The Community Associations Institute, an Arlington-based organization that both represents and assists owners of condominiums and other community-type housing, is holding a special day of seminars and exhibits Oct. 8 in conjunction with the group's five-day annual convention.

"CA Day" will feature workshops on such topics as resolving warranty disputes between a condo association and the project's developer; negotiating cable television contracts; dealing with violations of association rules, and financial management of a community association.

The program is scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Mayflower Hotel.

The institute notes that condo and co-op associations in the Washington area spend more than $187 million each year for upkeep, repair and outside management of their projects. In that vein, it will have a hall for exhibits by individuals and companies that sell products or services to this market.

Attorneys and other professionals who work with condo associations have found CAI a useful organization.

Owner-run condo, co-op and related organizations can join for a fee that ranges from $40 to $100, depending on the number of units. In exchange they get access to CAI publications, meetings and advice for dealing with problems that arise in running their association.

CAI is also open to lawyers, developers and others working in the field, though at somewhat higher fees.