Presidents Message March 2010 Jay Norton, CSI

Presidents Message March 2010 Jay Norton, CSI

For the second month in a row Id like to put a plug in for our annual CSI Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which go towards our Scholarship Fund. Dave Spice is once again heading this effort and is looking for sponsors. Please contact him at DAS Products, 480-838-0821 or dspice@dasproducts.com Our Scholarship Fund, managed by the Ken Lockhart Foundation is one of our most worthy efforts and I urge each of you to support it. Especially in tough economic times such as these it is important to be a sponsor or donor. If your company cant do that, at least sign up to play a round of golf and bring a client.

Last month I also urged everyone to support AIA Arizona in ECO Month. Well its March and we are now IN ECO Month. This weekend is the first of four major events. They are:

Where We Live

Green Home Tour & Lecture

March 6, 2010

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Green Street Development

319 W. Virginia Ave.

Phoenix, AZ

RSVP to diana@aia-arizona.org

20 Steps to Living Green

Where We Work

Green Office Tour & Lecture

March 12, 2010

12:30p.m.

Gensler

Collier Center

201 E. Washington Street, Suite 750

Phoenix AZ 85004

RSVP to diana@aia-arizona.org

Where We Shop

Green Shopping Tour & Lecture

March 20, 2010

11:00a.m.

Community Food Connections

Phoenix Public Market

(NE Corner of Central Ave. & Pierce St., Phoenix)

RSVP to diana@aia-arizona.org

20 Steps to Shopping Green

Where We Learn

In the final week of Eco Month 2010, AIA Arizona Committee on the Environment members will be presenting to local elementary school children on what they can do to "Walk the Walk." Students will learn steps they can take to help their schools become more sustainable, as well as information they can take home to encourage their parents to be eco friendly. 10 Steps to Greening Your School

For Architects these events are a must. For product reps this is a great opportunity to take clients or potential clients and to show them your product(s) already installed and at work. If you cant do that just attend and you will most likely get new ideas for ways of using your product in a ÏGreen Building.

You may contact Tina, tina@aia-arizona.org , Diana, diana@aia-arizona.org , Charnissa, charnissa@aia-arizona.org or Alex, alexandra@aia-arizona.org for further details or, just call any of them at 602-252-4200. AIA Architects please volunteer to help during any of these events. Who knows you may meet someone who will be a potential client.

These are some great events planned to inform the public on everything from environmental products and concerns, toÏGreen Buildings to LEED to what sustainability really means.

Last but not least I also mentioned last month that CSI Phoenix has officially joined The Presidents Group here in Arizona. One of the services they perform is to send out to all members resumes of anyone in a group who is looking for a job and to advertise those who are looking for employees. If you fall into either category, send your resume/request to: Jamie Strecker, 602-824-5332, JStrecker@FMSolutions.net and she will send it out to all Presidents Group member firms/organizations. Just identify yourself as a member of CSI Phoenix.

One last item for you who are interested in some Professional Education. CSI will conduct a series of 3 Webinars the month entitled, ÏAnatomy of a Specification They will be held March 16th, March 23rd and March 30th. It costs $150 for all three but the information that you will receive is worth far more than the fee. You can go to the CSI National Web Site to Register and get more information.

See you at our luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 11th at 11:30 A.M.

Jay Norton, CSI

CSI Phoenix Chapter President

 

CSI Southwest Region

CSI Insitute