Marty Helly, CSI, CDT
The CSI year runs from July 1st to June 30th with our regular chapter educational/networking meetings
happening monthly from September to May. In the summer, we hold our ballpark outing for members and
families and our golf event to raise money for the scholarship fund. The board meets and plans out the next year of activity. As we plan for the coming year, I want to say how proud I am of this chapter and what we’ve managed to accomplish over the past two. While most chapters around the country cancelled most of their programs or went entirely virtual, declining in membership in the process, the Worcester Chapter did everything possible to allow us to continue to safely provide valuable in-person learning events and networking and our membership remains strong. We’ve even gained some new members over the year.
As is normal in August, the board met to plan out our activities for the coming year. See the calendar on the cover page and the board report for what’s in the pipeline. I hope you’ll mark the dates on your calendar and plan to join us as often as possible during the year and consider bringing someone with you who would benefit from learning from other’s experience in this industry and connecting with fellow construction professionals.
We have three members who earned new certifications in the Spring exams. Roger Hoyt and Jim Faro passed
the Construction Document Technology and Steve VanDyke passed the Certified Construction Specifier. The CDT certification proves you have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively interpret and
communicate construction documentation. The advanced CCS validates that you’re a skilled product researcher who knows how to identify cost-effective, efficient solutions – and communicate those through specifications. Congratulations to the three of you.
In the coming year, I’d like to see our chapter help all of its members get more work and get it done more efficiently. With everything that’s going on in the world that’s more important than ever. So thanks for reading – and for voting for me (again) last April. I look forward to seeing you at the Architectural Scavenger Hunt in September. Maybe this year my team can win this amazing race through Worcester’s architectural history and construction achievements.