The Future of Specifications (Free Webinar)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))

Earn 1 AIA LU | 1-2pm ET | 10-11am PT | Registration is FULL and CLOSED

Project contract documents contain drawings and specifications. Yet the active industry discussion is about BIM (drawings) and almost no discussion about specifications. Surely there have been technology advances for specification authoring and linking to BIMs. Well-coordinated drawings and specifications reduce project risks. Is it possible to author specifications in parallel with design activities, providing critical data to designers to make well-informed decisions? Michael J. King, FCSI, CCS, Vice President with ARCOM, publisher of AIA's MasterSpec will be moderating Q&A. This presentation is for all project participants responsible for authoring and coordinating project specifications.

This presentation is a part of the ongoing AIA Technology in Architectural Practice webinar series. View the complete series archive.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Lead a discussion within the firm to consider project workflow requirements to support specification automation.

  2. Discuss the concepts of integrating specifications with BIM.

  3. Discuss the concepts of making specifications digitally accessible to all project participants.

  4. Discuss the concepts of how product manufacturers might deliver product information to specifiers and designers in a more useful format.

Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, CCS LEED AP, President, Kalin Associates Specifications
Michael Brennan, President, InterSpec
Rob Dean, AIA, CSI, CCS, President, Building Systems Design


Michael J. King, FCSI, CCS, Vice President, ARCOM
Andy Smith, AIA, Solutions Executive, Bentley

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You can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A and view the video recording (when available). Continuing Education Hours are only offered during the live event.

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Attendees will earn 1 AIA LU. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the end of the webinar. All attendees at each site submit one form: 1) page one: webinar survey and 2) page two: CES report form. The survey must be completed within 5 business days of the webinar. AIA members and IDP record holders will have their credit recorded within 7 business days of the webinar. All attendees will be prompted to download a certificate of completion at the end of the survey.


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