Specifications are an integral part of the Construction Documents and an important legal document.  The class will examine the need for, content, and how specifications compliment and coordinate with the Drawings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand basic organization, content and intent of specifications
  • Learn how to coordinate specifications with the drawings
  • Learn the difference between performance, perscriptive, and proprietary specifications
  • Discuss the importance of specifications

Presenter:  Doug Hartman, FAIA, FCSI

Doug Hartman has spent most of his 45 year career in the DFW area as an architect, specifier, construction administrator, and sustainability advocate.  The company he founded,  Inspec, has served as an independent consultant to area architects for the last 33 years. He is a fellow in both the AIA and CSI, earning both distinctions for his efforts in continuing education of fellow architects. 


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