June Staff News

Firm President Michael De Rouin CSI, CCCA (pictured right) was officially inducted as President for the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute at the group’s Annual Banquet & Recognition Night at Nacionale 27 on May 18th. He will fill the post for one year, including this fall when the Chicago chapter plays host to members from around the country for Construct, the annual CSI convention at McCormick Place from September 14th through the 16th.
Associate Principal Ron De La Cruz, RA and Project Architect Juan Lopez are featured presenters at the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) summer seminar entitled “Back to Business”. Designed for subcontractors less familiar with formal bid documents and working with established general contractors, his workshop will focus on document interpretation and practical knowledge of what to expect throughout the bidding process. The event is June 16th, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. More information at
Ron De La Cruz, RA and Bradley Beck, RA, CDT presented “Know What is Essential, Document It, Stop.” on Wednesday, May 18thas part of the AIA Chicago’s quarterly program. The roundtable seminar led by Micheal Lough of Integral Consulting focused on common inefficiencies in the preparation of construction documents and on how professionals can best identify essential elements and communicate them most effectively.