CSI On-Demand Webinars are education sessions that provide convenient, quality learning at an affordable price you will be able to see materials, hear an instructor and earn continuing education credit. Courses qualify for CSI Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and AIA Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Check the course description for details.

On-Demand Webinars are designed with the individual in mind and as such only a single person may take the quiz and obtain continuing education credit. The cost per webinar is $55 for CSI members, or $75 for non-members -- join CSI now and save when you register for an on-demand webinar! *

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On-Demand Webinars

Exclusive Free CSI Member Webinars

 

CSI Members: FREE/Non-Members: $20 each

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Member Webinar- Embracing IPD: How Integrated Project Delivery Works, Contracts to Use, and the Benefits and Risks
Explore how the IPD model is structured, how it is evolving, how it operates, the benefits and rewards for the parties involved, and the AIA contracts that address it.
 

CSI Member Webinar - A Specifications Primer for the Nonspecifier
This presentation will help non-specifiers form a foundational understanding of these important contract documents.
 

CSI Member Webinar Contracting Between Design Professionals? ConsensusDocs Contracts Can Help
This webinar, given by two of the lead authors of the working group that drafted the new contract document, will highlight critical issues that any agreement negotiated between design professionals and consultants should address, and project-specific considerations that designers and consultants may want to consider addressing in the context of such contract negotiations.
 


OmniClass Education Series

OmniClass Education Series

OmniClass: The Designer
This session will examine the OmniClass classification system from the designer viewpoint .
 

OmniClass 101
This introductory session will help participants understand the benefits of OmniClass classification and how data classifications help support the eased exchange of all information throughout the project throughout the full facility life cycle.
 


Free Webinar: Air Barrier Systems: Silicone Solutions to Reduce Building Air Infiltration

Sponsored By Dow Corning Corporation
 

FREE Webinar : Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance and Design Freedom with Innovative High Performance Insulation

Sponsored by Dow Corning Corporation
 

FREE Webinar - The New Codes Implications for Extruded Aluminum Building Components

Sponsored by Aluminum Extruders Council
 

Free Webinar Its About Shape: Designing with Extrusions for Building & Construction

Sponsored by Aluminum Extruders Council

FREE WebReach - Its About Shape: Designing with Extrusions for Building & Construction
Sponsored by Aluminum Extruders Council
 


2014 CDT Prep Course

The CDT Prep Course is a series webinars that provide an overview of the fundamentals and formats of construction documents as promulgated by CSI and the general conditions of the contract for construction. The CDT Prep Course lays the groundwork for understanding the development of facilities and the ins and outs of the process and, most importantly, prepare students for taking the CDT exam.
Total instructional time: 11 Hours (8 Sessions) Total credit: 11 Hours PDH/CES

Member Price: $175
Nonmember Price: $230


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CDT Prep Course Session 1: Fundamentals
Speaker: Marc C. Chavez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP

CDT Prep Course Session 2: Project Concept and Delivery
Speaker: Neil H. Davison, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA

CDT Prep Course Bonus Session: AIA
Speaker: Marc C. Chavez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP

CDT Prep Course Session 10 & 11: Construction Part 2 and Life Cycle Activities
Speakers: Laura Jean I. Frye, CSI, CCS,
Cherise S. Schacter, CSI, CDT

CDT Prep Course Session 8 & 9: Preconstruction and Construction Part 1
Speakers:Neil H. Davison, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
Laura Jean I. Frye, CSI, CCS

CDT Prep Course Sessions 4 & 5: Construction Documents Part 1 and 2
Speakers: Cherise S. Schacter, CSI, CDT
Marc C. Chavez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP

CDT Prep Course Session 6 & 7: Construction Documents Part 3 and Procurement
Speakers: Laura Jean I. Frye, CSI, CCS,
Cherise S. Schacter, CSI, CDT

CDT Prep Course Session 3: Design Process
Speaker: Neil H. Davison, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA


Free Webinar-Continuous Insulation and Air Barriers for High Performance Framed Wall Assemblies

Sponsored by Dryvit Systems, Inc.

FREE WebReach - Continuous Insulation and Air Barriers for High Performance Framed Wall Assemblies
 


CCPR Prep Course

The CCPR Prep Course is a series of webinars designed to help candidates prepare for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Examination. The CCPR Prep Course provides an in-depth review and discussion of all phases of the construction documentation, and your role in each phase. The structure of the CCPR Prep Course will follow and expand upon concepts identified in the Construction Product Representation Practice Guide and the CCPR Candidate Handbook with an emphasis on the exam content summary.

