The CONSTRUCT Show Experience

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The CSI CONSTRUCT Show has once again come and gone.  For the second year in a row, I had the privilege to be in attendance as a representative of the Memphis Chapter of CSI.  I was accompanied by our fantastic Chapter President, Julie Fleming, and one of our chapter’s Past Presidents, Mike Zielinski.  This year’s show was hosted by Providence, Rhode Island.  This was my first trip to Providence, and it is a beautiful city, however, I didn’t get too much time to explore.  If you’ve ever attended CONSTRUCT in the past, you’ll understand exactly what I meant.  We were all so busy with seminars, speakers, ceremonies, and the show floor, that we didn’t mind having limited time to see all of the sights.  

One of the biggest highlights of the show was getting a chance to listen to the keynote speaker, Thom Mayne.  Mike and I even got the chance to meet him and ask a few questions.  That was one of the benefits that we earned as CONSTRUCT Insiders.  Mike and I both paid a little extra for this opportunity and it was well worth it.  Thom is a true starchitect and utilizes the Design-Build project delivery method to create his structures.  As a young architect, I welcomed the opportunity to listen to a master of the craft.  His philosophy was simple, in his keynote he stated, “I make buildings, not drawings.”   For some reason, that quote really stuck out to me.  Perhaps it did because we, as architects, get so bogged down in the design and documentation process, that we lose sight of the goal.  Another one of his principles as an architect is to model everything.  Thom stated that if he invents something, than he better be able to build it.  So, he starts with the 3D model by utilizing Building Information Modeling; his models are highly developed so that every nut and bolt is accounted for.  Then he transfers to scale models made of wood and chip board before finally building his designs in a shop. 

Thom Mayne’s use of and thoughts on Building Information Modeling definitely caught my eye; if everything is modeled correctly and all of the information exists in the computer-generated model, he believes the need for paper drawings and specs will diminish to a point where they are no longer practical.  Technology is such a big part of the construction industry these days to the point that every team of contractors is linked together with laptops, iPads and other devices.  Using Thom’s approach, why do we need paper drawings for dimensions if everything can be verified in the model itself?  Why create a project manual that is three inches thick if each model component has the specification tagged to it in the building model?  It is an amazing thing to think about.  It was also funny to hear the entire room go silent when Thom mentioned this in his keynote.  Imagine a room full of specifiers being told that everything they do will be turned upside down.  You could hear a pin drop.

As I mentioned before, Mike and I sprung for the Insider package, so we were treated to a lunch Q+A session after the keynote.  It took a while for the microphone to come around the room, but it finally found its way to me.  I had my chance to ask one of the world’s best architects one question and I felt like I had to make it count.  I can’t remember exactly how I phased it, but it went something like this:


Thom, how were you able to convince your clients to go so far outside the norms of architectural design and practice, especially early on in your career? 


My question must have been a good one, because Thom took a deep breath, stated that he would need to sit down to answer the questions, and proceeded to go on about a fifteen minute tirade that covered politics, the construction industry in the United States, and his personal philosophy.  After all that, he circled back and answered my question rather simply.  First, he takes on all liability and risk using the Design-Build project delivery method.  Second, he preaches building performance over aesthetics; he explained that architects should describe to their clients what their buildings will do and not focus on how they will look.  Finally, he covered the topic of client management.  He said he liked to push his clients to take risks and that he could usually get them to come around to his way of thinking by using the two afore mentioned tactics of taking on liability and talking in terms of building performance.  All in all, it was a great experience and I consider it money well spent.

The Game Changer Session speaker also hit the ball out of the park.  His name is Paul Doherty and his company is called The Digital Group.  Oddly enough, though he hails from New York City Paul makes his home in our very backyard of Collierville, Tennessee.  His company promotes “Smart City Design,” which includes working with stakeholders, promoting sustainability, the use of renewable energy and strategic planning.  The part of his presentation that really caught my attention was a renewable energy source called Piezoelectric Technology.   In essence, this technology harnesses the kinetic energy of cars or pedestrians and transforms it into usable electricity.  This technology is already in use in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  Piezoelectric technology is utilized in the concourse of the stadium and powers the lights and food service equipment in the concession stands.  Paul believes that this technology will become significantly more usable and inexpensive over the next three to five years. 

The main speakers at CONSTRUCT were obviously a big influence on me.  The seminars were also fantastic.  There isn’t enough time in the day to go over each presentation that I enjoyed, but I can share one of my favorite moments.  Mike and I had the opportunity to put together a wall base assembly in a hands-on seminar.  This experience put all of my time detailing wall flashings in perspective.  This flashing assemblies and waterproofing and insulation measures are more than just lines on a page.  These details are tangible items and keep water out of the buildings we design and keep the people who occupy them comfortable.  Again, every seminar I watched was educational and entertaining in its own way, I simply don’t have the time to describe them all.

