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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.

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May 10, 2022
(on Zoom)

Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI, Free Virtual Meeting

6:00-6:30p.m. Meet-and-Greet Networking with Attendees

6:30-7:30p.m. Live Technical Education Program

Not Your Everyday Knobs & Bolts…

Electronic Access Control -

Security Continuum for Openings

Presenter: Dave Priest, Integrated Solutions Specialist,

Door Security Solutions - Tri-State, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions

This program provides an overview of various types of access control applications for door openings, including mechanical key, keypads, offline battery powered, electronic cylinders and keys, hard-wired electrified, wireless, and power over Ethernet product solutions. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each application with emphasis on performance, cost, and efficiency of the entire opening.

Learning Objectives: Attendees at this program will be able to:

  1. Review the continuum of mechanical, stand-alone, networked, and intelligent electronic access control products.

  2. Understand how converged technologies are driving the development of sophisticated electronic access control solutions.

  3. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of intelligent EAC products and their appropriate application.

  4. Learn the correct questions to ask and language to use when writing electronic access control products into specifications.

This course is registered with AIA CES for 1 LU. Certificates will be available to all attendees, following the meeting.

TO ATTEND this FREE online program, connect to the following Zoom link at the scheduled time:


Contact Chris Atwood by email at catwood@gfnet.comwith any questions.

CPC-CSI members attending this program will receive a $20 Panera Gift Card by electronic delivery, following the meeting, as a thank you for being chapter members and participating in this event.

The CPC CSI Board meeting will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., prior to the chapter meeting via the Zoom meeting link above.