Total instructional time: 3.5 Hours (5 Sessions)


Member Price: $235
Nonmember Price: $295


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CCPR Prep Course Session 1: Pre-Project Activities
Speaker:Laura Jean I. Frye, CSI, CCS, AHC
 

CCPR Prep Course Session 2: Project Design
Speaker: Timothy J. Gottwalt, CSI, CCPR, CDC, AHC
 

CCPR Prep Course Session 3: Procurement
Speaker: Brian Keil, CSI, CCPR
 

CCPR Prep Course Session 4: Construction
Speaker: Bill Coady, CSI, CCPR
 

CCPR Prep Course Session 5: Facility Management
Speaker: Jim Whitfield, II, FCSI, CCPR, CTC, LEED AP
 


BIM for Building Product Manufacturers

Speaker: Robert Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP Sumex Design

Join Robert Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP, leader of CSIs BIM Practice Group, and let an expert on what architects are looking for and what manufacturers can deliver explain to you what your company needs to deliver to your design clients. Architects have made a wholesale change in how they develop projects, moving from 2D CAD software to 3D BIM software. Because a BIM project is driven largely by the elements used to build it, BIM is only as good as the components that are available. Making manufacturer specific components available to architects will allow them to specify exact products and leverage the information contained within them. BIM for Building Product Manufacturers will go through the expectations that Architects have regarding BIM Content, and provide a sense of what to do and what not to do when getting models developed.

BIM for Building Product Manufacturers
Speaker:
Robert Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP
Sumex Design


Join Robert Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP, leader of CSI's BIM Practice Group, and let an expert on what architects are looking for and what manufacturers can deliver explain to you what your company needs to deliver to your design clients. Architects have made a wholesale change in how they develop projects, moving from 2D CAD software to 3D BIM software. Because a BIM project is driven largely by the elements used to build it, BIM is only as good as the components that are available. Making manufacturer specific components available to architects will allow them to specify exact products and leverage the information contained within them. BIM for Building Product Manufacturers will go through the expectations that Architects have regarding BIM Content, and provide a sense of what to do and what not to do when getting models developed.
 


CCS (Retired) Prep Course Review

This series of onDemand Webinars is a retired CCS Prep Course.
For those candidates preparing for the exam, this content can be used as an auxiliary aid to a study plan based on the 2014 CCS Candidate Handbook and the content domains listed therein.
Total instructional time: 7.5 Hours (5 Sessions)


Member Price: $115
Nonmember Price: $175


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Webinar 01: Construction Contract Types/ Specifying Techniques and Applications
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Prep Course Webinar 01: Construction Contract Types/ Specifying Techniques and Applications
 

Webinar 02: Agreements and Conditions of the Contract /Changes in the Work and Construction and Design Document Organization
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Prep Course Webinar 02: Agreements and Conditions of the Contract /Changes in the Work and Construction and Design Document Organization
 

Webinar 03: Construction and Design Document Organization/ Division 01 General Requirements
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Prep Course:
Webinar 3: Construction and Design Document Organization and Division 01 - General Requirements
 

Webinar 04: Production Techniques/Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Prep Course: Webinar 4: Production Techniques/Procurement and Contracting Requirements
 

Webinar 05: Specifying Techniques and Applications
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Prep Course Webinar 05: Specifying Techniques and Applications
 


CCCA (Retired) Prep Course

This series of onDemand Webinars is a retired CCCA Prep Course.

For those candidates preparing for the exam, this content can be used as an auxiliary aid to a study plan based on the 2014 CCCA Candidate Handbook and the content domains listed therein.

Total instructional time: Approximately 13 Hours (14 Sessions)







Member Price: $115
Nonmember Price: $175


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Session 1: Documents Used During Construct and Project Delivery Methods
 

Session 2: Roles and Responsibilities
 

Session 3: Preconstruction
 

Session 4: Procurement
 

Session 5: Meetings
 

Session 6: Submittals
 

Session 7: Site Visits, Observation, and Inspection
 

Session 8: Quality Assurance and Quality Control
 

Session 9: Interpretations and Modifications
 

Sessions 10-11: Executing the Work and Claims and Disputes
 

Session 12: Measurement and Payment
 

Sessions 13-14: Project Closeout and Facility Management
 


No Exceptions Taken: Understanding the Legal Consequences of Shop Drawings and Other Submittals

Speaker: Gerald I. Katz, Esq.
Katz & Stone, L.L.P.


