Writing Construction Specifications
1 hour 30 minutes
Master the art of writing construction specifications with the techniques provided by a nationally recognized expert in the field.
The demand in design firms for construction specification writers has never been greater. Specification writers must master the techniques for product selection, organizing the project manual, coordinating drawings and specifications, integrating engineering specifications, and more. As few colleges teach specifications, the specification writer learns their craft in design firms with a mentor and within the ever-increasing pace of project design and construction. This topic is intended to cover the basics of specification writing based on our 35 years of active experience on more than 4,000 projects. We identify key issues with a look to the future, as LEED® and BIM require more precision within specifications than ever before.
• You will be able to define architectural vs. engineering specifications.
• You will be able to describe how to implement the CSI MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat.
• You will be able to identify performance vs. proprietary specifications.
• You will be able to explain the incorporation of LEED® and green specs.