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Available Courses

Introductory Courses

These are free, short videos of less than 5 minutes to learn about CSI MasterFormat®, 3-Part Format, Capitalization, and more.

Full Courses

Full Course Videos are a deep dive into specific topics. They are geared toward the self-motivated or those that prefer to go at your own pace.

Introductory Courses

Free
Contract Documents

Contract Documents

This is a very basic description of what specifications are and the coordination of them with Drawings.

Free
Industry Standards

Industry Standards

What is CSI 3-Part Format? This course briefly describes 2 industry Standards – MasterFormat® and SectionFormat®.

Free
Division 01 Part 1

Division 01 vs. Part 1

This course briefly explains this relationship to help the A/E add administrative and procedural requirements into the spec.

Free
Specification Resources

Specification Resources

Where do you go to research products? How do you find a manufacturer’s spec? This session goes through the resources I use.

Free
Capitalization and Language

Capitalization and Language

This course reviews words that are to be capitalized based on the Agreement and general awareness of the confusion misused words can create.

Free
Specification Strategy

5 Specification Strategies

This session goes through strategies I use when budgeting my time and getting started to develop a specification.

Free
5 Spec Editing Strategies

5 Specification Editing Strategies

Editing a spec takes time and maybe a little motivation. Here are some strategies to consider when starting to edit a spec.

Full Courses

$199
Division 01 Course

Division 01 Course

Division 01 needs to be coordinated with the Owner and the Contractor and it should reflect your office standards.

$199
General Conditions of the Contract

General Conditions of the Contract

General Conditions are not specifications, but they govern the work! Get to know what they cover during construction.

$199
How to Read Construction Specs

How to Read Construction Specifications

Just the nuts and bolts! Get an overview of specifications in this session and how they affect your scope of work.

$199
Incorporating Manufacturer's Specs Course

Incorporating Manufacturer’s Specs

This live session goes through the process of modifying a manufacturer’s specs.

$199
Information Management Course

Information Management

It’s never too early to determine what goes on the drawings and what goes in the specification.

$199
MasterFormat(R) Course

Material Classification

Locating materials within a specification.

$199
SectionFormat(R) Course

Section Organization

This session reviews another industry standard, SectionFormat® which will help you locate information within a Section.

$199
Specification Formats Course

Specification Formats

How specification details can vary with the type of project, delivery method, and phase of design.

$199
Specification Language Course

Specification Language

Commonly misused words, capitalization, and correct use of abbreviations.