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The Construction Specifications Institute BUILDING PEOPLE, PROCESS & PERFORMANCE Baltimore Chapter 101 Presented By: ________________
WHAT IS CSI? A national organization of the leaders of the construction industry working together to advancing and sustaining the built environment A technical organization that works to organize, standardize, retrieve, and communicate construction information A society of individuals that facilitate an exchange of information not found in one-discipline organizations The leaders of the construction industry developing cutting-edge technical support programs A Certification program and continuing education provider
CSI IS EVERYWHERE!!! 146 CHAPTERS (2 INTERNATIONAL) BALTIMORE IS THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION : OVER 200 MEMBERS 14,000 + INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS REGISTERED BALTIMORE CHAPTER MEMBERS 13,000 DINNER MEETINGS A YEAR AROUND THE COUNTRY ANNUAL CSI SHOW ANNUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCES AROUND THE COUNTRY
CSI ONLINE CLASSROOM Who needs to go to class to continue your education?!?! Comwww.csionlinecourses. Com Comprehensive on-demand (24 Hour) multi-media distance learning program
CSI FLAGSHIP DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS Project Resource Manual - The authoritative resource for the organization, preparation, use and interpretation of construction documents, encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility from conception through facility management. MasterFormat 2004 Edition - The recognized industry standard for more than 40 years, MasterFormat 2004 Edition replaces MasterFormat 1995, expanding the well-known “16 divisions” to 50 Divisions of construction information. Construction Specifier -the official monthly magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); offers insight and analysis on industry topics through news, product announcements, legal columns, case studies and other research as well as providing in-depth features on industry-related issues.
CSI GREENFORMAT GreenFormat will help the construction industry list and locate products based on their sustainability attributes, such as using post & pres-consumer and rapidly renewable content, low-emitting materials and compliance with generally accepted sustainable standards.
CSI CREDENTIALS Continuing education is at the core of CSI Construction Document Technologist Learn documents within the construction process, contractual relationships, and use of construction documents Certified Construction Specifier Study contractual relationships, document organization and document preparation. Certified Construction Contract Administrator Study construction contract administration, preconstruction activities and procedures, construction phase activities, construction observation procedures and the project closeout process. Certified Construction Product Representative Study construction product representation, preparation of construction documents, use of construction documents and the construction process
GET INVOLVED Learn (www.csinet.org) Join a Chapter (www.csinet.org/membership)www.csinet.org/membership Attend monthly Chapter meetings Attend the CSI Show (www.csishow.com) Pursue a CSI Certification Purchase a Project Resource Manual Be a speaker at a CSI event Write an article for your local newsletter Volunteer to help with a committee Become a leader in the construction industry and in your community Network with your fellow Chapter members
Monthly Chapter Meetings September – June Second Thursday of the month Location: Admiral Fell Inn in historic Fells Point Meeting cost: $40/person Schedule: 4:30 – 5:30 Open Board Meeting 5:30 – 6:30 Networking Hour 6:30 – 7:30 Buffett dinner 7:30 – 8:15 Educational Program Tabletop opportunities for firms during the networking hour Educational programs offered by knowledgeable sources in the industry Members can request program topics Panel discussions are offered Provide continuing education credits to members 1-2 programs per year are off-site, at other locations
CSI ANNUAL DUES AFFORDABLE RATES!!!! GREAT VALUE!!! PROFESSIONAL / INDUSTRY / ASSOCIATE: $220 INTERMEDIATE: $100 STUDENT: $27 RETIRED: $35 HONORARY / EMERITUS / LIFETIME: NO CHARGE LOCAL CHAPTER: $50
KEEP YOUR BUSINESS ON THE LEADING EDGE! HERE’S HOW TO JOIN: HAVE YOUR EMPLOYEES GO TO THE CSI WEBSITE: CLICK ON “MEMBERSHIP”, THEN “JOIN CSI” SEND AN TO OR CALL CSI MEMBER SERVICES AT , EXT BE SURE TO LIST THE MEMBER NUMBER OF THE MEMBER WHO SUGGESTED YOU JOIN THE ORGANIZATION JOIN TODAY!