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New Student Director for CSI Student Chapter

Posted: Tue, Feb 01, 2022

Laura Miller is the new director of the student chapter of CSI at the University of Tennessee, taking over from graduate student Aubrey Bader who now serves in an advisory capacity. Laura is a fourth year architecture student who has just come home from her semester abroad in Ireland. Laura is from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, but now lives in Delaware when she is not attending college in Tennessee. She has interned both at an architecture firm and at an engineering firm and is eager to connect the student body with CSI and encourage them to explore the different paths their degree could lead to and forge strong connections along the way. This year, Laura wants the student to chapter to focus on building their membership, giving students the opportunity to venture into the field and see the industry in real life rather than through a computer, as well as connect students to professionals they can relate to.

Due to the decline in membership across student organizations at the college, CSI, AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) and FBD (Freedom by Design) have joined together in order to maximize their efforts and reach as much of the student body as possible. They are optimistic about this strategy as it will improve communication and relations between the organizations within the college as well as the student body. As a result of this partnership, leadership is somewhat merged. Therefore, Laura is a part of the AIAS board in addition to CSI and the AIAS Vice President, Dalton Loveless, also serves as Secretary for the student chapter of CSI. In this capacity, and others the students help one another by advertising for each other’s organizations and events in an effort to reinvigorate the student’s interest in networking, information sessions, lectures, workshops, and social events. CSI will host one meeting a month on chosen Friday at noon in the Art and Architecture building on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. See the Calendar for times and locations.

East Tennessee Building Products Show

Posted: Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Please join us for a panel discussion on Affordable Housing and Energy Star Projects with our keynote speaker, Erin Gill (Vice Mayor), Cheryl Ball as the first of the panel speakers, and we will also have Nathan Honeycutt, Ken Block, Darson Buckner, Ron Carter, and Drew Milsap to discuss for 10 minutes each of their roles in Energy Star project design and execution.

Erin Gill is the Chief Policy Officer and Deputy to Mayor Indya Kincannon of the City of Knoxville. She is responsible for strategic initiatives aimed at making Knoxville a safe, vibrant and sustainable city where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. She previously served as Director of Sustainability for the City, where she led initiatives to promote the environmental, economic, and social health of the Knoxville community through municipal leadership and community partnerships. Her professional experience focuses on improving the efficiency and resilience of urban systems and includes roles at EPA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer and ICF International.

Gill has participated in numerous TVA stakeholder groups, including the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan Working Group, the Solar Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Energy Efficiency-Information Exchange. She has also served as a member of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Policy Committee and is a current member of the Knoxville Utilities Board Community Advisory Panel. Gill earned a B.A. in both Forestry & Environmental Studies and History from the University of Notre Dame.

Designing With Hardwood Veneer - Dan Whittelsey, AWI

Posted: Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Dan Whittelsey from longtime AWI Member Supplier Company, Crown Hardwood Veneer is going to present the Designing with Hardwood Veneer program on October 12th. The program will be held at the AGC office at 3306 Ragsdale Ave. NW. This program is registered for AIA/CES HSW credits. Join us at 11:30 to fellowship and the program will go live at noon. You must make a reservation to request a lunch by emailing csiknox@gmail.com.

Art Salon - CSI Knoxville partners with Knoxville by Design - AIA

Posted: Tue, Sep 21, 2021

October 1, 2021, 5:30pm -9:00pm

Able Trade, 203 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Join us for the First Friday pop-up gallery celebrating the vast range of original works of art created by architects and related professionals in East Tennessee. Don’t miss out on this one-night-only event. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Intro to IEBC Work Area Compliance

Posted: Tue, Sep 14, 2021

James Tente, Knoxville Chief Building Inspector, will be the speaker at the monthly CSI lunch meeting to be held at the AGC office at 3306 Ragsdale Ave. Mr. Tente brings 22+ years of leadership in the civil service sector as a code official, building inspector, plans examiner and educator. James’ focus on model codes has led to his 34 International Code Council Certifications, including Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Marshal credentials. James has dedicated his career to the application, interpretation and understanding of the ICC family of I-codes which has led him to attain Master Code Professional status joining the 900 other dedicated industry experts around the globe.

This program is registered for AIA/CES HSW credits and includes the following learning objectives:

  1. What is the IEBC Work Area Compliance Method. (What are the 3 compliance methods, why use the work area method over others.)
  2. What are the different alteration levels, and how does that impact a project. (Overview of what a Work Area is, importance of work area regarding accessibility and understanding the progressive structure of alteration levels.)
  3. Means of egress and fire protection requirements of the Work Area Compliance Method. (How does the work area method impact the means of egress and fire protection requirements.)

The program is free for CSI members and $20 for non-members. It will also be broadcast over ZOOM starting at 12 noon. For reservations email www.CSIKNOX@gmail.com.



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