Community

We are a community of professionals in the Design and Construction Industry

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Meetings

We typically meet the second Thursday of (most) every month. Come and join us - just check out our upcoming events!

Monthly Meetings

Events

We have a variety of annual events including the West Michigan Design and Construction Expo, the Annual Golf Outing, and others.

Upcoming Events

Certifications

CSI is the construction community’s authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can strengthen and demonstrate your understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in:

  1. Construction documentation development and administration
  2. Specification writing and enforcement
  3. Product research and sourcing
  4. Communication with the design and contracting teams

Learn more about how you’ll benefit from CSI Certification.

CDT

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

Learn More about CDT

CCCA

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

Learn More about CCCA

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.

Learn more about the CCS

CCPR

A Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) is more than a sales rep – you’re a valued resource called upon by design teams because you understand construction documentation and speak their language.

Learn More about CCPR

Sponsors

Leadership

CSI Grand Rapids Chapter is lead by a group consisting of the Executive Board (President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) and 4 elected Board Members. Our Immediate-Past-President sits on the board as the odd-vote member.

Executive Board

Ed Avink, CSI, CCSPresident

Progressive AE

Ed Avink, CSI, CCSPresident

Progressive AE

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Casey Gross, CSI-EP, CDTSecretary

Progressive AE

Casey Gross, CSI-EP, CDTSecretary

Progressive AE

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Gary Beimers, FCSIPresident-Elect

GB Consulting

Gary Beimers, FCSIPresident-Elect

GB Consulting

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Brad HaydenTreasurer

Tremco

Brad HaydenTreasurer

Tremco

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Directors

Ben ButerDirector

Verso Agency

Ben ButerDirector

Verso Agency

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Jana CooperDirector

Elevate Studio

Jana CooperDirector

Elevate Studio

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Jessica Thiebout, RA, REWC, FMPCDirector

SME-USA

Jessica Thiebout, RA, REWC, FMPCDirector

SME-USA

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Graham Forbes, AIA, LEED AP BD+CDirector

Progressive AE

Graham Forbes, AIA, LEED AP BD+CDirector

Progressive AE

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June: Annual Golf Outing!

Join us for the annual golf outing. This year, benefiting the ACE Mentor Program!

Sponsors