December 7th, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Owner’s “Front End” Documents: We frequently are called upon to assist our architect clients in integrating owner-furnished bidding and contracting documents and Division 01 General Requirements documents into their project manuals. These range in quality from well-thought-out to,…

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December 7th, 2020

Wednesday, September 30 Elevator Code Changes: Catching up with ASME A17.1-19 for changes not yet in MasterSpec. The Emergency Communication System now requires a couple of additional features: The ability for users and the monitoring station to communicate using non-verbal means of communication (two-way…

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September 10th, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020 Hot Aisle: In case you didn’t know there is such a think, large server arrays use this special type of enclosure structure to channel and exhaust hot air coming off of server banks. I didn’t know, but I do now. Specifiers become quick studys. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Ballet…

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August 15th, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020 Feedback: The most valuable emails SpecGuy receives are the ones from the architect that illustrate what can go wrong on a job site installation. We are frequently tweaking masters to help head off these problems next time. W. Edwards Deming, the Father of Total Quality Management,…

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July 31st, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020 Oops: Missed an add-on accessory product in a specialty casework section. Thankfully, the owner is not concerned about spending some extra money at closeout to get one-piece worktops. These were available from the manufacturer, but the tops were buried in the middle of their catalog and…

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