As the economic realities caused by COVID-19 are unfolding, CSI is creating ways to support members at your time and place of need. Beginning today, CSI is launching a Member Support Program to offer a three-month dues deferment to individual members who are experiencing financial hardship. The CSI Pittsburgh Chapter is allowing this deferment!

To apply for the Member Support Program, you must be:

An active member of CSI with an expiration date on or after March 31st, 2020
Undergoing financial hardship due to the economic crisis

A member who wishes to apply must contact CSI to begin the process. Email or call 1-800-689-2900



Thank you for taking the time to visit our website!

Since you have invested this much time, how about investing a little more time to understand what CSI is all about?

CSI is dedicated to “Building Knowledge, Improving Project Delivery”.
Specifications are the back-bone of the quality and ultimately a project’s success.  CSI is a unique mix of architectural professionals and industry focused members that are uniquely suited to help accomplish the goal of every industry person:
Quality Construction Projects delivered on-time and on-budget!

CSI is a voluntary organization of members dedicated to the efficacy of specifications in the construction industry. 
The mix of architectural members and product representatives with specific, in-depth knowledge of their products provides a perfect opportunity to meet the needs of Architects in the constantly evolving construction industry. 
Our business members benefit by keeping architects apprised of the best practices and newest technology to be the preferred product when possible. 
The Architect benefits by being knowledgeable of best products and practices to his/her customer.
In today’s competitive just-in-time environment more construction projects are handled with less specialization. 
The Project Architect has many responsibilities.  Successfully specifying products using the expertise of industry members gives you the best chance for success.
So can you consider coming to the next meeting?  We can always use more input from new professionals and industry representatives!

Richard Strayer
1st Vice-President, CSI Pittsburgh

Long Range Planning

Strategic Planning Session (Power Point)

Strategic Planning Report 2010

CSI Pittsburgh Google Calendar


The Benefit of CSI Membership

Do You Know Someone Who Would Enjoy the Benefits of a CSI Membership?

For somebody considering membership in CSI, "The amount of reward is proportional to the amount of effort extended. Take a risk and become involved in a worthwhile organization that could range from Chapter to Institute level activities where your degree of effort and fulfillment will take you as far as you want to go, learning throughout the process."

Dennis Buirge, RA, CSI, CCS, CCCA

CDM Smith


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Practice Guides Now Available to Chapter Members

CSI now has hard copies of of the Practice Guides for review. Please contact Miki Vargo at

Click on the links below for more information!