CSI - It's More than meets the SPECtacle!


The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is an interdisciplinary organization of architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, facility managers, and manufactures who are dedicated to the Advancement of Construction Technology.  CSI Provides a unique networking opportunity to join faculty, students, and schools of higher education with experienced people throughout all aspects of the design and construction industry.


CSI got its beginning with the development of a master list of numbers and titles for organizing information about construction requirements, products and activities into a standard sequence, known as MasterFormat.  This document was published and endorsed by several professional organizations, including the AIA.  Since then CSI has evolved to offer several products to assist the construction industry in meeting future challenges.  CSI has grown with the industry through the fast-paced changes to provide its members with leading-edge information, products and services.


CSI has always had a keen focus on education.  The earliest educational efforts were to create forums for sharing knowledge.  In 1949 when the first issue of The Construction Specifier magazine was published, the institute launched the "Specification Clinic" - a series of specification articles for review by peers.  In the late 1950s the Institute published technical reports urging colleges to adopt courses in construction specifications and began promoting continuing education and emphasized the need for specifications writing as a required course in architecture, engineering and technical schools.


Education is imperative to this industry if we have any intention of being competitive in the future.  One of the strengths of CSI is the opportunity to access educational information, and quickly and effectively learn leadership and professional skills that apply to their business today and tomorrow.


The Spokane Chapter of CSI was chartered in March of 1964.  Since then it has maintained a membership of 50-60 local member.  For more information, contact our membership chair Heather Meyer.


CSI Chapter 065 | Spokane, Washington


Presidents Past...and Present:


2016   Kathryn Fuller

2015    Faith Brown

2014    Eric Rieckers

2013    Rich Ward

2012    Georgia Spencer

2011    Georgia Spencer

2010    Doug Heyamoto

2009    Doug Heyamoto

2008    Tom Gerard

2007    Tom Gerard

2006    John Mix, Tom Gerard and Jim Devanney

2005    Sherry Harbaugh-Lape

2004    Eric Rieckers

2003    Mark Elliot

2002    Mark Elliot

2001    Sherry Harbaugh, Rod Sprague, Art Nordling, Ralph Tinsley and Tom Gerard

2000    Tom Helton

1999    Shawn Carney

1998    Sherry Harbaugh

1997    Jim Bergeson

1996

1995    Tom Crossan

1994    Dana Petersen

1993    Rod Sprague

1992    Mike Amsbury

1991    Jim Moore

1990    Jim Haines

1989    Marcel Wutz

1988    Pete Hamre

1987    Larry Hurlbert

1986    Steve Black

1985    Bill Podobnik

1984    Jeffery Jeffers

1983    Eliot Mohr

1982    Steven McNutt

1981    Tom Crossan

1980    George Nachtshiem

1979    Jess Clark

1978    Jess Clark

1977

1976    Art Nordling

1975    Dale Brookie

1974    Jerry Schroeder

1973    Jerry Schroeder

1972    Charles Soliday

1971    Charles Soliday

1970    Larry Fisher

1969    Keith Boyington

1968    E. Norman Sylvester 

1967    E. Norman Sylvester

1966    Don McKinley

1965    Fred Creager

1964    Fred Creager


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