First published in 1967, the CSI Manual of Practice has been recognized as the standard for project manual preparation and administration.NEW IN THIS EDITION 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-PresidentA COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS 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.INSIDE: RESOURCES TO BUILD ON: * Construction Industry Fundamentals * Project Conception * Project Planning and Design * Project Delivery * Construction Documents * Bidding/Negotiating/Purchasing * Managing Construction * Construction Contract Administration * Product Representation * Facilities ManagementCrosbie, Michael J. is the author of 'Project Resource Manual CSI Manual of Practice', published 2004 under ISBN 9780071370042 and ISBN 0071370048.