On September 14th, 2018, we present a wonderful summer golfing experience that includes a fun round of golf, lunch, refreshments, and dinner with an awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit Homes for Our Troops.
Canstruction has been supporting the Oregon Food Bank (OFB) for the past 21 years and thanks to your continued support we have provided over a MILLION meals for our neighbors in need. This year’s event takes place September 24-30 during OFB’s Hunger Awareness Month.
The Portland CFMA is proud to present the 29th Annual Banquet and Awards ceremony on Friday May 4th at the Hilton Downtown. CFMA would love to have you, guests and members of your company join us as we celebrate another successful year.
- Oregon is a top 10 state for suicide.
- The construction industry is #2 suicide deaths per 100,000 employees, and #1 for number of employee deaths by suicide
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among men aged 25-54
CFMA Suicide Prevention Summit 1.0 - Join us for stories of hope, speakers and information.
Are you an organizational leader looking to get the most out of your teams and advance your career even further? Are you responsible for developing organizational capacity and eager to enhance your own management skills?
Come to Oregon Tradeswomen's annual Women in Trades Career Fair and introduce important young women in your life to career possibilities in the trades!
For more information on the Fair, please visit www.tradeswomen.net/fair
This conference is a construction-industry focused event that addresses a range of topics in the construction industry, presented by women and men who support women, with the goal to educate and empower.
The event, A$k for It, is a negotiation workshop designed to teach women negotiation skills.
The event teaches the language and context needed to ask for more money in salary negotiations and promotions. In the workshop participants will talk about salaries, practice the language to make an ask, and receive followup support to make their next professional ask. I aim to bring together diverse groups of women, in experience, age, and backgrounds as participants will interact with one another during the workshop.
The details of the workshop are located on Eventbrite here:
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The workshop is part of The Fab Women Series, a company launched by Nicolle Merrillto teach women key power skills to advance their ideas in the workplace.
For a 10% discount code use the code: FABWILDFANG
Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Grab a map, the clues, a compass, and comfortable shoes- it is our fourth Annual Architectural Scavenger Hunt!
This will be our first year on the East Side! Originally designated in 1850 as the East Portland Townsite, the east side with annex into the city of Portland in 1891. Come and test your architectural knowledge and learn a little history about our city!
Meet us on July 12th at 5:30 at The Loyal Legion, 710 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214.
After the Scavenger Hunt, awards for best team(s) will be presented at back at the Loyal Legion.
Laird Plastic has generously agreed to sponsor the Happy Hour following the hunt!
This is a FREE EVENT so please spread the word around your office!
CSI 4th Annual Chili Cook Off & Awards
Join us on Tuesday, June 14th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM for our 4th Annual Chili Cook-off.
Sample 8 different chili recipes and help pick the winner!
- Socialize and network with other CSI members
- Help choose the winner in our chili cook-off contest
- Prizes will be awarded for best chili and best theme
Want to turn up the heat? Register your Chili Team Today!
Do you have a recipe that will stomp the competition? Register yourself and three friends as a team and add your own flavor to the event. Teams Registration costs $150 for the team and includes entry for your team plus 5 tickets to give out to your friends and coworkers.
2016 WOMEN IN TRADES CAREER FAIR
The largest non-traditional career fair of its kind, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. produces the interactive Women in Trades Career Fair to increase the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force that will be created with record-levels of upcoming retirements of skilled trades people.
Produced annually since 1993, this unique, industry sponsored and volunteer powered event offers dozens of hands-on activities designed to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades.
In 2015 OSEIA hosted over 250 attendees at Oregon Solar Energy Conference. OSEIA served up over 30 classes approved for NABCEP and other continuing education credits. The professional trade show had manufacturers, distributors, government agencies and non-profits displaying their products and services.
For the 2016 conference we expect our attendance to grow as the solar industry in the Pacific NorthWest is booming. We have a new location at the Portland Crowne Plaza and we will be featuring new courses as well as some popular one's we have served up in the past. As always the technical trainings we offer are specifically designed for our conference; you won't find many of these courses offered elsewhere!
This two-day event will have business courses, a policy track, manufacturer workshops and solar technical training offering Continuing Education for Electricians, LRTs, Apprentices, Architects, Engineers, and NABCEP Professionals. Learn about exciting new solar products at the Industry Trade Show.
