Let's Fix Construction was co-founded by two A/E/C professionals from opposite coasts. Eric Lussier of Precision Athletic Surfaces, hailing from the east just outside of Burlington, Vermont and Cherise Lakeside of Ankrom Moisan Architects representing the west and Portland, Oregon. Having met through CSI and keeping in touch through social media, Eric and Cherise decided to do more than just gripe about issues plaguing the industry, which is how LetsFixConstruction.com was born.
This will be an interactive, problem-solving event. The class will be divided into teams. A different prevalent problem in architecture, engineering, and construction will be identified and presented to each team. A captain will be assigned to each team to assure that all team members participate in the solution.
For each problem, the teams will be given a time limit to brainstorm out-of-the-box, collaborative, forward-moving solutions. At the end of each session, each captain will be given the podium and two minutes to present the team's solution to the room followed by some discussion.
The intent of this session is to improve communication, collaboration, unique ideas and the sharing of perspectives from different disciplines.
The goals of this event mirrors the goals of LetsFixConstruction.com--positive, collaborative, forward-moving ideas and solutions that include all voices and perspectives in the room. No complaining, no "we have always done it this way", no "I don't have time", no "nobody will do that". Let's get those new idea juices flowing!
5:30 PM - Pizza & beer/soda, networking
6:00 PM - Event
7:30 PM - Wrap up
Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT, Specifier, Ankrom Moisan Architects
Cherise has experience with many facets of the project team in the built environment. She has worked in construction, M/E/P engineering, and largely for two architectureal firms during her 30 year career in A/E/C. Cherise currently works for Ankrom Moisan as a specifier, is the immediate past president of Portland CSI, and will begin her first term as a director-at-large on CSI's Board of Directors in July. She is particularly passionate about young professional developement, improving project coordination and LetsFixConstruction.com. They call her the #CSIKraken. Connect with her on LinkedIn or you can follow her on Twitter @CheriseLakeside.
Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT, Executor of Advancement, Precision Athletic Surfaces
Eric is an indoor sports flooring trusted advisor with Precision Athletic Surfaces based out of Vermont. He started in CSI in February 2009 and was an active member of the Allentown, PA chapter before relocating back to Vermont. Eric had a stint as CSI Vermont's treasurer before taking over as Chapter president on July 1, 2016.