Because today’s project teams often find it necessary to make important decisions much earlier in construction projects than ever before, Conspectus takes a descriptive approach that focuses more intently on defining systems and performance than on specific design solutions, products, and materials at the early project stages.
This approach opens up opportunities for designers to explore system and assembly options before committing to a single design decision. It incorporates rigorous value analysis of the options to compare cost impacts, potential risks, and performance differences. This supports a robust design solution informed by professional judgment and aligned with owner requirements. It also helps avoid reactive value engineering after the design is completed, which can change project scope, add work, and significantly disrupt schedules.
Our certified professionals have what it takes to deliver the highest quality specifications. They understand the design process, see beyond the drawings, and know constructability at a deep and practical level. Working at the intersection of design and construction, they integrate design solutions into specifications and construction documents that articulate contractual requirements and improve communication and coordination among all parties. The result is reliable cost estimates, improved construction efficiencies, and finished projects that meet all expectations and requirements.
By its very nature, the Conspectus approach is a quality assurance and risk management process. Making and documenting well-informed decisions at the right time in the right order is critical to managing both risk and quality. This is especially true for decisions that can have major consequences or cause significant disruption if they are changed later. Our approach supports the kind of well-informed, data-driven decision making that mitigates such risk and assures quality across the life of a project.