Publications
and Articles

White Paper
A report on The Construction Specifications Process, developed by SCIP at the 2015 Annual Meeting in St. Louis.


KnowHow
Winter 2008
Issue #67

(current issue)
Archives - 2003 to Present
KnowHow is a publication that provides technical and membership information.
(Editor needed)

SCIPping Along
July 201
6
(current issue)


Archives - 2003 to Present
SCIPping Along  is a status Report from the SCIP Board.


Liebing Articles
August 2010
INDIFFERENCE

(current issue)

Archives - 2005 to 2010
A series of insights by Ralph Liebing that give an unique perspective to the practice of writing specifications. This is the latest issue.

Links to 2010 SCIP Ads in:
ARCHITECT MAGAZINE

The Construction Specifier


Spec News
Archives - 08/2006 to 01/2007
A series of news items for specifiers by Mark Kalin on building products, LEED tips, and more. 


10 Things Specifiers Wish Product Reps Knew

A helpful report by CSI for product representatives and manufacturers.



College of Fellows History

Printing funded by SCIP
(available on Amazon).

(Click here if you wanted the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals)

scip.com will celebrate
its 20th anniversary
September 2016

SCIP Phone
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 Serving the Specifier Community for 49 years.

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a.   advance excellence in preparing construction
      specifications.
b.   promote their special services and expertise
      to potential clients.
c.   share their knowledge, experience, and resources
      through discussions, conferences, and educational
      programs.
d.   network for mutual benefit.


2015 SCIP ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES

The minutes of the 2015 SCIP Annual Meeting need to be approved at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. A link to a copy of these minutes is posted here so that members can download and review them in advance. Included with the minutes are the Agenda, Open Forum Comments, and List of the 70 attendees.
(Even if you are on that list, you will find those Comments interesting.)


SCIP ACTIVITIES AT CONSTRUCT 2016

HILTON GARDEN INN DOWNTOWN, AUSTIN, TX

500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701

The annual meeting is open to members and affiliates.
SCIP sponsors will join us for the entire day.

Note time & event change for Wednesday event!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Annual SCIP Meeting:

08:00am - 09:00am - Breakfast (open for presenters' setup at 07:30am)

08:30am - 09:30am - Annual Member Meeting

09:30am - 10:00am - Sponsor Presentations (Part 1)

10:00am - 11:30pm - Open Forum (continues during lunch)

11:30am - 12:00am - Sponsor Presentations (Part 2)

12:00pm - 01:00pm - Lunch

01:00pm - 01:45pm - SCIP BIM Workshop (Part 1)

01:45pm - 02:30pm - Group Photo & refreshment break

02:30pm - 03:15pm - SCIP BIM Workshop (Part 2)

03:15pm - 03:30pm - Refreshment break

03:30pm - 04:15pm - SCIP BIM Workshop (Part 3)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Annual Arkema Sponsored Event:

06:00pm - 09:00pm - Arkema Hosted Event (by special invitation)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Reception:

05:00pm - 07:00pm - Tubelite Reception Event (open to all SCIP members)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) WORKSHoP

The Workshops will address how BIM programs operate, and how their proliferation might affect our tasks, business models, and operational methods. These are concerns that have been legitimately raised by some of our members. Although some members have experience with these technologies, other members do not have any contact with them. This Workshop is for all levels of experience, and will consist of 3 afternoon sessions: the simple, the intermediate, and the more specific. This event will be conducted by Jeff Pilus, fellow SCIP member.

More complete details of the Annual Meeting and Workshop will be published in SCIPping Along to be issued in late July or early August 2016.

SCIP ROOM BLOCK AT HILTON GARDEN INN DOWNTOWN

SCIP has arranged for a block of rooms to be reserved for SCIP members at a reduced rate. Cutoff date for making reservations is August 15, 2016. Members have already been notified by email of the details of this opportunity. A special website has been set up by the hotel to process SCIP member reservations. Click here or call central reservations at (877)782-9444 with group code included in email sent on July 21. 


