"Let's Fix Construction" - A CSI G O Roundtable and Networking Event

    April 01, 2019
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    East End Market
    3201 Corrine Drive
    Orlando, FL 32803
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    This workshop is facilitated by Eric Lussier and Cherise Lakeside. Their diverse backgrounds ofer unique
    perspectves in additon to a dynamic presentaton style.  The workshop offers two (2) AIA HSW LU's.


    WHAT is Let’s Fix Construction?

    Let's Fix Construction is an avenue to offer creative solutions, separate myths from facts and erase misconceptions about the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

    LetsFixConstruction.com was founded on August 15, 2016 by two opposing coast AEC professionals. Eric D. Lussier of Precision Athletic Surfaces, hailing from the East, just outside of Burlington, Vermont and Cherise Lakeside, Specifier for LSW Architects of Vancouver, WA and representing the West.  Having met through the Construction Specifications Institute and keeping in touch through social media, Eric and Cherise decided to do more than just gripe about issues plaguing the industry.

    To date, over two dozen contributors from all types of disciplines in the AEC industry have been published on the Let's Fix Construction blog. 

    In July of 2017, Let’s Fix Construction launched live workshops and educational offerings for industry associations, firms, companies and manufacturers.

    The Let's Fix Construction podcast was launched on November 7, 2017.  It can be found at LetsFixConstruction.com/podcast or on any of your favorite players, including Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music.

    WHO is Let’s Fix Construction?

    Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT

    Specifier with LSW Architects of Vancouver, WA.  She has experience in construction, MEP engineering and primarily architecture in her 30-year career. 

    Cherise has worked extensively in multiple areas of AEC and is actively involved in education, speaking, blogging, social media and Let’s Fix Construction.

    Her passions include emerging professional development and LetsFixConstruction.com which she co-founded with Eric Lussier.  She is currently a past president of the Portland Chapter of CSI and Director-At-Large for CSI.

    You can find Cherise on Twitter @CheriseLakeside and on LinkedIn

    Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT

    Indoor sports flooring trusted advisor, distributor and subcontractor for 12 years, now working with Precision Athletic Surfaces, based out of Vermont. He is active in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and is currently president of the Vermont Chapter. 

    Eric is a construction industry blogger whose work is featured on Let’s Fix Construction, which he co-founded with Cherise Lakeside.  Cherise and Eric recently launched the Let's Fix Construction podcast which you can find on any of your favorite players or on their website. You can find Eric on Twitter @EricDLussier and on LinkedIn


    Format of Workshop:

    -Attendee introductions and issues.

    -Speaker Introductions and LFC Mission.

    -Group problem solving exercise to demonstrate activity going forward.

    -Break into multi-discipline teams.  Encourage moving out of comfort zone and friends.

    -Identify captains.  Each voice at the table should have input and be represented.

    -Explain problem solving worksheets.

    -10-15 minutes for team brainstorming.  3 bullet points, 10 words or less each.

    -Team presentations of solutions to the room, plus group discussion.

    -Should the solutions be backward thinking, negative or finger-pointing, teams will be reminded of the mission and goals of LFC.