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Better Specifications Language

Specifications must be written following the “Four C’s” of effective communication: Clear, Concise, Correct and Complete.  Getting each “C” done right presents its own challenges.  To be correct, a spec must avoid errors and properly...

Writing a Spec Section From Scratch

Almost every specification section most specifiers will ever need is available in one or more commercial master guides, and for those that aren’t, there are other options.  Many manufacturers provide guide specs for their products.  Most offices have a library...

Better Ethics for Architects

Architecture is not an easy profession to enter.  To become an architect, candidates must obtain specialized advanced education, work their way through an extended mandatory internship process and sit for lengthy state licensing examinations that all serve to create...

How is A/E/C Like the World Cup?

As we enter the final week of this year’s thoroughly enjoyable World Cup soccer tournament, with the countries of France, Belgium, Croatia, and England still vying for the trophy, I thought I’d explore some metaphorical similarities between the worlds of...