Blogs (17)


Not 'Equal,' Just Equivalent

by Letsfixconstruction.com

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


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...


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...


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...


5 Benefits of Building Enclosure Commissioning

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Despite this standardization and a growing history of proven results, many misconcept...


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...


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...


Specifying Mediocrity? Without a Technical Foundation, Design is on Shaky Ground

by Walter Scarborough

The architectural profession has settled for specification mediocrity. Allow me to ex...


 
 
   

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