Activities Overview

The New Jersey Chapter of CSI is dedicated to providing a combination of educational / technical, inspirational / motivational, and social activities for networking to benefit membership. Our philosophy for 2018 is to focus on a fewer number of quality events that provide greater value than the typical evening "Lunch & Learn" presentations that too often are the norm for a group like this. Events in 2017 include a tour of the Color Labs at Benjamin Moore Paints, a sponsored NJ Jackals baseball game for our summer outing, and...

We welcome suggestions and contributions from members and look forward to a great 2018!


February 2018 Event

Patella Woodworking - Plant Tour

  • Date                February 22, 2018
  • Time               4:30/5:00 - 7:00
  • Location          99 South Street, Passaic, NJ 07055
  • Speakers          Micheal Ostroff, President and Scott  Glickman,  CFO

Tour of the Patella Woodworking 89,000 square-foot Headquarters and Manufacturing Plant.

Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement

March 2018 Event

  • Date                March 20, 2018
  • Topic               The New NY Bridge
  • Time                5:30 PM
  • Location          Weston Halll on NJIT's Campus
  • Speaker            Andy O’Rourke – Public Outreach Coordinator

Earn 1 AIA HSW Credit for this program. 

The New York State Thruway Authority is almost complete with the replacement of the old Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River. The 3.98 billion bridge is one of the largest single design-build contracts for transportation project in the United States. Located less than 20 miles north of New York City, the cable – stayed span crosses one  of the widest parts of the river and will be the largest bridge in New York State history.

Renzo Piano Columbia Manhattanville.jpg

April 2018 Event
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High-Rise Tower Design

  • Date                 April 26th, 2018
  • Time                5:00 - 7:30PM
  • Location           BASF Corporate Headquarters, Florham Park
  • Speaker             Susan Erdelyi-Hamos from WSP ( formally Parsons Brinckerhoff )  

Project location:           New York, NY
Client:                         Columbia University, Manhattanville Campus
Architect:                     Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Davis Brody Bond Aedes

Project Description:    Part of 6.8 million sf new mixed use project on the old Mahattanville manufacturing zone in West Harlem.  Phase 1: 450,000sf Research Facility & 55.000sf Center for Arts

Foundation design for poor soils and high water table.


May 2018 Event

The NJ CSI Chapter will be attending and exhibiting at a booth at the Architects League of New Jersey Trade Show on May 10th. The event will be held at the Marriott at Glenpointe, off Route 80 in Bergen County. 



Note that the AIA National Show is June 21-23 at the Javits Center in NYC.


SePTember 2018 Event

The Chapter is planning a field trip to Ellis Island with an exclusive private tour.

More details to come.