October 2015

Congrats to CSI for a great CONSTRUCT event in St. Louis. We continue to evolve and make it a better event. I hope those who attended got a chance to meet and hear from our new Executive Director, Mark Dorsey, who came to us from the American Snowsports Education Association in Denver. We look forward to his new ideas and enthusiasm for our core activities in CSI as well as adventures in new areas – stay tuned!

The Board has embarked on a new venture with great long-term potential to CSI, starting with a grant application to the National Science Foundation. It seeks to bring the CDT program into a full certification status and incorporate it into curriculum offerings for the Coalition of Community College Architectural Programs. This is a multi-year project that will promote CSI leadership in education for the construction industry.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Institute Board from the Southwest Region, and welcome your questions and concerns on any topic. 

David A. Bishton, FCSI, NCARB, CCS, CCCA, SCIP