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CSI Knoxville's November Hybrid Meeting

Posted: Fri, Nov 06, 2020

CSI Knoxville is embarking on a new adventure! Our November meeting will be a Hybrid meeting, a tour with David Howard of The Handmade Table! Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 10 guests. Of course, with masks and social distancing.

RSVP is required for the in person meeting: csiknox@gmail.com or register thru Constant Contact:


We will also be simulcasting on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82927625622

Let's see how it goes! Join us Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:30am.


11:30 am - Networking

12:00 pm - Tour

Highlight on Patrick Brown, CSI, ASLA

Posted: Tue, Sep 01, 2020

This month’s column highlights Patrick Brown, CSI, ASLA. Patrick graduated from Purdue University in 2011 where he studied landscape architecture. He moved to Knoxville in 2012 after finishing an internship with a Chicago-based landscape architecture firm and joined Ross Fowler PC.  His wife, Jessica, is the director of Health and Well-Being at Marsh & McLennan. 

When asked about his firm, Patrick responded, “ Ross/ Fowler is fortunate to work on a wide range of projects, from large public parks to streetscapes and urban spaces. I have primarily been involved with projects in the higher education sector.” Patrick has also been involved with the Alcoa Highway Beautification Council who is working with TDOT and the City of Knoxville to provide landscaping along the newly widened portion of Alcoa Highway. 


Patrick joined CSI in 2019. When asked what he wants to do in the chapter he replied, “ I am excited to continue to network within our chapter. I appreciate that CSI members represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds from the construction industry, including architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers.” 


The Knoxville Chapter is happy to have Patrick Brown as part of our membership and we encourage each member to reach out and get to know him better.

CSI Knoxville's August Meeting, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Posted: Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Grab your favorite lunch meal and Join CSI Knoxville on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 as Tennessee Lighting Sales brings Shannon Yust providing information on Modified Acetylated Wood (acetylated) pine wood source that can be utilized in many different exterior applications, including decking, window framing, doors, cladding, poles, bollards and outdoor furniture. It has been altered on a molecular level enough that it takes on properties that make it resistant to decay and insect attack, and it comes with a 25-year warranty from both, even if buried in ground. The main learning objectives of the AIA presentation on Acetylated Wood include the following:

*Define the term "Acetylated Wood" and gain a basic understanding of its history.

*Learn the benefits of the acetylation process, and why it is a safe, nontoxic alternative to other materials.

*Describe how wood used in acetylated wood is a natural renewable resource and qualifies for LEED points.

*Review global projects - learn why acetylated wood is used in the historical preservation market and various other applications.

This presentation offers 1 AIA/LU.

11:30 - Networking

12:00 - Presentation

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


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CANCELLED -CSI Annual Summer Fun Party!

Posted: Tue, Jun 30, 2020

We are sad to announce our Annual Summer Fun Party has been CANCELLED.

Polished Concrete Speaker Published in Construction Specifier

Posted: Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Chris Bennett, CSI will be making the monthly presentation for the chapter online on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at noon. Here is his recent article that was published in the Construction Specifier.  https://www.constructionspecifier.com/polished-concrete-not-just-shiny/



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