Get the must-have reference on standards and best practices for the delivery of a construction project. The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifi cally and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. Laying the foundation for this series, The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It also serves as the pivotal starting point for understanding CSI's core values, as well as a useful study aid for those wishing to obtain the Construction Documents Technologist certificate. This easy-to-follow guide: Is a great introduction to the construction process for the new practitioner. Functions as a ready reference for the experienced construction professional. Packaged with the book is an access code which allows access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and samples of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide offers general information all construction professionals need for understanding their roles in the delivery of a construction project. Key principles are presented and discussed in detail to allow the reader to take full advantage of material covered in depth by the more specialized CSI Practice Guides. If you can own only one Practice Guide, this is the one to get.
The must-have specifications writing reference—and essential study aid for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process. The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the specifications professional in meeting the challenges of the changing world of construction. In this volume, guidelines on topics like writing quality construction specifications and product selection are meshed with best practices for managing project information, working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery, and writing sustainable design specifications. Other material covered in this guide includes: The Construction Specifications Institute's collected best practices for authoring specifications Specialized guidance on presentation and management of project information in the context of Building Information Modeling and sustainable design Includes access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat An authoritative resource for effective written communication of design intent, The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide presents construction professionals and students studying for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam with a solid foundation for improving their methods of collecting and delivering important specifications data. Serves as an authoritativeresource for effective writing of design intent Includes CSI's best practicesfor authoring specifications Offers specialized guidance on project information in the context of BIM and sustainable design
Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam. The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide: Takes an in-depth look at standard contract documents and their successful use in construction projects. Provides expert commentary on various standard forms and their use in documenting design decisions made during project construction and providing for clear project communications. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of all parties to construction agreements and their effective management. Packaged with the book is an access code which provides access to a password-protected Web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. This easy-to-follow guide offers invaluable tips all construction professionals can immediately put to use for improving the overall skill and efficiency of document preparation that accurately conveys stated goals, ensuring that all interested individuals receive fair representation throughout the entire construction process. Part of the CSI Practice Guides, a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.
The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of commercial-level sustainable facilities. It offers guidelines and standards for applying sustainable design and construction principles in practical terms. This Practice Guide includes an overview of sustainable design standards and rating systems; an overview of green products and systems, and how to evaluate them; the lifecycle of a building; and the roles and responsibilities of members of the design and construction team.
This is the leading reference on the organization, preparation, and use of construction information and the only one to cover the construction process from planning and design to construction administration. It details the basic practices involved in project delivery systems, cost estimating, construction documents, and code appliance. This new edition expands that scope to include information on project conception and project representation., This material, combined with a full complement of documents, contracts, and forms, makes this the single most comprehensive practice reference in the construction industry.
This book offers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of best practices for effective construction product representation. Readers will find complete guidance on how to prepare and use documents, how to choose the appropriate products for a given project, and what role to play in the construction process and in an Integrated Product Delivery (IPD) workflow. A must-have resource for anyone studying for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam, the book also features a companion website with a PDF file of the book as well as CSI format documents, such as Uniformat and Sectionformat/Pageformat.
The authoritative resource for the organization, preparation, use, and interpretation of construction documents encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility. This new edition considers the need for interdependent processes of design, construction and facility use. The Fifth Edition expands the scope of the manual to meet the requirements of all participants involved in a construction project in a stage-by-stage progression, including owners, A/Es, design-builders, contractors, construction managers, product representatives, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, attorneys, and facility managers. It promotes a team model for successful implementation.
Construction Specifications provide critical informationnecessary to convey the design intent of the Architect and thelegally enforceable contract requirements. Many factors mustbe considered by the Architect in the development of writtenconstruction documents, including project delivery method, projectownership, sustainability, and code requirements. This companion guide to the 2013 AIA National ConventionPresentation “Architect’s Guide to ConstructionSpecifications” provides excerpts from important industrypublications regarding the preparation of construction documents. Material was carefully selected from the followingbooks: - CSI ConstructionSpecifications Practice Guide - Architect’s Guide tothe US National CAD Standard - CSI Construction ContractAdministration Practice Guide - Architect’s Handbook ofProfessional Practice 14e Additional excerpts have been provided from CSI Formats toprovide an overview of organizational standards for Specificationsincluding: - MasterFormat - SectionFormat/PageFormat - PPDFormat Added material includes examples for comment document types, whichcan also be used as templates: Outline Specification; ShortForm Specification; Certification and Seals Page; andAddendum This e-only book is an essential companion to thepresentation or can stand alone as a necessary reference providingusers ready access to key understanding of the methods ofspecifying; organizing structures for building information; andother components that should be considered in the preparation of aproject manual.
The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The second edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous version. It incorporates the latest updates available, features hundreds of new pieces of artwork, and is now in FULL COLOR! Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, and teaching, Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems 2nd Edition is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. Continuing on with the books unique organization, Principles of Construction are covered in Part One and Materials and Systems of Construction are covered in Part Two. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9" x 12") that provides an open and inviting layout that readers are sure to appreciate. Plus! A completely revamped and expanded companion website, "MyConstructionKit", is also available!