April Chapter Meeting: Learning About Lents
Four Different Projects
Four Different Architecture Firms
One Panel Presentation
Four PDC-led projects are being planned for the Lents Neighborhood. These projects include an office building, apartment building, and two mix-use developments. Our panel presentation will be led by a representative from each of the four architecture firms working on the projects: Holst, Carleton Hart, Ankrom Moisan, and Hacker.
Make sure to sign-up soon! Use the links below to register and to read more information on each of the four projects and presenters.
Cross-Laminated Timber Construction
Like assembling an incredibly large IKEA cabinet
Kris Spickler • Heavy Timber Specialist, Structurlam Products LP
***Free parking – go to the hotel lobby and say that you are with ASPE ***
Social Time – 5:30 PM • Dinner & Program – 6:15 PM
Imagine: a 12 to 18-story high-rise that does not rely on steel or concrete for its structural framework. It is now a reality! Cross-laminated timber was first pioneered in Austria and Germany in the 1990s, but it has now reached the Pacific Northwest. Major wooden building projects can not only provide a viable competitive (and fire-resistant) alternative to the built environment, it can also be an economic boon to communities historically dependent on the forest industry.
Join us as Kris demonstrates how our youthful fascination with blocks, tinker toys, Lincoln Logs and houses of cards have all contributed to technological fruition. And check out his company’s website: http://structurlam.com/
** This educational program qualifies for 1 CED hour for Oregon CCB license renewal
Meeting Cost: $35.00 with Reservation & Credit Card payment*
$45.00 via check at the door • Ask about Special Student Rates
*Reservation Deadline: Noon, Wednesday, Mar. 16th
Includes Dinner – Meal is guaranteed only with reservation
For Reservations: http://aspe54.org
If this does not take you to it, then look for, and click on, “Mar Program Meeting”
Questions or special circumstances: contact Curt Kolar 503-962-8840 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder why an owner would choose a particular project delivery method? Have you ever tried to convince an owner to change from Design-Bid-Build to CM/GC? Do you want to find out what CM/GC or IPD is?
Mike Day of DAY CPM (and a panel of experts) will be presenting the topic of Project Delivery Methods and implementation of "best practices", comparing traditional to newer methods and lessons learned from utilizing each method type.
The discussion will cover the four most popular delivery methods -- CM/GC, Design-Build, Design-Bid- Build, and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) and the pros and cons of each. Learn from present and past experiences from this panel of experts, on how become more equipped to deliver projects with successful outcomes.
We hope to see you at this lively discussion at Widmer Brewery.
The MCIP Subcontractor Trade Show provides Minority/DBE Subcontractors the opportunity to showcase their businesses and skills to firms looking to grow their Minority/DBE pool.
Whether you are a Subcontractor looking for your next job or a firm looking to fill your project needs, you don't want to miss the 3rd Annual MCIP Subcontractor Trade Show!
Booth Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities Available at: www.mcip-pdx.org
Questions? Contact Chris Cross at email@example.com or 503.288.1211
February Chapter Meeting
Grill the Estimator
It may be cold outside, but Portland CSI likes to turn up the heat... So watch out estimators! These are the number crunchers that will make or break a project. Ever wonder why bids don't come in until the very last minute? Or why the design estimates are so different from the bid results? This is your chance to ask direct questions to a panel of distinguished estimators. They will be in the hot seat to answer your who / what / when / why? Questions are asked in a friendly manner and are best described as educational. Please be ready to learn and laugh!
If there is something you have always wanted to ask or share with an estimator but not comfortable in a group setting, send it to us to ask for you! Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @aliclarkpdx with hashtag #GrillCSI.
Member (CSI and ASPE) - $30
Non-member - $40
Student - $10 (limit 5)
Group dIscount (8 people) - $240
Event sponsor - $250 (limit 1)
Late fee - $10 after 2/5/16
5:30 PM - Networking, heavy appetizers and no host bar opens
6:30 PM - Panel presentation
8:00 PM - End
1 AIA CEU will be available for attending
There are 15 onsite parking spaces that are shared with the retail store. There is also metered and non-metered parking available. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Elephants is also accessible via transit on TriMet bus line 35 Macadam/Greeley
January Chapter Meeting:
2016 Construction Forecast
The overall expectation for construction is positive, but some sectors will perform better than others. For a full understanding of the issues impacting construction please join Cliff Brewis, Vice President of Operations with Dodge Data and Analytics (formerly McGraw-Hill Construction/Dodge). He will break down the industry and review the influencers impacting residential, commercial, institutional, and public works.
