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October 17th CSI Meeting - Concrete Value and Innovations

October 17th CSI Meeting - Concrete Value and Innovations


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October 17th CSI Meeting - Concrete Value and Innovations
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
DoubleTree Suites
320 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602-225-0500

Chris Dagosta

Chris Dagosta

Chris Dagosta represents the NRMCA as Senior Director, Building Innovations. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Chris brings over 20 years' experience in construction and 12 years' experience in the concrete industry. Most recently, Chris owned a distributorship for Insulating Concrete Forms, bringing the energy efficient product to clients across the southwest and western states including Hawaii. He has been an advocate for concrete building, successfully converting many projects to ICF, including multi-family, commercial, municipal and military owned developments. Chris focuses on working directly with member companies, using his prior experience and knowledge to educate building professionals, developers and design experts on cost effective and sustainable concrete building solutions for low, mid-rise and multi-family residential structures. Before realizing his passion for ICF, Chris spent many years in sales and marketing for various construction contractors and manufacturers of granite, marble, cabinetry and Gypsum Wall Board, after starting his career on the front lines of construction.

Program Description:

Prime ingredient of sustainable architecture is longevity. If a building doesn't last, it wastes of a lot of energy, from both a human and a resource perspective, not to mention the economic value. Durability is the ultimate profitability. Builders are realizing that the promise of low first-cost is insufficient for portfolio value generation. From energy efficiency, lower insurance costs, and moisture resistance, barriers to a concrete structure increasingly collapse when industry professionals are equipped with the right design tools and knowledge. Building materials also play a big role in deciding the safety and resiliency of our structures. From Edgewater to Houston to Los Angeles, the increased incidences of apartment fire conflagrations have provided a glimpse of what it looks like when the predicted effects of inferior building materials and code trade-offs work in tandem. The results are not pretty. Through design solutions demonstrated in this workshop, we can focus on strength rather than disaster response, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value to the owners.

Educational objectives:

  • Emerging trends in housing and development
  • Innovations in concrete construction
  • Case studies that showcase building value generation
  • Economical design of concrete wall and floor systems
  • How to utilize existing, free resources to design structures


11:30 AM Introductions / Chapter Business
11:45 AM Lunch Served
12:00 PM Presentation
12:50 PM Closing Remarks

Members: Free
Non-Members: $35

DoubleTree Suite
320 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact Bobbi Jo Huskey 602-390-3599 or for additional information.

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