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Demystifying the Construction Specification Process: Achieving Clarity and Efficiency, a Tech Talk with RIB Software

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About This Program

In today's dynamic construction landscape, clear and unambiguous communication is paramount. This webinar aims to demystify this crucial aspect of construction by unraveling the complexities, highlighting the significance of clear communication, and exploring the innovative realm of intelligent specification software. Join us to delve into construction specifications, understand the power of transparent communication, and learn how to embed your firm's invaluable process and knowledge.

Session Takeaways

  • Understand how transparent and unambiguous communication in construction specifications lays the foundation for project success. Learn to effectively articulate project requirements, materials, and processes to minimize errors, conflicts, and costly revisions.
  • Discover the benefits of maintaining always-updated specification content throughout the project lifecycle. Learn how consistent access to accurate information ensures that all team members are aligned, reducing discrepancies and enhancing project efficiency.
  • Explore the paradigm shift brought about by intelligent specification software. Gain insights into how logic-based systems utilize trigger logic to dynamically inform the inclusion of relevant details, resulting in a more comprehensive and precise specification process.
  • Leverage intelligent specification software to embed your firm's unique process and knowledge directly into your projects. Learn how to capture best practices, lessons learned, and industry expertise, ensuring continuity, consistency, and excellence across projects.

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

Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification


  • Gary Christensen, CSI, CDT

    Client Education Manager, RIB Software
    Gary Christensen has been developing training and teaching construction industry software for over 20 years. He’s held the positions of Trainer, Customer Success Manager, and Director of Customer Care. As the Client Education Manager at RIB, Gary manages the educational team that develops and performs live and online training for RIB product offerings.

  • Joe Moreland, Director of Engineering Content, RIB Software

    Joe Moreland earned his degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer. He obtained 16 years’ experience in consulting engineering before becoming a full-time specifications writer over 13 years ago. He currently manages specification content located in CSI MasterFormat’s Facility Services and Site and Infrastructure Subgroups (Divisions 21-35) for RIB’s SpecLink master guide specification software.

  • Richard J Ruppert, Director of Partnerships & Strategic Alliances, RIB Software

    As a leader at RIB, Ruppert is focused on topics concerning the development of effective, integrated resources that drive the architectural design, engineering, and product supply process. A registered architect himself, Rick has a well-informed perspective regarding transformational innovations and technologies impacting successful building project outcomes.

October 17, 2023
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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