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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.

We’re still here!  CSI Central Pennsylvania is wrestling a bit with how to continue benefiting its members and visitors while operating under the circumstances induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. With flexibility, imagination, and determination, we will find ways to adjust, thrive, and support one another, and eventually exit this period of cautionary living 😷 with expanded resources, clearer vision and greater purpose.  Stay in touch, reach out, let us know how you’re doing.  To that end…..

You are invited to join us for a joint virtual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chapters of CSI and ASPE, starting at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Let's Build !

Kicking off with a half hour of “attitude adjustment,” we will meet up virtually, share some humor, wisdom, and other observations from our present socially-distanced existence, and offer a few toasts to one another (BYOB 😉)

This will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by our feature presentation exploring Let’s Build, a highly successful week-long summer camp program for girls, initiated three years ago by Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter CSI president, Jon Lattin.  Working with partners such as the Lehigh Valley ACE Mentor program, ABC Eastern PA, and AIA Eastern PA, and numerous sponsors including manufacturers and professional design service providers, Let’s Build introduces girls aged 14-18 to the architecture, engineering and construction industry.  Jon, with his palpable enthusiasm, will lead us through the objectives of Let’s Build, explain how it operates, and share its results and future vision.  We hope you bring lots of questions!  For a preview, take a look here: www.letsbuildcamp.com

Learning Objectives:  Attendees at this meeting will understand how Let’s Build:
>  Provides girls an opportunity to explore a career in the construction industry.
>  Develops greater self-esteem in girls by teaching skills to solve challenging projects and successfully complete them.
>  Inspires and mentors girls to understand they have a place in the construction industry and can become successful leaders in the future.
>  Fosters a stronger, more diverse workforce for the future of the construction industry.

This will be a 1-hour continuing education program, registered with AIA CES.  Certificates will be available to all attendees.

TO REGISTER for this FREE program and receive the Zoom URL link, email Ken Robinson at kbrpe@kbraengineering.com no later than 4:55 p.m. on May 12.

Please share news of this invitation with anyone you think might be interested in hearing about Let’s Build.

Following the program, the CPC CSI Board and committee chairs will meet.  All CPC CSI members are welcome to attend.

Stay well!  And keep your eyes open for information on a June program!

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)