• 14 Nov 2017 5:41 PM | Jedd Heap (Administrator)
    Release Date: November 9, 2017 HALL ARCHITECTS Hires Director of Operations and Senior Project Manager Frederick Koenig has joined Hall Architects of Sarasota as a Director of Operations and Senior Project Manager. With over 21 years of professional experience, Fred will provide senior leadership and will oversee the firm’s workflow, architectural standards, and quality control.

    Fred’s expertise ranges from educational institutions to affordable housing, municipal and commercial facilities, religious buildings, and private custom residences. He is experienced in all phases of the building design and construction process, including existing building survey, schematic design, design development, construction detailing, consultant coordination, contract administration, specifications, and quality control review.

    Before relocating to Florida, Fred worked as a Senior Project Manager specializing in educational design, and as an Office Manager, with a large architectural firm in New York. He was past president of the AIA Central New York Chapter and served as a board member on the Education Committee. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Clemson University.

    HALL ARCHITECTS is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm specializing in creative solutions which contributes to our community’s rich cultural heritage; helps to foster business growth; and enhances our clients’ passions to live, work, and play. The firm has rich and varied experience with all types of public and private sector projects. We believe design excellence arises from a gauged response to every factor affecting development including: physical, social, environmental, regulatory, and financial considerations. Mastering these elements inspires project-specific solutions for distinctive architecture that celebrates the art and craft of design and construction regardless of scale. For more information, call 941.917.0883 or email us at
  • 26 Apr 2014 11:15 AM | Jedd Heap (Administrator)
    CSI and CSC Release MasterFormat® 2014 Update

    Updates include significant revisions in several areas

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 22, 2014) – CSI and CSC today released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat®, their flagship product used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.

    Several significant revisions are included in this update, among them the addition of “selective demolition” sections to most divisions of the format, providing guidance for companies and project managers who need to incorporate demolition into their plans.

    “The 2014 updates to MasterFormat take into account the valuable feedback provided by its users over the past two years,” said CSI Executive Director and CEO Walter Marlowe, P.E., CSI. “We greatly appreciate their feedback as we strive to make MasterFormat the most accessible and expansive guide for the A/E/C industries.”

    “These changes continue to ensure that MasterFormat reflects the current needs of its users,” said CSC President Mike Garlinski. “We are pleased that so many users take the time to supply their input, especially the members of the Hydraulic Institute who contributed to the 2014 updates.”

    Additional changes in the 2014 edition include:
    • Renaming Division 40 from “Process Equipment” to “Process Interconnections,” and overhauling its content
    • Reorganizing “Process Liquid Pumps” in Division 43, as a result of input from members of the Hydraulic Institute
    • Moving “Manufactured Planters” and “Site Seating and Tables” to Division 32 to better align with other site-based work and renaming their former Division 12 location to “Interior Public Space Furnishings” to address similar types of furnishings used in indoor settings
    • Revising “Equipment” in Division 11 to update, simplify and rationalize its content and organization
    • Expanding “Agreement Forms” in Section 00 52 00 to improve alignment with standard forms of agreement
    The MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team conducts a biennial revision cycle process, publishing updates to the format every two years. This committee of volunteers develops the changes to the format based on input from industry supporters and proposals from individual users that were submitted through MasterFormat. The Task Team comprises appointees from CSI, CSC, ARCAT, ARCOM, Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), Digicon, and Canadian National Master Specifications.

    MasterFormat is a master list of numbers and titles classified by work results for construction practices that is used to organize project manuals, detail cost information, and relate drawing notations to specifications. By fostering fuller and more detailed construction specifications, MasterFormat is designed to reduce costly changes and delays in projects due to incomplete, misplaced or missing information. For more information on the 2014 updates, visit
  • 30 Jul 2013 2:43 PM | Anonymous
    Board of Directors
    Fiscal year 2013 - 2014

    Tammy Overgaard, CSI, CDT
    Service Painting

    Dr Mark A. DeStefano, CSI, PE
    DeStefano Engineering Group, PL

    Vice President
    Mr Frank J. Gigliotti, Jr., CSI, CDT
    YKKAP America

    Mr. Mike Scherette, CSI
    Power Contracting

    Mr. Douglas W. Whitney, CSI, AIA, NCARB
    WBRC Architects Engineers, Inc.

    Chapter Directors
    Mr Ron Kough, CSI
    Roof Assessment Specialists, Inc.

    Mr Larry W. Hale, CSI, CDT, RA, LEED AP
    Hale Edwards Associates, PA

    Mr Jedd W. Heap, CSI, AIA, LEED AP
    Carlson Studio Architecture

    Immediate Past President
    Mr. Rob J. Guzzo, CSI
    Coral Industries
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