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Free Codes Seminar at the Product Show March 12

Posted: Tue, Mar 12, 2019

IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME!!!! - The Building Officials, That is....

Significant Changes in the 2018 Building Code

March 12, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

at The Foundry On The Fair Site

747 World's Fair Park Dr. Knoxville, TN 37902

Seminar Registration

The International Building Code has gone through a complete code change cycle.  This course focuses on the significant changes in the 2018 International Building Code, and also helps remind the student of the code sections that remain unchanged.  Changes discussed will include the 2012 and 2015 Editions of the IBC.
This course meets the requirements for 1 LU (HSW) with AIA or 1 CH with the State of TN.
1. Familiarize the attendees with the 2018 International Building Code
2. Familiarize the attendees with the changes between the 2015 and 2018 codes.
3. Address any concerns from attendees still enforcing the 2012 IBC.
Stephen Snow - Codes Enforcement Program Director
Department of Commerce and Insurance

Joint Meeting with CSI Knoxville & Masonry Institute of TN

Posted: Tue, Feb 12, 2019

CSI Knoxville is hosting the Masonry Institue of TN 

          Calhoun's on the River 

          Tuesday, February 12, 2019

          Registration: 11:00am

          Lunch/Seminar: 11:30am – 1:00pm

  •  Over the years IMI has conducted thousands of masonry drawing and specification reviews for architects and engineers. This seminar is a collection of reoccurring observations of construction documents that will help you understand how to assemble comprehensive masonry information to create more functional durable, aesthetically pleasing and economical masonry details. Better masonry information in your construction documents will help mason contractors generate more inclusive bids, minimize or eliminate requests for information (RFIs) and changes during construction and help you establish realistic masonry expectations for your next project.

    • Review important components of masonry drawings and specifications and how they work together to convey your design to mason contractors.
    • Discover the 10 most common masonry detailing mistakes we see in construction documents.
    • Understand what key masonry information should be shown on the drawings verses in the specification.
    • Learn how to create a comprehensive set of masonry construction documents.


    Speaker: Pat Conway, AIA Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Registration - 11:00am Lunch/Seminar - 11:30am-1:00pm (EST) Calhouns' on the River 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902 RSVP- Email to: Will Dunklin: wdunklin@gmail.com Info about the Speaker Pat Conway, AIA, is a registered architect in Wisconsin with expertise in masonry plan and specification review, designing and detailing durable masonry walls, air barriers, movement joints, rain screen walls, troubleshooting, adhered veneers and high performing wall systems. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Pat is the Wisconsin Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute.

CSI Knoxville Chapter President’s Message - December

Posted: Tue, Dec 04, 2018


As we wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday and slide into December, we want to take a moment to thank all those who work continuously behind the scenes at CSI to make this organization a success. Thank you! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Well the holidays have now arrived and the time when we should slow down, take a break, and wind down the year unfortunately turns into a mad rush to meet that project deadline or end of the year sales target. A rush to get to that next event through all the traffic, and trying to figure out why in the world that string of lights you just bought last year won’t light up…….unfortunately after you just finished putting everything on the entire tree. Well, no matter what frustrations you may run into this holiday season, take the time to hit the pause button, look through the madness and find the positives that surround you. They’re there. You just have to look for them. Take time to enjoy this season of giving and celebrate with those around you.

Speaking of celebrating and finding a moment to relax, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 11th for CSI’s annual Christmas Party from 6pm to 8pm. This year in addition to fun, food, music and socializing, we have decided to incorporate the 2018 CSI Awards ceremony into this special event. Make plans to attend this celebratory event and enjoy the time together. Note that this will take the place of our December Chapter Meeting. Be on the lookout for additional information and details in the days to come.

Speaking of trying to meet that end of the year target, the CSI Knoxville membership numbers continue to rise towards our annual goal. Per last month’s Regional membership report, the Knoxville Chapter has seen the most membership growth amongst all the other Chapters in our region. We’re not to our target yet, so everyone keep up the good work and continue inviting guests to our meetings so that we can keep the momentum going.

Looking ahead to 2019, we have some exciting events just around the corner. The January Chapter Meeting will be a special one. On Tuesday, January 8th we will be visiting the historic Blount Mansion where we will enjoy a catered lunch by Calhoun’s at the Welcome Center followed by a tour of Blount Mansion and the Craighead-Jackson House. Make plans to join us as we take a fieldtrip through history.

Vendor packets have been sent out for the 2019 ETN Building Products Show. The date is set for Tuesday, March 12th from 4pm to 8pm and the location is at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park. We have the entire facility reserved for this exciting and informative event and looking to pack the house full with vendors, products, organizations, companies, etc., and yes, food and drink. Space is limited so make plans now to get those packets turned in. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 12th.As you wind down and wrap up 2018, remember to slow down and enjoy the holidays. From all of us at CSI, we wish each and every one of you a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

Mr. R. Aaron Miller, CSI, CDT, AIA
Design Innovation Architects
CSI Knoxville Chapter President



2019 East Tennesse Building Products Show

Posted: Wed, Nov 14, 2018

The CSI Knoxville Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2019 East Tennessee Building Products Show planning is underway.  The event will be held at the Foundry on the Parkon Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM. There are 47 booths available.  As always CSI will provide scrumptious food, tasty beverages, and lots of amazing door prizes! There is a report of a jobsite heavy duty coffeemaker worth $300 that is among the give-a-ways. Sponsorships are available at the $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 level. (See detailed Sponsorship options on the application). 

Booth fees start at $550 if booked before the January 26, 2019 early bird deadline. (slight increase for payment by credit card)

If you have questions please contact the Product Show Chairman, Josh Brock at joshua.brock@generalshale.com or call him at (865) 388-1833.

CSI Golf Tournament - Beautiful Weather & Great Golf

Posted: Mon, Oct 29, 2018

CSI Knoxville held its 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Willow Creek on Monday, October 29, 2018.  The weather was PERFECT! We had 19 teams /  75 players  On the first Flight - Funderburk Electric came in 1st with a score of 49 and Thyssen Krupp Elevators came in 2nd with a score of 52. On the second Flight - ABC Caulking came in 1st with a score of 57 and Green Valley Farm came in 2nd with a score of 59.   With the beautiful weather Monday everyone was a winner!  A big THANK YOU goes to Wes Crow who organized the tournament.



  • 41 years ago Paul Pierson
  • 18 years ago Wes Crow
  • 12 years ago Kathryn Fuller
  • 11 years ago Peter Tarbell
  • 8 years ago Joe Fielden
  • 3 weeks ago Karina Kane

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