About Us


In 1948, The Construction Specifications Institute was founded to address the need for common systems of presenting and organizing construction documents.  You should be in CSI if you're an architect, a specifier, a product representative, a contractor, or any other kind of construction professional, and you want to know more than your piece of a project. CSI members have an in-depth understanding of construction because what they know goes beyond their job. They spend time with professionals from other fields and learn how they fit with the rest of the building team. They are experts in the process of identifying real-world building product solutions, communicating those solutions in construction documents, and ensuring that all the members of the construction team are building the facility the owner wants and is paying for. Their employers benefit from their ability to see everyone's role in a project, and because CSI members can deliver on time and on budget.  For information about how Willamette Valley Chapter is connected to the Institute, click HERE.


CSI organizes the chapters into regions of the country.  Our Willamette Valley Chapter is in the Northwest Region which includes 8 chapters total in these 4 states: AK, ID, OR, & WA.  There is an upcoming Region Conference in May 2023, click HERE for more information. For more information about the NW Region Community, click HERE.


The Willamette Valley Chapter of CSI, established in May of 1965, covers north-south from Albany to Ashland and east-west from Ontario to Coos Bay.  WVCSI consists of architects, product and manufacturer representatives, design professionals, specifiers, engineers, contractors, sales associates, information managers, business developers, and other representatives from all disciplines of the construction industry.  For contact information about our Chapter, click here.