CSI's Honors & Awards Program recognizes the talent, achievements, and notable contributions to the construction industry that support the mission of CSI. Participating in the Honors & Awards Program is a great way to let members and others in your community know they are appreciated and valued.

Begin by looking at your chapter members and others in your community or region that have made a difference in the construction industry and have supported the mission of CSI. Look for people, firms, and organizations that are advancing building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

Questions about CSI's Honors & Awards program?

2019 Honors and Awards Guide

Click here to download the 2019 Honors and Awards Guide!  

The deadline for Honors and Awards submissions will be May 29, 2019 - at Midnight EST. 

The deadline for Outstanding Chapter Commendation submissions will be July 15, 2019 - at Midnight EST.

Honors and Award Forms

Distinguished/Honorary Member - Forms 101 (Word) (PDF), 102 (Word)(PDF), 103 (Word) (PDF)
Fellowship – Forms 201, 202, 203 (Word)
CSI Award Application – Form 301 (PDF)
Outstanding Chapter Commendation – Form 306 (PDF)

What’s New This Year?

Communications Awards - The communication award will recognize comprehensive communication programs offered by chapters, regions and organizations.  Submissions need to highlight advances in at least 2 of 3 areas - Continuing Publications, Electronic Communications and Special Publications.  Award nominations should focus on how the whole communication system is used to advance the mission of CSI as well as the Chapter or Region.

A NEW Communicator of the Year Award - This is presented to an individual who is creating thought provoking, informative or instruction commentary on the CSI Online Communities! 

****** Note: If you are sending an endorsement letter in via mail,  the NEW CSI mailing address is: 123 North Pitt Street, Suite 450, Alexandria, VA, 22314*********

Submit Your Nomination/Application

To submit any award application or nomination package or to submit a letter of endorsement electronically, you will go to the links below.  You must be logged into the CSI Website to submit any materials. 

Letters of Endorsement - click here to submit.


Distinguished Membership

Honorary Membership

Distinguished Service Award

Robert P. Brosseau Award for the Advancement of CSI

Andrew J. Drozda Mentorship Award

Norman Hunter Award for Innovative Allied Organization Cooperation

Hans William Meier Award for Innovation of Certification Programs

Ben John Small Technical Writing Award

Communications Awards  - NEW Criteria!

Communicator of the Year  - New Award!

Innovation in Construction Award

Environmental Stewardship Award

Organizational Certificate of Appreciation

Outstanding Contribution Award

Technical Document Award

Please send any questions to

2018 Honor & Award Winners

CSI is pleased to recognize the following CSI Award Winners. Recipients were honored during the CSI Honors and Awards Ceremony at CONSTRUCT 2018 in Long Beach, CA, Thursday, Oct. 4.

Distinguished Members 

  • Gregory J. Markling, FCSI, Lifetime Member, CSC, CCS, CCCA
  • Robert W. Simmons, FCSI, Lifetime Member, CCPR

Class of Fellows 

  • Michael G. Young, CSI, CCCA
  • David A. Stutzman, CSI, CCS
  • Ross Mori, CSI
  • Jack Morgan, CSI, CCS, CCCA
  • Gene Fosheim, CSI
  • Scott M. Conwell, CSI, CDT
  • Cynthia Belisle, CSI, CDT 

Distinguished Service Award 

“Distinguished Service” is defined as notable and significant contributions at the Chapter, Region or Institute level that have furthered the mission of CSI, its standing in the industry or its image to the public.
  • Daniel Hargreaves, FCSI, CDT 

Robert P. Brosseau Award for the Advancement of CSI

This award recognizes CSI members who have been recognized by peers as leaders focused on education and the training and mentoring of students and emerging professionals. 

  • Shane David, CSI, CDT 

Andrew J. Drozda Mentorship

This award is presented to a CSI member recognized by their peers as a true mentor, one who espouses leading by example, someone recognized throughout the chapter, region, and even Institute for their actions and is one who is considered a primary support pillar for others to draw strength from and rely on for a foundation for their own participation. 

