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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 11:15am. Our meetings are held at the Tennessee Engineering Center located just inside the Tennessee Engineering Center 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 Design Center - 3643 Trousdale Drive, in Nashville.

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


January Specheads Meeting

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

When:  Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 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:  Wyatt Goshorn of Veneerstone

Topic:  Design, Construction and Application of Manufactured Stone

The course covers the basics of thin adhered veneer from the manufacturing to the proper usage in the field.

Wyatt will side bar questions throughout the presentation if the audience has detailed questions that need to be addressed. Upon course completion he will delve into CI and how to fasten through the foam insulation properly.

Credits:  1 LU

Please RSVP


January Membership Meeting

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

When:  Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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

Presentation By:  Christine Vitt of Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Topic:  Airport Authority's Largest Geothermal Lake Plate Cooling System in North America

In an innovative use of a former rock quarry, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) reduces electricity usage and potable water consumption with the largest geothermal lake plate cooling system in North America. The project takes advantage of cool temperature by circulating water through geothermal heat exchangers submerged in the quarry to the airport terminal’s central plant, providing cooling for the entire terminal. In addition to the geothermal system, the project uses quarry water for landscape irrigation. A few hightlights from the presentation include:

   •  North America’s largest geothermal lake plate cooling system resides at the Nashville International
   •  An abandoned rock quarry, which holds 1.5 billion gallons of water, naturally cools recirculated
   •  Cooling of the entire 900,000 sf terminal building is offset using this system.
   •  The airport is saving 1.3 million kilowatt-hours and 30 million gallons of potable water, and
      $430,000 each year


Please RSVP

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

February Toast & Tour

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018