The Scope Newsletter - September 2017 Print

Upcoming Chapter Meeting

CSI Denver Chapter October Lunch Meeting

Join us for a discussion about the plans for I-70 East of I-25.  Keith Stefanik, Central 70 Deputy Director of Program Delivery with CDOT will be our speaker. 

October 10, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lakewood Country Club
6800 W 10th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215


Register here

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Industry Related

Solar Energy Design Accredited Course

October 09, 2017
9:00 AM MDT - 4:00 PM MDT

Click Here to Learn More and Register Today!

In partnership with AIA and ASHRAE, the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are offering this solar PV training to architects, engineers, and other design professionals in 22 metropolitan areas, including Denver, CO.  In Denver, this training is offered as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017, which invites visitors to tour team houses to gather ideas and learn just how easy it is and how good it feels to save energy, water, and money by making smart, sustainable choices.  Learn more about BCAP's involvement in the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative here.

Green Schools Summit 2017 - USGBC Colorado

November 02, 2017 4:00 PM MDT to November 03, 2017 6:00 PM MDT

The Green Schools Summit is Colorado's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide.

The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can to create better learning environments for students.

This year's Summit theme is "Making Green Schools Add Up" and programming will focus on resource efficiency in schools.

More information about the event, including registration, programming, plenaries, happy hour, and sponsors, can be found on the event website:

Starts On - November 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ends On - November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada , CO 80003


The Concrete University Symposium

November 07, 2017 8:00 AM MST to November 08, 2017 2:00 PM MST

Please joint the construction and concrete repair industries leading consultants, engineers, architects, suppliers, contractors, and manufacturers for a day of education, demonstrations, and networking.

Register at:

November 7th - Classes

November 8th - Trade Show + Demos

Arapahoe County Fairground, 25690 East Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016


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Institute Update

Recap of Construct 2017

September 13-15, 2017, Providence, RI

Construct 2017 was another great success, with CSI members from across the country converging to gain and share knowledge, along with their experiences with best practices in the construction industry. Seminars were strong in technical, project delivery, and leadership topics. Our Southwest Region community was honored with individual commendations, 4 chapters receiving Outstanding Chapter recognition, and a new Fellow. We enjoyed social gatherings in places large and small, culminating with the annual CSI NightOut. Enjoy the pictures below for a taste of CSI Construct..

Plan ahead! Construct 2018 will be much closer to Colorado in Long Beach,

CA - October 3-5, 2018.

Ann Baker presenting the Citations for "Fellowship" inductees T.J. Gottwalt, Charlotte, NC Chapter and Daryl Robinson, Des Moines, IA Chapter.


Fellows' Jim Whitfield, Dave Bishton and Ann Baker congratulating Daryl Robinson on his 2017 Fellowship Induction.

Dean Leschak accepting the Outstanding Chapter Comendation, on behalf of The Denver Chapter, from Institute President Ron Geren.

Mike Young, Greg Markling, Dean Leschak and Ann Baker enjoing the festivities at the "Night Out" event.

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Community Service

Join one of Denver CSI members and past president, Morayma Salas, and the Cuningham Group Arichitects by volunteering to help impove the Villa Park and West Colfax Neighborhoods.  Please reach out to Morayma directly at or 720.360.4581 if you would like to participate. Denver CSI donated $490 to ECM with funds raised at our Golf Tournament in July.

When: Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 am

Where: Confluence Ministries – 1400 Quitman Street, Denver, 80204

What: Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.  Go to for more information




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Denver Chapter Special Event

Denver CSI New Member Breakfast

October 13, 2017
7:00 AM MDT

Welcome New Members!  Please join us at Snooze at Union Station in Downtown Denver on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 am.  Breakfast is on us and we simply want to welcome you to the chapter, understand what you expect from CSI and fill you in on what we have going on.  Please RSVP to Mitch Denman at or 720.238.7872


Basalite's origins date back to 1936 at Basalt Rock Block Plant in Napa, CA.  Today, Basalite is one of the largest manufacturers of products in the Western United States and Canada.  Products include structural block, interlocking paving stones, segmental retaining wall systems, garden line products, outdoor living kits and a full line of packaged concrete/mortar products.

Please join us for a Plant Tour and earn 1 HSW unit

When: November 14th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Lunch will be provided
Where: 4900 Race Street. Denver, CO 80216

Must register by Noon on Friday, November 10th.
Questions?  Please contact Morayma Salas -
Phone: 720.360.4581

***Bring the proper PPE (hard hat, steel toed boots, safety glasses and vest).


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Recent Chapter Meetings

Septembers Chapter Membership Meeting was one of our best attendance records, this year.

Thanks to all who joined as we teamed up with the Colorado Building Enclosure Council to hear about NFPA 285 Standard for testing building envelope wall assemblies. Presented by Anna Swiontoniowski of The Henry Company.


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