CSI Atlanta Events

Welcome to CSI Atlanta –

The Construction Specifier’s Institute

We’re looking forward to seeing you this year for in-person meetings!

Your safety is paramount during our time together and we want you to know your health and well-being are our top priority. We felt that it was important to share some safety protocols and guidelines. These safety precautions will ensure that we have a successful event. Masks and hand sanitizer will be on hand for your use. We encourage all who attend to social distance, wash hands frequently and wear a mask if you choose. Please note: under Georgia law there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering the premises if such an injury or death results from the inherent risks of COVID-19.

Coming up! Monday, May 2

5:30 Tech session

Finishing Gypsum Board: Because Appearance Matters

Alan Zeedyk, National Gypsum

Gypsum board has a notable impact on the interior appearance of a space depending on the level of finish. Understanding the differences between the Five Levels of Finish will help you specify each level based on environmental conditions to best meet your client’s expectations. Industry standards as well as common finishing materials and terminology will be reviewed. Recommended installation methods for each level will be illustrated.

•Attendees will learn the various products used in finishing gypsum board and be able to specify the appropriate products for their specific applications and required outcomes.
•Identify the significance of ASTM C840 -The Standard Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board to ensure long term performance and healthy indoor environments.
•Learn the differences between the Five Levels of Finish (GA-214-15) to gain a clear understanding of where to specify which level of finish.
•Show most common mistakes in application and review industry documents
Credits: 1.0 LU | HSW

Dinner Program for May 2nd – Economic Forecast from Construct Connect

Michael Guckes

Michael Guckes is a Senior Economist with Construct Connect. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will share design & construction industry research, data and insights about where we stand in terms of the built environment today, as well as leading trends for the future. In his presentation, Michael will discuss many different building sector trends and building types (hospitality, office, warehouse, healthcare, education, etc…),
with a specific focus on the SE region-USA.

Michael Guckes started in construction economics as a leading economist for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He then transitioned to manufacturing economics, where he served five years as the chief economist for Gardner Business Media. He covered all forms of manufacturing, from traditional metalworking to advanced composites fabrication. In 2022 Michael joined ConstructConnect’s economics team, shifting his focus to the commercial construction market. He received his BA in economics and political science from Kenyon College and his MBA from The Ohio State University.

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Our Meeting Schedule for 2022 is as follows:

Monday May 2nd, 2022

Monday June 6, 2022 – Awards Banquet

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