Architects and engineers routinely stamp shop drawings and other submittals with vague language—e.g., "no exceptions taken"—intended to limit their scope of, and liability for, submittal review. This seminar discusses the legal significance of these disclaimers: how do courts treat these disclaimers and what are the consequences for other project participants, such as owners, contractors and subcontractors?

The seminar also discusses related issues such as the contractual process under which submittals are prepared, submitted, reviewed and approved; the consequences of approving defective submittals; a contractor's obligation to review and approve the submittals of its subcontractors; and statutory obligations affecting submittals.

The submittals process is vital to any successful project. Delays in submittal submission, review and approval can—and often do—significantly impact the project schedule. This seminar will address the often-overlooked contractual and legal issues surrounding submittals that owners, architects, engineers and contractors face on projects every day.
 

The Hub of the Wheel: Specifying Division 01

Speaker:John Guill
Knowledge Engineering

In this 2-part series, Division 01 is surveyed and it's relation to the Conditions of the Contract and the requirements of the technical sections are discussed. The purpose, content and processes of Construction Administration activities are reviewed; Measurement and payment procedures are discussed; A representative approach to project-closeout activities is presented. Although not a primary focus of the course, the effects of different project delivery methods and procurement methods are briefly considered relative to their effects on the specification of Division 01.

The Hub of the Wheel: Specifying Division 01: Part 1
 

The Hub of the Wheel: Specifying Division 01: Part 2
 


Concrete With Little or No Shrinkage, Cracking and Curling

Speaker:Dave Flax
Manager - Southwest Region /The Euclid Chemical Company


This presentation will cover a great many topics that effect the shrinkage, cracking and curling of concrete. Typical concrete shrinks about 0.06%. In this presentation the emphasis for the concrete mix design will be on reducing the shrinkage to 0.04%, 0.02% or even 0.00% by the use of the proper coarse aggregate size & quantity and by the use of shrinkage reducing & shrinkage compensating admixtures. We will cover how to write a spec to achieve these low shrinkage percentages.

But if we don't want cracks and curling, getting the mix design right is only the beginning. We will also look at what happens after the concrete is placed. Including the use of an evaporation retarder, proper curing, joint layout, sawcutting, etc.

There are many tests that are typically run on the concrete at the jobsite and in the weeks following, but none of them tell us right there at the job site in real time if concrete is likely to shrink, crack and curl. We will cover the one job site test method that will provide that critical information immediately
 

How the Courts Interpret Specifications

Speaker:
Gerald I. Katz, Esq.
Katz & Stone, L.L.P.


Specifications are contract provisions. Like any other portion of a construction contract that is unclear or unambiguous, a faulty specification often creates disputes which then must be resolved by the courts according to basic rules of contract interpretation. Being familiar with these rules will help in understanding and using specifications, and enable specifiers to do a better job of crafting clear, concise specifications and avoiding disputes.
 

CDT (Retired) Prep Course Review

This series of onDemand Webinars is a retired CDT Prep Course.
For those candidates preparing for the exam, this content can be used as an auxiliary aid to a study plan based on the 2014 CDT Candidate Handbook and the content domains listed therein.
Total instructional time: 11 Hours (11 Sessions) Total credit: 10 Hours PDH/CES


Member Price: $80
Nonmember Price: $135


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Session 01: Fundamentals

Session 02: Planning & Pre-Design

Session 03: Design

Session 04: Construction Documents Part 1

Session 05: Construction Documents Part 2

Session 06: Construction Documents Part 3

Session 07: Procurement

Session 08: Construction Part 1

Session 09: Construction Part 2

Session 10: Post Construction

Session 11: AIA Document A201-2007


Writing Effective Sustainable Design Specifications

Speaker:
Gregory Markling, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB, AIA
Principal, MOA Architectural Partnership

MasterFormat 2010 Update provides for the inclusion of all required information to properly and completely specify sustainable design requirements. This webinar will discuss the basic structure of sustainable design specifications within the larger context of a Project Manual, the Division 01 concept for specifying project-wide sustainable design requirements, and will provide specific text examples of effective sustainable design requirements in Division 01 and other Work Results Sections of the specifications. The webinar will also discuss construction Drawing support for sustainable design requirements, and will address key contractual issues associated with sustainable design and construction.


