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Thursday November 15, 2018

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Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?
Business
Thursday May 11 2017

Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?

Writing specifications are a necessary part of running a design practice, providing all that micro detail that can never be shown on the drawings or in...

Why Risk Specifying Manufacturer Detail?
Business
Thursday March 23 2017

Why Risk Specifying Manufacturer Detail?

Designers and architects have to document their fully resolved design in drawn and written form so that a contractor can build it as it was designed.

How to Provide a Specification on All Your D&C Projects
Business
Tuesday March 14 2017

How to Provide a Specification on All Your D&C Projects

Like it or not, design and construct (D&C) building procurement seems to be popular, especially for government or large commercial projects.

Time to Define Defects and Specification
Business
Tuesday August 23 2016

Time to Define Defects and Specification

A lack of robust definitions that outline what constitutes good workmanship and defects are causing plenty of headaches for homeowners. It's time that ended.

Time to Define Defects and Specification
Business
Monday May 9 2016

Time to Define Defects and Specification

A lack of robust definitions that outline what constitutes good workmanship and defects are causing plenty of headaches for homeowners. It's time that ended.

Specifiers to Installers – How do We Close the Gap?
Business
Friday January 22 2016

Specifiers to Installers – How do We Close the Gap?

Housing affordability is at the forefront of discussions across Australia, and rightly so.

Will Commoditisation of Prefab Make Bespoke Design Obsolete?
Business
Tuesday November 3 2015

Will Commoditisation of Prefab Make Bespoke Design Obsolete?

Design costs for the creation of certain categories of built asset could be removed completely by the commoditisation of the prefab building process.

How to Get Good Specs Done Fast
Business
Monday August 24 2015

How to Get Good Specs Done Fast

As designers, we need to produce a written specification with each project we do, no matter how small.

How Documentation Can Make or Break Projects
Business
Wednesday June 10 2015

How Documentation Can Make or Break Projects

The architecture profession is better known for its “glamour” side – caricatured as flamboyant artists wielding scale rules over drawing boards much as a painter might...