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Writing Construction Specifications - Webinar

  • ID: 3841787
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Master the art of writing construction specifications with the techniques provided by a master 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 30 years of active experience on more than 3,500 projects. We identify key issues with a look to the future, as LEED and BIM require more precision within specifications than ever before.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define architectural vs. engineering specifications.
  • You will be able to identify performance vs. proprietary specifications.
  • You will be able to explain the incorporation of LEED and green specs.
  • You will be able to implement the CSI MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat.
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  • The Role of Specifications in the Construction Process
  • The Value of Construction Specifications
  • Types of Specifications - Sheetspecs, Outline, Short-Form, Full
  • Who Writes Specifications and When?
  • The CSI Project Manual Approach to Specifications
  • The New CSI MasterFormat 2016, SectionFormat and PageFormat
  • Bidding Requirements, General Conditions and General Requirements
  • Architectural vs. Engineering Specifications
  • Common Issues in Specification Preparation
  • Product Selection vs. Specification Writing
  • Performance vs. Proprietary Specifications
  • Use of Reference Standards and Association Standards
  • Clear, Concise and Correct Language
  • Streamlining Specification Writing
  • Specification Checklists
  • Master Specification Systems
  • Office Master Specifications
  • Sources for Specifications On-Line
  • The Future of Specification Writing
  • Green Specs/LEED® V4 Specs
  • Building Information Modeling and Specifications
  • The Specifier as Knowledge Manager
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Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP - Kalin Associates Inc. Specifications
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This webinar is designed for engineers, architects, construction and project managers, contractors, subcontractors, presidents, vice presidents, developers and other construction professionals.
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