 


Reinvention through BIM: The Role of Technology in Practice Transformation


Speakers:
Erin Rae Hoffer, CSI, AIA, LEED AP
AutoDesk

The construction industry is working through great economic, social, and technological challenges. Architects, engineers and contractors are riding a torrential wave of change which forces us to rethink what we can contribute to the profession, the industry, and to society. To succeed, we must define and incorporate new competencies.

This session will consider the skill set implications of technology trends impacting design and construction, with a specific focus on building information modeling. How does BIM reshape the vision of practice for AEC and require new skills and attitudes? How do model-based practice skills enable practitioners to move the industry to achieve sustainable collaborative projects?

These opportunities imply a new vision for firms, business models, and the careers of emerging and mature professionals. Consider strategies for the next stage of reinvention of your company and your career.


 


Advanced Construction Specifications

Speaker:John Guill
Knowledge Engineering

This 3-part course explains how Construction specifications are an essential part of Contract Documentation to facilitate clear communications between team members. Learn how to specify appropriate quality; how to describe and enforce your design intent, how to coordinate specifications with drawings. Learn hints, tips, tricks and key language for preparing professional specifications. Understand the preparation, use and maintenance of Master Guide Specifications and the process of preparing and assembling a Project Manual. A brief survey of Division 01 General Requirements and the effects of varying Project Delivery Methods on the Specifications are also considered.

Advanced Construction Specifications - Part 1
 

Advanced Construction Specifications - Part 2
 

Advanced Construction Specifications - Part 3
 


Shop Drawings and Other Construction Submittals Legal and Architectural Perspectives

Speakers:
Eliot Goldstein
The Goldstein Partnership, Architects & Planners

Robert Epstein, Esq
Greenberg Traurig LLP


There is perhaps no aspect of construction which is more misunderstood, and which is more fraught with the potential for confusion, than the shop drawing submittal process. When the process breaks down, the result can be deficient work, economic loss and even disastrous collapse. This webinar helps all parties to construction projects - owners, designers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers - understand their responsibilities and risks in the shop drawings submittal process, and how to handle problems when they arise. In addition, this webinar will discuss Change Order Requests and Requests For Information - two other types of construction submittals which frequently lead to disputes and are fraught with risk. The presenters are a leading construction attorney and an architect who specializes in the design of complex public and institutional buildings. This webinar is a must for anyone involved in construction projects.
 

Incorporating LEED into Project Specifications

Speakers: Susan Kaplan
Director of Specifications and Sustainability / HLW International

Linton Stables
Senior Associate / Perkins Eastman Architects

Ross Spiegel
Associate and Senior Specification Writer / Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

This 3-part course provides attendees with an understanding of the importance of specifications in documenting LEED requirements following CSIs recommended practices and formats. The course also explains the need for an integrated team approach to achieve LEED/sustainable goals on a project and the critical function of the specifier on that team. Attendees will learn how to find, evaluate and specify appropriate green products, materials, systems and construction procedures and, lastly, how to implement these specified techniques during the construction phase.

Incorporating LEED into Project Specifications, Part 1
 

Incorporating LEED into Project Specifications, Part 2
 

Incorporating LEED into Project Specifications, Part 3
 


Creating Success with Effective Proposals


Speaker: Kimberly Kayler
Constructive Communication, Inc


Regardless of your experience, a poor proposal can lead you to lose a job that should have been yours! Increase your chances of securing the work you want by knowing what message you're sending your prospective clients. Kimberly A Kayler, CSI, CPSM, has decade of high-level experience serving engineering, architecture and construction firms as a corporate marketing executive. In this program, she'll help you review your proposal efforts, from a go/no-go decision-making process, to deciding what to include in a proposal. You'll leave this session with a strategy as well as tips about formatting and proposal layout, common mistakes, and language blunders that you can start using today!
 

