Committees and Task Teams

CSI committees and task teams make an impact throughout the organization.  Find details on all of the operating committees, task teams and liaison roles in the CSI Volunteer Operations Manual.

Operating Committees

Academic Programs Committee

The Academic Programs Committee, or the APC, brings CSI knowledge and principles into classrooms, supporting educators teaching CDT courses. The APC connects CSI chapters with educators in design and construction programs. 

Committee Chair:  Thad Goodman, FCSI, CCPR

Staff Liaison: Catherine Lux Fry, CAE

Certification Committee

The Certification Committee creates the content, the body of knowledge domains and the item bank for CSI’s four certification exams: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT); Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA); Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR).

Committee Chair:  Sandra Velleca, FCSI, CCS, CCCA

Staff Liaison: Tracy Petrillo

Knowledge Committee

The CSI Knowledge Committee identifies trends impacting the construction industry. The committee works with CSI staff to develop innovative learning resources, helping all construction project team members excel. 

Committee Chair:  Open

Staff Liaison: Tracy Petrillo


Specifier Editorial Advisory Board

CSI Editorial Advisory Committee members serves as subject matter experts for The Construction Specifier magazine to maintain the professional standards of the publication and ensure it upholds the principles of CSI.  Committee members review manuscripts, help develop editorial topics of interest to the industry and judge articles for CSI’s Article of the Year award.

Committee Chair: Cindy Macdonald, Editor for The Construction Specifier

Staff Liaison: Catherine Lux Fry


Task Teams

AIA Contract Documents Review Group

The AIA Contract Documents Review Group works together to review draft AIA contract documents and provide commentary to the AIA Contract Documents Committee. They work to ensure that all contract documents support CSI Guiding Technical Principles.  

Task Team Chair:  Lane Beougher, FCSI

Staff Liaison: Greg Ceton


MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team

The MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team recommend revisions to MasterFormat in response to user proposals.  Members apply their specialized knowledge of construction processes and equipment installations to the ongoing updates of MasterFormat classification information.  

Staff Liaison: Greg Ceton


UniFormat Task Team

The CSI UniFormat Task Team creates new additions of UniFormat in response to user commentary.  Task team members use their specialized knowledge of construction processes and systems installations to update UniFormat.  

Task Team Chair:  Jesse Oak Jr., CSI

Staff Liaison: Greg Ceton