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This Month's Program

Driving east on I-64 you have noticed the great big blue box that has sprung out of the woods just before you reach Northhampton Blvd.  Well to satisfy your curiosity, TVA CSI has been invited to tour the new IKEA being built here in Norfolk. 

They’re not exactly meatball ready yet, but the facility is coming along and plans to open in the Spring of 2019.  The construction of the more than 330K sq ft building and adjacent precast parking structure was reported to be a challenge to design to fit the tight 19 acre buildable site which is smaller that typical for most IKEA store layouts.  It will be interesting to see how they have modified the standard layout to fit.

Everyone needs to bring and wear a hardhat as well as closed-toe shoes or boots.  There is one other request:  No phones, no cameras and definitely no photos are allowed on the tour.  


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President's Report

Our tour of the Zeider’s American Theater was quite impressive last week.  Having done high school theater and some since I came to Norfolk I was very impressed with the advances in technology not only for theater design but audio and visual technology also.  We had a great time catching up and discussing opportunities in each of our fields at the Yard House.  CSI really is the place to relax and be collaborators not competitors.  I look forward to our next get together end of October, too bad those meat balls wont’ be ready yet. 


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Calendar of Events

Current planning includes panel discussions to include masonry practices, job site safety requirements, storm water regulations, and roof repair/replacement topics; technical programs in more depth than your typical lunch and learns for innovative products and topics of concern such as sea level rise, and water conservation.  We also want to include more site visits of interesting projects and historical locations in our area; subject to the venue, some of the site visits may modify the dates listed below, so check the Facebook and LinkIn pages for the latest information as it develops.

November 28 Topic and Location TBA

December 12—Holiday Social, bring your significant other to celebrate the holidays with us. Topic and Location TBA

January 23 Topic and Location TBA

February 27 Topic and Location TBA

March 27 Topic and Location TBA

April 24 Topic and Location TBA

May 8 Topic and Location TBA

June 26—Social Gathering and Chapter Awards

If you have an interesting topic or presentation that is a step beyond the typical lunch and learn to share with your colleagues at TVACSI please contact Richard Corner to schedule for one of our chapter meetings. 


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Welcome New Members

List new members with join date and company

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