• 2002: 10th Anniversary at National Catheral, Washington, DC

  • 2012: 20th Anniversary at Waterview Conference Center, Arlington, VA

  • 2017: 25th Anniversary at Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel

  • April  2017 Board of Directors Meeting at Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel

Welcome to our Chapter Website!

    We would like to extend our warmest welcome to all of our members and their families. We remain committed to nurturing an environment where various groups within the construction industry can join and share knowledge. We will also continue to bring you the best technical programs possible tailored to your interests and enjoyment. We encourage all of our Chapter members to contribute and actively participate. Your input and participation make the difference in our Chapter’s growth.

    We meet the second Wednesday of each month September through June at the Marriott Dulles Airport Hotel, and please come and join us. The true value of CSI participation, which is the essence of the membership experience, is the development of enduring personal and professional relationships across the full spectrum of the building process within our construction communities. Nowhere does this happen more than at the local CSI chapter level. Here is a description of our next meeting presentation:

September 12, 2018 Chapter Meeting

Description: Opening in November 2017 the Museum of the Bible is one of the newest and most technologically advanced museums in the world. Just blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC the 8-level, 430,000 square foot facility invites visitor’s to see and discover artifacts from the past 3,500 years showcasing the Bible and its impact on the world today.

      SmithGroupJJR was the lead architect and engineer for this landmark project that renovated a historic 1922 building which has helped to revive a rapidly transforming part of the city.  Constructed by Clark Construction the facility welcomes a multiplicity of views, interpretations, and experiences.  The presentation will provide an overview of how this project came to be and describe how it accomplishes its mission.

Learning Objectives: After attending this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Understand the mission of the museum and how the design contributes to the mission;
  • Understand the benefits of adaptive reuse and how it has been implemented in the building;
  • Understand the requirements for displaying artifacts, including factors such as humidity, temperature, and security; and…
  • Learn how and why several floor slabs were removed to create higher ceilings

Speaker: Sarah Ghorbanian is an Associate in SmithGroup’s Washington, DC office. She served as Project Manager and Exhibits Coordinator for the Museum of the Bible project. She has dedicated her career to the master planning and design of cultural facilities with a focus on coordinating base building systems with innovative exhibit designs. In addition to leading the design coordination for several award-winning exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution and National Gallery of Art, Sarah has also served as program manager and task manager for national A/E IDIQ contracts for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Architect of the Capitol, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Gallery of Art.


Artisan Rolls and Mixed Green Salad
Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Plum Tomatoes
Green Beans, Rice Pilaf, Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Seared Frenched Chicken with Bold Rock Hard Cider Au Jus
Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak with Gorgonzola Demi-Glace
Chef's Choice of Dessert

Please join us September 12, 2018 for another exciting CSI NoVA program

Schedule: 6 pm - Social hour / 7 pm – Dinner / 8 pm – Program

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