This is the new home of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Please come on in and look around. We'd love to see you at a meeting!

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.

Central Pennsylvania Chapter – CSI

Tour & Dinner Meeting

4:00 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Hard Hat Tour at 

Carlisle Construction Materials

New Conference & Training Center

1555 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA

Dinner to follow at the Rustic Tavern,

823 Newville Road, Carlisle, PA

Join us for a tour of the new Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) Conference and Training Center. Tour will be led by representatives of CCM, including CPC CSI member Jimmy Kingsborough, and the architectural firm, Core Design Group. Construction, performed by Stewart & Tate Construction, began on the facility in fall 2016 and is now almost complete. The 70,000-square-foot Center includes an auditorium, atrium, reception area, break-out rooms, and offices, providing space for hands-on installation and classroom training for clients and employees, roofing contractors, architects, and roofing consultants. (Image courtesy of Core Design Group)

Hard hat and closed-toed shoes are required. Attendees are responsible to bring.

This program will be registered with the AIA Continuing Education System for 1-1/2 Learning Units. Learning objectives include:

  1. Learn about the background needs that motivated Carlisle Construction Materials to develop a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing enhanced training for its clients and customers.

  2. Review key design features and innovations that were employed to achieve a sustainable, resilient, and flexible design.

  3. Examine exterior envelope solutions utilized, including a multi-faceted glazed curtainwall and shading system.

  4. Understand the planned building energy performance outcomes.

Park at the rear of the existing Technical Training Center (a stone one-story building, next door to the new building and the Carlisle membrane manufacturing plant) at 1555 Ritner Highway, also known as Route 11 south of Carlisle. Directions: From Harrisburg, take I-81 south past Carlisle; exit at Allen Road exit #44; at the bottom of ramp turn right onto Allen Road; continue about 1/3 mile and turn right (Sheetz is on corner) onto Ritner Highway North; proceed straight for approx. 1/2 mile. Once you go past the second light at Industrial Drive, continue straight, turn in to the second driveway on the left, and park at the rear of the building. We will congregate there in the parking lot. If it’s raining, we will gather at the old Training Center rear, and then walk to the new building as a group.

Schedule as follows: 4:00 briefing by CCM & Core Design Group, 4:20 tour of exterior followed by tour of the interior. End by 5:30, followed by dinner at the Rustic Tavern, 823 Newville Road, Carlisle.

Dinner Entrée Choices: 8-oz. Petite Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Parmigiana, or Broiled Haddock. Entrée choice must be made at time of reservation. The beef is the default selection.

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

$10.00 for Students; Actual cost of dinner, not exceeding $25, for all others

(paid to CPC-CSI w/ check or cash)

Dinner reservations must be made no later than Friday, Noon, November 10, 2017, by 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 dinner reservation. Please RSVP if you are not able to attend!

The November Board Meeting will take place via Webex conference call at 5:00 PM, November 13. Board meeting details, including instructions for connecting to the conference call will be forthcoming.