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Ralph Liebing, RA, CSI
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Username: rliebing

Post Number: 1008
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Interested to know, from you and your colleages, about formal college level [incl. 2-yr community and technical programs]courses in 1] specifications writing, 2] working drawings, 3] construction drawings, etc. Helpful to know school names, locations, titles of courses, and short general synopsis.

Thanks for your help
Richard Howard, AIA CSI CCS LEED-AP
Senior Member
Username: rick_howard

Post Number: 213
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Here in Columbus, if you want construction document courses, you will find those at Columbus State Community College as part of their Construction Management curriculum. A 3-hour course called Construction Contract Documents based on the CSI CDT curriculum (which includes taking the CDT exam as the final) and another 3-hour course called Building Construction Drawings, which also includes a look at project manuals.

At the OverSized University up the road, the closest you will get to an introduction to specs is three 3-hour courses in materials (Construction I, II, and III) in your junior year on the way to your 4-year preprofessional BS Arch degree.
John Guill
New member
Username: specmonkey

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2009

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Sonoma State University (Cotati, CA) has a Certificate program (non-academic credits) in Construction Management. Courses in Construction Administration, Specifications, Estimating, Scheduling, etc. etc.
Contact Bryan Varner, CSI. His contacts are in the National directory at CSInet, or email me, i'll hook you up.
John Guill
Junior Member
Username: specmonkey

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2009

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA has an Architecture program. Courses in Drawings, Construction Administration, Specifications, etc. etc.
Contact Deborah Sweitzer. Email me for her contacts or google her through the college website.

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