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 Monthly Member Meeting – March 10, 2015
Selecting Quality Paints and Coatings Using MPI Standards

 Learn how paint standards have developed over the years and understand how to apply specification methods of MPI into AIA Masterspec.

Educational objectives to be covered in the presentation:

  •  Learn how U.S. standards have developed for specifying paint
  • Understand how to apply specification methods of the Master Painters Institute (MPI)
  • Learn how to integrate MPI methods and product specifying by using AIA MASTERSPEC

Speaker Bio: Tan Diep, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP
Tan Diep, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP, is an Architectural Manager for PPG Industries Inc. Tan is experienced in all phases of construction, and holds Certified Construction Product Representative from Construction Specifications Institute. Among his specialties are his knowledge of sustainable products and designs, and is a LEED AP from USGBC. He is an active member of CSI Los Angeles Chapter and previously held many positions within the Chapter: Board of Director, Co-Chair Certification Committee, Co-Chair Sustainability Committee, Electronics Communication Chair and Education Committee Member. LACSI Chapter has awarded Tan with Rising Star Award 2009-2010, Chapter Citation Award 2012, and President’s Award 2013-2014. Currently he is part of Institutes Certification Committee, and the CCPR Task Team. Tan began his career with Environmental Contracting Corp (General Contractor) as a Project Engineer, and was a key member of the construction team for the project Paul Hastings in Los Angeles. The Paul Hastings project was designed by DMJM/Rottet Los Angeles office, and won 2004 Los Angeles Building Council Award of Excellence.

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Networking
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Dinner
6:30 – 7:15 pm – Presentation
7:15 – 7:30 pm – Questions and Answers

Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Prior to the Meeting: Payment by Credit Card online via PayPal.
At the Meeting: Check or Cash. No credit card.


Our next monthly member meeting will be on March 10, 2015.  Register now to hear Tan Diep, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP, from PPG Industries talk about Selecting Quality Paints and Coatings Using MPI Standards. “Coming Together to Build Together”, CSI Tri Region Conference being held May 13 – 16, 2015 at the Mission Bay Hilton Resort & Spa, in San Diego, CA.  Three regions are joining:  CSI Southwest Region, CSI  Northwest Region and CSI West Region.
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