CSI Forms Partnership with NCEMBT

04/13/2006


Michael Sullivan, general president of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Assn., presented a grant of $180,000 earlier this month to Mike Owens, president of CSI for the Construction Taxonomy Project, initiating a formidable partnership between the NationalCenter for Energy Management and Building Technologies (NCEMBT) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

The collaboration between CSI and the NCMEBT will result in standards for terminology that will be commonly used throughout the entire life cycle of the built environment in North America, in project delivery, operations and management.

The Construction Taxonomy Project will establish a standard lexicon of terms used in the construction industry with the ultimate goal being the creation of a consensus standard for American English construction terminology. “Mike Owens and I have a similar vision--that in order for this country’s construction industry to remain the greatest provider of quality construction, our respective organizations must become conduits to facilitate a more efficient and productive construction process,”

“CSI has been able to identify obstacles in the process that created a less efficient construction industry. The NationalCenter, with its mission to support research, participate in standard setting, advance technical training and professional education is a natural partner.”

The facilitation of standard terminology will assist the industry in the complex process of coordinating documents and facilitating the transmittal of information required in construction activity.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me