2012.03 President's Letter

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How many times have I heard people say, “I should have gone to school to finish this or that or get an education”? I say it is never too late. Are you willing to learn something new? It’s hard to be perfect, but easy to be honest. I have, after many years in the construction industry, decided to take CDT (Certified Construction Document) classes to get a better understanding of the built environment. There is a certain comfort level knowing that the individual you are dealing with and discussing details of their project has been certified.
CSI’s CDT program has provided foundation training in construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, and manufacturers’ representatives for decades. As the cornerstone of CSI's certification program, it's also prerequisite to CSI’s advanced certification exams: Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) certification.
What if the construction industry had no rules? What if there were no specification writers? Would buildings still get built? Probably, but would they get built safely and of high quality? Isn’t it better to have an organization committed to the management of information that results in the built environment? CSI’s (Construction Specification Institute’s) mission is to advance building information management and education so that project teams can improve facility performance.
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, to stay informed, find out about our organization and make some rules. Don’t sit on the sidelines and watch the world go by. If you are procrastinating or undecided, there is still time to sign up for the certification and for the study courses.

Become pro-active and check out the national CSI web site and our own Chapter site, too.

Jeffrey Matles, CSI
Chapter President