Learning Construction Specifications
Specifications are an integral part of the development of construction documents. They hold information critical to the owner, architect, contractor, manufacturer, and product reps yet they get little attention until start of construction. It is my goal to increase the teams’ comfort level with specifications and get construction teams involved earlier in the construction.
Most of us don’t have hours to take on a new topic of learning. These short videos can help answer the most basic questions about specifications in under 5 minutes so you can maintain your level of productivity. The direct results of a few minutes can be increased quality of your documentation and communication between team members.
Our Introductory Courses have several short videos describing CSI MasterFormat®, 3-Part Format, Capitalization, basics of Division 01, and more. These are free and are also available on our YouTube channel. For greater in-depth learning there are longer sessions available with our Full Courses, which have a fee associated with them.
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Sherry has been committed to quality construction specifications for nearly 30 years. During this time there has been a recognizable decline in the number of specifiers in the industry. Where there was once difficulty in getting a job as a specifier now it is difficult to find a specifier.
In recent years specification software has improved and several options exist in the market today that make specifications more manageable. While these systems won’t replace human interaction or project-specific customization, they simplify the redundancy of some specification tasks and improve overall quality control.
Sherry’s goal with Teaching Construction Specifications is to empower construction teams to develop and further edit specifications for projects using your software system and incorporating industry standard practices and language.
Please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how she can enhance your teams’ confidence in development, coordination, and delivery of project specifications.
Sherry Harbaugh, FCSI, CCS, RA, SCIP
Master of Architecture
Montana State University 2009
- Fellow, Construction Specifications Institute
- LEED Accredited Professional
- Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice