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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a nation-wide nonprofit technical organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. Founded in 1948, CSI provides a forum for architects, engineers, specification writers, contractors, suppliers, and others in the industry.

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Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

6:00-6:30 p.m. Meet-and-Greet Networking with All Attendees

6:30-7:30 p.m. Live Technical Education Program

Contemplating the “CDT”

A  Concise Look at CSI’s Premier Certification

Presentation by Chris Atwood, CSI, CDT, CCS, AIA

Have you wondered what the CDT certification is? Have you considered earning this credential? Our April meeting will feature a quick dive into the certification by looking at the source materials upon which the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification is based, including the Project  Delivery Practice Guide, recently updated to its 3rd edition, and the training aids available to help prepare for the exam such as the companion Study Guide, Exam Candidate Handbook, and other resources. We’ll also subject attendees to a few sample CDT test questions and discuss the answers to illustrate potential pitfalls.

Learning Objectives for Program Participants:

  • Examine the eight project delivery knowledge domains that form the foundation of skills and knowledge tested by the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) examination.
  • Understand the foundational role of construction documents in project delivery.
  • Discuss why standardized contract documents, like AIA’s A201 General Conditions, are essential to successful project delivery.
  • Explore the benefits of preparing for the CDT exam, regardless of one’s role in the project delivery process.

Chris Atwood is a co-chair of the CSI Central Pennsylvania Chapter’s Certification Committee, and instructional coordinator for the Chapter’s CDT exam preparation course. He is a registered architect and Senior Specification Writer with the Facilities Corporate Business Group at Gannett Fleming, Inc.

TO REGISTER for this FREE program and receive the Zoom URL link, email our host, Ken Robinson at kbrpe@kbraengineering.com no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 13.

CPC-CSI members attending this program will receive a $20 Panera Gift Card by electronic delivery, following the meeting, as a thank you for being chapter members and participating.

This program will be submitted to AIA CES for 1 LU continuing education. Certificates will be available to all attendees, issued by email following the meeting.

The CPC CSI Board meeting will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., prior to the chapter meeting. All CPC CSI members are welcome to attend (if so, please note when you register for the program).

Our Program Committee continues to seek ideas for diverse, unbiased, educational presentations pertinent to the AEC industry.  If you would like to be part of our Program Committee, or just have some program ideas to share, please contact Chris Atwood (catwood@gfnet.com) or Jeff Turicik (JeffTurick@ykkap.com)