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Construction Specifications and Education
SpecGuy provides product research and specification writing, education program development and training, and related consulting services. We work with building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, and facility owners.
"We help the construction industry communicate."
Building Product Specification Marketing
Guide Specifications for Product Manufacturers
Guide specifications and product data sheets help get your products into projects - and stay there!
Continuing Education Programs for Product Manufacturers
Lunch & Learn programs answer designer's questions and get products specified - correctly!.
Train Your Sales and Marketing Representatives
Writing specifications and presenting education programs are learned skills. We can help.
Architect and Facility Owner Consulting
• Specification master libraries
• Project specifications
• Building enclosure design support
• Peer reviews
• Facility design and construction standards
• Sustainable design and LEED consulting
Just starting your firm?
Lots of architects are. What are you doing about your specifications? Here are some tips
New from SpecGuy
CSI CDT Study Programs: Taking the CDT exam? Join the thousands of successful candidates who have used our award-winning CDT One Day at a Time! daily email study program. Updated for the new PDPG content. Still free! Register here.
"The 5 costliest mistakes manufacturers make trying to influence the specification process"
SpecGuy and ARCOM provided an insider's look at what architects and engineers say are the reasons so many expensive marketing efforts are getting it wrong. We discussed the solutions you can implement to get more out of your specification marketing budget.
Download Summary Sheet for "5 Costliest Mistakes"
SpecGuy and ARCOM, publishers of MasterSpec and SpecWare specification automation software, announce a strategic partnership that will enhance SpecGuy's online education programs and provide consulting services to ARCOM's SpecAgent manufacturers and MasterSpec Licensed Users.
Congratulations to VMDO Architects, Charlottesville VA, for their national award winning Manasses Park Elementary School project. LEED Gold, AIA COTE Top 10, and AIA CAE Merit Awards. SpecGuy is proud to have served as the specifications consultant on this outstanding project!
Articles and White Papers
Who Needs Specs?
Handy checklist points out all the little things that written specifications do for construction projects - and "sheet specs" don't.
Master specs, MasterSpec, MasterFormat ...
SpecGuy Education Program at ArchEx East
Join us at Architecture Exchange East - the outstanding AIA conference in Richmond, Virginia. We'll be presenting "Preventing Leaking Buildings: Specify and Get Superior Envelope Performance" on Friday morning.
Date: November 2 - 4, 2011
More Information: www.virginiaarchitecture.org
Specifications 2020: Integral to the Future: At the CSI Charlotte Expo. We'll look back to CSI's 1967 visionary report on specification automation, and forward to 2020 on where software and specifiers might be
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
More Information: www.charlottecsi.org
Manufacturer Webinar: The 5 costliest mistakes manufacturers make trying to influence the specification process
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT
More Information: www.specguy.com/ProductManufact.html
GreenNC Tradeshow: USGBC North Carolina Triangle Chapter, NC State University, Raleigh, Thursday, September 9, 2010: More info here. We'll present Specifying LEED."
CONSTRUCT 2010/CSI Show: May 14, 2010 in Philadelphia. We'll talk about Specifying Mold and Moisture Control in Construction.
CDT One Day at a Time!
AIA A201 Webinar
4 session recorded webinar introduces you to this important industry contract document. Prepare for your upcoming CSI certification exam, or just learn the rules under which most construction projects operate.
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