Next Membership Meeting — October 9 @ 5:45 pm

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Orange County CSI Chapter October Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Program: Specifications for the Other 99%*
Emphasis on Divisions 3, 7, 8 & 9
Speaker: John Raeber, FAIA, FCSI, CCS
Independent Specifier


Join us to hear the phenomenal John Raeber, FAIA, FCSI, CCS speak about Specifications for the Other 99%. John A. Raeber, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP is an Independent architectural specifications writer with over 40 years successful experience in preparing architectural specifications for a wide range of project types, locations, and types of firms.

ABSTRACT/SUMMARY: The Other 99%: Far more people occasionally write specifications than write specs full time. These as the other 99% as compared to those specifiers who write specifications full time. The other 99% are those who write specifications for specific disciplines other than architecture, those who regularly write specifications for specific systems such as waterproofing, roofing, hardware, and elevators, and those who are responsible for developing specifications for manufacturers for specific products that are intended to be helpful to those responsible for preparing portions of the Project Manuals (specifications). In some cases, the other 99% might be architects in small offices that write specifications only once every few years. And even those of us who write specifications full time are occasionally called upon to specify a new or unfamiliar product or system. In rare cases we full time specifiers may be called upon to write specifications for “Work Results” (products, elements, and systems) outside our scope of expertise.

This program is intended to:

  • provide an understanding of how to work with the primary specifications writer while preparing parts of the Project Manual.
  • provide an understanding of the intent of specifications beyond the trite statement to be “clear, concise, complete, and correct”.
  • provide an understanding of the intent of specific parts of a specification section such as “Section Includes”, “Related Sections”, “References”, “Designated Design”, “Quality Assurance/Source Quality Control/Field Quality Control”, “Warranties/Guarantees”, “System Description”, “Regulatory Requirements”, “Design Requirements”, “Performance Requirements” and “Schedules”.
  • provide an understanding on how to determine what is important to include in a specification, what is not important, and what is detrimental or dangerous.
  • Provide an understanding of the “BoilerPlate” and “Schedules”.

*Specifications for the Other 99%: Professional Consultants (structural, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, civil, landscape, etc.); Liability Consultants (code, waterproofing, roofing, exterior enclosure, hardware, elevator, security, etc.); Interior Designers; LEED Consultants; Accessibility Consultants; Equipment Specialists (food service equipment, exterior building maintenance, etc.); Manufacturer Representatives.

5:45 - 6:45 PM Social/No Host Bar
6:45 - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 PM Program

Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, California

Plenty of free parking

Dinner Cost:
$35.00 cash/check discount for OCCCSI members and nonmembers with reservations.
$40.00 on the website
$45.00 at the door without reservation.
(No-show reservations will be billed)

Reservations required by September 17, 2018.
Call OCCCSI at 714-434-9909.

Product representatives are invited to display at this meeting.
The cost for a tabletop is $100.00.
Contact David Walsh at 714.396.0794 for information.

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