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President at Kalin Associates Inc. Specifications
Newton, Massachusetts
Mark is the President with Kalin Associates Inc. Specifications. Founded in 1984, the firm has prepared specifications for more than 3,500 projects, including more than 200 projects seeking USGBC LEED® certification. Mark is a Registered architect, CSI certified construction specifier, USGBC LEED® accredited professional. He has taught architectural specifications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is currently chair of the Sustainable Facilities Practice Group of the Construction Specifications Institute.

About Me

What have you written or published within your profession?
Wrote, Kalin Associates Master Short-Form Specifications, and BIMspec Specifiers’ Property Sets, Co-wrote, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition, 2010 published by Wiley
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Writing Construction Specifications, Understanding the Basis of Design Method of Naming Products in Specifications,


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Association Position
Construction Specifications Institute Past-national technical committee chairman
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) Past President
AIA Masterspec Review Committee Past Chair


School Degree Graduation Year
University of Rochester BA English, Literature
OSU and University of Rochester OSU BS, Architecture

Contact Information

Kalin Associates Inc. Specifications

1121 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465