RESOURCES

Stay in the Know

To help keep our clients and colleagues up to date on developments and trends that impact construction specifications, Conspectus periodically publishes new technical information and practical guidance on a variety of subjects tailored to your interests.

BLOG

Conspectus invites all professionals involved in developing, managing, and executing construction projects to join us in sharing and discussing ideas and innovations related to specifications and risk management. We’ve highlighted three recent posts. Our comprehensive blog archive serves as a valuable source of expertise.

Learning From Owners

The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is an industry association made up of the largest commercial owners and big construction companies. Owner members include BASF, ExxonMobile, General Motors, Google, Honda, Procter & Gamble, and the US General Services....
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Using Information to Plan Production of Drawing and Specifications

It is ironic that architects write Division 01 requirements for detailed construction activity schedules but when it comes to their design work, the schedules consist only of a list of dates for deliverables instead of activity planning. Construction activities....
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Simplifying Specifications

Specifiers often struggle to come up with ways to make specifying simpler, to eliminate unwanted language, and to make specifications more correct.  At this year's CONSTRUCT AEC Education and Expo, Beth Stroshane posited that the way we write specifications is....
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TECH TIPS

In these detailed technical articles, we apply our research and expertise to address critical issues, answer key questions, and provide recommendations for improving your projects. We’ve highlighted several topics here. Browse our extensive library for many more. All are available for download. If you wish to comment on any Tech Tip, we have provided an open thread to collect your comments. Looking for something else? Email or call 609.628.2390 for personal assistance.

EDUCATION

Conspectus shares our knowledge, experience, and expertise through educational and informational programs in a variety of formats, including in-person and webcast presentations. These include: American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Courses and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Specifying Practice Group Webinars.

American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Courses

Conspectus is an AIA Continuing Education System (CES) approved provider offering courses registered for AIA CES Credits. See our full AIA CES credit course listing.

Construction Specifications Institute Specifying Practice Group Webinars

These highly practical webinars explore, with audience participation, a wide range of subject matter related to the specifying process, construction technology, and information organization formats. See our full CSI Specifying Practice Group webinar listing.

To learn how you can schedule a presentation tailored to your needs, call 609.628.2390 or email your request.