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Welcome to the Nashville Chapter of CSI

We appreciate your interest in the Nashville Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and hope you find a way to attend one of our regular meetings! We are fortunate to have such a great community of design and construction industry professionals – and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Our Chapter meets regularly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, January through November (with a break in July) from 12:00-1:00pm with registration and networking beginning at 11:30am. Our meetings are held at the Tennessee Engineering Center located just inside the Adventure Science Museum at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville, TN.

In addition to our regular chapter meetings, we also hold regular SpecHeads meetings where the topics are generally more technical in nature but the atmosphere is relaxed. SpecHeads meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Southland Brick and Block, 667 Wedgewood Ave, in Nashville.

Please contact us with any questions regarding meeting times and topics, membership, or special event information. See you at our next meeting!

March Specheads Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NOTE NEW start time of 11:15am. Presentation begins at 11:45 am.
When:  Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Where:  Southland Brick and Block Design Center - 3643 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 (map)

Presenter and Sponsor:  Lisa Britton of Industrial Louvers, Inc.

Topic:  Navigating the Reporting Landscape: Tools and Formats for Reporting Ingredient and Life-Cycle Data

Formats, standards and labels related to product transparency and sustainability-related attributes have exploded in recent years. Navigating the product landscape has become increasingly complex. In this presentation, an advocate for transparency programs helps demystify the common methods for reporting information about the ingredients in products and how each relates to new MR credits in LEED V4. She will also provide a summary of a new whole-product label, the Living Product Challenge Label. Finally she will provide insight into the opportunities and challenges these developments provide for building product manufactures, the A/E community and owners.

Credits: 1.0 LU/HSW

Please RSVP


March Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When:  Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Where:  Tennessee Engineering Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville (map)

Format:  Panel Discussion led by Louis Medcalf

Topic:  When Should Design Decisions Be Made?

Procrastination of project decisions is sometimes a matter of decision avoidance, but lack of planning is probably a more common cause. Whatever the reason, ill-timed and out-of-sequence decisions by owners, the design team, and the construction team are always costly and can adversely affect the project schedule. Louis Medcalf, FSCI, CCS will chair a panel representing various stakeholders to discuss problems and solutions to motivate all of us to plan what decisions should be made in the various stages of a project from concept to occupancy.

Credit: 1.0 LU


Please RSVP

CSI Nashville Chapter Members, No Charge;
CSI Members w/o Nashville Chapter affiliation, Non-Members and Guests, $25

2017 CDT Classes & Certification

The Construction Specification Institute (CSI) offers the following certifications and administers examinations in the Fall and Spring as part of the certification process:

•   CDT: The Construction Documents Technologist Certificate is a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents.

•   CCS: The Certified Construction Specifier demonstrates excellence in specifications & contract document preparation.

•   CCCA: The Certified Construction Contract Administrator truly understands all facets of the construction process & contractual relationships.

•   CCPR: The Certified Construction Product Representative has an in-depth understanding of the construction process & superior ability in effective representation.


WHEN:  Thursday’s from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting on January 19, 2017 and runs for 10 weeks.

WHERE:  Associated General Contractors of Tennessee - 2612 Westwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

You may park in front, at the side or behind the building. Come in the main front entrance – it is a normally locked building, but someone will be at the door to let you in.

COST:  FREE and CEU’s / PDH’s / LU’s will be offered.

REGISTER:  Registration is required. For questions or to sign-up, email: Carl Manka at or Lynn Jolley at

To download class information and agenda CLICK HERE.