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December 2020

Ugly Sweater Happy Hour (Virtual)

December 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Free

Join us for a virtual happy hour. There will be prizes for the best ugly holiday sweater & best construction industry meme background. Please RSVP no later than 5pm on December 16, 2020 to receive your ZOOM invite.

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January 2021

GRR Airport Construction Updates

January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Free

You are welcome to join us on Thursday January 14th at 5:00pm for a virtual presentation from the GRR Airport. Tory Richardson, President & CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport will be giving an update on what's been happening at the airport and a look at the future construction planned as part of GRR's…

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February 2021

PreBuck Virtual Tour

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Free

Join CSI Grand Rapids for our first virtual factory tour! Brett Schlosser will be providing a guided tour of PreBuck Engineered Framing Systems. Specifically designed for direct contact with concrete and non-corrosive to metals, PreBuck products feature TimberStrand Standguard (LSL) engineered lumber treated with zinc borate for exceptional resistance to insects and decay. PreBuck products…

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March 2021

Carbon in Construction

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Free

With Architecture 2030 targets in place and the US rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, carbon emissions are on a global stage and we have an exciting March presentation to help us understand how construction can be a solution. Join the CSI Grand Rapids chapter for a lunchtime presentation from Stacy Smedley Director of Sustainability SKANSKA…

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April 2021

Integrated Building Design with Kerkstra

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Free

Join CSI Grand Rapids as we explore Integrated Building Design with Kerkstra. The Integrated Building Design Presentation and tour will provide an overview of precast concrete both as a material and as a system. Various components and systems used in design will be presented. Particular applications of completed precast concrete systems used to resolve spatial…

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May 2021

Double O Facility Tour

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Double O, Inc, 1415 Division Street
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
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Free

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the window fabrication process during our Double O Facility Tour. Double O are dealers and certified installers of leading industry brand products. Following the tour, we will be celebrating our chapter and members during the 2021 CSI Grand Rapids Chapter Awards Celebration. Dinner will be served.…

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June 2021

36th Annual James “Hojo” Hojnacki Scholarship Golf Outing

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Thornapple Pointe Golf Club, 7211 48th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 United States
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This year’s event will be held again at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club in Grand Rapids. Thornapple Pointe's wide, sweeping fairways, matched with the flexibility of multiple tees, challenges the limits of your ability, while providing fair and enjoyable play. In addition, their state- of-the-art satellite system offers you a “personal caddie" to assist with judging…

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September 2021

Member Appreciation Night

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Vander Mill, 505 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Free

Come out for an in-person event at Vander Mill Grand Rapids. Join us outside for some food, fun, and fellowship! Fill up on some delicious food and ciders, as we introduce this year's board members.

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October 2021

A BIM Can’t Be a Spec… Right?

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, 49504 United States
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Free

Meeting Description Centralizing our building information and sharing it clearly, concisely, correctly, and completely is a continuous struggle and exploration amidst architect, engineer, construction, and owner groups. From the initial design creation through the addition of construction field constraints, explicit selected components, and even facility management and operations; data binds and connects all aspects of…

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November 2021

Five(ish) Guys, No Fries

November 18 @ 5:00 pm EST
Thousand Oaks Golf Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive - Oak Arbor Room
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Free

Join us for networking, food, and fun as Ed Avink, Thad Goodman, Gregg Jones, and David Trudell each give an abbreviated version of one of the sessions they attended at September's CSI National Convention. Ed Avink – “LEAK FREE BUILDINGS: CAN THEY REALLY BE CONSTRUCTED?”Recap of presentation by Brian Stroik, Chair of the Air Barrier…

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