Tips for finding your mentor

Some view mentorship as a formal process where two people are set up to connect and learn from each other. This can feel contrived and awkward, or even sound scary. My personal definition of mentorship is simply ‘learning from anyone farther along the path than I am.’
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Get your hands dirty

Many specifiers grumble about the typical architect’s lack of knowledge of how things work and how building materials and assemblies go together—there is that perceived belief, “If I can draw it, someone can build it!”
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Because of the CDT

Last year, CSI’s senior manager for marketing and communications, Christine Tanner asked her Twitter followers to complete the sentence, “Because of the CDT...” My response? “I’m a better architect and better able to serve my clients & industry partners.”
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Embracing the CDT certification

Change has always been a constant in architecture and construction, but its pace is accelerating. Successfully keeping up with all the latest developments is contingent on how quickly we adapt in an environment buffeted by forces largely beyond our control.
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Finding the Fifth C: Collaborative

If you are familiar with CSI, or architectural specifications in general, you may recognize the Four Cs. According to the Construction Product Representative Practice Guide, they represent the pillars of effective communication of construction specifications.
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