The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has announced that Dennis J. Hall, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, FAIA, SCIP, will assume presidency of the organization on July 1. Hall is managing principal of Hall Architects, Inc. and chairman of HALL│Building Information Group, LLC, with offices in Charlotte, NC, and Dallas, TX.
“CSI began as an organization of construction specifiers developing standards for written construction documents and has emerged into a multi-disciplined organization creating standards, formats and practice guides for organizing building information for the life of a facility,” Hall said. “CSI is establishing the information structures to enable the design and operation of high performing, sustainable buildings and other facilities.”
Hall joined CSI in 1984. During the past 25 years, he has served in numerous CSI leadership positions at the local, regional, and national levels. Currently, he is chair of the Project Resource Manual Update Task Team, the CSI forum moderator for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Documents, and a member of the UniFormat Task Team.
“We are pleased that Mr. Hall will be serving as CSI’s president,” CSI Executive Director and CEO Walter Marlowe, P.E., CSI, CAE, said. “He brings 25 years of CSI leadership to the office, as well as dedication and commitment to improving and promoting the Institute’s products and initiatives.”
Hall has earned chapter-, regional-, and Institute-level awards from CSI. He is a two-time recipient of the CSI Southeast Region’s Frederick W. Bucky Memorial Award and a three-time recipient of the Institute’s President’s Plaque. He also earned five national specification competition awards, including three Honor Awards.
Hall has written, co-authored, edited, or supervised the preparation of several books. He was a contributing author for the “Information Management” section of the “Firm Operations” chapter of the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th edition, and also acted as a reviewer. He is the co-author (with Charles Rick Green, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP, SCIP) of The Architect’s Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard; he also served as the senior executive editor of Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th edition, and contributed to several sections in the Appendix. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction, 2nd edition and coauthor of Field Guide for Residential Construction and Field Guide for Commercial Construction, both scheduled for publication this year.
Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture/geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
About CSI CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross-section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. The organization has 148 chapters and more than 13,000 members. Monthly Chapter meetings allow members the opportunity to communicate openly with their counterparts and exchange information for successful project management. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences and product shows. For more information, visit www.csinet.org, or call 800.689.2900