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Winter 2008
Issue #67
(current issue)

Archives - 2003 to Present

KnowHow is a publication that provides technical and membership information.
(Editor needed)

SCIPping Along
May 2014

(current issue)

Archives - 2006 to Present

SCIPping Along  is a status Report from the SCIP Board.

Liebing Articles
August 2010

(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:
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.























(If you wanted the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals,
click here.) celebrated
its 18th anniversary
September 2014

Phone Direct
818) 390-7692

 Serving the Specifier Community for 47 years.

      Specifications Consultants in Independent 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 construction
b.   promote their special services and expertise
      to potential clients.
c.   share their knowledge, experience, and resources
      through discussions, conferences, and educational
d.   network for mutual benefit.


CSI's  Jury of Fellows has voted to honor three SCIP members with Fellowship this year. Congratulations to:
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


Ballots have been tallied and results are final. The Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2014 and 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 here.


The Annual Meeting at Construct2014 was held Monday, September 8, 2014. at the Baltimore Convention Center starting with a breakfast hosted by Draper. The meeting kicked off with the annual business meeting, followed by the traditional open forum. Lunch was provided by PPG. Past CSI President Paul Bertram also addressed the group.

The meeting
continued after lunch with a special presentation coordinated by Dave Stutzman and Peter Jordan that included Arkema, Hager, and Nystrom.

Sponsors for the audio/visual system equipment were
Behr Pro
and Hager Companies.

Arkema hosted their 11th annual reception for SCIP members and guests this year at the National Aquarium Museum at Inner Harbor with a self-guided tour of the shark exhibits. 

See bottom of this page for official group photo.

SCIP SPONSORS college of fellows publication

SCIP sponsored the 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 by clicking on the image of the book on the left.

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
he 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 the proceedings.

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

Now! direct phone access to SCIP
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.

member database UPDATE

The member database has been in effect since February 2009. Members should have 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. If you have a problem, contact the treasurer.
Access the Member Database under Quick Links.

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 SCIP GROUP PHOTO at 2014 CSI Convention
Baltimore, Maryland

Click photo for larger image.

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 , and to the team of Rick Jannott, CEO & Bill Jannott, Co-Presidents of ARCAT. Their efforts are truely unique and worthy of appreciation of specifiers everywhere.

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