February 2020 Meeting

February 11, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Radisson Hotel
517 Grand Canyon Dr.
Madison, WI 53719

Decsiphering Specifications for Design Professionals, Contractors and Product Representatives


  • Explore the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide; become aware of what comprises good specification writing, how a Project Manual is organized and what goes where in specification sections. 
  • This is an excellent refressher for experienced Engineers and Consultants as well as a good primer for new Spec Writers


Learning Objectives

  • Basics of the contractual relationship between Design Professional and Contractor.
  • Elements of good specification writing for preparing clear, and concise specifications.
  • How MasterFormat is an organizational tool for construction documents, product data and more.
  • How SectionFormat places contents of a specification section into a retrievable sequence.
AIA CEU 1 hour


Harry Peck, CSI, CCS.
Specifications Writer
Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Certified Construction Specifier, Construction Specifications Institute
Over 35 years’ experience in architectural and engineering offices preparing documents which define the requirements to comply with during the bidding process, procedures required for construction contract administration and technical specifications which establish the quality of materials and workmanship for construction.
Lecturer on topics relative to the preparation of written construction documents, the bidding process, and construction contract administration.
Affiliations include:
  • Construction Association of Michigan
  • Lawrence Technological University, School of Architecture Wayne State University, Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture
Facilities Management experience through chairing the Board of Trustees to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Has included preparation of and administration of building renovation and/or a Capitol Improvements programs.
  • Preparation of documentation to have pro-active maintenance of facility components and maintenance of records.


Would you like the opportunity to do an inexpensive sales pitch to our professional members? If so, I would like to remind you, that we do offer tabletop presentations at our chapter meetings. The cost for doing a tabletop presentation is $50.00 for chapter members, and $75.00 for nonmembers. Your fee includes a table set up for you to display your products, and a chance to do a brief (10 minute max.) introduction for yourself and your products.

To reserve a space at one of our upcoming meetings, please contact Curtis Norton, at (608) 576-7108 or at the Chapter email address: [email protected]


$25.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Non-Member Registration

$7.00 Student Member Registration

$7.00 Student Non-Member Registration

$50.00 Tabletop Sponsor

$75.00 Tabletop Sponsor