The CONSTRUCT Show is an educational tidal wave; but it also an extremely fun and enjoyable conference.  I was happy to meet up with friends I made back at the Austin show and introduce them to Mike and Julie.  The friends and connections I make in CSI are the main reason I get involved with the organization.  The CONSTRUCT Show is way to keep these friendships alive and to make new ones along the way.  The social outings planned by the Institute and its corporate partners facilitate the networking experience that makes CSI the great organization it is.  All in all, there was never a dull moment at the 2017 CONSTRUCT Show.  I’m looking forward to the 2018 Show, which will be held in Long Beach, California from October 3rd to the 5th.  I hope that more of our Memphis Chapter members will join me for this amazing experience.


Jeffrey Parnell
HBG Design
CSI Memphis President – Elect   
 

President's Message

Hard to believe the summer is over and my youngest child just started college. He was in third grade when I joined CSI. 

I am very excited about our fall schedule of programs starting with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Interprofessional Simulation Center presented by Brett Ragsdale and Jason Jackson of brg3s Architects in August. The Simulation Program is committed to fostering education, research and professional development with a focus on enhanced clinical skills and patient safety through the use of simulation. Our September program will be presented by Jeff Haltom of Haltom Engineering. Jeff will discuss Engineering at Shelby Farms Park Using Geothermal Heat Recovery. These are two amazing local projects that showcase how Memphis is a dynamic city focused on education, growth and community.

September is also the month for the CSI Annual Convention and CONSTRUCT 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. This is an opportunity for CSI members to meet face-to-face with other members and industry professionals in a world that is increasingly virtual. The CSI Memphis Chapter will have four members attending, including Jeffrey Parnell, Mike Zielinski, Susan Evans and myself. We are looking forward this wonderful opportunity for education and networking.

We have a dedicated group of volunteers Chairing many of our Chapter committees, but they would love to have additional help and support. By getting involved at the committee or board level, CSI Memphis members not only help our organization to thrive and grow, they also develop friendships, network, and get the most possible out of their CSI membership.  

Our Scholarship Committee needs you to help spread the work about the 2018-2019 Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Campaign. The money collected by the CSI Memphis chapter is matched by the University of Memphis in order for two Architecture students to receive full tuition for the academic year. This year we have an exciting incentive to donate. Michael Cardone has donated two University of Memphis season football tickets to help raise money for the Scholarship Fund. Donate now at the Silver level or above to be entered in a drawing to win these tickets. Go Tigers Go!!

Julie Fleming, CSI
Memphis Chapter President
 

President's Message

I am looking forward to serving as your CSI Memphis Chapter President in 2017-2018. I have been a member of CSI for 10 years, which is the number of years I have been in the industry. My family has owned Farrell-Calhoun Paint since 1974, but I took my time raising a family before joining the family business as an Architectural Representative. At my first chapter meeting, I reconnected with Jack Moran who was a long-time family friend. Jack invited me to help him on the Scholarship Committee and I have been Co-Chair/Chair ever since. I am humbled and honored to be the fourth female President and I hope that I can follow their example and have an effective and productive term.

Through CSI, I have come to know and become friends with so many people in our industry. I hope to continue the CSI tradition of providing networking and education opportunities at our monthly Chapter meetings. We will continue to meet at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn on the second Thursday of the month. I have definitely seen new faces at these meetings and I want to increase our membership this year. We are working on scheduling a number of CEU credited programs that will showcase local projects and unique products. I believe that if we provide excellent educational opportunities, we open the door to recruit new members and show them why participating in CSI is valuable to members of our industry. 

We began this fiscal year in July, shortly after our annual Award Banquet. I will do my best to follow Hans Faulhaber who effectively lead our chapter for the last two years. I am thrilled that Hans has volunteered to help organize and teach CDT preparation classes this year. I am also excited to have Jeffrey Parnell as our President Elect and Build/It Committee Chair. Jeffrey did an outstanding job planning our 2017 Products Display Show and GSR conference. He has already started planning Build/It 2018 and I am predicting another successful show!

Kate Haywood has been working on and recently launched the 2018-2019 Dempsie B. Morrison Campaign. We decided to kick off the campaign earlier this year because Michael Cardone generously donated two University of Memphis season football tickets to help raise contributions. All donations made at the Silver Level or above will be entered in the drawing. The first drawing will be held at the August 10th Chapter meeting and the second at our October 12th Chapter meeting.

