Knoxville Chapter Makes a Plan for 2018-19
Sat, Aug 04 2018
Members of the board and committee chairs met last Saturday morning at CSI President Aaron Miller's offices at DIA to particiate in our annual Knoxville Chapter Planning Retreat. Breakfast was provided by Tyvek and delivered by their wonderful rep Suzan Jordan. YUM! Attending her first planning meeting was newest board member Marni Redmond with Exact Tile. Kathy Proctor facilitiated the discussions as members identified those things that the chapter does well and what things we want to improve in the future.
We discussed some opportunities for collaboration with AIA and other organizations. Will Dunklin shared the variety of upcoming programs that will take the member meeting off site to lunch and learn. We will be reviewing the Operating Guide and Bylaws to ensure that they are usable documents. Donna Covert shared that CSI Flash Mobs will be popping up around town after working hours. Whitney Kaul presented teh 2018-19 budget that was edited and adopted.
The group refined the mission of the Knoxville Chapter to provide a community to communicate, collaborate, network and educate for the advancement of the design and construction industry.
Supprting this are the 2018-19 goals:
1.Increase the Community (Membership) by 50% before June 2019.
2.Develop a strategy to initialize relationships with institutions of higher learning by Oct. 2, 2018.
3.Develop a marketing plan that addresses visibility/ branding / Communication by Oct. 2, 2018.
4.Maintain/ enhance the community with reproting and review at each board meeting.
What we saw was there are plenty of opportunities for people to get involved and enhance their CSI experience. Watch for the next issue of the Speck to learn more!
2017 CSI Knoxville Product Show
Tue, Mar 14 2017
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 Summer Cookout & Fireworks
Sat, Jul 02 2016
The CSI members and many friends and family gathered together at the home of newly elected chapter president, Suzan Jordan, for the annual cookout and fireworks display. Darson and Brandon manned the grill and produced piles of hamburgers, turkey burgers and hotdogs. Everyone brought delicious nibbles and side dishes to share with all. Nancy brought homemade orange sherbert which hit the spot on a hot summer day. Jim Odle brought his new friend from Nigeria who has just made Knoxville their home. The Crows brought their adorable grandaughter and she loved the lake, as did Jim Odle! The evening is always climaxed by the fireworks that Suzan's neighbors the Kirk's provide for the neighborhood. Watch the attached video to see a drone's view of the festivities. Thank you very much to Suzan and her family for opening their home to the Knoxville CSI.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94UNJuB-Kh8
Stacy Colbaugh, Editor Wins Region Publication Award
Tue, May 10 2016
Stacy Colbaugh, CSI, CDT has won the 2016 Region Continuing Publication Award for the excellent Knoxville Chapter publication THE SPECK. Stacy was not able to be present at the awards ceremony at the Region Conference in Pensacola, Florida so she was presented the award today by President Gary Bergeron at the May chapter luncheon. Stacy has consistently been responsibile for award winning publications since she took over the chair of the Publication committee since "forever". Stacy modestly accepted the award and said that the publication can only be good if the content is good and she depends upon each member of the chapter to send her articles that can be shared with the design and construction community. Thank you Stacy for your hard work to help all of us stay informed about upcoming chapter events and great technical information.
Site tour for UT Students
Thu, Apr 07 2016
Several members of the CSI Knoxville student chapter went on a great site visit to the University of Tennessee Knoxville-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UTK-ORNL) Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) building on the located on the former Cherokee Farms site on Alcoa Highway. They toured several of the advanced material research labs, conference rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and observed the MEP systems in the open ceiling spaces of the labs. The building houses labs with electron microscopes, molecular beam equipment, ion beam materials research and micro-processing research equipment. Some of the features of the building include pre-patina copper skin panels, fire rated glass panels in the atrium floor, and conference rooms with automated video cameras and microphones to follow speakers and participants in the conference. JIAM operates with a multidisciplinary team of scientists from UT and ORNL, and conducts research at the forefront of modern materials science. More information about the facility is at http://jiam.utk.edu/about.php . Special thanks to Michelle L. Crowder, AIA, Assistant Director Administration, Office of Capital Projects and UT Facilities Planning for arranging and conducting the tour.