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scip.com will celebrate
its 20th anniversary
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 construction
b. promote their special services and expertise
to potential clients.
c. share their knowledge, experience, and resources
through discussions, conferences, and
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
SCIP ACTIVITIES AT CONSTRUCT 2016
HILTON GARDEN INN DOWNTOWN, AUSTIN, TX
500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701
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
- 09:00am -
Breakfast (open for
presenters' setup at 07:30am)
- 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)
- 01:00pm -
- 01:45pm -
SCIP BIM Workshop (Part 1)
- 02:30pm -
Photo & refreshment break
02:30pm - 03:15pm - SCIP BIM Workshop
- 03:30pm -
03:30pm - 04:15pm - SCIP BIM Workshop
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Annual
- 09:00pm - Arkema Hosted
Event (by special invitation)
September 7, 2016 -
- 07:00pm -
(open to all SCIP members)
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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
More complete details of the Annual Meeting and Workshop will be
published in SCIPping Along to be issued in late July or early
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
Jury of Fellows has voted to honor four SCIP members
Fellowship this year. Congratulations to:
Sherry Harbaugh, CSI, CCS of CSI's Spokane
Richard Howard, CSI, CCS of CSI's Columbus
Alan Itzkowitz, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's Chicago
Robert Swan, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's New
NEW SCIP DISTINGUISHED MEMBER FOR 2016
CSI will elevate a SCIP member to
at CONSTRUCT this year. Congratulations to:
Dennis Hall FAIA FCSI CCS LEED AP
Online PAYPAL dues PAYMENTS
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
Online PAYPAL sponsor donations
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:
SCIP SPONSOR PROGRAM
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.
donations made after April 1st of each year will receive sponsor
benefits until the annual renewal date of June 30 of the
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:
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
in the future.
SCIP Access to ASTM Standards NOW AVAILABLE
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
For questions or comments, please reply to
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
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 at past CSI Conventions
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SCIP has a lawyer on call
a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to
direct phone access to SCIP
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.
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