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Rewriting Terminology

April 17, 2006
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WASHINGTON - Michael Sullivan, general president of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, presented a grant of $180,000 this week to Mike Owens, president of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for the Construction Taxonomy Project, initiating a partnership between the National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies (NCEMBT) and CSI.

The collaboration between CSI and the NCEMBT will result in standards for terminology that will be commonly used throughout the entire lifecycle of the built environment in North America in project delivery, operations, and management.

The Construction Taxonomy Project will establish a standard lexicon of terms used in the construction industry with the ultimate goal being the creation of a consensus standard for American English construction terminology. Currently, no such definitive lexicon exists.

The facilitation of standard terminology will assist in the process of coordinating documents and facilitating the transmittal of information required in all construction activity. The taxonomy project will adapt by defining industry terminology as the field advances along with technology.

Publication date: 04/17/2006

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