Marty Helly, CSI, CDT
We are finally getting back to what we do well here at CSI. Connect with each other. Share ideas on how to build better. Learn about building technologies. Move the construction industry forward in our corner of the world. Thank you to everyone who has participated in our virtual sessions, continued to renew their membership, and stayed with us through this past year plus. It’s great to be back with in person events.
As designers and builders, we spend a lot of time and effort to make sure our buildings don’t burn – or that when they do, the damage is contained and threat to life minimized. Building, electrical and life safety codes have all been greatly influenced by if not directly developed in response to fire events throughout history. So what can we do in the design and planning to make our buildings function better when the unthinkable does occur? How can we make sure the first responders have needed access and support to be able to save lives and property? How can we reduce the risks to their safety as well? This month we’ll hear from Captain Bull on the logistics of fire fighting and have a chance to learn the answers.
Thank you to our membership who took the time to review the ballot, vote and support those who volunteer their time to keep this chapter moving forward. It’s great that a vast majority of our members take the time to respond and voice their opinions. In many organizations only a small percentage those eligible participate. Our new board will formally take their positions July 1st but they are all already working to make this a stronger chapter.
Thank you to Peter Caruso of LPA Architects and Mark Hogan of Fontaine Brothers for our tour of the South High School project last month. The next generation of Worcester students will have a great facility to learn and grow.
We already have a strong slate of learning topics for the fall, but this month is our last “technical” meeting for the CSI year (we run our calendar July to June.) That’s not to say there’s no chance to remain active through the summer and an opportunity for networking with other industry professionals. We hae the fun outdoor activities at the baseball game in June at the Bravehearts Ballpark Picnic and in July with the annual Construction Industry Summer Outing golf event and scholarship fundraiser.
See you on the 18th!!