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The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references for the construction professional, designed to provide specific knowledge and best practices for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. This new addition to the series provides information on best practices for effective and professional construction product representation. This book is an essential resource for studying for CSIs CCPR exam given twice a year. In addition, an accompanying Web site offers a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as Uniformat and Sectionformat/Pageformat.

Author Biography

CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building materials suppliers. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 The Construction Specifications Institute

1.3 Reference Document

1.4 The Practice Guide Structure

1.5 Terminology

1.6 The Construction Product Representative

1.7 Project Life Cycle

Chapter 2 Product Representation

2.1 Product Representation:

2.2 Educational Background

2.3 Personal Characteristics

2.4 Proficiency

2.5 Forms of Representation

2.6 Working with the Project Team

2.7 Communication Relationships

2.9 Determining the Target Market

2.10 Developing Leads

2.11 Contacting Decision Makers

2.12 Product Information

2.13 Loose Information

2.14 Distributing Product Information

2.15 Product Presentations

2.16 Calls

2.17 Forms of Presentation

2.19 Activities and Deliverables

2.20 Summary

Chapter 3 Formats

3.1 Formats

3.2 Hierarchy of Formats

3.3 SectionFormat

3.4 PageFormat

3.5 GreenFormat ?

3.6 Summary

Chapter 4 Project Team - Roles and Responsibilities

4.1 The Project Team

4.2 Project Participants

4.3 Project Team Participation

Chapter 5 Project Delivery

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Services

5.2.1 Design Services

5.2.2 Construction Services

5.3 Factors Affecting Project Delivery

5.5 Project Delivery Methods And Services

5.6 The Project Team

5.7 Summary

Chapter 6 Design Phase Activities

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Design Processes and Phases

6.3 Design Considerations

6.4 Product Evaluation and Selection

6.5 Quality

6.6 Controlling The Variables

6.7 Cost Estimating And Value Analysis

6.8 Schematic Design Documentation

6.9 Design Development Documentation

Chapter 7 Construction Documents

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Methods Of Specifying

7.3 Specification Language

7.4 Writing Style

7.5 Vocabulary

7.6 Preparing Specifications

7.7 Specifying Workmanship

7.8 Drawing Trends

7.9 Terminology and Abbreviations

7.10 Responsibility for Coordination

Chapter 8 Procurement Phase Activities

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Pricing

8.3 Project Information

8.4 Bidding

8.5 Negotiating

8.6 Subcontracting

8.7 Award Of Contract

8.8 Purchasing Of Goods

8.9 Agreements

8.10 Summary

Chapter 9 Construction Phase Activities

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Construction

9.3 Understanding The Documents

9.4 Administering Construction Based On Delivery Methods

9.5 Contractor’s Project Manager

9.6 Roles And Responsibilities

9.7 Pre-Construction

9.8 Meetings

9.9 Submittals

9.10 Site Visits, Observation, And Inspection

9.11 Quality Assurance And Quality Control

9.12 Interpretations And Modifications

9.13 Product Delivery And Installation

9.14 Claims And Disputes

9.15 Measurement And Payment

9.16 Summary

Chapter 10 Project Closeout

10.1 Participant Roles

10.2 Closeout Meeting

10.3 Time of Completion

10.4 Commissioning

10.5 Closeout Submittals

10.6 Final Change Order

10.7 Liquidated Damages-Penalty/Bonus Clauses

10.8 Final Inspection and Final Payment

10.9 Closeout

10.11 Post-construction Services

10.8 Post-construction Assistance

10.9 Post-construction Phase

10.11 Project Feedback

10.12 Developing a Construction Contract Administration Guide

Chapter 11 Facility Management

11.1 What is it?

11.2 Who is it?

11.3 The role of the FM

11.4 Operations & Maintenance

11.5 Types of Maintenance

11.6 Budgets

11.7 Documents for Life Cycle Activities

11.8 Summary

Chapter 12 Sustainable Design and Construction

12.1 Sustainable Design and Construction

12.2. Sustainability

12.3 Domestic (US and Canadian) 'Green' Building Rating Systems

12.4 Owner

12.5. Energy Performance and Conservation

12.6. Product and System Evaluation

Chapter 13 Summary

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