Systems and Performance Descriptions
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.