Nebraska Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute

Welcome to the Nebraska Chapter of the CSI

About CSI and our members:

CSI is the national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documentation and project delivery. It is the only organization focused on fostering better communication within the project team.

With 130 chapters and 10,000 members, CSI is the only professional organization who’s members span across all disciplines of the construction industry. The diversity of our membership brings wide-ranging perspectives; news on trends, techniques and materials; and fresh ideas—all to the benefit of our organization, our members and our industry.  Respected, influential, resourceful, CSI has been the trusted source for construction industry standards for more than 50 years and is certain to influence it tomorrow.
  • CSI is the only technical organization that integrates representatives from all of the construction industry’s disciplines, and brings them together to network and succeed.
  • CSI is a leader in the construction industry, developing the shared language that all disciplines use to process, interpret and communicate information.
  • CSI is a critical provider of products and services that help the construction industry to communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • CSI offers assistance that helps all disciplines in the construction industry do a tough job better.
  • CSI provides an important public service by developing products and services that make construction projects safer and cheaper.



The downloadable calendar of event for the 2018 - 2019 CSI year is available here 


Our monthly meeting for November is coming up soon.  November 12, 2018 at Anthony's Steakhouse.




Presentation:                                  “Significant Changes in the 2012 IBC/IFC and City of Omaha Amendments”

Presenter:                                        Michel Mason, Accessibility and Life Safety Specialist, HDR Fire & Life Safety


                                                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Presenter Bio:

Michel Mason is Certified ICC plans examiner and Fire Inspector I, having worked for both the cities of Omaha and Papillion’s building departments, and is a Code and Life Safety Specialist for HDR’s Fire & Life Safety Department. 


Learning Objectives:                      

  • Address the significant changes to the 2012 International Building Code and amendments by the City of Omaha.
  • Address the pending adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code by the State Fire Marshal’s office and how this edition compares to the 2012 IBC Means of Egress requirements.
  • Discuss the potential impacts of these changes and resources available to help you in this transition.
  • Provide a brief overview of the City of Omaha Online Permitting Process.

Program Summary:

The City of Omaha adopted the 2012 International Building Code, effective June 29th, 2018, as an update to the 2006 edition. In addition the City has previously adopted the 2012 International Fire Code and is waiting for the State Fire Marshal’s office to complete their adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code. As with any new code adoption, there are items that become either less or more restrictive, which in turn can greatly impact the cost of construction and lead to additional requirements. The goal of this presentation will be to focus on the significant changes from the previous code editions, and highlight how some of these changes may impact your design decisions. Additionally, there will be a brief discussion of the City of Omaha’s new online permitting process, local amendments and how to write an equivalency to use the 2012 Life Safety Code in lieu of the currently adopted 2000 edition and in parallel with the 2012 ICC editions. 



Won't you join us for our Holiday party?  Don't forget to RSVP by November 30, 2018!!

csi holiday flyer jpg


Don't forget to Save The Date for the annual CSI Product Show and Dinner.













Design by Web Boy Design