- Ron Blank and Associates offers online continuing education
courses for design professionals as well as seminars and webinars
on construction-related topics. They also offer CE Academies at
various locations throughout the year, as well as links to schedule
in-house product lunch-and-learns.
- GreenCE offers sustainable design continuing education including
seminars and webinars.
4Specs offers free building product information in an easy-to-find
format. Searchable by
CSI/CSC division and section number, Uniformat, company name
or product type. Also features a discussion forum for industry-related
- The U.S. Green Building System
(USGBC) is the source of the Leadership in Environmental and
Energy Design (LEED) rating system which is incorporated into
various SpexPlus™ sections.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the source for
industry-standard bidding and contracting documents
referenced in various SpexPlus™ sections.
- The Construction Specifications
Institute (CSI) offers industry-standard classification systems
including MasterFormat and SectionFormat used in the preparation
of specifications. Also offers the Construction Specifications
Practice Guide, a how-to manual for preparing specifications,
as well as webinars, academies, and other education opportunities.