Methods, Associations, Codes, Bonding and Insurance, Certifications
a resource for this page)
CSI - Construction
(See a press release issued by CSI in October
2004 related to MasterFormat
2004 and CLA infrastructure Costs.)
CSC - Construction
AIA - American
Institute of Architects
Code Council (ICC) established in 1994 as a nonprofit
organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive
and coordinated national model construction codes.
Document Technology (CDT) - The Construction Documents
Technology (CDT) Program provides a comprehensive overview
for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages
construction documents. Project architects, contractors,
contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers
representatives are all realizing the advantages of being
Construction Documents Technologists.
Construction Specifier (CCS) - CCS certification demonstrates
your excellence in specifications and contract document
preparation and is the industry's proof that you're on top
of the complex demands of your job. Well-written documents
are the best insurance for any construction project, making
your role as a specifier more and more critical.
Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) - The CCCA
designation tells the industry that you truly understand
all facets of the construction process and contractual relationships,
and that you're skilled at construction contract administration
in an era of complex projects, tighter delivery schedules,
and shrinking budgets.
Construction Product Representative (CCPR) - As a product
representative, you're a vital source of technical information
for the construction team. With CCPR certification, you'll
be a sought after industry expert with an in-depth understanding
of the overall construction process and superior ability
in the principles of effective product representation. Plus
CCPR on your business card means you speak the same language
as architects and that opens doors.
- A resource for locating certified professionals within
the built environment.
Papers and Arcticles
Guides and Tutorials
Contract Documents - AIA Contract Documents comprise
over 80 forms and contracts that define relationships and
terms involved in design and construction projects.
MasterFormat - (1995
Edition and 2004
Edition) - creates order where otherwise there would
be chaos. MasterFormat, a master list of numbers and titles,
is the basic reference tool used for organizing project
manuals, filing project information and identifying cost
information for projects. As industry standard in the U.S.
and Canada, it is used for both print media and online construction
- provides a uniform approach to organizing specification
text continued in a project manual. SectionFormat assists
in the organization of specification sections by establishing
a structure consisting of 3 parts. These parts organize
text consistently within each section. SectionFormat was
developed to assist in the preparation of all sections.
- describes the recommended arrangement of text on a specification
page. It provides a system for consistently formatting and
designating articles, paragraphs, and subparagraphs; and
includes guidance for page numbering, margins, and other
aspects of formatting.
Estimating - The Means Building Construction Cost Data
2004 book contains unit costs for more than 23,500 building
components. These completely-updated costs are carefully
prepared from the experience of thousands of contractors
and suppliers in the twelve months just before the book
Channel - resource for construction industry information
and news. - See the links on the lower left side of the
main page for links to Builders Exchanges, Licensing Boards,
State and Federal Offices, Universities and Colleges and
and Distributors (with resources listed on this page)