I am thankful to everyone who has helped and encouraged me in my new role. I will continue to look to our amazing Past Presidents for guidance, and I am open to any suggestions or recommendations that will help our Chapter grow and thrive.


Julie Fleming, CSI
Memphis Chapter President

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!!  

This is my last President’s Message! My term comes to an end with the Transfer of Power meeting to be held in July when Julie Fleming will be installed as your new chapter President. I have so many people to thank for making my term easier than it would have been without their guidance, encouragement and wisdom. Of those many people I would like to specifically mention Mike Zielinski, Past President, for his help with everything related to being the President of this chapter. Mike has been an invaluable asset and resource to me both as a CSI mentor and as a friend. Jim Neison who probably has the most comprehensive understanding and historical knowledge of our chapter-also an invaluable asset and resource to me and the Board as well as a friend. And then there is Jeffrey Parnell, an emerging professional architect. Jeffrey is a relatively new member to our chapter but has determined to make a difference. If you attended either or both the BuildIt2017 products display show or the Gulf States Region Conference you experienced what Jeffrey has to offer. While he had a committee of volunteers assisting him (Mike Zielinski, Susan Evans and Julie Fleming), he was the chairman and made many of the critical decisions that caused both of those events to be a success. BuildIt2017 earned more dollars than any show in a long time which is good because most of those funds find their way to the Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund. If you have visited the website (csimemphis.org) you experienced Jeffrey’s ability at website creation.  Finally I’d like to recognize Pam Davidson for assisting in the update of the database and encouraging Allen and Hoshall to allow for our Board meetings to be held in their conference room. My post Presidential duties will shift to being the Past President where I will serve as an advisor to Julie Fleming and chairman of the Planning Committee. I will also be contributing articles of interest to the Memphis PerSPECtive from time to time.

Our chapter meeting last month featured Brian Bullard with UrbanArch who presented his excellent renovation of the Winchester (Scimitar) Building into the Hotel Napoleon. What a great presentation and project that was. If you did not attend you really missed a great presentation on a great project!!

Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position. I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope my term has been effective, productive and meaningful term.

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect, CSI, CDT

The University of Tennessee
 

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!!

BUILDIT/2017 was our meeting event for April.  Very large kudos go out to Jeffrey Parnell, Mike Zielinski, Julie Fleming and Susan Evans.  They were the committee I appointed to plan and execute the BuildIt products show and the Gulf States Region Conference.  The BuildIt show was undoubtedly taken to a higher level. The venue, the Columns, was without a doubt the most elegant space CSI Memphis has ever held the products show.  The keynote speaker was Marlon Blackwell, FAIA who I had the pleasure of having lunch with prior to his presentation.  His presentation featured many of his works including those he designed for Shelby Farms.  If you haven’t been to Shelby Farms to experience his work first hand I recommend that you visit.

The Gulf States Region Conference was held at the Springhill Suites and in the adjacent historic Kress Building.  In fact most of the events, with the exception of the Awards Banquet, took place in the Kress Building. The conference was well attended having opportunities for continuing education, board level region business and networking.  In particular I was excited to see my old pal Louis Medcalf, FCSI who attended and taught a class on Multiple Work Packages.  We also had some time to play music-you will recall we had a band called Critical Path…but I digress.  The Conference was as successful as the BuildIt show so you can imagine my elation that BOTH events went off splendidly!! A very special thank you to those who attended, participated and volunteered to make these events happen is such a successful way!

This month we are publishing the article What Architects Can Learn from The Beatles written by Bill Schmalz, CSI, CCCA, FAIA who is a principal with Perkins and Will in Los Angeles.  While not your typical technically related I think you will find it an enjoyable read.

This month’s chapter meeting features Brian Bullard, AIA with UrbanArch who will present the Renovation of the Winchester (Scimitar) Building into the Hotel Napoleon.  This was an excellent renovation of a historic downtown property.  Let me encourage you to attend!!

Finally I want to thank everyone who attended our events last month.  I especially want to thank our sponsors who are noted at the end of this issue. 

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect

The University of Tennessee

President's Message

Greetings Gulf States CSI Members!! 

Welcome to Memphis Gulf States Region members! The Memphis Chapter is proud to host the Region Conference and look forward to having a successful and productive meeting. If you arrive on Thursday be sure to attend our BUILD/IT2017 products show at the Columns- a short walk from the host hotel. The Keynote speaker for that event will be Marlon Blackwell a noted architect hailing from Arkansas.

