CSI Product Show
Tue, Mar 08 2016

Josh Brock [General Shale] and John Hockensmith [MHM] put together a first class product show this year at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. The show always draws a wonderful mixture of old friends and new ones from the design and construction industry. The sold out show featured new products and services. Registrants were greeted by the Associated Construction Women (ACW) who was gracious to volunteer their services. The new component director for AIA, Dale Powers, was manning the AIA booth to greet visitors also. Knox County Codes department was well represented and was able to talk with lots of designers and builders. The food was fantastic. [we didn't know that shrimp grew that large!!] Thank you for all the volunteer efforts and see you again next year.

CSI Lunch & Learn - Custom Curved Natural Roof / Wall Systems - Kenny McMann, CSI, CDT
Fri, Feb 26 2016

Thanks to the East Tennessee Community Design Center and Wayne Blasius and Josh Shaffer for allowing CSI to use their conference room again. Thanks also to Kenny McMann with Morin Corporation who left a sick family behind in Atlanta to present an informative presentation on Custom Curved Natural Metal Roof & Wall Systems. Kenny talked about aluminum, galvanized, stainless, copper and titanium metal panels, their installation methods, and applications in great detail. The Knoxville CSI chapter had 12 attendees at today’s Lunch and Learn with a Panera Bread lunch provided by Kenny and Morin Corporation. Thanks to Jeremy Shipp with Johnson & Galyon for recruiting Kenny as a speaker and organizing another great Lunch & Learn.

CSI Student Affiliate Meeting
Wed, Feb 24 2016

There were fourteen students in attendance to hear award winning James Rose AIA, Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director, Institute for Smart Structures speak about “Work from the Governor’s Chair for Energy & Urbanism Studio”. The 3D printed work was the most interesting portion of the presentation and had the most discussion. Pizza and drinks were provided by the CSI Knoxville chapter.

Make Your BxP Work for You - Sherry Ault, Founder & CEO of S2A Integration LLC
Wed, Feb 10 2016

Sherry Ault put on an excellent program that gave an overview of the documentation necessary to set up a BIM project to ensure that you have the results your clients require. The Contract Document world in changing and she showed us one new piece of the puzzle. If you missed this program, you can read an introduction in the February issue of THE SPECK (download on this website). She also showed some great tools that are available to assist you in the management of your BIM projects.

Ground Penetrating Radar Lunch & Learn
Thu, Jan 28 2016

Todays lunch & learn with Biswa Pokharel on Ground Penetrating Radar. Thanks to Biswa and Bhate Geosciences for an informative presentation and a great lunch consisting of chicken pasta, green beans, roasted potatoes along with brownies and three types of cookies for dessert. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): A geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This non-destructive method transmits electromagnetic pulses into the subsurface and based on the reflected signals, it detects presence and location of subsurface targets. GPR can be used in varieties of medium including soil, rock, concrete, ice, freshwater etc. It can detect subsurface objects (rebar, post-tensioned cables, underground utilities), changes in material, voids, cracks etc. GPR can be utilized in several different applications including but not limited to Geotechnical, Subsurface Utility Engineering, and Environmental Engineering.


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