September Newsletter Print

President's Message

We Want YOU Back, to the 2020-2021 Albuquerque CSI Chapter year.  I sincerely hope you, your families, friends, colleagues, everyone is staying safe during this very challenging time.

My name is Phil C. Humphrey, I am born and raised here in ABQ, with over 30 years in construction industry.  I am a father; with two high school sons both are exceptional young men in every way.  I am grateful for the lens of beauty they have added to my life’s sight.  I am very excited to be the incoming 2020-2021 Chapter President; although, I am aware all the differences will be a challenge. 

Approximately 17 years ago I joined the Albuquerque CSI Chapter for the networking and to be a part of a national organization with a front row seat in the local and national construction industry.  For approximately 72 years the CSI has worked to improve the construction industry, to bring different and related professionals to a central location to learn, share and grow.  Over the years the networking and the learning programs have contributed a great deal to my work.  This is not just an investment in my learning and networking, it is an investment in the people pouring their life’s work into the process of building our  beautiful city. 

There are many benefits to CSI Membership, but even more, from active membership. Now is the time, this is the year! Whether you are or have been here to learn, meet folks or help add a voice to the industry We Want YOU Back!  With all the changes, who wouldn’t benefit from a broader network of like professionals? Meet industry professionals with local focus and national connections, share current & relevant industry information? Help provide a voice to the challenges to help us a;; build better projects and improve our communities.

Last and certainly not least, I would like to thank the 2019-2020 Albuquerque Chapter Board: Jori Smith, Jeremy Shelton, Sara Rain Stewart, Matt Oberer, Jean Nelson and past President Judy Heiss, for all their efforts, hard work and selfless contributions with this very special chapter.

We Want YOU Back!


Phil C. Humphrey

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Calendar of Events

"Who’s Zoom’in Who?" CSI Albuquerque Chapter Program Planning 2020-21.

Who would have thought Aretha Franklin’s 1985 come-back album would be so aptly titled for our time?  We hope you’ll be zoom’in CSI in the months ahead as you come back to join us for a year of activities.

The new CSI Albuquerque Chapter Board of Directors has been busy this summer setting our stage for the chapter year.  Faced with the unknowns of a once-in-a-century pandemic the Board is working hard to continue to bring you valuable communication, networking and educational opportunities - but in a new format.

All CSI Albuquerque monthly chapter meetings this fall will be virtual. Working from home we’ve all had to become adept at using web-based tools as substitutes in-person project development and management collaboration, for distanced learning and ordinary water cooler chat. CSI joins this trend to continue to help you do your job better, smarter and more efficiently.

Current Program Planning includes:

  • Albuquerque Economic Development - Vision for the City - September 14.
  • Lean Architecture
  • Cost Modeling
  • Substitutions - Best Practices
  • Rainscreen Walls
  • MasterBuilders Solutions
  • Metal Roofs - Specifying Considerations
  • Project Closeout - 3 Perspectives
  • Re-visting Sandia Peak - Post Occupancy Tour of Ten 3 


The CSI program year will start on Monday September 14, 2020 using Zoom as the communication platform.  Starting at 11:30 we’ll have a moderated half hour of networking among members and announcement of any chapter news. The educational program will start at 12 noon to include a one-hour CEU/HSW presentation followed by questions and answers.  While we won’t be meeting over lunch as is our tradition — when you register for the program, and if you are a chapter member, you’ll be able to select a $25 gift card from a list of local restaurants.  The gift card will be sent to you and can be used at any time to support our local hospitality industry. We have a few kinks to work out, but hope you’ll be joining us for a full schedule of monthly lunch meetings this CSI year,

IF covid permits, we’ll shift to in-person lunch meetings in the spring. If you have any program recommendations or to volunteer to assist please contact Program Chair Peter Holloway at [email protected] or President Phil Humprey  at [email protected]

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Institute News

Master Specifiers Retreat

Specifiers/Architects: Bring your project specs and get one-on-one feedback from manufacturers who know the technical ins and outs of their products and understand the scope of your projects.

At this popular two-day retreat, have your technical project information reviewed during one-on-one meetings between you and your building product manufacturers.

  • Maximize your time
  • Gain technical knowledge and CEUs
  • Enjoy your stay at an exciting location
  • Get complimentary hotel accommodations and airfare or mileage reimbursement up to $500

Product Representatives: You will engage in 12 to 16 one-on-one meetings, 30 minutes each, with specifiers and product selection influencers that you select.

January 27-29, 2021
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, Arizona

June 9-11, 2021
Eau Palm Beach Resort
Palm Beach, Florida

Apply Now!



CDT - Earning a Construction Documents Technology certification proves you have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively interpret and communicate construction documentation. 

CCCA - Earn your Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) to demonstrate your knowledge of developing, administering and enforcing construction documentation.

CCS - Attaining the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) validates that you’re a skilled product researcher who knows how to identify cost-effective, efficient solutions – and communicate those through specifications.

Fall 2020 Exam Cycle
Early Registration: August 3 - 31, 2020
Standard Registration: September 1 - 30, 2020
Late Registration: October 1 - 30, 2020
Exam Window: November 2 - December 4, 2020
Results Notification: January 2021 via email

Register Today!

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