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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.

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.

Evolving Specifications

First published at Young Architects Forum Connection 16.01. Construction contract documents consist of four items: the agreement, the conditions of contract, the drawings, the specifications, addenda, and modifications[i]. Each of the first four serves a distinct...

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Making Use of New Communications Tools

There are a few significant challenges when it comes to performing specification consulting work.  Obviously, there are the fun and interesting challenges, like gathering, updating, and retaining the significant knowledge required to write good specifications, and the...

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The Right and Wrong Time to Review Installers’ Qualifications

In addition to discussing the quality of the products and assemblies, specifications typically set requirements on the qualifications of the companies and individuals performing the work. What is the evidence provided for qualifications, and how and when are these qualifications evaluated?

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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.