Welcome to Louisville CSI 2018 – 2019!! It is an honor to be your President for this year.

My Presidency begins with positive news from the AIA. In May 2018, the ABI score was reported at
52.8, reflecting continued growth in our industry for the 9th consecutive month. The growth
reported in the South was scored at 55.0, well above the national average. Congratulations to all
of us for maintaining a steady increase in design and construction in our geographic location.
Numbers don’t lie, so … We must be doing something right!
My focus for this year is education and, we have devised a strategy to maintain our
focus on this. First, I want to announce the Certified Document Technology certification, also
known as the CDT. As we have not awarded CDT’s to members in the most recent past, I feel that we
must have more professionals in our industry working with the vast knowledge in specifications that
this education offers. The Indianapolis Chapter of CSI has developed a webinar program that can be
accessed during the month of September to study for this exam. Details are included in this
newsletter so, be sure to check this out!
Another opportunity to provide educational opportunities is through our regularly scheduled Chapter
meetings, held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Programs Coordinator, Amanda Schoonover (Lynn
Imaging), is developing programs that will provide information on the latest trends and forecasts
that will be most beneficial for our area. If you were privy to attend our Revitalize event in
March, you have already experienced the quality of programs that Amanda brings to our Chapter.

AND … if we consider the adage, “All work and no play make us a dull boy/girl,” you will certainly
appreciate the networking opportunities we have in store for this year. I don’t want to spoil any
surprises, so … you’ll just have to read next month’s newsletter for more details on these events.

Again, I am honored and humbled to be your President. Many thanks and gratitude to the membership
of CSI for entrusting me with this position and the members who have agreed to be on this year’s
Board of Directors and our committees. Together, we are working toward making this a most
beneficial year for everyone!
Until next month …


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