September Meeting

Our meeting on September 19th  at Scott’s Seafood, Jack London Square, was a joint meeting with our friends from the Oakland Heritage Alliance. We welcomed Richard Schwartz, author and historian, to talk about his experiences writing several books on the history of the Bay Area, Berkeley and the San Francisco earthquake.


September Golf Tournament

We had another successful golf outing on September 21st. Thanks to our players for joining us at Chuck Corica golf complex in Alameda and special thanks to our sponsors. You will find logos of our sponsors on our website’s main page near the bottom:



Our chapter had several members attend Construct in Providence, Rhode Island. CONSTRUCT 2017 has education sessions, a product show with more education events, and many opportunities for networking, having fun and meeting other CSI members from across the country. We look forward to meeting in Long Beach next October for CONSTRUCT 2018.

Take a look at our top 10 highlights from each of the three days at CONSTRUCT:

Check out our entire CONSTRUCT photo album at our Facebook page here


October Meeting

Our October tour was at the Belmont Village senior living facility in Albany.  Christophe Laverne, AIA, LEED AP, of HKIT Architects gave us insight into the design for this LEED Gold facility and the unique artwork incorporated into the facility.  You can find out more info about Belmont Village at this link.


Chapter Update

Chapter leadership changes:  Our chapter president, Joel Agnello has decided to resign as president, effective the end of October. We wish him well and thank him for his hard work over the years as a chapter board member and Chapter President.  At our October meeting, the board voted to move President-Elect, Mike Hilliard to the office of chapter president. We welcome Mike to the office of chapter president.  Your chapter board for fiscal year 2018 is:

President- Mike Hilliard– Hilliard Architects

President-Elect- TBD

Secretary – Vonnie Bower – FMG Architects

Treasurer – Jerry Veiluva – Hayashida Architects

Vice President – Bob Hemphill, Division 7 Waterproofing

Vice President – Brenda Hunsinger, Peninsula Building Materials

Vice President – Mary Nowee, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Director – Virginia Fereday, Malarkey Roofing

Director – Jose Mendoza Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Director – Christine Diosdado, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Your chapter board members are working to provide you the best value for your CSI membership with education, networking and fun events.  If you have questions or comments, or are interested in helping on a chapter committee, please let us know. Contact us at [email protected]



Some sad news for the chapter. Stephen Angelo passed away last month.  Steve was a long time CSI East Bay Oakland chapter member and forensic architect. Family, friends and colleagues will miss him greatly.

Our chapter membership continues to grow. We are pleased to announce our newest members:

Jeff Clukey – Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Jon Fisher– Topflight Specs

Rich Galliani –   Tile & Stone Council of Northern California

Bill Kelly – BEST Access Solutions

William “Chris” Martin – BMD, Inc.

Carol Shearer – Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Kevin Shinar – Georgia Pacific Gypsum

Heather Stevens – A.C Enterprises

Scott Tyson – Sika Corporation

If your membership renewal is coming up, please do so right away, and be sure to keep the East Bay Oakland chapter as your home chapter. If you have any questions or need assistance contact us at [email protected]

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