The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470940190
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470940174
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Construction Specifications Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470904879
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118027183
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Project Resource Manual PRM CSI Manual of Practice 5th Edition

Author: The Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071370048
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Building Construction

Author: Madan L Mehta
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134443470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For one- or two-semester courses in Construction Methods and Materials and Design in Architecture. Promoting comprehensive understanding in general and complex concepts in construction Exceptionally well-received and one of the most acclaimed university-level books on construction, Building Construction, Principles, Materials and Systems is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. It’s informed by a core philosophy that sufficient grounding in the principles and science of construction is the best way to equip today’s designers and constructors to respond successfully to rapid changes in the built environment. By ensuring students are well-versed in the science and technology of materials and systems, the text aims to better prepare architects, engineers, and constructors to produce a resilient and sustainable built environment—a need that will grow with increasing urbanization across the globe. The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The Third Edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous versions. It incorporates the latest updates available, features over one thousand new end-of-chapter problems, and now addresses common errors related to the topic. The organization of the text fosters a definitive understanding of general concepts before moving on to more complex concepts. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes original illustrations.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118667131
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice. An accompanying web site contains samples of the latest AIA Contract Documents in PDF format.

Standards of Practice in Construction Specifying

Author: Dennis J. Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118748999
Format: PDF
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Construction Specifications provide critical information necessary to convey the design intent of the Architect and the legally enforceable contract requirements. Many factors must be considered by the Architect in the development of written construction documents, including project delivery method, project ownership, sustainability, and code requirements. This companion guide to the 2013 AIA National Convention Presentation “Architect’s Guide to Construction Specifications” provides excerpts from important industry publications regarding the preparation of construction documents. Material was carefully selected from the following books: - CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide - Architect’s Guide to the US National CAD Standard - CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide - Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice 14e Additional excerpts have been provided from CSI Formats to provide an overview of organizational standards for Specifications including: - MasterFormat - SectionFormat/PageFormat - PPDFormat Added material includes examples for comment document types, which can also be used as templates: Outline Specification; Short Form Specification; Certification and Seals Page; and Addendum This e-only book is an essential companion to the presentation or can stand alone as a necessary reference providing users ready access to key understanding of the methods of specifying; organizing structures for building information; and other components that should be considered in the preparation of a project manual.

Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134472918
Format: PDF
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Up-to-date issues and standards relating to construction safety. Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards prepares students to handle all of the safety, health, and compliance responsibilities of even the largest construction projects. In addition to providing current coverage of the latest information and requirements in the OSHA standards for construction (29 CFR 1926, Subparts A through Z plus AA and CC), the text also includes essential safety topics not covered in the standards, such as accident causation theories and ethics and safety. Included are chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, review questions, critical thinking activities, and application activities to ensure understanding of the topics presented in each chapter. The Second Edition includes important new coverage and updating throughout, including a new chapter on innovative approaches to construction safety that go beyond just compliance (new Chapter 3).