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The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice

Fifth Edition w/ CD-ROM
by the Construction Specifications Institute

"The" authoritative resource for the organization, preparation, use, and interpretation of construction documents encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility!

This reference guide gives you working tools to make every project go smoother and quicker. It helps avoid errors, misunderstandings, and cost overruns. It also assists you in reaching the ultimate project goal—coming in on time and within budget, and meeting the owner's needs.

New to this Fifth Edition:

  • Expanded to include all stages of a facility life cycle
  • Guide to Project Conception for owners, developers, and A/Es
  • Guide to selecting a project delivery method
  • Guide for procurement (bidding/negotiating/purchasing)
  • Contains construction project administration and management tools
  • Effective transition from construction to facility management
  • New forms

The Project Resource Manual expands the scope of the manual to meet the requirements of all participants involved in a construction project in a stage-by-stage progression, including owners, A/Es, design-builders, contractors, construction managers, product representatives, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, attorneys, and facility managers.

Filled with helpful solutions, the new edition gives you a common language and system for organizing, standardizing, retrieving, communicating, and exchanging construction information in an effective and efficient way. Let The Project Resource Manual help improve your company or practice today.


  1. Introduction
    • The Project
    • The Project Team
    • Project Participants
    • Project Team Participation
    • Facility Life Cycle
    • Summary

  2. Project Conception
    • Introduction
    • Defining the Project
    • Preliminary Studies/Due Diligence
    • Site Selection
    • Budget
    • Project Scheduling
    • Facility Performance Criteria
    • Information Integration
    • Summary

  3. Project Delivery
    • Introduction
    • Services
    • Factors Affecting Project Delivery
    • Project Delivery Methods and Services
    • The Project Team
    • Summary

  4. Design
    • Introduction
    • Design Processes and Phases
    • Design Considerations
    • Product Evaluation and Selection
    • Quality
    • Controlling the Variables
    • Cost Estimating and Value Analysis
    • Schematic Design Documentation
    • Design Development Documentation
    • Product Representation
    • Summary

  5. Construction Documents
    • Introduction
    • Procurement Requirements
    • Construction Agreements
    • Conditions of the Contract
    • Formats
    • Division 01-General Requirements
    • Methods of Specifying
    • Specification Language
    • Project Manual and Specifications Practices
    • Drawings
    • Coordinating Drawings and Specifications
    • Procurement and Contract Document Modifications
    • Master Guide Specifications
    • Shortform Specifications
    • Performance Specifying
    • Specifying for the Purchase of Goods
    • Specifying for Federal Agencies
    • Warranties
    • Construction Bonds
    • Construction Insurance
    • Summary

  6. Bidding/Negotiating/Purchasing
    • Introduction
    • Pricing Considerations
    • Project Information
    • Bidding
    • Negotiating
    • Subcontracting
    • Award of Contract
    • Purchasing of Goods
    • Agreements
    • Summary

  7. Construction
    • Introduction
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Preconstruction
    • Meetings
    • Submittals
    • Site Visits, Observation, and Inspection
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    • Interpretations and Modifications
    • Executing the Work
    • Claims and Disputes
    • Measurement and Payment
    • Project Closeout
    • Developing a Construction Contract Administration Guide
    • Summary

  8. Facility Management
    • Introduction
    • Facility Manager's Role in Project Closeout
    • Operations and Maintenance
    • Resource Materials
    • Facility Evaluation
    • Documents for Life Cycle Activities
    • Summary

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The Project Resource Manual:
CSI Manual of Practice 5th Edition

by the Construction Specifications Institute
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