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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DISCUSS? TOPIC IDEAS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DISCUSS? TOPIC IDEAS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

  • Outline Specs - Useful or Not: How are outline specs developed and used and are there alternatives?
  • Managing Design and Spec Data: What data are needed and how is the information best collected and communicated?
  • Implementing SectionFormat™ 2008: What is the impact and must it be universal?
  • Seismic Requirements - Beyond the Building Frame: What does the code affect besides the building frame?
  • Out with the Old, In with the New: What standard, code, product, or method has changed significantly?
  • How to get Spec'd - A Peek Behind the Architect's Curtain: What mysterious methods are used to specify products?
  • It May be Green, But is It Durable: How do you balance the choices?
  • What Can You Expect of a Specifier: Is it more than a technical spec or project manual?
  • And the Goal Is...Satisfy the Owner: What does it take for repeat business for the entire team?
  • Where are the Manufacturers: What happens after visiting the website, filling out the form and leaving a message?
  • Getting What You Want from Consultants: What methods are effective for compelling consultants to deliver consistent documents?

These topics were suggested by group members:

  • SectionFormat: "Changing over to the new SectionFormat has become very time consuming.  I wonder how many others have changed."
  • Spec Writing Procedures:  "I would like to see a webinar discussing how other firms recommend editing a spec section. Not all of us have mastered MS Word. Currently we copy over the section and delete anything that is irrelevant and add and edit items as desired. Having a webinar course which explores the recommended commands to follow would be helpful."

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