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Construction Administration/LEED Project Administration at SHP Leading Design Construction Systems Management student at The Ohio State University CSI Columbus Board Member USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Emerging Professionals Committee USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Advocacy Committee USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Programs & Education Committee Green Schools Advocate

Ohio State Working to Fund Three Construction Management Teams in 2014 Student Competitions

The Construction Systems Management program at The Ohio State University is on the hunt in the 2014 round of student competitions. Over the last several years, faculty, students, and industry leaders have been working hard to establish a proud tradition … Continue reading

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Detente Green Building 2014: Now What?

Originally posted on Ohio Green Building Law:
Following months (if not years) of hostility and robust legislative battles throughout the U.S. (including here in Ohio), the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council will now work together to advance LEED. The truce announcement…

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DesignColumbus 2014 Assembles Dynamic Lineup of AEC Educational Sessions

The 2014 edition of the DesignColumbus trade show is setting up to be better than ever.  The event is put on as a combined effort between the CSI (Columbus Chapter) and USGBC Central Ohio and primarily consists of educational sessions … Continue reading

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My CCCA Exam Preparation Journey

During my long hiatus from updating this blog, one of the activities I have been spending a lot of energy on lately has been preparing for the CCCA exam.  The Certified Construction Contract Administrator credential is offered by the Construction Specifications … Continue reading

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Ohio Anti-LEED Legislation Back-Burnered (for now)

Originally posted on Ohio Green Building Law:
The sponsor of Ohio Senate Concurrent Resolution 25 (SCR25), which would urge all state agencies to abandon LEED v4, is now asking for a delay of further hearings. In an abrupt change from the ram-rod fashion…

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Ohio Celebrates Surpassing 100 LEED-Certified Schools

In Ohio, billions of dollars have been spent over a decade and a half to address 21st century educational facility needs, and design and construction professionals have risen to the challenge with tremendous success.  On December 11, 2013, the Ohio … Continue reading

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Student-Produced Video about the Construction Systems Management program at the Ohio State University

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My Greenbuild 2013 Experience

Back in September, I was one of the fortunate group of people to be selected for the Greenbuild 2013 Scholarship, granted by the USGBC.  This scholarship allowed for winners to travel and attend the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held … Continue reading

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The LEED v4 System Goals

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LEED v4 Technical Improvements Session at Greenbuild

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