  • Sheryl Dodd-Hansen, FCSI, CCS, CCCA
  • Kurt Moehlmann, CSI, CDT

Norman Hunter Award for Innovative Allied Organization Cooperation 

This award is presented to a CSI member, Chapter, Region or Group recognized by their peers for bringing multiple construction organizations together for a single goal or event. 

  • CSI Chicago’s Contractor Engagement Committee

Ben John Small Technical Writing Award

This award is presented to a CSI Member recognized by their peers as an outstanding technical writer and/or expert in their field. 

  • Robert Haddock, CSI 

Outstanding Contribution Award 
This award is presented to a CSI member, Chapter, Region or Group that has made commendable contributions that furthers the influence of CSI in the local construction industry; or that increases the visibility of CSI in the local construction industry; or that provides a value-added service to the chapter, region or Institute. 

  • Laura Jean Derrick, CSI
  • CSI South East Region, Training Leadership Committee 

Organizational Certificate of Appreciation
This award is presented to a firm, organization, or association who, in the opinion of their peers, has provided one of the following: Exceptional accomplishments that bring CSI (at the chapter, region or Institute 

levels) to the forefront of the construction industry in their respective arenas; or promotes one of tenants of CSI – Education, Certification, or Development of Technology to benefit the construction industry; or working with the local chapter, region, or Institute to assist with their operations that provide a value-added service. 

  • Associated Builders and Contractors(ABC), Eastern Pennsylvania  
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association(HACIA) 


Communication Award
This award recognizes a CSI member, chapter, region or group for outstanding effort in the communication of CSI related topics and activities.  

  • Jeffrey Parnell, CSI– Memphis Chapter Website 
  • Robert Bailey, CSI, CCS– Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter 
  • Richard J. Lueb, FCSI, CCS, CCCA– Oklahoma City Newsletter 
  • CSI Memphis Chapter Publication, PerSPECtive
  • John Dunaway, CSI, CCS-  The Gulf States Leader - e-newsletter 
  • John Dunaway, CSI, CCS– Event Promotional Materials 
  • John Dunaway, CSI, CCS– Mississippi Chapter Newsletter 
  • CSI Chicago Chapter– Chapter Marketing Materials 
  • CSI Chicago Chapter– Chapter Website Redesign 
  • T.J. Chambers, CSI-EP– “Year in Review” Lehigh Valley Booklet 
  • CSINextChapter – CSINext Website 

Specifier Article of the Year

This award is presented to the author(s) of an original article published in the Construction Specifier Magazine during the current fiscal year. 

  • Building in Tight Urban SpacesAugust 2017, Wendy Talarico, CSI, and Frederick C. Baumert, CCS 

Resources for this Section

Honors and Awards Guide
Sample Award Submissions
Moll/Betts Student Excellence Award Terms and Conditions (PDF)
Chapter and Region Awards Guide (PDF)
Award Recipients by Year
CSI Fellows

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Distinguished/Honorary Member - Forms 101 (Word) (PDF), 102 (Word)(PDF), 103 (Word) (PDF)
Fellowship – Forms 201, 202, 201 (Word)
CSI Award Application – Form 301 (PDF)
Outstanding Chapter Commendation – Form 306 (PDF)

"Just do it! You deserve it.
You know you 
do. Now show the world
how great you are 
and what CSI has
accomplished through 
your efforts!"
Lane Beougher, FCSI, Lifetime Member,

“It has been an honor to receive three
Institute Awards during my fairly short
tenure with CSI. I now have my 'dream job'
which is a direct result of the people
I have met and the recognition I
have received for my work within CSI.”
Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT

"Go for it! You have everything to gain
and nothing to lose. The process and
being selected for an award will
culminate in a great sense of achievement."
William A. (Chip) Hayward, Jr., CSI, CCCA

"Everyone needs to be recognized throughout
their career for good work on behalf
of the Construction Industry."
Peter Baker, CSI, CCPR