WE23 - Why are Specifications so Hard?

Wednesday, October 9 from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM « Back

Specifications have been described as a tool, likened to a recipe, been explained as a puzzle and metaphorically described as a Scooby Doo cartoon.  If all those things are easy to understand, why is the practice of specifications so hard?  Like many complex systems, the practice of specifications is better understood once it is broken into its component parts.  Once the smaller parts are understood, it becomes possible to manipulate those parts to make the system function more smoothly.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
• Identify the component parts of the practice of specifications
• Recognize how the component parts vary based on delivery method
• Describe how changing the component parts changes the outcome
• Discuss how to modify the component parts in your practice to better suit your project needs

Credits:
1 AIA LU; BOMI; CSI (CDT, CCS); IIBEC

Content Level:
Intermediate (Content will be most beneficial to participants who have a detailed knowledge of the practice of specifications.)

Audience:
Session is most relevant to architects/designers, product reps, and specifiers.

Tracks:
Construction Documents/Construction Administration; Specifications


Credits: 1 AIA LU, BOMI, CSI, ICC, IIBEC, NARI


Education Tracks: Topic: Specifications, Topic: Construction Docs/ Admin., Audience: Architect/ Designer, Audience: Product Rep, Audience: Specifier

Event Type: Education Sessions > Session


 
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