Using CSI formats effectively

The role of formats in modern construction documentation is central to CSI’s vision and purpose; they enable the structured presentation and organization of construction project information. CSI has developed many formats for the design and construction industry.
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Poems for product reps

I’m thinking about producing a line of cards for architects and specifiers to send to product representatives. We could establish “Recognize Your Golden Reps Day” on the calendar, and take a day to appreciate those who make a design professional’s job easier.
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Academies, retreats, and conferences

One of the four core values in CSI’s strategic plan is advancing education. Helping our members understand building information and communicating this data clearly, concisely, correctly, and completely is at the center of CSI’s efforts.
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Looking at CSI membership

The CSI Board of Directors’ mandate to the national Membership Committee is succinct and straightforward: increase the recruitment of new members and the retention rate for existing ones. The directive to the Membership Committees at CSI’s 10 regions and 130 chapters is much the same.
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Revisiting GreenFormat

As product sustainability information becomes more important to design professionals, suppliers are under increasing pressure to communicate their products’ green features. To compound this challenge, since ‘sustainability’ means different things to different people, there is no single standard for measuring it.
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CSI’s new look

Several weeks ago, I received a call from a middle-school student. He was supposed to interview someone in a career field in which he was interested—my ego swelled.
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Why get certified?

The certification programs offered by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) offer high value in numerous ways, enabling participants to not only advance their own career goals, but also benefit the companies and clients with whom they work.
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Do you know today’s CSI?

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) wrapped up its 56th Annual Convention this past September. The participating members came away from the event excited about our community, the relationships they built, the education they obtained, and the professional knowledge they contributed.
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