Services

    Specifying Formats:
  • Full-length, 3-part format specifications for building and construction
  • Short-form, 3-part format specifications for projects modest in size and scope
  • Outline specifications, including system narratives, for preliminary pricing during design phases.
  • VA, GSA, and UFGS

  • Specific Practice Specifications:
  • Landscape architecture including irrigation, furnishings, hardscape, and softscape
  • Civil and Structural Engineering in collaboration with the Project’s engineers
  • Performance specifications for mechanical and electrical systems

  • Project Manual Assembly:
  • Coordination of administrative requirements, language, format, file naming, and printing for all disciplines contributing documents for the Project Manual
  • Cover pages incorporating logos and custom graphics
  • Table of Contents, Certifications, and Drawing lists

  • Sustainable Design:
  • Preparation of specifications for submittal procedures, indoor air-quality, and commissioning based on the GreenPoint Rating system of Build it Green or U.S. Green Building Council LEED Rating System
  • Incorporation sustainable design submittals and performance criteria into the specifications in collaboration with a LEED consultant or GreenPoint rater

  • Supplemental Services:
  • Technical support in selection and use of materials, products, and systems
  • Preparation of in-house office master specifications and a User Guide
  • Documents for Procurement and Contracting Requirements
  • Assistance in setting up word processing styles and procedures
  • Word processing and formatting of documents prepared by other Consultants, Owner, Contractor,
  • or Construction Manager
  • Review of Drawings, detailing, and sheet notes for coordination with the Specifications
  • Specifications for the following special disciplines and in collaboration with other consultants when retained on a Project:
  • Finish door hardware including preparation of detailed hardware groups
  • Vertical transportation
  • Roofing and waterproofing
  • Product submittal and substitution review
  • Consultations and assistance in responding to Contractor questions
  • Preparation of a Record Set of the Project Manual
  • Continuing education presentations on specification preparation and drawing coordination