The Construction Specifications Institute

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is an individual membership technical society whose core purpose is to improve the process of creating and sustaining the built environment. The Institute provides an avenue for professionals to educate themselves on the technical aspects and applicable nature of products, maintain continuing education credits, attend national conferences and seminars, qualify for scholarships as emerging professionals, and to enhance communication among all disciplines of non-residential building design and construction. It is an end goal of the organization to meet the industry’s need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction information. CSI’s more than 18,000 members includes architects, engineers, constructors, specifiers and suppliers of construction products, building owners, and facility managers. Founded in 1948, CSI is headquartered outside of Washington in Alexandria, VA, and has 143 local chapters nationwide.

CSI Mission

The Construction Specifications Institute advances the process of creating and sustaining the built environment for the benefit of the construction community by using the diversity of its members to exchange knowledge.

Code of Ethics

Believing that honesty and integrity, high ideals and concern for the health, safety, and welfare of the construction industry are both desirable and necessary, and in a sincere effort to promote the mission of the Institute, members of CSI pledge themselves to:

  • Establish and maintain high standards of professional conduct

  • Freely interchange information and experience with members of the construction community

  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged information

  • Avoid conflicts of interest

  • Avoid misinterpretation of products and services

  • Promote improvement of construction communications, techniques and procedures