theAcademy | Education by AIA Cincinnati

August 1, 2014
by theAcademy

Construction Document Technologist (CDT) Preparatory Course

A three-part Project Delivery Education Program

Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in construction documentation development and administration, Specification writing and enforcement, Product research and sourcing, and communication with the design and contracting teams.

Who Should Attend:  Individuals interested in earning credentials and/or becoming CDT certified

CEU’s:  12.0 HSW

Dates/Times:  August 14, August 21, and August 28; 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Location:  McGill Smith Punshon – Training Room, 3700 Park 42 Drive, Suite 190B, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241


  • David S. Proudfit, AIA, FCSI, CCS; Proudfit Associates, LLC – Architectural  Specifications
  • Phil Babinec, RA, CSI-CCS, CCCA, LEED AP; GBBN Architects
  • Bryant D. Ard, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP; Dayton Superior Corporation
  • Helaine K. Robinson, CSI CCS CCCA SCIP; QSPECS

Cost:  Includes Continental Breakfast

  • $149 AIA & CSI Members
  • $169 AIA or CSI Sponsored Staff & Allied  Organization(s) Members
  • $199 Non-Member

Class Size:  30 Max.  

Need IDP Hours? Interns whether or not employed in a qualified experience setting, may earn 40 elective hours for passing the CDT certificate program.

August 14 Part 1: Project Fundamentals, Design Process, & the General Conditions (ACDT08141; 4.0 HSW)

  • To understand job roles and responsibilities of the four project teams, the various stages of the facility life cycle, and written and graphic formats and how they interrelate.
  • To understand the progress of a project through the necessary stages of programming, planning, and pre-design.
  • To understand the process of converting Owner’s program into written and graphic documents for schematic design and design development.
  • To understand the articles within the AIA A201 General conditions and how they affect the project.

August 21 Part 2: Construction Documents and Procurement (ACDT08142; 4.0 HSW)

  • To understand the general elements of procurement and construction documents.
  • To understand how construction documents define the rights of, responsibilities of, and relationships between the parties.
  • To understand the distinctions between procurement and contracting requirements and documents.   
  • To understand the transition from design to construction through the procurement process and to understand the basic concepts of pricing and purchasing.

August 28 Part 3: Construction and Life Cycle Activities (ACDT08143; 4.0 HSW)

  • To understand notice to proceed, letter of intent, concepts of standard forms, bonds, and roles and responsibilities of the project team.
  • To understand the basic requirements of effective meetings and site visits, the importance of submittals and quality assurance and quality control implementation, and the interpretation of the contract and modifications.
  • To understand claims, why they happen, how they are submitted and reviewed, and how they are resolved and to become familiar with progress payments, substantial completion, final completion, and final payment.
  • To understand the different types of Commissioning activities, the basic types of maintenance and the documents associated with operations and maintenance, and facility decommissioning.

April 22, 2014
by theAcademy

AIA Cincinnati Lending Library

AIA Cincinnati has a complete set of 2011 Kaplan ARE study guides for all interns/graduates as an aid in studying for the Architectural Registration Examination.  AIA membership is not required.  Contact Paul Shirley, AIA at GBBN Architects (513.241.8700) or AIA Cincinnati Executive Director, Pat Daugherty, Hon. AIA (513.421.4661).

Rental Policy:

1.  Each item may be checked out for two weeks.

2.  Only one item can be checked out at a time.

3.  Item must be returned before you can obtain additional study guides.


1.  Bring back items in the same condition that you received them.

2. Do not lend the items to others.