CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE

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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a nation-wide nonprofit technical organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. Founded in 1948, CSI provides a forum for architects, engineers, specification writers, contractors, suppliers, and others in the industry.



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

One  Hour Earlier than Usual:  5:00-7:30 p.m.

at the Radisson, Camp Hill, PA


Historic Building Structural Repairs – With the  “Surprises” that Buildings Unexpectedly Deliver to You 


Presenters: Scott Sider, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, Senior Project Manager, and Katherine Good, CSI, APT, Project Manager, with Waldon Studio Architects, Baltimore, MD

This program will explore how some seemingly routine facade repairs on an historic late 19th Century building took unexpected detours during evaluation, design, and execution. 36 South Calvert Street was one of Baltimore’s early skyscrapers, rising 12 stories above street level in the heart of the City's Financial District. As a survivor of the City's Great Fire of 1904, and after being converted from an office building to a hotel in the late 2000's, concerns were raised about one of the building's facades due to large cracks which were observed after the hotel conversion was completed. Using visual observation and invasive investigation, the team developed a strategy for repairs with budget contingencies for unknowns which might be encountered. After the repair contract was executed, unseen conditions became apparent and required altered repair strategies. The team worked collaboratively to quickly determine solutions to avoid delaying construction and thus control owner costs, while addressing unique issues which required creative solutions.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

•  Identify potential structural deterioration behind facade elements

•  Plan and manage project budget contingencies for restoration and repair work

•  Enable multi-discipline problem solving for restoration and repair work

•  Recognize the challenge of using contemporary materials for repairs on historic buildings

This program is a continuing education course that has been submitted to AIA CES for 1.0 LU.  CE certificates will be available for all attendees.


Our dinner meeting will be held at the

RADISSON HOTEL, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

Attitude Adjustment at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 5:30 p.m.,

Program at 6:15 p.m., Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Cost: Free to Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI Members

$10.00 for Students, $25.00/person for all others (pay at door w/ check or cash)


Dinner:  Chef's Choice Buffet

Dinner reservations, including special dietary menu requirements, must be made

no later than FRIDAY, NOON, May 10, 2019, by contacting Logan Myers

by email at loganmyers@hotmail.com or by telephone at (570) 850-6330.


NOTE: Board Members and Committee Chairs have a standing reservation and are required to RSVP if you cannot attend!




Our Program Committee is seeking ideas for diverse, unbiased, educational presentations for the coming year (and beyond). If you would like to be part of our Program Committee, or just have some program ideas to share, please contact Chris Atwood (catwood@gfnet.com) or Jeff Turicik (JeffTurick@ykkap.com)