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  • Biomimicry in Building: Lessons from the Birds and the Bees
    Every day we step over or under vivid demonstrations of nature's proven strategies for accommodating challenging and changing conditions. Discover nature's genius for overcoming constraints and find inspiring new solutions to perpetual problems through biomimicry--sustainable innovations inspired by nature's regenerative wisdom. The answers are all around us.

  • Manufacturing the Parametric - Architects in Manufacturing

    NEW LOCATION, THIS MONTH ONLY! Presenter: Michael Riggin, Design Director at Ceilings Plus and faculty member at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design   

    The way that architects design has changed, and with it, so has the way architectural products are manufactured. More importantly, the role architects play in this manufacturing process has shifted and expanded. The confluence of some key movements: parametric design, open-source culture, and mass-customization, has created a new paradigm for manufacturing.

  • Pushing the Envelope - Safe and Sustainable Facades
    It’s a hot topic for August! Building envelope fires are in the news again. But the good news is, so are buildings with ever-smaller energy footprints. What does it take to make an energy-efficient facade that won’t go up in flames? Come learn about continuous insulation, high-performance air barriers, and cladding systems, and how to combine them safely. Understand what NFPA 285 really requires and when it applies. When your energy plan is “envelope first”, make sure that envelope is fire-safe, too.
  • Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension Update
    As Phase 1 of the $6 Billion Transbay Transit Center Project approaches completion, join us for an update on the construction of the Terminal and its Grand Opening, as well as a look forward to Phase 2, the Downtown Extension project and the possibility of an alternative delivery model. Presented by Steve Rule of Turner Construction Company and E.R. “Skip” Sowko of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, this will be an inside look into one of the largest projects in San Francisco.
  • Chapter Awards Banquet
    Save the Date! Wednesday, June 14, 6:00-9:00 pm, in a special venue yet to be announced. The evening begins with an assortment of appetizers and libations at 6:00p, followed by a three-course dinner and hosted wines at 7:00p. There will be toasts and recognition of a fabulous year for the chapter about 8:00p.
  • Career Paths in Design and Construction
    Career Paths in Design and Construction - It's "bring a (younger) colleague" day!
    "Where do you see yourself in five years?" It's an interview question, but so much more. Whether you're just starting out in the AEC fields or running a firm, you've got to have your eye on the future. San Francisco CSI is doubling down on career development for our May meeting: an afternoon career fair followed by social hour, dinner, and panel discussion.
  • Dodge Data & Analytics Construction Outlook
    The political environment has turned in a new direction. Although the construction industry continues to expand, political influences create some uncertainty in specific areas. For a full understanding of the issues impacting construction, including the new political environment, please join Cliff Brewis, Vice President of Operations with Dodge Data and Analytics (formerly McGraw-Hill Construction/Dodge) for the Dodge Data & Analytics Construction Outlook. Cliff will review how Dodge Data and Analytics expect the various sectors of the industry to behave in the months ahead.
  • Dynamic Shading for High Performance Facades
    Felix Weber - Facade Group Leader San Francisco, ARUP Galen Burrell, Senior Lighting and Daylighting Designer, ARUP
  • PRO-FAIR 2017
    Sponsored, invitation-only Reception, Dinner & Program
  • Case Study - Lower Sproul Plaza, Berkeley

    Robert Bolin, PE, LEED Fellow, ASHRAE HBDP
    Senior Principal, Syska Hennessy Group, San Francisco, CA

    The redevelopment of UC Berkeley's Lower Sproul Plaza by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Syska Hennessy Group encompasses 184,000 sf of new construction, additions and renovations to the Esheleman and MLK buildings in the heart of the campus. The design of the building architecture and MEP systems were developed using an integrative design process that produces harmony between systems and architecture to create healthy, comfortable, and productive work spaces for the students.
  • The Future of BART in the Bay
    As the Bay Area population continues to expand, transbay travel increasingly taxes the capacity of our transit systems. Robert Mitroff, the Chief Planning and Development Officer for BART, will be speaking to us about the long range planning options for the BART system, and their projections on development of transit. As BART carries increasing riders, they are looking at the need for major investments to modify the BART system, improvements, and alternative transportation methods. Join us the day after casting your vote to hear about BART’s future in the Bay!

    Please register by November 4!

  • 3D Scanning to Modeling
    3D Scanning - Alex Calder of BKF, together with colleagues Kevin Stein and Michael Smith, will present how his team uses 3D scanning.

    Don't forget: We're in a new location and sitting down to dinner at 6:45!
  • View From The Top: Getting the most from your CSI membership
    Every dollar, ounce, step and hour spent these days, whether personal or business, has to make a difference. When it comes to investments of our personal energy and time, seeing the return and clear benefit becomes even more important.
    Your membership in CSI can have tremendous value; to your career and role in the industry, to your colleagues, to the product or service you provide, to the industry as a whole and its future.
  • Holiday Party

    Don't miss the party! We'll be at the Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on December 13, at 6:00 pm.

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