So, You Want to be a Specifier!

The CSI Specifying Practice Group has gone international by welcoming two potential specifiers as guest presenters to help discuss this month's topic:

Managing Multiple Work Package Specs

Nearly every specifier and design team has faced this problem. The owner (or sometimes the contractor) decides the project requires multiple packages to expedite the construction schedule. So now what? How can confusion be minimized while meeting the..

The Many Options for LEED Specs

How should LEED compliance be specified? The Construction Specifications Institute's Specifying Practice Group explored the options and the Group's opinions about specifying LEED.

Specifying Different Products Differently

What, you say? Of course, different products are specified differently! Concrete block, doors, and air handlers are simply not the same. Why would the specs ever be the same?

Submittals, Submittals, Submittals

CSI's Specifying Practice Group met to debate why contractor submittals are required, how submittals are classified, and the A/E's responsibilities for submittals. Must the A/E require submittals to ensure the owner gets what is due? Will submittals help..

SectionFormat and PageFormat 2008

Fifty-three members of CSI's Specifying Practice Group met August 5 to discuss the updates for two of CSI's formatting documents: SectionFormat and PageFormat. The meeting included wonderful discussion and interaction among the members while reviewing..

Collecting Project Spec Data - What Works?

The July 1st CSI Specifying Practice Group meeting focused on how to collect project data required to write specifications. Group members Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS who, during the session, was with Gresham, Smith & Partners now practicing as Gresham Smith..

The Specifier's Role for Construction Projects

Today CSI's Specifying Practice Group discussed "What Can You Expect of a Specifier?" As an independent specifier, I presented the specifier's point of view and then opened the meeting for other opinions. The group was not bashful, thankfully, otherwise,..

Inaugural Meeting for CSI's Specifying Practice Group

Today I had the honor of hosting the first meeting for CSI's Specifying Practice Group. Nearly 200 people have joined the group and over 70 participated in the first meeting. CSI staff commented that this is an excellent turnout. If you missed it, you..

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