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The Specification Writer: An Indispensable Part of Construction Document Quality Control

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    Thursday, May 10, 2012 By: Scott Mize, CSI, CCS The overwhelming majority of architects are visual people, so they naturally tend to focus on the visual aspect of construction documents: the drawings. It’s also entirely possible to create a beautiful, well-organized and internally consistent set of drawings that still omit crucial information. Drawings show shape, form, location, dimensions, … Read More

The Importance of the Conditions of the Contract

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Monday, February 18, 2013 By: Scott Mize, CSI, CCS Jerry Seinfeld used to do a standup routine where he talks about the board games we played as children. He asks us to remember that the rules to the game were often printed on the inside of the box lid. He then asks us to recall that there always seemed to … Read More

Stop by our booth #2015 at the 2012 AIA trade show

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AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition May 17 – May 19, 2012   Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW Washington, D.C. Booth #2015 The AIA Convention is the preeminent education and networking gathering in the design and construction industry. As the largest single gathering of architects in America, the AIA Convention will provide indispensable world-class … Read More

How will BIM and the trend toward interoperability affect independent spec writers?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 By: Rob Dean, AIA, CSI, CCS       New tools now make it possible for an outside spec writer to prepare better coordinated specifications for multiple clients who are using Autodesk’s Revit software. BSD SpecLink-E and its interoperability add-on, BSD LinkMan-E, can be used in-house, but these software tools can also be used by outside … Read More