February 2017 Print

President's Report



 The 30th Annual AIA/CSI Trade Fair is almost here! It will be held on Tuesday, February 21st. We encourage all to attend. If you are on the fence, and not sure if you will attend, let me help you make the decision by asking/answering a few questions…

  • Do you want to support your local AIA or CSI Chapter? Yes, then come to the Trade Fair.

  • Do you need to earn some CEU credits? Yes, then come to the Trade Fair where you can earn a maximum of 5.5 CEU’s in one day.

  • Do you have product questions that need to be answered? Yes, then come to the Trade Fair where you can meet with over 80 product vendors.

  • Do you want to network with others in the design community? Yes, then come to the Trade Fair.

  • “As a Principal, I would like for my staff to attend, but I can’t force them to do so.” True, but you can shut down the office for a few hours and encourage them to attend.

  • “I am very busy with projects, and can only spare my lunch hour.” Then come to the Trade Fair, I guarantee you will learn something within your lunch hour.

  • “I don’t need to show up, there will be plenty of AIA/CSI members there to support the chapter.” Wrong. If everyone thinks that way, then no one will show up to support the AIA/CSI.

 Your attendance is vital to the AIA/CSI Trade Fair. As Clint Eastwood says, “What you put into life, is what you get out of it.” The same goes for the Trade Fair. If you make an effort to attend the Trade Fair, I promise it will be beneficial to you.

 I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday, February 21st at the AIA/CSI Trade Fair! For more information, please visit our website: www.aiacsitradefair.org.


 Brent Guiliani

Louisville CSI President Baines Builders Products
























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Many Hands Make Light Work.

Your Hands Are Needed

 So it is said, that many hands make light work. As for our local CSI Chapter, in recent years, it has been few hands doing lots of work. We are grateful to those who have volunteered their time to serve, but we invite more to join them. We currently need volunteers to help with all sub-committees, however, we have an immediate need for a Vice-Chair of the Trade Fair Committee. Consider this your call to serve! If you would like to serve, please contact Pat Sloan (psloan43@bellsouth.net) or myself (Brent Guiliani, brent@bainesinc.com).

Thank you!










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Upcoming Events

March 9th - CSI Meet & Greet - 

Location:  Builders Exchange - 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville

Time:  5:30 pm (Hospitality, Dinner & Program)

Program:  Scott Noel, Principal with  N3D Consulting Engineers Planners and is responsible for the firm’s Business Development and Client Services. Will give a presentation on Geothermal - A Hidden Investment

Credits: 1 HSW via AIA East KY Chapter 

A Geothermal based HVAC system is one of the most efficient sources of building energy. Although the system carries a premium on the initial installation cost, geothermal systems are clean and offer the lowest cost of building ownership. This presentation will review some history of geothermal based systems, commons trends and newer technologies that are being developed. 35% of funds utilized for building construction are costs that are unseen, making geothermal HVAC a true hidden investment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES · Identify Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technology and the different types of GroundLoop Heat-Pump Piping Systems. · Identify the economic advantage of utilizing Geothermal for heating and cooling. · Witness a recent case study that was completed on a seven year old Geothermal Well Field. Observe the findings and note the importance's of proper Geothermal Well Field installation. · Learn procedures and specification points that can be incorporated into your next project to help protect your capital construction investment


April 13th CSI Lunch & Program

Location: Germantown Mill Loft - 946 Goss Ave Louisville

Time:  11:30 Lunch & Meeting

Parking: Available in the rear.

Program & Tour:  Germantown Mill Loft.  (New & Extensive Renovation) John and Steve Booker are entered into a joint venture with Underhill Associates to redevelop this property as a vibrant market rate mixed use development. It will include 184 modern “loft style” apartments with many historic accents that will make a beautiful blend of old and new. The units will have huge window openings, high ceilings, original wood floors, and many exposed structural members. They will have very open layouts with many energy efficient features. All units will have Plantation style blinds and washer & dryer units. They will range in rents from $700 to $1200 per month. There will be a “Village Green area”, bocce ball court and numerous patio areas, including a large courtyard with swimming pool. There will also be four period style railroad cabooses for rent. Commercially, it is anticipated that there will be a coffee roaster, café / breakfast restaurant, neighborhood fitness center, community event space, and a Rathskeller /Micro Brew/ Wine cellar theme restaurant. The site will have generous parking and green space.   Brasch Constructors (performed construction on Westport Village) is combining with Pimsler Hoss Architects to spearhead the management of the renovations. Lazarus Group, Leonard Engineering, Land Design & Development and Metro Economic Development have all played key roles in putting together this project.  

Presenter:  Alex Brey, Project Manager, Underhill Associates

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Executive Director Report

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Meet and Greet

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Calendar of Events

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Chapter Info Sheet

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Sponsorship Information




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Trade Fair Floor Plan

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Article 3

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csi trade fair registration

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CSI Trade Fair Sponsor Form

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CSI Tradefair Sponsor page 2

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SAME Scholarships page 1

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SAME scholarships page 2

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