About Us

Founded in 1948, CSI is a national association of more than 8,000 experts in building construction and the materials used therein. We are dedicated to improving the communication of construction information through:

  • A diversified membership base of allied professionals involved in the creation and management of the built environment. Join us!
  • Continuous development and transformation of standards and formats.
  • Education and certification of professionals to improve project delivery processes.
  • Creation of practice tools to assist users throughout the facility life-cycle.

Our Mission

To advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

Our Key Programs

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Certification

CSI is renown in the industry for its rigorous certification programs, which include:
Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) Certificate — A comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents.
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) — Demonstrates excellence in specifications and contract document preparation.
Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) — Truly understand all facets of the construction process and contractual relationships.
Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)  An in-depth understanding of the construction process and superior ability in effective representation.

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Local Chapters

CSI chapters across the country do more than provide networking – expect high-quality education programs and events that help members share real-world solutions and better understand the roles and responsibilities of each member of the construction team. Learn more.

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Education

CSI education focuses on teaching the roles and responsibilities of each member of the team, and how products and materials interact on the job site. Learn more.

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Standards

CSI works with organizations around the globe to create and maintain the standards that guide the construction industry's communication and documentation including:
MasterFormat®: The industry standard for specifications, estimates and product data.
UniFormat®: This format organizes Preliminary Project Descriptions, cost estimates, BIM objects, and early project information.