While the industry has a good handle on how specifications may change with technology, what about the actual job of a “specifier”? Will the role grow and change in the future or will it disappear completely in favor of a new model? These questions were the focus of a panel discussion held earlier this fall during CONSTRUCT 2020.
Door hardware specifications can be confusing and tedious. Just the thought of having to recall door hardware terminology, code requirements, and best practices is overwhelming. Then, transferring that knowledge to work when designing commercial or institutional facilities with hundreds to thousands of openings, each including five to 10 pieces of hardware, seems like a monumental task. This reference guide explaining common terminology and hardware will help make the process a little less daunting.
Sometimes combining dissimilar things can be surprisingly beneficial (e.g. chocolate and peanut butter). In other instances, mixing different items can have adverse results, and may need expert guidance.
Nithya Caleb, the editor of The Construction Specifier, interviews independent specifications consultant Vivian E. Volz, RA, CSI, CCCS, AIA, LEED AP, about the delegated design and design assist processes.
Nithya Caleb, the editor of The Construction Specifier, interviews Corey Zussman, director of quality management, Pepper Construction, about constructability issues that can arise on a jobsite, and how to avoid them. Here is an extract.