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Transforming Decision Making Through Transparency - Start to Finish

Transforming Decision Making Through Transparency - Start to Finish

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)


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The Revolution has begun. It has been never more critical than now to have transparency in the process and drive total collaboration. Transparency transforms the behaviors of the project team, authenticity of content in the documentation and success in outcomes, not just in the project, but the process as a whole. The unsuspecting tool to drive this transparency, is specifications. Far more than a construction project manual, systems descriptions specifications encompass performance criteria, design criteria, and comparative options. They allow cost and functional analysis before the team commits design resources to any solution. Learn how owners' expectations and requirements are recorded and validated throughout the entire decision-making process via written construction documentation, through case studies on projects and clients.


David Stutzman, AIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP

David Stutzman, AIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP is an independent construction specifier and architect. He founded and leads Conspectus, Inc. the largest, expert independent specifications consulting firm in the United States, based in southern New Jersey and with multiple regional offices. David has extensive experience in producing architectural and engineering specifications for federal government masters, commercial masters, office masters, and construction projects. Additionally, through the specification process, David becomes a quality assurance partner by identifying areas of concern to be addressed by 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 to produce written construction documentation that benefits all members of the project team, in particular the owner, estimator, and architect/engineer.