Guide Specifications: An Introduction for Building Product Manufacturers and Sales Reps

Speakers:
Michael Chusid, FCSI, CCS, SCIP
Vivan Volz, RA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
Chusid Associates


Building product manufacturers often provide guide specs to specifiers for use as starting points in the writing of project specifications. A simple guide spec is a useful tool, but much more can be accomplished when a manufacturer understands the guide spec's potential. A well-crafted guide spec, employing CSI's principles of specifying, can educate the design professional, hold the keys to successful installation, and build trust between the manufacturer and the design team. This course, led by two experienced specifiers with expertise in guide specification writing, will help suppliers identify whether a guide spec would be a valuable addition to the product literature. The course will offer insight into preparing documents that will be valuable to design professionals, contractors, and customers.
 

Negotiation Skills for Construction Professionals

Speaker:
Charles "Chuck" Doran


Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and the bestseller "Getting To Yes," this webinar is designed to build your capacity to negotiate collaboratively, producing better outcomes for all parties while enhancing long-term working relationships. Join Chuck Doran, a Senior Negotiation Instructor with MWI, for a 90-minute webinar that will introduce you to a systematic and strategic approach to decision making that will help you effectively negotiate change orders, contracts and create better deals with business partners, contractors and clients.
 

Substitution Abuse: How to Prevent (and Make) Substitutions

Speakers:
Michael Chusid, FCSI, CCS, SCIP
Aaron Chusid, CSI
Chusid Associates


Substitutions occur when a different building product is used instead of the specified product. These situations are a special problem for building product manufacturers and are costly to design professionals, building owners and contractors. This program delivers an urgent message about the sources of the problem and offers suggestions for preventing abuses, and when substitutions are necessary. It explains the 'right' way to handle substitutions to protect the integrity of the building process.
 

Preliminary Project Description Fundamentals



Speaker:
Mark Kalin, FCSI, CCS, FAIA, LEED AP
Kalin Associates


Are you ready for the new PPD and UniFormat? In 2010, the Construction Specifications Institute will issue a new Preliminary Project Description Guide and a new consensus-based UniFormat. Organized according to UniFormat, Preliminary Project Descriptions are the most effective way to describe a project during the schematic design phase of a project. PPDs organized according to UniFormat include a description of the project by elements (substructure, shell and interiors) versus work results (CSI MasterFormat numbers). With the advent of BIM and its built-in UniFormat numbering, designers and specifiers find PPDs a great tool to document the project during the schematic design phase of a project, especially for improving communication with cost estimators who already use UniFormat to model costs on nearly every project. This webinar will highlight the major updates from earlier PPD versions, show you how to develop a master PPD for your own firm, even how to translate between UniFormat and MasterFormat. Finally, a new national standard for PPDs in schematic design emerges! This workshop is designed for project architects, specifiers and cost estimators at all levels of experience with Preliminary Project Descriptions.
 

Green Building Envelope Design

Speaker:
Dr. Maria Spinu, PhD, CSI, LEED AP
Building Science Manager, Dupont

Attendees will learn the attributes of a "green" (or sustainable) building envelope, current technologies for green building envelope design and the importance of a holistic design in achieving maximum sustainability and energy benefits. Trends in building energy codes will be discussed as will the sustainability benefits of building envelope airtightness, a readily available and cost effective technology.

This course now offers GBCI CE hours!

 

Change Order Basics: Fundamentals of Construction Contract Modification

Speakers:
Bryan Jackson
Robert J. "Mike" Cathcart
Allen Matkins, Attorneys at Law


Learn valuable information on change orders, construction change directives, cardinal changes, abandonment, contract modifications, and managing change. You will gain a clear understanding of these concepts and how they apply to the owner, contractor, subcontractor, lender and surety. Also, the panel discusses differing site conditions, defective or ambiguous plans & specifications, disclosure of information, allowances, owner interference, inspections, unit prices, ripple effect, cumulative impacts, disruption, total cost claims, modified total cost claims, contingency and how these concepts relate to construction contract modifications.
 

Fundamentals of Construction Specifications

Speaker:
Ralph Liebing, RA, CSI, CPCA, CBO
Senior Architect - Specifications
Hixson Architects/Engineers/Interiors

These sessions address the general concepts and principles that are at the root of proper, correct and effective specifications writing - a foundation, on which there can be sound individual growth, experience and expertise within almost any office environment.

Construction Specifications: Use & Value
 

Construction Specifications: Contribution & Importance
 

Construction Specifications: Relevance, Awareness & Relationships
 

Construction Specifications: Concept & Philosophy