Specifying: Art or craft?

Occasionally, I hear or read of the “art of specifying.” When the term is used without irony, it is a well-intentioned effort to call attention to an important part of construction documentation. What does it really mean, though?
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Education: Then and now

Five days of exams, and only one was the massive fill-in-answer-square format. All others were written or drawn—CAD, never mind building information modeling (BIM), was still a gleam in someone’s eye! I had to pass all portions and maintain an overall score of 75.
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