David Stutzman, AIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP is an owner advocate, decision-management master, independent construction specifier, and architect. He founded and leads Conspectus, Inc. an independent specifications consulting firm. Through the specification process, David becomes a quality assurance partner by identifying areas of concern to be addressed through the construction documents. He is leading the initiative in delivering integrated Uniformat and MasterFormat specifications that align owner project requirements, design intent, and estimates for critical decision-making required to balance performance, quality, and costs during the design process. David has created and developed an 'industry-first' tool, Conspectus Cloud, to produce written construction documentation that benefits all members of the project team, in particular the owner, estimator and architect/engineer.