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Welcome to the CONSTRUCT Blog.  This blog is designed to provide you with industry information, challenge your thoughts and facilitate a sense of community with CONSTRUCT participants.  Blog posts are made by our official CONSTRUCT-Per-Specs blogger: Cherise Lakeside, as well as an occasional guest blogger.

Meet your official CONSTRUCT-Per-SPECS blogger
Cherise Lakeside

BIO: Cherise has experience with many facets of the project team and has worked for a general contractor, an MEP Engineering Firm and two architectural firms in her 30 year career in AEC.  Cherise is unique in that she has worked extensively in multiple areas of the industry including specifications, contract administration, marketing, business management, QA/QC and standards.  In addition, Cherise is actively involved in AEC Social Media, public speaking and writes a blog called “The Voices In My Head” that is published both on WordPress and LinkedIn.  In addition, she has had over 40 speaking/teaching engagements in the last 2.5 years spreading her passion for better project communication and coordination, both within CSI and at other industry organization events and companies.

Cherise works for Ankrom Moisan Architects as a specifier is the current President of the Portland Chapter of CSI and Chair of the Institute Curriculum Prep Committee. Cherise will be leading the CONSTRUCT Young Professionals Day and is the official CONSTRUCT blogger for 2015 and 2016.

Cherise is particularly passionate about young professional development and improving coordination of the project team for the best possible outcome. They call her the #CSIKraken.  You can follow her on Twitter or find her on LinkedIn.

Twitter handle: @CheriseLakeside

“CONSTRUCT has been, hands down, the absolute best investment of time and money of any conference or convention that I have attended.  There is nowhere else that I can get the expertise and advice of all disciplines that make up the project team in one place.  The education is phenomenal and the people are first class.  You couldn’t make me miss this.”




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