Michael T. Chusid, of Encino, Calif., became a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in April. Fellowship is among CSI’s most prestigious honors. CSI is a national association of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, building materials suppliers and others involved in nonresidential building design and construction. Although the organization has nearly 17,000 members, only 329 have ever been elevated to Fellowship in CSI’s 56- year history. Fellows are nominated by their colleagues and selected by CSI’s Jury of Fellows in recognition of their accomplishments in advancing construction technology, improving construction specifications, educating people in the construction industry, or advancing the goals of the Institute. Chusid is an architect, certified construction specifier, author, and speaker as well as president of Chusid Associates, an architectural technology and buildingproduct marketing firm. He founded Chusid Associates twenty years ago to help building-product manufacturers develop and introduce innovative construction technologies, and to improve the effectiveness of their sales and marketing efforts. Since then, he has been a consultant to more than 100 building-product companies and trade associations in the U.S. and internationally. He is an active member of CSI’s Los Angeles Chapter. Additional information about his accomplishments is at www.chusid.com.