Our Gulf States Region Conference will be held at the Springhill Suites Downtown. We have a full agenda with continuing education and leadership development opportunities. This will also be a time to reconnect with other professionals in our region.  Welcome to the home of Rock and Roll!! 

This month we are publishing my article on Change Orders.  This article focuses on what a change order is and how it affects the construction process. This article provides further insight on how we administer contracts in the construction industry. We also have a regular article from Sheldon Wolfe

I want to encourage you to make a donation to our Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund.  CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year.  This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor.

I want to encourage everyone to participate in our major events this month.  Memphis hosts the Gulf States Region Conference about once every 15 years so this is an opportunity for those of you who reside in this locale to attend a region conference on the cheap. It is also an opportunity to connect with or reconnect with professionals in our region. And I want to encourage you to attend BUILDIT2017.  We host a products show every year where vendors display and provide information on their products and services.  The Vendors make a concerted effort and investment to participate.  It’s a free event so you should make a concerted effort too! I hope to see you there!!

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect
The University of Tennessee
 

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!! 

Our program last month featured Kurt Hansen (Hilti) who presented his excellent program on Firestopping 101- New Developments in Fire Stopping. This month we will feature Joe Lincourt (Advanced Building Products), who will present his program, Designing and Detailing Exterior Walls for Moisture Control. This program will be a relatively technically oriented presentation that will provide information for the design professional, material supplier, general contractor and sub-contractor alike. Please plan to attend and bring along a friend.

Our GSR Conference to be held in April (21 &22) at the Springhill Suites Downtown is coming along well.  Our very own Jeffrey Parnell has been heading up the planning effort for this event and our products display show- BUILD/IT 2017 (April 20) and is to be commended indeed. There will be continuing education opportunities available too.  Please see Jeffrey’s editorial later in this edition for details.

This month we are publishing my article on Contract Closeout.  This article focuses on what effective construction administration is related to construction contract closeout defining what activities should take place to ensure a successfully closed out project. This article provides further insight on how we administer contracts in the construction industry. 

I want to encourage you to make a donation to our Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund.  CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year.  This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor.

I want to encourage those of you spec writers out there to compete in the 2017 Gulf States Region CSI Document Competition.  All of the materials necessary for you to enter are included in this edition of the PerSPECtive. I also want to encourage you to exercise your voting rights by voting for our national representation which will be happening in a short time.  I have included a letter from Anne Roper who is running for Institute Secretary.  This is not an endorsement – we will publish any letters from any candidates for national office.  I simply want you to vote!! I’ll see you at the meeting!  

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect
The University of Tennessee
 

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!!
  
We have real news here: the time and place for our chapter meetings has been changed.  The Board deliberated and determined to change from a plated dinner meeting to a buffet lunch meeting starting at 11:30am.  The venue has changed to the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis campus.  The location is more central to our membership and having a lunch meeting instead of a dinner meeting should translate into more members and guests attending.  Oh, one more thing:  the cost of the meal has DECREASED by $5.00 to $20 for members.
 
We have had some Board changes over the past few months. Richard Hill’s work schedule has caused him to decline the position of President. Our very own Julie Fleming has stepped up and will become the next President of our chapter!! Way to go Julie!! Richard will maintain a seat on the board and in fact will replace Julie’s Board position.  Gary White has agreed to take Ken Hudson’s Secretary position also due to Ken’s work schedule. We should have a succession plan for the next couple of years which is really good news for the chapter.
 
This month’s meeting program is by Kent Kile with PPG on the colors of Frank Lloyd Wright. I’ve actually seen this presentation before and is why I asked Kent to present it to our chapter.  I found it very interesting and informative and I am sure you will too.

The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis - 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis - 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

Please don’t get tired of reading this plea: I want to encourage everyone who reads this-member or not- to contribute to the Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund.  This is a tax deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. I encourage you to make a donation to this very worthy scholarship fund.  CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year.  This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. I knew Mr. Morrison and had him as a drafting teacher while attending State Technical Institute at Memphis-now SWTCC. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor. If I can donate to this very worthy fund…so can you!
 
We are currently in the planning stages for the Gulf States Region Conference to be held right here in lovely Memphis next April.  Our very own Jeffrey Parnell is heading up this effort and doing a fine job.    In upcoming issues we will provide the schedule, the speaker’s bios, and the classes that will be available for continuing education.  So be on the lookout for what’s coming!
 
Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position.  I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope to have an effective, productive and meaningful term.  My phone is always open so if you have questions, comments, recommendations or simply suggestions give me a call.  I’ll see you at our next meeting!

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect

The University of Tennessee

 

 

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!!
  
