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Books and Journals

CI produces a monthly newsletter and many publications including standards, manuals of practice, committee reports, journals, books, and conference proceedings. These books and journals, as well as others published by ASCE, help CI members stay current with industry changes.

New Books and Manuals

 Specifications DBB Book NB In its newly-released manual, Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects, CI's Specifications Committee provides a ready, convenient resource for the recommended principles and approaches used for specification production in civil-engineered projects. Poorly written and ambiguous specifications can result in construction claims, increased cost, and litigation. This guide includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and sample documents for various specifications.

Topics include:
*purpose, goals, philosophy, and developmental planning for specifications;
*formatting, writing, and review of specifications; and
*bidding and contract award documents.

This guide is an update to Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects (published in 2000) and will be of interest to engineers, contractors, and construction professionals.
 Rebar Cage Construction and Safety cover CI released a new manual on Rebar Cage Construction and Safety: Best Practices, by Michael J. Casey, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE and Girum S. Urgessa, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE.

Rebar Cage Construction and Safety: Best Practices presents guidelines for the safe handling of steel reinforcing-bar (rebar) cages throughout the design, fabrication, and erection process.

 Managing Gigaprojects cover Managing Gigaprojects
Advice From Those Who’ve Been There, Done That

This book, co-edited by CI member Patricia Galloway, Ph.D., P.E., Pres.04.ASCE and former CI board member Kris Nielsen, Ph.D., J.D., M.ASCE, reports from the leading edge of the world’s biggest infrastructure construction projects. Megaprojects, with costs of more than US$1 billion, are being surpassed by gigaprojects, with pricetags higher than US$10 billion.


CI members are entitled to discount prices on CI publications. Please call 1-800-548-ASCE (2723) or 1-703-295-6300 to order publications and receive the discount.

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