Active Membership Application (AP)

I hereby apply for membership as an ACTIVE MEMBER of SCIP and attest to:

  • I work as an independent specification consultant or am employed by a company engaged in independent specification consulting.
  • I have been engaged in preparation of construction specifications for at least five years.
  • I spend more than 50% of my working hours preparing and editing construction project specifications and master specifications in multiple Divisions of CSI/CSC Master Format or an equivalent recognized international specifications organizations system.

    – Preparation of specifications may include construction products research, evaluation, and selection;
    – Preparation of technical information and literature on building products and systems;
    – Preparation and presentation of educational programs and writing about specifications and building products (if done in addition to specification writing);
    – Acting as an expert witness in arbitration and other proceedings pertaining to construction technology; investigation and recommendation of restoration or replacement of areas of existing construction for property managers and similar companies;
    – And engaging in other related activities which utilize the knowledge and skill of the specifier.

  • I know and understand standard specifications formats, languages, and techniques, and am familiar with the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guides or equivalent documents of other recognized international specifications organizations.
  • I understand standard contract provisions and the development of supplementary contract conditions pertaining to construction specifications, including contract documents published by other design and construction organizations.
  • I am willing to subscribe to and accept to be bound by the SCIP Standard Code of Practice.
  • I understand that Active Membership is not valid until approved by the SCIP Board of Directors and payment of dues in accordance with the SCIP bylaws.