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Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals,
its 17th anniversary
Practice is an international technical resource
organization which assists design firms,
owners, and manufacturers in acquiring
professionally written construction specifications from qualified
independent and employed specifiers, who:
a. advance excellence in preparing
b. promote their special services and expertise
to potential clients.
c. share their knowledge, experience, and
through discussions, conferences, and
d. network for mutual benefit.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW SCIP FELLOWS
Jury of Fellows has
voted to honor three SCIP members with Fellowship this year.
Ann Baker, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP - Denver Chapter
Marc Chavez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP - Puget Sound Chapter
Walter Scarborough, CSI, CCS,
CCCA, SCIP - Dallas Chapter
2014 SCIP BOARD
have been tallied and results are final. The Board of Directors
will take office on July 1, 2014 and serve until June 30, 2016.
Immediate Past President, David Lorenzini
President, David Stutzman
President-Elect, John Carter
Vice-President, Peter Jordan
Vice-President, Linda Stansen
Secretary, Marilyn Smith
Treasurer, Stephen Falk
Affiliate Director, Don Harris
A copy of the
Secretary's official report can be downloaded here.
DATE SET FOR
Member Forum in
Annual Meeting at Construct2014 will be held
September 8, 2014
at the Baltimore
Convention Center, starting with a sponsored breakfast at
here to download a schedule.
Note that the convention will end with the business meeting on
Friday afternoon. There will be no exhibit or Awards Gala on
Make hotel reservations early, since there will be a huge
celebration of the Star Spangled Banner that week.
Details to follow as they are confirmed. Check back often.
SPECIFIER RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN SF BAY AREA
to his impending retirement, William Buchholz is offering his
manufacturer catalogs, CSI Manual of Practice, and related
specifier resources to SCIP members in the San Francisco Bay
contact Bill at (650)367-7019, or WBspecs@sonic.net
ANNUAL SCIP MEETING
The Annual Meeting at Construct2013
Monday, September 23, 2013.
at the Music City (convention) Center starting
with a breakfast hosted by Draper. The meeting
started with the annual business meeting, followed by the
traditional open forum. Lunch was provided by PPG.
A note pad and space pen gift was distributed to members by Nystrom.
CSI President Casey Robb also addressed the group.
The meeting finished with a special panel
presentation (see below) coordinated by Dave Stutzman that
started after a refreshment break hosted by Assa Abloy.
A new feature of this year's meeting was the use of six
push-to-talk hand-held microphones, one for each 6 members,
sponsored by ICC's International Accreditation Service
Arkema hosted their 10th annual
reception for SCIP members and guests this year at the Hilton
Nashville Downtown with a theme of Nashville music. Scale models
of guitars autographed by Nashville music greats were raffled
off to 12 lucky winners.
See bottom of this page for official group photo.
SCIP fy2014 annual meeting panel presentation
a windup to the Annual Meeting, a
special panel presentation organized by David Stutzman on the topic Contractor and
Craftsmen Certifications was presented.
SCIP invited three different organizations to
join a dialog with our members:
Firestop Contractors International Association
with its recently established certification program
Bill McHugh, FCIA panelist.
Architectural Woodwork Institute
with its well established Quality Certification Program. Joe
Sorelli, AWI panelist.
Finishing Trade Contractors International
with its proposed certification program
Darkangelo, FCA panelist.
Each organization presented the basics of
their certification programs — how they work, who they certify,
who enforces, and what result is expected. Then we opened the
discussion between our members and the panelists for questions
and answers about each program and for questions about what
here for downloadable
4-page description of
SCIP SPONSORS college of fellows
inaugural edition of the College of Fellows
History & Directory, funding the entire cost of
printing the publication. The donation was
approved by the membership in attendance at the
Annual Meeting in Phoenix in September 2012. The
SCIP logo appears on the back cover. The front
cover is pictured in the panel at left.
The publication was distributed at Construct2013
in Nashville, and is available for $20 from
Amazon.com by clicking on the image of the book
on the left.
SCIP SERVICE AWARDS
announced Service Awards to one person and two organizations
that have provided outstanding services to specifiers over the
past several years.
A Publication Excellence Service Award was presented to
Ralph Liebing, Publisher of Per-SPEC-tives.
Website Excellence Service Awards were presented to
Colin Gilboy, Publisher of 4specs.com , and to the
Rick Jannott, CEO & Bill Jannott,
Co-Presidents of ARCAT.
Their efforts are truely unique and worthy of appreciation of
Click names to view award certificates and
Watch September 2012 annual meeting on YouTube!
As an experiment,
the annual meeting at
Construct2012 in Phoenix was
broadcast live, recorded on video, and stored privately
on the Internet using Google+ Hangout. To view it, visit
The audio and video are not the best, but it served the
purpose of demonstrating the possibility of engaging other
members who were not able to attend to someday participate in
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a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to
Now! direct phone access to SCIP
Jot down this
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Although this is not a toll free number, you might want to clear
up some matters quickly.
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updated their own profiles by now. For those who haven't, be
sure to use the email address that was on file in September
2008 to login.
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GROUP PHOTO at 2013 CSI Convention
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