DC Metro CSI
CSI Construction Specifications Institue is a national association of more than 8,000 experts in building construction and the materials used therein
The DC Metro Chapter is 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
DC Metro CSI history
CSI was founded in March 1948 by the specification writers of government agencies who came together to improve the quality of construction specifications. The Institute grew quickly to include specification writers in the public and private sectors, design professionals concerned about communicating their vision in construction documents, constructors interested in delivering high-quality facilities, and material suppliers with unique solutions to construction challenges.
These construction professionals continue to work together today as CSI members to effectively communicate the designers’ vision, the material producers’ solutions, and the constructors’ techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners’ objectives.
The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.CSI is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein. They are dedicated to improving the communication of construction information through: