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CDT Online Preparatory Courses Launched
October 26, 2005

The Construction Specification Institute and AEC Daily have jointly announced the launch of the first of 10 online Certified Document Technologist (CDT) preparatory courses.

The CDT program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. Project architects, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers’ representatives are all realizing the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists. The CDT exam is revised to reflect the Project Resource Manual – The CSI Manual of Practice and MasterFormat 2004.

Until now, CDT courses were only available through live courses given by local CSI chapters. “We considered creating online courses ourselves,” said Stacy Vail, Director of Professional Development for the Construction Specification Institute, “but AEC Daily’s experience means that CSI can get construction education courses out to the industry quickly while making our courses more widely available. With the release of the new CSI MasterFormat 2004, staying on top of changes in the construction industry is critically important.”

The CDT course series is only the first step. The Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Programs will follow.

AEC Daily has become the leader in distance learning by building an educational resource that provides a great variety of quality education in all areas of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry. With 67 free courses and more coming weekly, the Online Learning Center is one of the most important features of the AEC Daily Corporation. Its current and future
courses have been designed to meet all state and professional continuing education requirements.

“CSI provides the most important specifier certification programs in the AEC design industry,” said Jeff Rice, President of AEC Daily. “We’re very proud to support CSI’s work through our Online Learning Center.”

For further information contact: Joy Davis, Communications Manager, The Construction Specification Institute (CSI), (703) 706-4795 or jdavis@csinet.org or Jeff Rice, President, AEC Daily Corporation, 1-877-566-1199×82, or jrice@AECdaily.com.


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