidity inside the home during the heating season.

Kitchen and Bath Primers. These coatings are often used in the same areas as vapor barrier primers, but they serve a different purpose. Specially formulated with biocides and stain blockers, they help control the growth of mildew and mold in rooms that tend to be damp or humid.

Drywall Primers. While these coatings are called primers, they really function as sealers, which are close cousins of the primer family. As the name indicates, they are applied over drywall and joint compound to help conceal the differences in their appearance and impart a more uniform look to the completed paint job.

Latex Enamel Under-coaters. These primers are excellent for use under semi-gloss or gloss paint to ensure that the paint will develop its maximum gloss. After applying a latex enamel under-coater and letting it dry. It's important to lightly sand off any visible brush marks before applying the glossy paint.

Bonding Primers. When painting a slick material like glass, tile, Formica®, or vinyl-coated paneling, it is always wise to use a bonding primer. These primers are specially formulated to adhere to slippery surfaces and help create a more secure bond between the primer and paint.

Even if you're on a very tight budget, you shouldn't fail to apply a primer when the circumstances call for one: the primer may actually save you money. That's because you may need fewer coats of paint, especially on a previously unpainted surface. Likewise, if you are applying a dark-colored paint, you can often get away with fewer coats by applying a tinted primer beforehand. The net effect may very well be a more economical paint job! For more information on interior paints, primers, and interior painting, visit the Paint Quality Institute blog at http://blog.paintquality.com/ or the Institute's website at http://www.paintquality.com/

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

CONSTRUCT 2012 September 11—14



Focus on Color

In addition to having more types of brick to offer our clients (thin brick, veneers, more textures, more sizes, more shapes) Phoenix Brick Yard also has more colors of brick to offer. Pavers come in a wide variety of colors too! More design options

Publication deadline for the October 2012 issue of the Phoenix Chapter Newsletter is September 17, 2012.

More accenting colors for architectural details

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

Passive fre protection has been a significant component of building codes since the publication of the first Building Code recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters (NBFU) in 1905—even Nero established some form of passive fire protection in Rome after it burned in 64 A.D. Passive fire protection is the use of building materials to limit the effects of fire on a building or to contain the spread of fire within a building or between separate buildings. Click here to continue reading this article. http://www.csiphoenix.org/Portals/0/Codes/The-Code-Corner-No-37-Fire-Walls.pdf

KENN LOCKHART, CSI SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION The Kenn Lockhart CSI Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in January 2007 by the Phoenix Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to promote education in the field of architecture, engineering for building projects, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction science and technology – including construction management. The Foundation’s objective is to promote future advancement of the construction industry through education by providing undergraduate scholarships to deserving students in these fields of study. Visit the web site at http://kennlockhartscholarship.org/

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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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(480) 929-0335


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

Your Computer Lady www.YourComputerLady.com

(480) 929-0335


Ad Examples

Your Computer Lady www.YourComputerLady.com

(480) 929-0335


Advertising Agreement Company Name: Address: City:


Business Phone:

Zip: Fax:

Web Address: Primary Contact Information Name: Title: Phone:



Payments may be made by check or by credit card. If you wish to use a credit card, Your Computer Lady will send you a Payment Request via PayPal. All payments must be received by Your Computer Lady by the 15th of the month prior to publication.

The Deals! • • • •

The Rules • • • •

If you pay the entire ad amount up front, you get 1 month extra for your ad. Select 2 ads and get a 10% discount. Select 3 ads and get a 15% discount. Non-members pay 5% over the member rate.

Ads are sold for 3, 6 or 12 months. Payments are made monthly via PayPal for credit card or by 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.


Your Computer Lady (480) 929-0335 Pamela@YourComputerLady.com

Advertising Agreement Type of Ad:

Email Sponsor

Top Banner

Product (Web site)

Top Banner


Length of Ad:

3 months

6 months

Member Profile


12 months

Product (Newsletter)

Business Card Ad



Table Top

Ad Start Date:

Ad End Date:



Table Top Date(s) ____________


Tier 1

Tier 2

Order Summary Total Ad(s) Amount:


Plus Tier 1 10% Markup Less Multi-Ad Discount Total Ad(s) Fee Monthly Credit Card Amount

$ $ $ $

All advertisements are accepted and published by the publisher on the representation that the signer of this agreement is properly authorized to publish the contents. It is understood that, in the consideration of the publication of advertisements, the advertiser will indemnify and save the publisher harmless from and against any claims or suits for libel, violation of right of privacy, plagiarism, copyright infringement, liability for use of classified materials, and any other claims based on the contents or subject matter of such advertisements. No conditions other than those set forth in this agreement shall be binding on the publisher unless specifically agreed to in writing by the publisher. All prices, rates, specs, and/or any content of the CSI Phoenix Chapter newsletter and/or web site are subject to change without notice.

Name: Title: Date:


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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

Jeff Cox HKS, Inc. 602-462-0966 JCox@HKSInc.com

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

Bobbi Jo Huskey Soprema, Inc. 480-421-8186 BHuskey@Soprema.us

2nd Vice President Eduardo Galindo CDM 602-281-7900 GalindoE@CDM.com

Past President Steve Smith HDR, Inc. 602-474-3930 Stephen.Smith@HDRInc.com

Secretary Mark Yarish The Orcutt Winslow Partnership 602-257-1764 Yarish.M@OWP.com

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

Awards Jim Bandle InPro Corporation 623-551-6067 JBandle@InProCorp.com

Technical T.J.Valdez The Twenty-One Tech Co. 480-226-5809 TJV@Twenty1Tec.com

Media Communications Carlos Murrieta SSPW Architects LLP 480-991-0800 CMurrieta@SSPWArchitects.com

Membership Bobbi Jo Huskey Soprema,Inc. 480-421-8186 BHuskey@Soprema.us

Fundraising & Golf Tournament David Spice, CSI, LEED AP DAS Products 480-894-9858 DSpice@DASProducts.com

Imagination Cube Ken Martinek Arcadia, Inc. 602-437-2514 KMartinek@ArcadiaInc.com Academic Programs Brian Curtis BC Studio Design BCurtis@BCStudioDesign.com

Programs Steve Smith HDR,Inc. 602-474-3930 Steve.Smith@HDRInc.com Calling Louise Rehse The Reference Library 602-258-7499 Louise@TheReferenceLibrary.com

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