Recognizing excellence: 2021 Honors and Awards winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Honors and Awards winners! The following recipients were honored during the CSI Celebrates ceremony at the National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 23.

Hans William Meier Award for Innovation of Certification Programs

Presented to a CSI member or team recognized by their peers as providing innovations in certification preparation and training methods or procedures.

• CSI Chicago Chapter Certification Committee

Communications Award

Presented to a Chapter, Region, or Organization which has implemented a comprehensive communications program, inclusive of multiple types of communications programs.

• Grand Rapids Chapter

• Los Angeles Chapter

• Geremy Mendelson, CSI,CDT®

• Online Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

• Phoenix Chapter

• Portland Chapter

The Construction Specifier Article of the Year

Presented to the author(s) of an original article published in The Construction Specifier during the current fiscal year, as nominated by the The Construction Specifier’s editorial staff and judged by the magazine’s editorial advisory board (EAB).

• “Filling the Voids—Differentiating Between Concrete Coating and Polishing”

Chris Bennett, CSI, iSCS, CDT®

Bill DuBois, AIA, CSI, CCS®


Keith Robinson, FCSI, FCSC

Rae Taylor, PhD

Johnathan Ware, AIA, LEED AP, LEEDCxA

Environmental Stewardship Award

Created to recognize those who have become “Stewards of the Environment” within their city, county, state, region, as defined as one who not only espouses but actively and publicly is an environmental practitioner.

• JLG Architects

• RTA Architects

Outstanding Contribution Award

Presented to a CSI member, Chapter, Region, or Group that has made commendable contributions that furthers the influence of CSI in the local construction industry; or that increases the visibility of CSI in the local construction industry; or that provides a value-added service to the chapter, region, or Institute.

• Akron-Canton CSIProductFest

• Billy J. Mathis, FCSI,CDT®

• Portland Chapter

Thank you to the CSI 2021 Awards Committee for their hard work!

• George Wade Bevier, FCSI, CCS®, CDT®(Chair)

• Lynsey Hankins, CSI

• Erica Kennedy, CSI,CDT®

• Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT®

• Aron Winter, CSI-EP

Commit to Your Future Through CSI’s Certification Program

It is not too late to register for CSI’s Certification Program, where you can strengthen and demonstrate your understanding of the entire construction process. Register now for the CDT,® CCS,® and CCCA.®

Candidate Handbooks are available for free and can be downloaded in the CSI Bookstore at You are required to read and understand the Handbook that pertains to your exam before registering. Also, check out the Certification Overview page for more information.

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