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Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals,
its 16th anniversary
Practice is an international technical resource
organization which assists design firms,
owners, and manufacturers in acquiring
professionally written construction specifications from qualified
independent and employed specifiers, who:
a. advance excellence in preparing
b. promote their special services and expertise
to potential clients.
c. share their knowledge, experience, and
through discussions, conferences and
d. network for mutual benefit.
wins AN AIA Photography award
past Treasurer of SCIP, and current Retired Member, has
been awarded second place
in the 2013 AIA photography
contest with his photograph "Jurassic
Airport". It was taken during the expansion of
the Dulles International Airport terminal building.
In the past, Dave has received honorable mentions for
two of his other photographs entered in the AIA photo
contest; one was of the walls at
France; the other was of the
in Prague, Czech Republic.
Click here to view his winning entry.
for FY2014 ANNUAL SCIP MEETING
Since the registrations for the hotels in
Nashville are filling up fast, the SCIP board decided to
establish a date for the Annual Meeting at Construct2013 earlier
than usual. The consensus of the Board is to hold the meeting on
Monday, September 23, 2013.
This schedule worked well in Phoenix in 2012 and is expected to
be the best choice again this year. Additional details will be
posted here as soon as they are available.
and Member Forum
SCIP SPONSORS college of fellows
is sponsoring the
publication of the History of CSI Fellowship,
funding the entire cost of printing the
publication. The donation was approved by the membership in
attendance at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix in
September 2012. The SCIP logo will appear on the
back cover. More information on this project will appear
here when the publication date is announced.
MEETING and Member Forum
FY2013 SCIP Annual Meeting and Member Forum was held on Monday,
September 10, 2012 at the
Phoenix Convention Center.
Events included a breakfast sponsored by Draper prior to the
Annual Meeting, and a luncheon sponsored by
PPG with a special
lunchtime presentation by
Mark Kalin FAIA FCSI on BIM and SCIP. An
afternoon coffee break was sponsored
The Member Forum followed at the
conclusion of the business meeting.
Revisions to the SCIP Bylaws was discussed
at length at the business meeting. A copy of the August 9, 2012
proposed revisions are posted in the Quick Links list above
right. The original, clean, and track changes versions are
available. Arkema hosted a reception in the
On the Exhibit floor, SCIP maintained a Booth next to the CSI Booth.
A copy of the 2013 annual meeting minutes is available for download
Watch september 2012 annual meeting on YouTube!
As an experiment,
the annual meeting was
broadcast live, recorded on video, and stored privately
on the Internet using Google+ Hangout. To view it, visit
The audio and video are not the best, but it served the
purpose of demonstrating the possibility of engaging other
members who were not able to attend to someday participate in
SCIP MEMBERSELEVATED TO FELLOWSHIP
are proud to recognize four members of SCIP who will receive
fellowship medals in Phoenix:
George Wade Bevier, FCSI,
CCS, SCIP, LEED AP, Raleigh-Durham Chapter
Nina M. Giglio, FCSI, CCS,
John R. Guill, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA,
Redwood Empire Chapter
Marilyn G. Smith, FCSI, CCS, AIA,
North Dakota-Red River Valley Chapter
SCIP has a lawyer on call
a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to
Now! direct phone access to SCIP
Jot down this
Now you can reach SCIP Membership Chair/Treasurer directly.
Although this is not a toll free number, you might want to clear
up some matter quickly.
The member database has
been in effect for almost four years. Members should have
updated their own profiles by now. For those who haven't, be
sure to use the email address that was on file in September
2008 to login.
If you have a problem, contact the
Access the Member Database
GROUP PHOTO at 2012 CSI Convention
Click photo for larger image.
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