CSC Construction Specifications Canada

Construction Specifications Canada is a national, multi-disciplinary, non-profit association dedicated to the improvement of communication, contract documentation and technical information in the Design and Construction Industry.

CSC pursues the study of systems and procedures which will improve the co-ordination and dissemination of documentation relevant to the total construction process.

Some of the extensive publications we offer are the CSC Tec Aids dealing with such topics as Hazardous Substances, Concrete, Rough Carpentry, Waterproofing, Air Barriers, Insulation, Glazing and Curtain Wall. In collaboration with other associations we produce such Study Guides as the Tile, Marble and Terrazzo (ITMAC) booklets and, in conjunction with our American counterpart CSI, the Masterformat, Sectionformat and Pageformat guidelines.

In addition, we also distribute the National Master Spec or NMS. We seek to enhance the quality of the design and management aspects of construction activity through programs of publication, education and professional development, believing that by so doing we can best contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the industry as a whole. To this end we offer the nationally recognized and industry accepted Certified Technical Representative (CTR), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) as well as Registered Specification Writer (RSW) training programs.

The objectives of CSC are:

Our membership, on a local or chapter level, draws from specification writers, architects, engineers, building technologists, interior designers, contractors, construction trades personnel and associations, design and inspection authorities, government agencies and ministries, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. In short, with all those within the design and construction industry as members, we believe we have the potential for the widest reach and greatest impact.

The Vancouver Chapter meets once a month on the first or second Thursday with a guest speaker and/or a tour (lunch or dinner included) with the cost of around $25.00, payable at the door with advance notice preferred. The location and event is published in our newsletter. Our meetings are informative and fun and if you like golf, join us for our annual golf tournament.

Nationally we publish the Construction Canada magazine which each month focuses on a particular relevant theme or specific topic such as: site work, atriums, doors, and roofing (to name some recent topics). On the local level, we publish a newsletter for our members once a month (excepting July and August) that includes our meeting notices as well as articles and issues of interest. There is space for advertising products, services or events - an excellent and affordable way to promote your company.

Every second year, we host a trade show called INFONET. If you wish to participate, please let us know as soon as possible. I encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and I definitely hope to see you and your association at INFONET.

- Robert Park, President,
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Vancouver Chapter

For more information about CSC, please contact:

CSC Vancouver Chapter
P.O. Box 28035,
Harbour Centre Postal Outlet,
Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5L8

Donna Devloo
CSC Executive Secretary
Phone: 664-7550
Fax: 664-7550

SpecRite Technical Services, Robert Park
2137th Avenue,
New Westminster, B.C., V3L 1W4
Phone: 525-1761
Fax: 525-1782

P.0. Box 28035
Harbour Center Postal Outlet
Vancouver, B.C V6B 5L8


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