Is it me or is time really flying? We are in the 10th month of this year already! At least the weather seems to have broken with milder temperatures.

This month’s meeting program is by Tommy Smith and Carl Drennon. These are two of the most experienced guys in our chapter.  They are presenting their program titled: The Manufacturer’s Role in Code Compliance.  I am sure this will be a lively and informative discussion.  Please be sure to attend and bring a friend or colleague!!

Please don’t get tired of reading this plea: I want to encourage everyone who reads this-member or not- to contribute to the Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund.  This is a tax deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. I encourage you to make a donation to this very worthy scholarship fund.  CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year.  This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. I knew Mr. Morrison and had him as a drafting teacher while attending State Technical Institute at Memphis-now SWTCC. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor. If I can donate to this very worthy fund…so can you!
 
We have our Board meetings the Monday prior to our chapter meetings that are currently scheduled for the second Thursday evening of the month. The general membership is invited to attend the Board meetings should they have business to bring before the Board or simply want to see how the Board functions. If you have an agenda item-let me know by email the Friday prior to the meeting and I will place it on the agenda.

Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position.  I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope to have an effective, productive and meaningful term.  My phone is always open so if you have questions, comments, recommendations or simply suggestions give me a call.  I’ll see you at our next meeting!

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect

The University of Tennessee

 

President's Message

Greetings Memphis Chapter CSI!!  

It seems like only yesterday I was returning from a great CSI convention in St. Louis. I am now preparing to go to another convention, this year in Austin, Texas, a town that prides itself on being weird. I am looking forward to the fellowship, the educational opportunities and meeting new folks in our industry. I will be there with our very own Jeffrey Parnell. We will both provide reports upon our return-look forward to them!

This month’s meeting program is by Michelle Ashbery, CDT, LEED AP, a familiar face to be sure. Her program last year was on acoustics, a subject near and dear to my heart. This year she will present her program: Understanding Code Compliant Integrated Ceiling Solutions. Unfortunately for me I will be in Austin during this gathering but hope to hear from an attending member on how good it was.

We have added a new feature in the magazine for your reading pleasure: What I Learned I hope will be a new feature that will be authored by a member who attended the meeting and, of course, was willing to write a quick report on what they learned. Look forward to future reports. Our first is by Susan Evans, CSI.

Please don’t get tired of reading this plea: I want to encourage everyone who reads this-member or not- to contribute to the Dempsey B. Morrison Scholarship Fund. This is a tax deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. I encourage you to make a donation to this very worthy scholarship fund. CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year. This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. I knew Mr. Morrison and had him as a drafting teacher while attending State Technical Institute at Memphis- now SWTCC. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor. If I can donate to this very worthy fund…so can you!

We have our Board meetings the Monday prior to our chapter meetings that are currently scheduled for the second Thursday evening of the month. The general membership is invited to attend the Board meetings should they have business to bring before the Board or simply want to see how the Board functions. If you have an agenda item, let me know by email the Friday prior to the meeting and I will place it on the agenda.

Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position. I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope to have an effective, productive and meaningful term. My phone is always open so if you have questions, comments, recommendations or simply suggestions give me a call. I’ll see you at our next meeting!

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect

The University of Tennessee

President's Message

We begin a new fiscal year this month which means we also have new leadership-new executive leaders and new board members. We will publish the new make up in this issue. I will be your President for another term and look forward to the opportunities and challenges that being your President will present. My “thank you” at the end of this message is from the heart- I truly thank the membership for the confidence you have in me to lead this very worthy organization.

Our Awards Banquet at the Butcher Shop was well attended.  The food and beverage was outstanding and the fellowship amongst our membership was on display. I will publish the list of award winners and those who were recognized for their contributions above and beyond being a member in this issue. 

I want to encourage everyone who reads this-member or not- to contribute to the Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Fund.  This is a tax deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. I encourage you to make a donation to this very worthy scholarship fund.  CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year.  This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. I knew Mr. Morrison and had him as a drafting teacher while attending State Technical Institute at Memphis-now SWTCC. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor. If I can donate to this very worthy fund…so can you!

We have our Board meetings the Monday prior to our chapter meetings that are currently scheduled for the second Thursday evening of the month. The general membership is invited to attend the Board meetings should they have business to bring before the Board or simply want to see how the Board functions. If you have an agenda item-let me know by email the Friday prior to the meeting and I will place it on the agenda.

Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position.  I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope to have an effective, productive and meaningful term.  My phone is always open so if you have questions, comments, recommendations or simply suggestions give me a call.  I’ll see you at our next meeting!

Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect

The University of Tennessee