Contract Specifications and CSI Master Format

Online /
May 16, 2024 /
Course Code: 0505-WEB24

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After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Obtain a solid understanding of the master format and construction specifications system
  • Navigate through the divisions of the contract with more efficiency and knowledge
  • Understand the CSI-CSC system general guidelines, changes in specification, and how to ensure using the correct specifications for your projects and products.

The course will provide essential information and necessary knowledge of construction specifications. It will help you obtain a thorough understanding and provide guidelines on how to read and understand the CSI – CSC MasterFormat® with its older and new versions. It will simplify the reasons behind the change, enhancing your knowledge and ability to utilize this change to manage procurement and projects.

The course is essential and comprehensive in providing a thorough understanding of the role of specifications in contract documents and the best industry practices in managing specifications in design and procurement in relation to construction work, materials supply and production. 

Topic Background:

Design contracts are the most common contract types. People in the construction industry must have a solid grasp of specifications to achieve successful contracting work. CSI is the source of information and support in specifications writing; it has created a successful source system for many years, so why is there a current need for change? This course will focus on answering this question, providing a good understanding of the format and case study on contract specifications.

Who Should Attend:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers and architects
  • Engineers
  • Estimators
  • People with a construction background who need to obtain better knowledge of contractual specification
  • People in manufacturing and material production
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Firas Shugaa, BSc Arch, PMP, LEED AP, BCIN, REP

Firas Shugaa is a Bachelor of architectural engineering since 1984 with years of experience in both design & construction as a senior project manager for award-winning projects, including ICI, medical and infrastructure construction using sound project management, functional, cost-effective project controls and quality procedures.

He is certified as an adult learning and continuing education teacher in Ontario colleges, delivering technical project management expertise combined with field practice. Firas is active in many chapters and professional associations, holding designations such as LEED AP BD+C, PMP, REP (Renewable Energy Professional) and Building Code Designer Part 3.

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Fee & Credits

$115 + taxes

  • 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1.5 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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