The Benefits of Architectural Specifications Writing
A well written specification documents is an essential tool for marketing and sales in construction products. The main role of it would be in providing information about construction products that cannot be shown easily on a CAD drawing. Through the process of developing a standard specification clause, it gives a means to saving the specifier some time that will help enable easy inclusion and also helps to ensure that the construction product will be described correctly based with what was the original intent of the manufacturer. These specification documents also could be written in order to help minimize the opportunity for specifications for it to be value engineered out of the project by the quantity surveyor or perhaps substituted by the buying department of the contractor.
Most people who are involved in the specification process knows that architects will re-use their specifications. Another thing is that the BIM is changing the form of specifications as well as on how the construction team works. Through this in mind, it is crucial for manufacturers to review the specification documents as well as to have a prescriptive or descriptive product specification and also a generic performance specification that is made available in BIM formats.
By reviewing on the architects projects or their practice specification document, this will allow you to become a trusted advisor as well as a custodian specification.
If you will regularly review the specifications of your architect, you will get the following benefits:
Have control in keeping product information accurately.
It becomes simple for the construction design team to accurately specify your construction products.
This will also help to ensure that the Construction Decision Making Unit (DMU) is clear on the key attributes with its construction products.
This will also help reduce the chance of the construction product to be substituted because the construction project progress from the design and also the specification of the construction.
The last benefit is that this will allow you to demonstrate how your product is going to meet standards, health and wellbeing, sustainability and this is also compliant on the health and safety requirements.
A good specification is clear indication about the levels of the quality expected, quality of the materials, relevant standards and workmanship that must be met. Specifications are the only way on how to help capture the information properly.
Specifications are carefully created and highlights where the project specific choices could be made. Most of the work focuses of ensuring it and when all cost cutting and substitution and all of the reasons as to why a product was chosen is made clear to all through providing the ammunition and the incentives in defending the original decision that will reduce the chances of product substitution.