President’s Message – December 2018

This past week 25 chapter members enjoyed a tour of the Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston. The group was honored to have Director of Conservation for the museum, David Bomford, conduct the tour. Mr. Bomford came to the MFA-H after 40 years with the National Gallery in London and five years with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His knowledge of not only the construction of the center itself, but also the complex and intricate procedures that take place inside it, made for a fascinating experience.

The holidays are rapidly approaching. This year our holiday event will be held in conjunction with the Texas chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), the Houston Chapter of the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects, and the Houston chapter of the AIA. The mixer will be held at Chapman & Kirby which is located at 2118 Lamar at the corner of St. Emanuel beginning at 5:00 pm. In the spirit of the season, we ask that those attending to bring a toy for a resident of the SPCA.

A wish list for the shelter can be found here by clicking HERE.

Additional information will be posted on the chapter web site soon. I look forward to seeing you there.

Be sure to keep the evening of January 28, 2019 open on your calendars. That is when the chapter will once again host Mr. Pat Kiley as he presents his Construction Market Forecast for the coming year. The January meeting will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Post Oak Blvd.

As Thanksgiving is still on our mind know that I am extremely appreciative of the chapter board and all the members who work to make the Houston chapter the best it can be. I am grateful also for the sponsors who do so much to support our efforts.

James Sandoz, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
President, CSI Houston Chapter