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Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals,
scip.com will celebrated
its 19th 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.
fy2016 ANNUAL SCIP MEETING
The FY2016 Annual
SCIP Meeting and Workshop at Construct2015 will be held
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
starting at 8:30am.
Who: All SCIP members
The SPECIFIERíS WORK PROCESS
Embassy Suites Hotel, 610 N. 7th Street, St.
and document the specifications process
including specific steps, milestones, and activities typically
required to provide specification services. This is a study of
the critical activities and interfaces with design teams to
produce quality specifications for constructing facilities
meeting the owner's objectives.
Come ready to share your methods and develop a consensus
document to define specifications best practices.
Samuel, a professional meeting facilitator,
will guide us through this collaborative process to define the
SPECIFIERíS WORK PROCESS.
Max Russell, a professional writer, will
compile and present
the results in a technical paper for public distribution to
promote the value of SCIP member specifications throughout the
design and construction industry.
SCIP will be hosting the meeting independently from the
Convention. The starting and ending times will
be similar to previous years with the business meeting, meals
and breaks. We anticipate that Arkema will
sponsor a special event in the evening as in past years, but it
will not be confirmed until early September.
pREMEETING tour and DINNER
As a bonus this year,
Hager Companies will host a tour
of their hardware testing facility and dinner following
the tour. The tour will start at 3:30 PM
September 28. CEU credit will be given for the tour. Guests and spouses are welcome to attend. Transportation will
Plan to arrive by
so you don't miss
tour, the business meeting
with the announcements, awards, discussions, and networking in
the morning, the noontime luncheon, the official group
photo, and the Workshop.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW SCIP FELLOWS
Jury of Fellows has voted to
honor two SCIP members with Fellowship this year.
David A. Bishton, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, Denver Chapter
Holly Jordan, CSI, CCS, Houston Chapter
SCIP SPONSOR PROGRAM
SCIP Board of Directors recently approved a new
Program, following its recent incorporation.
SCIP has applied for tax exempt status as a
501(c)(6) nonprofit District of Columbia corporation, currently
pending approval by the IRS.
This will allow SCIP to host events such as Specifier
Workshops described below to develop best practices for the
specifications process. Donations will help
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.
More details on the SCIP Sponsor Program
are available at the following link:
SCIP Sponsor Program
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
Online donations may be made through PayPal by clicking on the
Sponsor SCIP? link under
Quick Links on the top right.
ANNUAL MEETING IN BALTIMORE
MEETING IN PROGRESS
Photo by Randy Reifsnider
Click here for photos of attendees at SCIP annual meeting during
afternoon refreshment break.
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for
the great photos.
See bottom of this page for official group
SCIP Booths at past CSI
Click for larger view
SCIP SERVICE AWARDS
announced Service Awards to five members and three board
members. Five EIEIO Awards were also issued.
Sponsor Awards were presented to three organizations
that have provided outstanding services to specifiers over the
past several years.
Their efforts have enhances our annual meetings and worthy of
our appreciation .
Click to view award certificates and
2014 SCIP BOARD Election RESULTS
The new Board of Directors
took office on July 1, 2014
and will serve until June 30, 2016.
President, David Stutzman
President-Elect, John Carter
Immediate Past President, David Lorenzini
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
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 has a lawyer on call
a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to
WATCH SEPTEMBER 2012 ANNUAL MEETING ON yOUTUBE!
an experiment, the annual meeting at Construct2012 in Phoenix
was broadcast live, recorded on video, and store privately on
the Internet using Google+ Hangout.
To view, visit
The audio and video are not the best, but it served the purposed
of demonstrating the possibility of engaging other members who
were not able to physcially attend to someday participate in the
Now! direct phone access to SCIP
Jot down this
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.
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
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Access the Member Database
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GROUP PHOTO at 2014 CSI Convention
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