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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.

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 of...

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Better Ethics for Architects

Given the difficult process that architects go through to enter the profession, it’s to their detriment to deliver designs for buildings that fail to perform as promised and also fail to meet client needs. It can only benefit the profession if architects get serious about working solely on their clients’ behalf. Eliminating ethical lapses described in this article is a good place to start.

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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 international soccer and the AEC industry. 

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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.