I strongly believe in investing in education in order to better my future, my profession, and my community. In order to be able to solve the complicated buildings in our future we have to continue to learn new and innovative solutions. From building energy-efficient structures to healthy buildings we are learning new lessons everyday. There are constantly new buildings materials being introduced with huge claims – some that can be proven, some that fall short. So how do we address these new challenges? How will we be prepared for buildings of the future?
It is incumbent for all of us in the construction industry to continue to learn new methods, understand past successes and failures, and build relationships with other experts in the industry. This cross-pollination happens in the only organization in the construction industry that invites builders, architects, engineers, specifiers, product representatives, interns, and designers to the same table as an equal, CSI.The local chapter of CSI is based in Charlottesville. There are also chapters in Northern Virginia, Roanoke, Tidewater, and DC that are in our area.
I have found huge value in being involved in CSI. Read more here, here, and here. I encourage you to invest in the future of our industry by coming to a meeting, joining a chapter, and getting involved. Before you join – remember, you get out of an organization what you put into it. Joining and not attending meetings will not give you a return on your investment.
Join CSI by August 31 and pay only $192 for national dues — a 20% savings.
- Log onto www.csinet.org/join
- Select “Join Now”, and then click “Sign Up as a New Member”
- Enter Promotion Code CSISummer13 when prompted
- Click the “Add Discount” button