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Simplifying the Specifications Process


About This Program

Limited scope project details are often referred to by a variety of terms – and created in just as many, often time consuming, different approaches. To date, there’s been no easy solution in the industry to create and maintain these. Currently, firms go through the timely and manual effort to compile language and approximate formatting in Word, AutoCAD, Revit or other templates for each project so that they can “fit” the text to the architect’s required sheet size and title block. We will look at best practices to simplify the process and ensuring accurate, updated specifications.

Session Takeaways

  • We will highlight how to simplify the process to format specification content for drawing sheets.
  • We will explore how to standardize and maintain a central project file that can be easily exported to short form, outline, full specs, or sheet specs. 
  • Participants will discover how to import specifications into Revit and AutoCAD to successfully integrate specs directly onto a drawing sheet.

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

Quality Assurance/Quality Control


  • Gary Christensen

    RIB Client Education Manager
    Gary Christensen has been creating and delivering educational content, live and online, to the construction industry for more than 20 years. He is a CSI Member and holds the CDT (Construction Document Technologist) Certification. He joined RIB in December of 2017.

  • Judah Jackson

    RIB Design Application Specialist
    Judah Jackson has been working in various aspects of the AEC field for more than 35 years. He was among the first to receive expert level certification in the use and implementation of BIM software applications. He has been with RIB since 2018.

May 31, 2022
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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