We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers. The Tidewater Virginia Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute is an association of allied professionals engaged in the design and building industry of the Hampton Roads area. Our diversified membership of owners, developers, architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, product and manufacturer’s representatives, code and inspection professionals, and any professional involved in the design/construction field meet together to share information and are dedicated to improving organization, management, and communication of building information that benefit the built environment of Hampton Roads. Nationally, CSI has over 8,500 members and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Our chapter is part of the Middle Atlantic Region, and comprises chapters from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! We're not just for specifiers! Our diverse group is made up of professionals across all project roles. Our thriving association focuses on technical expertise, knowledge-sharing and building as well as building lasting relationships in the A/E/C community.
Tidewater VA Chapter CSI offers an opportunity for the diverse members of the Design/Construction community to come together as equals and colleagues to learn from each other and support each other in their individual roles needed to put a structure in place. We include Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors at all levels, Product representatives, Inspection and Testing agencies, Code Officials, and of course Specifiers. We even include Lawyers and Insurance professionals who deal with construction issues. CSI is an association dedicated to improving organization, management, and communication of building information.
Joining CSI is a great investment in your future, especially for an emerging professional right out of school. Membership dues are affordable and the opportunities through the Chapter and the CSI organization at large are there for you to use.
Your opportunities begin with joining CSI and the Tidewater VA Chapter! Click on the Member Application link to the left to go to the CSI Website HERE to fill in your application for membership. The dues and membership structure are below:
$375 - Professional: For technically experienced individuals 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.
$200 - Emerging Professional: Individuals who have less than three years experience in any construction-related field and are a prospective Professional member.
$70 - Student: Full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a construction industry curriculum at an educational institution.
$75 - Retired
TVA Chapter Dues are an additional $40 per year paid with your Institute dues.
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