CSI Membership -- Reach Outside Your Network

CSI is a must for any professional involved in designing, supplying, building, negotiating, planning, contracting or any other function in the construction-building industry. CSI members bring real world solutions to this ever-changing climate. Learn more about our different membership types, discounts, resources, and educational opportunities.

Becoming a CSI member gives you a wealth of benefits, including construction industry news and resources, standards and formats, networking opportunities, webinars, events, and member discounts

  • Meet commercial-level owners, facility managers, architects, specifiers, engineers, manufacturers and product reps.

  • Produce construction documents that save time and money

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Why Should I JOIN CSI?

  • Discounts
    Save! Members receive discounts and special rates on CSI’s Professional Development Programs, education registrations, publications and special partner programs.

  • Networking Opportunities
    Develop valuable contacts cross-industry at local chapter meetings, CSI’s annual convention, and other events.

  • Standards & Formats
    Do your job better and faster with clear, concise documentation with CSI’s standards and formats - including: The Project Resource Manual - CSI Manual of Practice (PRM), MasterFormat™, SectionFormat™/PageFormat™, UniFormat™, National CAD Standard® (NCS), and OmniClass™.

  • Education
    Increase technical knowledge through on-demand online courses, webinars and other programs at the chapter, region and national level.

  • Certification
    Advance your career by attaining a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certificate or advanced CSI certification: Construction Document Technologist (CDT), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR), and Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) certifications.

  • Subscriptions/Industry Updates
    Stay on the cutting edge with CSI publications including The Construction Specifier, CSI NewsBrief and CSI Weekly.

What does it cost to JOIN CSI?


You are a technically experienced individual whose primary function is to author, manage or communicate building information; to create, interpret or use construction documents; or to educate, support, or assist the construction industry.

Emerging Professional:

You are an individual who has less than three years experience in any construction-related field and are a prospective Professional member.


You are a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a construction industry curriculum at an educational institution.






Professional Members

Emerging Professional Members




Retired Members Learn more


No Dues


Emeritus Members Learn more
No Dues

Student Members





*Chapter dues includes cost of meal at regular chapter meetings.

**Retired members must be at least 65 years old, have previosuly been a CSI member for 5 years, and must join through the Cincinnati Chapter. 

***Emeritus members must be at least 70 years old, have previosuly been a CSI member for 15 years, and must join through the Cincinnati Chapter. 

Contact the membership chair for more details.

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We at the CSI Cincinnati website staff would like to know what’s going on with our membership. If you have any information to share such as promotions, awards, change in company, educational advancements or even personal information such as marriages, new babies, or other non job related recognitions and awards, we would like to hear about it.


Contact Dave Proudfit,  Website Editor, at 513.984.4186 or dsp-csi@cinci.rr.com



Corporate Partner Program

CSI’s Corporate Partner Program maximizes exposure through CSI for building product manufacturers, building professionals, design firms and federal agencies. CSI represents professionals from across the commercial construction industry – which expands your reach when you become a Corporate Partner.

Each partnership is customized to your strategic business goals and objectives. Partner organizations enjoy value pricing on membership, education and certification, sponsorship and recognition opportunities, and increased visibility through CSI’s network of construction professionals.

CONNECT to Thought Leaders in the Industry

  • As a partner you will receive value pricing on CSI Institute memberships and have the ability to connect your products and services to colleagues that span the entire building community via CSI’s 12,000 plus network of construction professionals

  • The built environment is rapidly changing; by joining the Corporate Partner Program you can stay informed and up-to-date on the latest technologies impacting issues such as sustainability, BIM and green design

EMPOWERMENT through Workforce Development

  • CSI recognizes that a highly trained workforce positively impacts the bottom-line. Your partnership benefits may include value pricing on all CSI certification and continuing education courses (certification details to be discussed)

  • Partners can access highly skilled industry professionals through the CSI Career Center

EXPOSURE: Partner companies automatically receive the following benefits valued at $4,000.

  • Permanent placement of your company logo on http://csinet.org/Main-Menu-Category/Membership/Corporate-Partner-Program/Find-a-Corporate-Partner-Company and hyperlinked back to your company website

  • One-time usage of CSI’s mailing database annually (must use a third party mail house and postage paid by partner company)

  • Article in CSI Weekly e-newsletter and other construction related publications

  • FREE banner sponsor space in CSI Weekly

  • Use of CSI’s Corporate Partner logo on your website and other approved marketing pieces

  • Discounts on new listings in BSD’s SpecLink

  • Recognition on CSI’s Facebook page and CSI’s Twitter Feed

  • Networking at local CSI chapter meetings and invitation-only Partner events such as The President’s Reception and the Evening with the Partners event held in conjunction with the CONSTRUCT Show

  • Free listing in the CSI Businesslinx and Corporate Partner Program directories

  • Value pricing on corporate sponsorship opportunities at the CONSTRUCT/CSI Annual Convention

  • Participate in a CSI practice group or committee focused on advancing best practices in the commercial built environment

  • Partners can offer their expertise related to the commercial building industry by facilitating or presenting at events nationwide, through CSI’s speakers bureau program

Questions? Ready to become a CSI Corporate Partner? Contact Corporate Partner Program Manager Shannon Pennington at 703.706.4737 or spennington@csinet.org.