The program will begin with a discussion of the major national economic influences and move to a more local perspective to help you anticipate how the industry will perform and better position your business for success.
Cliff Brewis Vice President Operations Dodge Data & Analytics
Cliff Brewis is responsible for the newsgathering operations at Dodge Data and Analytics. Cliff has been with McGraw-Hill for over 30 years in sales, planning and operations. In addition, he is involved in customer support functions, marketing, and is a frequent speaker on the construction forecast. He has worked in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Cliff is a founding member of a joint AIA/AGC committee on Integrated Project Delivery in California and is a graduate in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has an MBA from American University in Washington D.C.
December Chapter Meeting
From Pill HIll to South Waterfront:
OHSU's Campus Expansion and New Facilities
OHSU is the largest research institution in Oregon. Approximately 2,500 medical, dental, nursing, science and engineering, allied health students are enrolled at OHSU, with another 1,000 people in training programs. OHSU employs approximately 12,600 people, making it the largest employer in Portland and the third largest in Oregon. OHSU has a 116-acre main campus on Marquam Hill, 8 acres in the South Waterfront, and a 20-acre parcel just north of the South Waterfront that was donated by the Schnitzer Family. OHSU has just opened the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building in the Schnitzer Campus, and has three new building in design for both the Schnitzer Campus and South Waterfront.
Come join Portland CSI for a presentation on current and future plans for the growth and redevelopment of the OHSU Campus.
Brian Newman, Campus Planning, Development & Real Estate, OHSU
Brian Newman is the Associate Vice President of Campus Planning, Development and Real Estate at OHSU. In this capacity he works to achieve the University’s strategic goals through overall management of space and campus planning, facility planning, third-party development agreements and real estate transactions. Brian has over 20 years of professional experience as both a practitioner and policymaker in planning and real estate development. Before joining OHSU in 2007 he was elected member of the Metro Council where he represented southwest Portland and most of urban Clackamas County. He was also a land use and transportation consultant with Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international engineering and construction management firm. Brian obtained his bachelors degree from Willamette University and has a masters degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 1994 and a Marshall Memorial Fellow in 2004. Brian lives in southwest Portland with his wife Jennifer and their three children.
Emerging Professionals - Ugly Sweater Party
Networking and Cheer!
It’s the Holiday Season! The Portland Chapter of CSI and ASHRAE would like to invite all Emerging Professionals to an Ugly Sweater Party at The Green Dragon. A chance to kick back and relax, and get to know some of the other Emerging Professionals in the industry. Swap war stories and share some laughs!
There will be prizes given for Ugliest Sweater and Most Creative Sweater Theme. We also encourage the more experienced members of your offices to come out and get to know your new hires and emerging professionals better.
Cost (This Event is for People 21 years and Older)
- Professionals with less than 10 Years Experience $10
- Professionals with more than 10 Years Experience $15
Admission includes (2) Drink tickets, Appetizers, and Entry into the Sweater Competition!
Fun will be had by One and All
- 5:30 PM - Network, Enjoy Beer & Appetizers
- 7:00 PM - Prize Winners Announced
- 8:00 PM - You don't have to go home, but...
Certification Day Event
Oregon Certification – OMWESB or COBID
Washington Certification – OMWBE
Small Business Administration – SBA
Federal Certification - DBE
Oregon Certification – OMWESB or COBID
Washington Certification – OMWBE
Small Business Administration – SBA
Small Business Development Center - SBDC
Government Contract Assistance Program - GCAP
Department of Administrative Services - DAS
Are you interested in contracting with government agencies? Government agencies and Prime contractors specifically look for certified firms in the project planning process. If you are interested in obtaining certification as a minority/women, service disabled veteran, or an emerging small business, please join us on November 13, 2015, at OAME. Please bring the following documents outlined in the attached list (click here). We will have experts on hand from both Oregon and Washington to assist you in gaining certification and accessing these opportunities.