July 2017 Print

President's Report



CSI July Newsletter


My name is Julie Eckert and I am excited to be your CSI President for 2017-2018. I am grateful for this opportunity, to follow in the footsteps of many great leaders that have lead the Louisville CSI Chapter. This year looks to be a great one for the CSI Louisville Chapter. As always we have in store great meetings, trade shows, holiday parties and Churchill Downs. I would like to highlight some important items.

First off, I would like to introduce you to the new Board of Directors that is in place.

 President:                  Julie Eckert, Tandus Centiva

Vice-President:         Cindy Sturgill, Churchill Downs

Treasurer:                  TBD

Secretary:                  TBD

Senior Director:        George Fauth, National Gypsum Company

Junior Director:         Georgiy Orlov, Senler Campbell & Associates

Past President:         Brent Guiliani, Baines Builders Products


As you can see we have two slots to fill and I would love for 2 members to step up and fill these slots. Both of positions is a great way to get involved with the group and be on the ground floor of changes that is happening within CSI. Please reach out to Pat, Cindy or myself and we would be happy to talk you thru the commitment. Minimum time and a fun group to hang with.

Secondly, I would like to point out dates till the end of the 2017 for some outstanding Chapter Meetings we have coming up. Information on the upcoming meetings are listed below or will be available soon:

July 13th     3D Scanning/ Lunch Meeting               

August 10th, Refuge (CEU) Lunch Meeting       

September 14th, TBD

October 12th, TBD

November 9th, TBD, Day at Races

December 7th, Holiday Party

Third, we have a few changes happening this year, OEC is remodeling so our chapter meeting will be in various locations this year, so please pay attention to the newsletter for locations.

Fourth, we would like to offer our vendors table tops at our meetings for FREE. Table tops would also include 5 minute presentation before the chapter meetings each month. My goal is to have 2 vendors every month. Please reach out to Julie Eckert to be scheduled. Who wants to be the first two??

I hope to meet each and every person that attends our meetings and I would love to hear feedback on how we can improve our organization.

I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and to serving as your President. I hope that I bring value and new opportunities to continue the growth of this wonderful organization that was started in June of 1964.



Julie Eckert

Louisville CSI President

Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett Company






































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Table top displays/presentations are available at Louisville CSI chapter meetings for a cost of $50 for members and $100 for non-members. Each table top includes a 5 minuite presentation of your product.









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Executive Director Report

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Upcoming Events


 Program:  “3D laser Scanning for Documenting Existing Buildings”


3D laser scanning is part of an emerging trend to incorporate “reality capture” into our existing AEC workflows. Applications include building section analysis, floor plan analysis, dimensional analysis, ADA compliance analysis, structural analysis and more. 3D Laser scanning enables Architects and Engineers to import accurate and comprehensive existing building geometry directly into their Revit or CAD environment and conduct thorough investigations of existing buildings from their office. By combining millions of accurate measurements with rich context, 3D laser scanning is changing the way design professionals document existing buildings.


Presenter:Josh Ayoroa, Ayoroa/Simmons. Josh has worked in the AEC industry for 9 years. From 2011 through 2014, Josh worked for one of the top 10 manufacturing design build firms in the country. During that time he worked with multidisciplinary teams of design and construction professionals from around the country on some of the most complex projects in the company’s portfolio. These included projects for companies like Siemens, Caterpillar,Nestle, Michelin, Champion Petfoods and Big Ass Fans. Today Josh applies his knowledge of the AEC industry and design-build to provide cost-effective 3D laser scanning and Building Information Modeling solutions to the region’s leading design professionals, contractors and owners. 


About Company: Ayoroa Simmons.   The AEC industry is undergoing a technological transformation as owners, contractors and design professionals increasingly look to better data for analytics and decision making. Knowledgeable owners expect greater precision from the project team from planning and design all the way through to project hand over. The rapid pace of technology presents new opportunities and new challenges to established contractors and design firms. Leading AEC firms have dedicated in-house research and development groups that work to stay abreast of software, hardware and digital workflow enhancements to gain a competitive edge in the emerging data driven AEC economy. Ayoroa Simmons embraces this transformation as we specialize in the practical application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) tools and workflows.


Services • 3D laser scanning of existing conditions • BIM quantity takeoff • BIM coordination during design • BIM constructability analysis • BIM coordination during construction • Construction documents from BIM • Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) • Shop drawings from BIM • 2D to BIM (architectural or structural) • Architectural Design • Revit and Navisworks deliverables • Design Coordination • Digital renderings • 3D Printing Ayoroa Simmons works with AEC industry leaders to deliver customized solutions for BIM related needs across all major disciplines within the industry. We work directly with contractors, architects, engineers, facilities managers, owners and developers to implement BIM workflows that reduce waste, enhance project communication, promote transparency and improve quality. We do this by working with the best people and implementing the best technology in the industry.  






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