Publications
and Articles

White Paper
A report on The Construction Specifications Process, developed by SCIP at the 2015 Annual Meeting in St. Louis.


KnowHow
Winter 2008
Issue #67

(current issue)
Archives - 2003 to Present
KnowHow is a publication that provides technical and membership information.
(Editor needed)

SCIPping Along
July 201
6
(current issue)


Archives - 2003 to Present
SCIPping Along  is a status Report from the SCIP Board.


Liebing Articles
August 2010
INDIFFERENCE

(current issue)

Archives - 2005 to 2010
A series of insights by Ralph Liebing that give an unique perspective to the practice of writing specifications. This is the latest issue.

Links to 2010 SCIP Ads in:
ARCHITECT MAGAZINE

The Construction Specifier


Spec News
Archives - 08/2006 to 01/2007
A series of news items for specifiers by Mark Kalin on building products, LEED tips, and more. 


10 Things Specifiers Wish Product Reps Knew
A helpful report by CSI for product representatives and manufacturers.



College of Fellows History

Printing funded by SCIP
(available on Amazon).

(Click here if you wanted the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals)

scip.com will celebrate
its 20th anniversary
September 2016

SCIP Phone
(
818) 390-7692

 Serving the Specifier Community for 49 years.

      Specifications Consultants in Independent 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 construction
      specifications.
b.   promote their special services and expertise
      to potential clients.
c.   share their knowledge, experience, and resources
      through discussions, conferences, and educational
      programs.
d.   network for mutual benefit.

2016 SCIP MEMBER SURVEY

A 14-page summary of the SCIP Member Survey presented at the FY2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX on September 6, 2016 is permanently located under the Quick Links sidebar.


2016 SCIP ANNUAL MEETING

Thank you to all the sponsors (listed in the sidebar) that funded the 2016 SCIP Annual Meeting at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. The event was attended by 55 members who were treated to luscious food, riveting BIM presentations, and social reunions with other SCIP members.


Many thanks to Dave Stutzman for managing the sponsor program, Peter Jordan for the fine meeting room and hotel arrangements, and John Carter for setting up the BIM sessions in the afternoon.

Thanks to Arkema for another fabulous reception after the annual meeting and to Tubelite for the informal reception the following evening.

Check out some photos of the annual meeting and the group photo below.


NEW SCIP FELLOWS for 2016
CSI's  Jury of Fellows has voted to honor four SCIP members at CONSTRUCT with Fellowship this year. Congratulations to:
Sherry Harbaugh, CSI, CCS of CSI's Spokane Chapter
Richard Howard, CSI, CCS of CSI's Columbus Chapter 
Alan Itzkowitz, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's Chicago Chapter
Robert Swan, CSI, CCS, CCCA of CSI's New Orleans Chapter





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NEW SCIP DISTINGUISHED MEMBER FOR 2016
CSI will elevate a SCIP member to Distinguished member at CONSTRUCT this year. Congratulations to:
Dennis Hall FAIA FCSI CCS LEED AP


Online PAYPAL dues PAYMENTS REINSTATED

Online applications for new memberships and dues payments for membership renewals by PayPal have been restored. The following links in the Quick Links sidebar now provide options for both payment by check and by PayPal:

 


New Member Application
Member Renewal




Online PAYPAL sponsor donations REINSTATED


Online Sponsor Donations by PayPal have been restored. The following link in the Quick Links sidebar now provide options for both payment by check and by PayPal:

 

 

Sponsor Program

 


SCIP SPONSOR PROGRAM
T
he SCIP Board of Directors has approved a new Sponsor Program following its incorporation in 2015. SCIP has received tax exempt status as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit District of Columbia corporation approval by the IRS. This allows SCIP to host events such as Specifier Workshops in 2015 to develop best practices for the specifications process. Donations help SCIP
open the Workshops to all specifiers and publish the results for all participants and sponsors.

Sponsor donations made after April 1st of each year will receive sponsor benefits until the annual renewal date of June 30 of the following year. Donations may be made by check or online. Checks made out to SCIP should be sent to the SCIP Treasurer at the address listed in the Officer Directory. Online donations
may be made through PayPal by clicking here: Sponsor Program, or on the link under Quick Links on the top right.


- AnnouncemenTs -

Your SCIP Board is pleased to announce new MEMBER BENEFITS for all SCIP members.

SCIP IS NOW AN AIA-CES PROVIDER

We are now an AIA-CES Provider, which will allow SCIP membership to provide classes online and in-person that can be registered with AIA for continuing education credits for the class participants. Instructions are outlined in a PDF document sent to all members, and required forms will be posted online here in the future.

 

SCIP Access to ASTM Standards NOW AVAILABLE

We have signed an agreement with MADCAD.COM which will allow SCIP members to access certain ASTM Standards online. MADCAD will be sending out instructions soon, informing you how to access these resources online. Instructions will be sent to all current SCIP members.


The standards that can be referenced through this service are ASTM Standards Referenced in Building Codes - this includes over 2,000 ASTM construction standards typically referenced by UBC, ICC, UPC, NFPA 5000, Spectext, Masterspec, BSD Speclink, Green Standards, UL Global Standards, and NRCA. This package includes active, redline and historical editions, and it is updated quarterly.

 


This service will allow two concurrent SCIP members to access these standards at any given time. For this reason we urge you to be careful to log out when finished, and not stay logged in for extended periods of time, since this may prevent another member from using the service at the same time.

 

For questions or comments, please reply to treasurer@scip.com.


FY2017-2018 ELECTION RESULTS

Congratulations to SCIPís officers for the next 2 years:

President - John Carter
President Elect - Linda Stansen
Vice President - Vivian Volz
Vice President - Neil Davison
Secretary - Stephen Nash
Treasurer - Holly Robinson
 Past President - David Stutzman
Affiliate Director - Don Harris


INCORPORATION NEWS
scip
was incorporated in 2015, and has adopted a new set of Bylaws.
The new 2015 SCIP Bylaws are posted with a link under Quick Links above.


SCIP has a lawyer on call
A
s a member benefit, SCIP members are entitled to two free calls to LegaLine.
Read more
 

direct phone access to SCIP
J
ot down this number: (818)390-7692. Now you can reach SCIP Membership Chair/Treasurer directly. Although this is not a toll free number, you might want to clear up some matters quickly.


NEED A JOB?
 
Specifiers: Check our Work Ads. Employer submitted work ads for specifiers
are placed by qualified employers. Click on Work Ads in Quick Links.

HAVE A JOB OPENING?
Employers: Looking for a qualified specifier? Submit your job requirements
to the webmaster as a Word document for approval.


member database UPDATE

The member database has been in effect since February 2009. Members should have updated their own profiles by now. We need your email address to notify you of important news, send you newsletters and election ballots, and provide your address to Arkema for invitations to the special events at CONSTRUCT. If you have a problem accessing your profile, contact the treasurer.
Access the Member Database under Quick Links.

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SCIP
 BOOTHS
SCIP Booths at past CSI Conventions
Click for larger view
2012 Phoenix   2013 Nashville   2014 Baltimore

     
2015 St. Louis                             2016 Austin

fy2017 ANNUAL MEETING photos IN AUSTIN

Click here for 17 photos of FY2017 SCIP annual meeting.


SCIP GROUP PHOTO at 2016 CSI Convention
Austin, Texas




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