8:30-3:00 | Pre-Conference Workshops
Leadership Building Blocks for Every Level
Note: This pre-conference session is only available to active Chapter, Region, or Board of Director volunteers.
Whether you are just stepping in or a seasoned volunteer, you will be able to walk away from this pre-conference with the building blocks to form a strong foundation or build on your current knowledge base. You will learn the ins and outs of CSI, purpose, governance, relationships, roles, and so much more during this day-long workshop. To prepare for the session, you'll be asked to complete a series of short online videos (approximately 1.5 hours total).
As a result of attending these sessions you will:
- Learn and generate “what if” discussion and how to engage in constructive conflict.
- Work through common board leadership scenarios.
- Be exposed to core board leadership competencies like goal setting, strategic thinking, and common (and often misunderstood) board responsibilities.
Specs 101 Supercharged
Speaker: Susan Bliss
To help you "supercharge" your specifications production, this workshop builds upon the basics of writing specifications and demonstrates a proven approach to completing and delivering quality specifications for a project. Emphasis will be placed on organizing the project, gathering the required information, and editing and processing the data to produce a compiled Project Manual. This Workshop will make you "Future Ready." Bring it on!
Section 1: The Importance of the Specifier
A presentation of the role of the specifier, the importance of their expertise, and their function as a member of the Design Team especially ensuring quality requirements.
- Define the role of the high-performing specifier.
- Discuss why effective communication is a critical part of the specifier’s role.
- Discover efficient methods of collecting and processing data and managing
- Identify how quality is achieved through well-written specifications.
Section 2: Processes and Procedures
An in-depth discussion about processes and procedures, the ways they provide a stable framework for the project workflow, and how they are used as quality control mechanisms.
- Emphasize that organization and standard procedures are key to getting the job done and maintaining a quality standard of service.
- Identify formatting tools used in writing specifications.
- Discuss using the Table of Contents as a means of planning and organizing specifications.
- Recognize the importance of using Drawings as a tool when writing specifications.
Section 3: Gathering and Processing Information
A closer look at ways to collect, process, and manage project information and why this process is critical to correctly editing specifications and expressing the quality requirements.
- Identify credible
sources of information.
- Recognize required information for Division 00 sections.
- Understand the required information for Division 01 sections.
- Determine what information is required for technical sections.
Section 4: Editing
An interactive, hands-on experience in using CSI's SectionFormat® and determining what information is needed to correctly specify a product.
- Demonstrate how to begin with a master section.
- Learn what needs to be addressed in Division 00.
- Understand what needs to be addressed in Division 01.
- Recognize Technical Sections and the 3-PART Section Format.
Section 5: Compiling/Finalizing and Revision
A closing discussion on the progression of the project’s specifications – how all the previous work comes together to issue a completed, coordinated Project Manual and the follow-up actions required for revisions.
- Define the objective of a progress set.
- Explain the process for reviewing a progress set.
- Use a final checklist before issuing.
- Differentiate revisions to a signed/sealed set.