Fellowship Ceremony with Cherise Lakeside Blog  CONSTRUCT 2019

National Treasure 3: Rise of the Kraken

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD, October 10, 2019 – On paper, Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT and I don’t seem to have much in common.  She thrives on Twitter; I despise the social media platform.  She’s extroverted and outgoing; I’m introverted and prefer to be alone.  She’s a Dallas Cowboys fan; I have a soul.  Yet despite these […]

Blog  CONSTRUCT 2019

National Treasure 2: Useful Waste

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD, October 9, 2019 – So a few months ago I decided to start up this operation of weaseling my way into getting free tickets to attend conferences around the country in exchange for writing dumb articles about them on a puppy-themed website.  It’s really an excuse to A) get to tell people […]

CSI CONSTRUCT 2019 - Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Blog  CONSTRUCT 2019

National Treasure: The Myth of CSI

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD, October 13, 2019 – Alright, let’s get this post started by clearing up one thing – CSI AIN’T JUST A GROUP OF SPEC WRITERS.  Although I’ve been a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) member for over 10 years, first a student member, then an emerging professional member, and now a fully-blossomed, full-fledged, grown-up […]