NEW SCIP FELLOWS for 2016
CSI's  Jury of Fellows has voted to honor four SCIP members at CONSTRUCT with Fellowship this year. Congratulations to:
Sherry Harbaugh, CSI, CCS of CSI's Spokane Chapter
Richard Howard, CSI, CCS of CSI's Columbus Chapter 
Alan Itzkowitz, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's Chicago Chapter
Robert Swan, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's New Orleans Chapter





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NEW SCIP DISTINGUISHED MEMBER FOR 2016
CSI will elevate a SCIP member to Distinguished member at CONSTRUCT this year. Congratulations to:
Dennis Hall FAIA FCSI CCS LEED AP


Online PAYPAL dues PAYMENTS REINSTATED

Online applications for new memberships and dues payments for membership renewals by PayPal have been restored. The following links in the Quick Links sidebar now provide options for both payment by check and by PayPal:

 


New Member Application
Member Renewal




Online PAYPAL sponsor donations REINSTATED


Online Sponsor Donations by PayPal have been restored. The following link in the Quick Links sidebar now provide options for both payment by check and by PayPal:

 

 

Sponsor Program

 


SCIP SPONSOR PROGRAM
T
he SCIP Board of Directors has approved a new Sponsor Program following its incorporation in 2015. SCIP has received tax exempt status as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit District of Columbia corporation approval by the IRS. This allows SCIP to host events such as Specifier Workshops in 2015 to develop best practices for the specifications process. Donations help SCIP
open the Workshops to all specifiers and publish the results for all participants and sponsors.

Sponsor donations made after April 1st of each year will receive sponsor benefits until the annual renewal date of June 30 of the following year. Donations may be made by check or online. Checks made out to SCIP should be sent to the SCIP Treasurer at the address listed in the Officer Directory. Online donations
may be made through PayPal by clicking here: Sponsor Program, or on the link under Quick Links on the top right.


- AnnouncemenTs -

Your SCIP Board is pleased to announce new MEMBER BENEFITS for all SCIP members.

SCIP IS NOW AN AIA-CES PROVIDER

We are now an AIA-CES Provider, which will allow SCIP membership to provide classes online and in-person that can be registered with AIA for continuing education credits for the class participants. Instructions are outlined in a PDF document sent to all members, and required forms will be posted online here in the future.

 

SCIP Access to ASTM Standards NOW AVAILABLE

We have signed an agreement with MADCAD.COM which will allow SCIP members to access certain ASTM Standards online. MADCAD will be sending out instructions soon, informing you how to access these resources online. Instructions will be sent to all current SCIP members.


The standards that can be referenced through this service are ASTM Standards Referenced in Building Codes - this includes over 2,000 ASTM construction standards typically referenced by UBC, ICC, UPC, NFPA 5000, Spectext, Masterspec, BSD Speclink, Green Standards, UL Global Standards, and NRCA. This package includes active, redline and historical editions, and it is updated quarterly.

 


This service will allow two concurrent SCIP members to access these standards at any given time. For this reason we urge you to be careful to log out when finished, and not stay logged in for extended periods of time, since this may prevent another member from using the service at the same time.

 

For questions or comments, please reply to treasurer@scip.com.


FY2017-2018 ELECTION RESULTS

Congratulations to SCIPís officers for the next 2 years:

President - John Carter
President Elect - Linda Stansen
Vice President - Vivian Volz
Vice President - Neil Davison
Secretary - Stephen Nash
Treasurer - Holly Robinson
 Past President - David Stutzman
Affiliate Director - Don Harris


INCORPORATION NEWS
scip
was incorporated in 2015, and has adopted a new set of Bylaws.
The new 2015 SCIP Bylaws are posted with a link under Quick Links above.


SCIP
 BOOTHS
SCIP Booths at past CSI Conventions
Click for larger view
2012 Phoenix   2013 Nashville   2014 Baltimore

2015 St. Louis

SCIP has a lawyer on call
A
s a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to LegaLine.
Read more
 

direct phone access to SCIP
J
ot down this number: (818)390-7692. Now you can reach SCIP Membership Chair/Treasurer directly. Although this is not a toll free number, you might want to clear up some matters quickly.


NEED A JOB?
 
Specifiers: Check our Work Ads. Employer submitted work ads for specifiers
are placed by qualified employers. Click on Work Ads in Quick Links.

HAVE A JOB OPENING?
Employers: Looking for a qualified specifier? Submit your job requirements
to the webmaster as a Word document for approval.


member database UPDATE

The member database has been in effect since February 2009. Members should have updated their own profiles by now. We need your email address to notify you of important news, send you newsletters and election ballots, and provide your address to Arkema for invitations to the special events at CONSTRUCT. If you have a problem accessing your profile, contact the treasurer.
Access the Member Database under Quick Links.

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fy2016 ANNUAL MEETING IN st. louis
MEETING IN PROGRESS

Click here for 87 photos of attendees at SCIP annual meeting.

Thanks to Marilyn Smith for the great photos.

See below for official group photo.


SCIP GROUP PHOTO at 2015 CSI Convention
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI




Click for a larger size photo


 

 

 


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