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by Jerome Strauss


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, Comunications with the design and contracting teams

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Dave Proudfit, 

Website Editor

(513) 984-4186


The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
The Cincinnati Chapter is in its seventh decade of serving the local construction community. Our membership is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, facilities managers, contractors, product manufacturers and representatives, and others involved in the construction industry.

April Program Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

AIA Documents:  The Revised General Conditions and the New Sustainable Projects Exhibit

Join us for a detailed analysis of the A201, newly revised for 2017, to discover essential information that you should understand before beginning any project. Attendees will gain an understanding of the key changes for 2017; understand how revisions will impact their practice; and examine how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide a positive outcome on the health, safety and welfare of building more.



Lane Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, NCARB, Assoc. DBIA, LEED BD+C, GGP

Please Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the March program scheduled for March 14 has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

News and Views

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15 SEP 17

Who will Decide the Fate of Main Library's North Building?

06 SEP 17

OTR office project tops off, secures needed city property

21 JUL 17

Commissioner: The Banks needs a ‘fresh set of eyes’

20 JUL 17
2017 CSI Honors & Award Winners 01 JUL17

The Constructions Specifications Institute (CSI) is thrilled to announce that 17 individuals and 10 chapters will be honored at CONSTRUCT 2017 & The CSI Annual Convention in Providence, RI. The CSI Honors & Awards Ceremony  will take place Thursday, September 14 at 6 PM...Read More>>

Yocums' Law by Thomas R. Yocum, Esq., CSI 22 SEP 17

Relief from Bid - Bidders on construction projects (whether they be a prime contractor or subcontractor) may on occasion seek relief to avoid being required to enter into a contract based upon a submitted bid.  The reason for seeking relief could be a mathematical or clerical error, an error in judgment, an extended delay in acceptance of the bid, escalation of labor or material prices, or some other more >>

Format of the Month - National CAD Standard and Uniform Drawing System 22 OCT 17

The United States National CAD Standard® (NCS) is comprised of The American Institute of Architect's CAD Layer Guidelines, the Construction Specification Institute's Uniform Drawing System (Modules 1-8), and the National Institute of Building Sciences BIM Implementation & Plotting more>>

Specific Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA 21 OCT 17

Senseless Security - How often have you seen a standard confidentiality disclaimer at the end of an email?... I'm sure some legal department came up with these disclaimers and insisted they be included in every email, even though compliance with them interferes with marketing and use of their more>>

Constructive Thoughts by Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS CCCA 27 SEP 17

The Making of a Convention - A lot goes into a convention: location, scheduling, publicity, solicitation of exhibitors, invitations to potential attendees, and more. Although the exhibit floor is extremely important to exhibitor and attendee alike, the educational seminars and activities are equally important.. .read more>>

CSI Certification Exam 22 OCT 17

Test is now underway for the Fall 2017 Exam.  Registration for the Spring 2018 Certification exams will open on January 9, 2018. 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 more>>

MasterFormat:  The Lighter Side by Gary Beimers, FCSI, CDT 04 MAR 17

A humorous look at more>>

The CSI Practice Guides

04 MAR 17

Practice Guides serve as a major part of the curated knowledge CSI has to offer professionals. Currently developed as a series of larger publications/text books, the Practice Guides also serve as the core knowledge for the certification program. The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. more >>

Monthly Program Location

The Original Montgomery Inn
9440 Montgomery Rd.
Montgomery, OH 45242
Phone: 513.791.3482

Click here for directions to the Original Montgomery Inn

There is minimal parking behind Montgomery Inn.  Free public parking is available across the street west of Montgomery Road off of Shelly Lane.  Click here for a map.

Monthly Program: Second Wednesday of the Month

  Lunch Programs: 11:30 AM
  Dinner Programs: 6:30 PM

Times and locations may vary.  Go to the Program Page for exact times and locations.


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