Experienced Specification Writing

Our experience includes many project types and delivery methods, from the very smallest projects, up to a $300 million project. We have produced project manuals for well over a thousand of successful projects, offered timely support for architectural teams, specs including front ends & many design disciplines spanning from Division 00 to 41 and nearly everything in between, collaboration and guidance document updating for facility owners, commercial guide specification writing, and manufacturer guide spec, datasheet development and review.

Summary of Project Types to Date

  • Affordable Housing

  • Civic

  • Commercial

  • Healthcare

  • Higher Education

  • Historic

  • Hotels

  • K-12 Education

  • Laboratory

  • Landscape

  • Malls

  • Manufacturer Guide Specs

  • Master Specifications

  • MEP Specs (usually in SpecsIntact)

  • Military

  • Mixed Use

  • Museums/Libraries/Zoo

  • Multifamily

  • Offices

  • Parking Structures

  • Religious

  • Restaurants

  • Single Family

  • Specifications Software and Training

U.S. states to date: CA, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI. Abroad locations to date: UK, Belgium, Brazil, Morocco.

We work remotely on projects from coast to coast in the U.S., and have specified some projects overseas. We have agreements with several SCIP specifiers to handle diverse needs. Location is not a problem.

Whether you need clear-concise-complete-correct project specifications, assistance implementing integrated master specifications, or any of our other services, we are here to help. The specifications, along with the drawings, are the Architect's "Instruments of Service" to the Owner, and are for the Contractor's use in procurement and construction, and the Facility Manager's use for the life of the building.

Some Featured Projects

Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters

179,840 SF, nine-story tower of flexible open office space for up to 400 employees.

Cummins is a worldwide leader manufacturing engines & one of America’s largest corporations.

Extremely fast schedule for owner's move-in goals. Specs achieved by working shoulder-to-shoulder with architect (RATIO) and contractor (Wilhelm Construction) in an unusually large number of bid packages as required by the contractor.

Unique Items: Decorative metal façade elements; monumental AESS stairs; many others.

More Info: https://www.dberke.com/project/cummins-indy-distribution-headquarters/.

Indianapolis Pacers / St. Vincent Center

130,000 sq. ft. NBA practice/medical facility. Across the street from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the St. Vincent Center is the most advanced practice facility in the NBA, also houses Pacers offices, and physicians and sports medicine specialists, providing primary care, cardiovascular and sports performance services available for athletes and the general public.

Unique Items: Everything. Includes AESS curtain wall system, therapeutic pools.

More Info: https://www.nba.com/pacers/ascension-st-vincent-center

DC: Kenilworth Recreation Center

75,500 SF indoor and outdoor recreation complex. Achieved LEED Gold and Honorable Mention for USGBC Innovative Project of the Year.

BELL Architects. Owner: DC Department of General Services; DC Department of Parks and Recreation

More Info: https://www.amidsummernightsgreen.com/2018-project-awards

New York: Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge Renovations

Complete renovation of this iconic Marriott’s public space and 667 guestrooms

Jonathan Nehmer + Associates

Unique Items: Axminster carpeting; bronze metalwork; wood ceilings.

PA: The Gallery / Fashion District - Philadelphia

1.5 Million SF shopping mall/mixed use facility

JPRA Architects

Unique Items: Tiling requirements; structural glass wall system

More Info: http://www.jpra.com/work/philly.html

Menlo-Atherton High School STEM Building

17,400 SF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math building

LPA Architects

More Info:https://www.archdaily.com/970276/menlo-atherton-high-school-stem-building-lpa

DC: Houston Elementary School

cox graae + spack architects

60,000 SF modernization, LEED Gold 4.0

More Info:https://www.mcnbuild.com/project/houston-elementary-school/