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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.


Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI Virtual Meeting

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

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

How to Review Hardware Submittals

Presented by Katie Flower, AOC,CSI, CDT

This course is designed for specification writers, architectural consultants, architects and whoever works with reviewing hardware submittals. This course will use hardware specifications and submittals from past projects to learn how to assess the products being submitted to determine if they meet the specification. It will include using industry cross reference charts, warranty information, and other tips to make the process easier and more streamlined.

After attending this program participants will be able to:

  1. Identify which documents are necessary to review a set of hardware submittals and what purpose they each have.

  2. Explain how following DHI format for hardware submittals is critical for the review process and how it affects the installation of the products.

  3. Compare specified products to the ones being submitted in order to determine if they match the design intent.

  4. Describe the need for required timely coordination meetings including keying, access control, pre-installation, and electrical based on the size and scope of the project.

Katie Flower AOC(Architectural Opening Consultant), CSI, CDT has been in the openings industry for 36 years and is a member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CSI. Currently she is a Training Specialist for ASSA ABLOY and has been with them for 14 years, 11 years as a specification consultant. Katie is originally from Vermont and worked as a distributor detailing and project manager for 22 years.  She has an Associate Degree in Architecture and has a passion for helping people understand the building codes.  Katie is the developer of the ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator, a powerful website tool that helps make code compliant hardware easy.

This program will qualify for 1-hour continuing education and will be registered with AIA CES for 1 LU. Certificates will be available to all attendees, issued by email following the meeting.

TO REGISTER for this FREE program and receive the Zoom URL link, email our host, Ken Robinson at kbrpe at kbraengineering.com no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 13.

Four handouts for this presentation are available for download here:
     How to review hardware submittals CSI.pdf
     Main cross reference book.pdf
     Norton CrossRefChart_croref_lo.pdf

The chapter meeting will be preceded by the CPC CSI Board meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All CPC CSI members are welcome to attend (if so, please note when you register for the 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)