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