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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.

Dinner Meeting Notice

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

at the Radisson, Camp Hill, PA

Cooperative Purchasing Contracts

Presented by Regina Martino, National Education Market and

Cooperative Solutions Manager with Tremco, Inc.

This seminar will inform Owners/Facility or Business Managers, Design Professionals, Manufacturers, and Suppliers about Cooperative Procurement Contracts that education and other public agency clients utilize to purchase construction materials and/or services. These entities and their contracts are growing in number and satisfy bid law requirements in many states.  Discussion will include the different types of cooperative contracts that may be encountered, how this method of purchasing can be of benefit to the Design Professional’s or Supplier’s relationship with existing clients, and how to utilize these contracts for business development.

Learning objectives for attendees include:

Define what a cooperative purchasing organization is and discuss common misconceptions.

Understand the benefits cooperative purchasing organizations and their contracts provide to building owners and why this procurement option is becoming more popular.

Find ways to improve quality of construction and ensure the original design intent and specification are delivered and executed.

Explore opportunities for Design Professionals and Suppliers to retain and better serve current clients, plus grow future business through these contracts.

This continuing education course is registered with AIA CES for 1 HSW Learning Unit, and CE certificates will be available for all attendees.

Regina Martino is the National Education Market Development Manager for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance Division. Regina combines her unique expertise in municipal finance, procurement, and facilities to bridge the technical and financial demands faced by our public agencies and related professionals. Regina presents nationally on strategies to reduce costs, achieve quality results, and improve transparency addressing the challenges of: construction procurement, design expectations, and scarce financial resources for facility projects to improve our nation’s public environments.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance will graciously cover your dinner cost if you are not a Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI member and you register for this event through Tremco no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2017. To take advantage of this offer, please click on the following link:


Our dinner meeting will be held at the

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

Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Attitude Adjustment at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7:15 p.m.

Dinner Cost: Free to Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI Members & First-Time Guests/Visitors,

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

Dinner: Chef's Choice Buffet

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

no later than FRIDAY, NOON, October 5, 2018by contacting Logan Myers by email at loganmyers@hotmail.com or by telephone at (570) 850-6330.

NOTICE: Board Members and Committee Chairs have a standing reservation.

Please 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)