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The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice

The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice
Author: The Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN 13: 9780071370042
ISBN 10: 71370048
Edition: 5th
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2004-09-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
List Price: $335.00

First published in 1967, the CSI Manual of Practice has been recognized as the standard for project manual preparation and administration.


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

"It is a huge stride forward for CSI to develop a manual that covers the total life cycle of a facility. CSI is one of the few organizations in existence with the representation within it to create a 'balanced' view of such a broad subject." — Mr. Robert Johnson, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, CSI Past-President


There's no better guide for organizing and documenting construction projects than The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice. From the first glimmering of a project idea, through every stage of procurement, design, and construction, to facility management, PRM gives you working tools to make every project go smoother and quicker. It helps avoid errors, misunderstandings, and cost overruns, and assists you in reaching the ultimate project goal — coming in on time and within budget, and meeting the owner's requirements.

Used universally throughout the construction industry, The Project Resource Manual is the ideal tool to help you:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the four project teams: owner, design, contractor, and supplier
  • Determine the most appropriate project delivery method
  • Understand the design process and product selection
  • Prepare accurate and enforceable specifications applying the CSI/CSC’s UniFormat(tm), MasterFormat(tm), SectionFormat(tm), and PageFormat(tm) for clear, concise, correct, and complete contract documents
  • Coordinate, interpret, and enforce contract documents
  • Effectively administer construction contracts
  • Improve communications among project participants
  • Utilize project resources for effective facility management
  • Plan for existing facility improvements and modifications

Filled with helpful solutions, the new edition of this reference tool 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: CSI Manual of Practice, help improve your company or practice today.


* Construction Industry Fundamentals
• Project Conception
• Project Planning and Design
• Project Delivery
• Construction Documents
• Bidding/Negotiating/Purchasing
• Managing Construction
• Construction Contract Administration
• Product Representation
• Facilities Management

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is a national professional association that provides format standards to meet the construction industry's need for a common system of organizing and presenting documents. CSI also provides technical information and publications, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to assist the professions involved in creating and sustaining the built environment. CSI's 18,000 members in more than 140 chapters include architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, building owners, facility managers, and product manufacturers. Founded in 1948, CSI is the only organization that serves all the major disciplines involved in facility design and construction.