A Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicates those solutions through the
specifications. Achieving your CCS means:
• Developing an in-depth understanding of agreements, conditions of the contract, Division 01, and their relationships to specifications
• Having advanced skills in specification development, enabling you to use spec-writing software more effectively
• Understanding how to research and source products
After passing the CCS® exam, you may use the designation “CCS” after your name, on LinkedIn, business cards and your resume — and proudly share your CCS® digital badge.
In an effort to encourage specification writing expertise, here are a few questions to test your knowledge submitted by George Rosamond. Reminder that the questions on CSI certification examinations are based on CSI references and may differ from your office procedures.
Certification Preparation Questions
Construction Process Overview
1. General Conditions and Supplementary Conditions make up the:
b. Bidding Requirements.
c. Conditions of the Contract.
d. Special Conditions.
2. Supplementary Conditions:
a. Do not contain contractual/legal provisions.
b. Modify General Conditions to suit specific project requirements.
c. Are not part of the Conditions of the Contract.
d. Include contractual/legal requirement provisions which supplement the General Provisions.
3. All of the following subjects are usually included in Supplementary Conditions EXCEPT:
a. Insurance requirements.
c. Tax exempt status of Owner.
d. Submittal requirements.
4. The General Conditions of the Contract for construction apply to the contractual relationship between:
a. Owner and Architect/Engineer.
b. Owner and Contractor.
c. Owner and Subcontractors.
d. Contractor and Subcontractors.
e. All of the above.
5. Administrative and procedural requirements of Division 1:
a. relate only to specifications.
b. have no relationship to the drawings.
c. are interrelated with temporary facilities
d. relate to all elements of Bidding and Contract Documents.