An astute specifier understands the importance of the construction contract and its associated General Conditions for writing the general requirements for a project. While many Divisions 02 through 49 Sections can be prepared independently of the contractual provisions, Division 01 cannot be adequately prepared until the specifier knows who the primary project stakeholders will be and the conditions defining their responsibilities.
Design/construction professionals hope their project designs proceed without missteps or complications. Of course, that rarely happens. The lighting product specification and bidding process is complex, as it involves many interested parties, each with its own stake in which products are ultimately installed in the project.
From a design standpoint, there are many different criteria, situations, and owner temperaments capable of affecting the outcome of a roofing installation. Roofing contractors have unique insight into the real-world factors design professionals should consider in order to make the installation as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released a new report based on the results of a study. The “Architect’s Journey to Specification” assesses not only how architects tend to specify, but also what factors influence those choices.
What can be done to help specifiers and contractors create the most stable, durable, and resilient concrete structures possible? This challenge inspired the industry professionals responsible for updating an American Concrete Institute (ACI) standard over the summer.