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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!

February Membership Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

When:  Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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

Presenters:  Mallory Collier and Hunter Cole of Brasfield & Gorrie

Topic:  Virtual Design and Construction

Learn about virtual design and construction (VDC), including building information modeling (BIM) technology, to improve the efficiency and accuracy of construction. BIM acts as the central hub of the VDC process, laying a foundation to implement a variety of tools for preconstruction and providing a platform for collaboration among the owner, designer, construction manager, and key subcontractors and vendors, each party sharing project information through a virtual building model.

Credit: 1 LU pending approval


CSI Nashville Chapter Members, No Charge;

CSI Members w/o Nashville Chapter affiliation, Non-Members and Guests, $25

March Toast & Tour

Thursday, March 2, 2017

When:  Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm (CST)

Tour:  Omohundro Water Treatment Plant - 1400 Pumping Station Road, Nashville, TN 37210 (map)

Toast:  McNamara's - 2740 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214 (map)


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.