Blogs (23)


Intent vs. Outcome in Project Purchasing

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Purchasing for construction projects isn’t like purchasing in our personal lives. Whe...


Not 'Equal,' Just Equivalent

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Specification marketing is second only to continuing education presentations as the m...


Project Compaction: Not Just for Soil

by Letsfixconstruction.com

I sat through a pre-construction meeting via conference call today to go over the ins...


Misconception Series—Drawings, Specs Are Complementary

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Recently, I was preparing a masonry architectural specification section for a remodel...


Developing Specifications With a Partner Firm

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Many firms find themselves at some point partnered with another firm on a project tha...


Architects Have a Duty of Professional Service

by Letsfixconstruction.com

There is some misunderstanding, both inside the profession and among the population a...


Things to Consider When Dealing with Submittals

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Submittals are the bridge between contract documents and construction. They are also ...


Just Right: A Goldilocks Approach to Specification

by Robert Ikenberry

When writing a specification for protective coatings, too much can be just as bad as ...


What Does the Future Hold for Specifiers?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

In the last few years, it has been proposed that owners might benefit from hiring spe...


Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?

by Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates th...


Specifying Joint Sealants to Maximize Performance

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

The specification of joint sealants used as weather seals in building construction is...


Educating the Young Professionals

by Letsfixconstruction.com

I have become more and more aware of an area where our young professionals are being ...


Correlation and Intent in Contract Documents

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Although it didn't seem like it at the time, one of the best parts of my CSI chapter'...


Does Paint Make the Drywall?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

When you think about painting drywall in commercial structures, everyone is a critic ...


Team Spec: Communication is Key

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Are you communicating with your specifier during construction administration? Are you...


The Good, the Bad, and the Unique

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

“In a highly commoditized world, the name of the game is creating something unique, s...


Office Master Specs: 5 Things to Consider

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Perhaps the best argument for creating and maintaining an office master spec is to ha...


7 Tips for Writing a Spec Section from Scratch

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

For those of you who frequently write construction specifications, the time will come...


Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

by Warren Brand

When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around ...


Facility Manager’s Rx for Building Success

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Maybe you just joined a health-care facility and are taking on a new construction pro...


Seeking Sense from the Experts

by Warren Brand

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference fo...


Murphy’s Laws of Spec Writing
(With Apologies to Murphy)

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

We all know Murphy’s Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will." Over the years, there h...


What Good Reps Know (and You May Not)

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

So that you don’t think my previous post was a screed against manufacturers and their...


 
 
   

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