Reprographic Services Association Lauds Construction Specifications Institute’s “NEW” Project Information Manager Occupation Code

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The CSI addition of Project Information Manager, to their official listings of construction industry Occupation Code’s marks a milestone in defining the role RSA member’s provide a construction project team.

The RSA was the first organization from the reprographic industry to commit to work with CSI and the Corporate Partner program.

A recent update by Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is of special interest and importance to Reprographic Services Association (RSA) members. The CSI addition of Project Information Manager, to their official listings of construction industry Occupation Code’s marks a milestone in defining the role RSA member’s provide a construction project team. The creation of the Project Information Manager Occupation Code helps to bring credibility and an official title validating what RSA members have been and continue to provide to the construction team setting.

Construction project teams, driven by the need to optimize productivity and increase bottom line performance, are relying more heavily on technology to manage project information and communications. Teams are recognizing the benefits too in utilizing the skills of experienced Project Information Managers to aid them in attaining productivity and bottom line objectives. Who better to take that task on than an RSA member who brings decades of experience to the project team in managing the communication backbone on construction projects?

The RSA is proud to have contributed input and worked with CSI on the inclusion of the new Project Information Manager Occupation Code. This is just one example of the cooperative effort the two groups have been involved with over the past 18 months. CSI is renowned for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of the construction document process. RSA as a participant in the CSI Corporate Partner Program has worked closely with CSI in providing customized continuing education and industry certification programs and making them available to RSA members. Today as a direct result of these efforts numerous staff members at RSA affiliates have earned the CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) credential. CDT certification within the construction industry is a valued and recognized endorsement of the individual’s knowledge and worth to a construction project team. Mr. Walter Marlowe, Executive Director/CEO, at Construction Specifications Institute had this to say, "The RSA was the first organization from the reprographic industry to commit to work with CSI and the Corporate Partner program. The ability to take advantage of CSI's continuing education and certification programs provides RSA members across the country knowledge of the construction documentation process and improved communication between the AEC communities they serve. Team-based construction projects today are demanding more of their team members. CSI is proud to have RSA as a Corporate Partner and provide the members access to the tools and resources they require for their team role as Project Information Managers."

CSI is unique in the construction industry as its 12,000 members represent a wide cross-section of professionals involved in every construction project. CSI has two online directories, BusinessLinx (http://new.csinet.org/csi_services/businesslinx.aspx) and a Corporate Partner Directory (http://new.csinet.org/cpp/cppdir.aspx), often used by industry stakeholders. Project Teams at all levels of engagement in the construction process and project are constantly querying CSI’s databases searching for qualified construction professionals to assist with major projects. Searching by Occupation Codes is one of the popular criteria used in seeking team members along with MasterFormat division and geographical locations.

The addition of the new Project Information Manager Occupation Code opens the door now for RSA members, who are CSI members, to promote their project communication services and connect more effectively to a broad cross section of stakeholders in the construction processes. Larry Morken, Director, Sales and Marketing, for RSA summed it up by saying, “For decades RSA members have served construction team environments managing the distribution of information, plans, specifications, and documents throughout the project lifecycle. The release of the CSI Project Information Manager Occupation Code brings clarity and provides a meaningful descriptor for the role RSA members serve within the ecosystem of today’s construction project teams .”

To locate an RSA member in your area with knowledgeable experience in construction Project Information management go to http://www.rsacorporation.com. Special programs, arranged between the RSA and CSI as part of the CSI Corporate Partner Program, are available to all RSA members. For more details on how your company can take advantage of the benefits of these programs contact Larry Morken at larrym@rsacorporation.com .

About Reprographic Services Association (RSA)
Reprographic Services Association (RSA) is an organization of 80+ reprographic companies with over 190 offices in geographical markets of all sizes across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. RSA members have served the AEC communities in their markets for decades by providing plan room services, large and small format printing, color graphics and document management services. Along with serving these needs in local communities, RSA members enjoy the benefit of being a part of the global RSA print network. Construction teams, no matter where their members are located, can count on the RSA network to provide the communication backbone for effective team communications and a network of experts to meet the challenges of project deadlines and requirements.

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