Robert W. Johnson, RA, FCSI Distinguished Member, CCS, CCCA


With more than 40 years of experience as architect, owner¡¦s representative, general contractor, and specification consultant, Mr. Johnson formed a new consulting firm, Johnson and Johnson Consultants, LLC in 2003.
Mr. Johnson Is former Vice President and Director of Technical Resources for RTKL Associates Inc. In this role he coordinated technical requests from more than 800 employees in eight domestic and four foreign offices. He was active in developing corporate master specification systems, a reference detail library, coordination of technical education programs, quality assurance programs and project management systems.
Mr. Johnson is a former president of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), former president of the Design and Construction Quality Institute (DCQI), former vice president of the design and construction division of the American Society for Quality, current Vice President of Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), current Board Member of the Construction Sciences Research Foundation (CSRF), and current Board Member of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI).


Unified Communications Center, District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Washington National Cathedral Masterplan, Washington, DC
University of Colorado Utility Masterplans, Boulder, CO
Master specifications for VA and HUD
Senior living and hospital projects
High rise office building projects
High and low rise residential projects
University and secondary school projects
Urban public renewal housing projects
Corps of Engineers and NAVFAC projects
Commerical and retail projects
Light industrial projects

Principal, Johnson and Johnson Consultants, LLC, 2003 - Present
Vice President, RTKL Associates Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1996-2003
Principal, CHK Architects and Planners Inc., Silver Spring, MD, 1989-1996
Consultant, Construction Science Research Foundation, Alexandria, VA, 1988-1994
Consultant, Superspec, A Corbel Company, Jacksonville, FL, 1988-1989
Director of Specifications, Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-1989
Principal, Specifications Consultants Inc., Boulder, CO, 1982-1987
Office Director, Graham Construction Inc., Denver, CO, 1979-1982
Supervisor of Facility Planning, St. Vrain Valley Schools, Longmont, CO, 1975-1979
Architect, State of Colorado, Office of Planning and Budgeting, Denver, CO, 1974
Associate University Architect, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1971-1974
Associate, William Heinzman Associates, Boulder, CO, 1968-1971

Washington University, B.S. in Architecture, 1960
University of Denver, Coursework, Critical Path Scheduling, 1970
Allied Management Research Institute, Coursework, Construction Management, 1971
Consulting Engineers Council of the AIA, Coursework, Value Analysis, 1974
Maryland Construction Law, Coursework, 1990

Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP): Current Vice President
American Institute of Architects: Alternate member of Architectural Review Committee for AIA MASTERSPEC
Construction Specification Institute: Construction Contract Administration Certification Subcommittee, Ad Hoc Construction Contract Administration Committee, SPECTEXT Committee Chairman, Formats Subcommittee, Technical Documents Committee, MasterFormat Expansion Task Team, Technical Editor of MasterFormat 2004, Regional Director, Secretary, Vice President, President. Currently chairman of UniFormat Task Team and liaison to International Alliance for Interoperability.
Chairman of Workgroup 2 for the OmniClass· Construction Classification System (OCCS), an industry wide effort to create a North American classification system for the total built environment from inception to demolition following an ISO standard.
Design and Construction Quality Institute (DCQI), former President
Construction Sciences Research Foundation (CSRF), current Director
International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), current Director
American Society for Quality, Design and Construction Division, former Vice President
American Society for Testing and Materials, E06.91 Subcommittee on Building Economics
Model Code Organizations: ICBO, SBCC, and BOCA
National Fire Protection Association
Project Management Institute

Over 80 presentations to regional and national audiences on technical, constuction documents, management and quality issues, including presentations to CSI, DCQI, and A/E/C Systems national conventions.

Distinguished Member, CSI, 2007
Special Award for leadership in CSI initiatives, Baltimore Chapter CSI, 2004
Honor Award, Excellence in Urban Design, AIA, 1997
Technical Commendation for MasterFormat, CSI, 2004
Certificate of Appreciation, CSI Southwest Region, 1976, 1980, 1986
Commendation, CSI, Mechmaster, Mechanical Master Specification, 1984
Fellow, CSI, 1982
Presidents Plaque, CSI, 1982
Education Commendation, CSI, 1981
Special Design Award, Colorado Society of Architects, 1978
Special Institute Technical Award, CSI, 1977
Outstanding Professional Member, CSI, Denver Chapter, 1971

Construction Products Representative Education Program (PREP), CSI, Technical Editor, 2005
Construction Contract Administration Education Program (CAEP), CSI, Technical Editor, 2005
Construction Specifications Education Program (CSEP), CSI, Technical Editor, 2005
Construction Documents Education Program (CDEP), CSI, Technical Editor, 2005
MasterFormat 2004™, CSI, Technical Editor, 2004
MasterFormat’s Role in OmniClass, Construction Specifier Magazine, July, 2003
Classifying Products, CSRF Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2002
Where Have We Been, and Where Should We Be Going? Construction Specifier Magazine, December, 2002
The New MasterFormat and You, CSRF Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2002
Membership with Participation, Construction Specifier Magazine, May, 2002
Information, Information, Information, CSRF Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2001
Team Play, Construction Specifier Magazine, April, 2001
Integrating CAD and Databases, Part 2, CSRF Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2001
Finding the Lost, Construction Specifier Magazine, December, 2000
Integrating CAD and Databases, Part 1, CSRF Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2000
Distribution of Electronic Information, CSRF Newsletter, Fall/Winter 1999
The Next Step, Construction Specifier Magazine, August, 1999
The Case for Streamlined Construction Document Language, Construction Specifier Magazine, July, 1999
Working and Playing Well with Others, Construction Specifier Magazine, August, 1998
Total Team Approach, Construction Specifier Magazine, November, 1997
Editorial Advisory Board for Construction Specifier Magazine, 1996-Present
CSI - A Force in the Construction Industry, ASTM Standardization News, 1992
Trends in Formats, Construction Specifier Magazine, 1991
Subcontract Scopes, CIRC Document, 1986
Editorial Advisory Board, Sun Coast Architect/Buildier Magazine, 1984-1986
CSI Documents - Tools for the Specifier, Construction Specifier Magazine, 1980
Mechmaster, Mechanical Master Specification for Colorado Engineers, Contract Administration Fund of Colorado, 1983
Progress Schedules, CIRC Colorado Plan Manual, 1982
Specifying Products - Can You Satisfy Everyone?, Western Building Design Manual, 1981
A Force for Improving Specifications, Construction Specifier Magazine, 1979
Consultant Selection Procedure, CIRC Colorado Plan Manual, 1978
Construction Contract Methods, Construction Industry Research Committee of Colorado, CIRC Colorado Plan Manual, 1977
Why Division One?, Construction Specifier Magazine, 1970

Construction Documents, Project Management, Construction Contract Administration, Proposals and Contracts, and Construction Specifications courses to 200+/- RTKL staff each year in five domestic offices
University of Maryland, Project Management, Visiting Lecturer, 2000
University of Wisconsin, Construction Specifications, Co-Instructor, 1997
University of Colorado, Specification Preparation, Visiting Lecturer, 1982-1986
University of Wisconsin, Specification Preparation, Visiting Lecturer, 1978
University of Wyoming, School of Construction Management, Visiting Lecturer, 1976-1979
Denver School of Continuing Education, Construction Management and Estimating, Instructor, 1972-1973

Architecture, 1970, Colorado, #200708
Certified Construction Specifier, 1983
Certifed Construction Contract Administrator, 1997



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