We Can Save You Time
We are more
than willing to work with you in the manner that best fits your needs.
and money are an issue, (and they usually are) we at Chappell &
a methodology encased in proprietary software that will minimize the
time and money you spend on defining design scope, materials and
products, as well
In a Nut Shell:
is not so much a spec editing software as it is a design management
and Engineers do not think in terms of “Specifications.”
They think in terms of the
design scope of the project
and the materials and products they want and need to use in the design.
at a higher level of detail impedes the creative design process. Our
compliments and organizes the design process. It does not bog it down.
and Architects make decisions as to the scope of a project’s design,
point and click to capture the data in one centralized location where
everyone involved in the project can see it. As is appropriate,
materials relevant to the design scope may be chosen by the appropriate
personnel given the access rights to do so. This design scope and
is structured in the classic CSI Masterformat, both version ’95
and ‘04(six digit) format.
decisions are being made, one can easily see what they have chosen for
project and what is left in the master set of data. If there is nothing
Master set of data, this raises a flag that some research and
to be rounded up for the project.
given point in time a Design Scope Document (usually a Schematic Design
Deliverable) may be generated, or an Outline Specification (usually an
Development Deliverable). Scope documents and
Outline Specifications are merely
a bi-product of determining the design
scope, not documents you have to generate from other data.
Specifications can be edited quickly in a fraction of the time and cost
of current methods.
The entire design scope
is kept in one place, your network, your server, your computers. (You
may use ours but that adds cost.) It is not spread out amongst several
email accounts, or in notebooks on a shelf.
There is a
historical time stamp user record of all changes.
Comments may be added by
of the Design team about any of the data.
the design scope
and materials and products are “frozen” any changes are potentially
services or a change in the design scope that can be tracked.
may use our master data set or if they prefer, the information from
their own specification
office masters can be uploaded into our software. Even with the cost of
this aded serivice, you will be saving
time and money in the design and contract document process on the every
first job you use Ken-Specs.
Where we are going from here:
versions of our software the Construction Specifications themselves
with LEED options, and Project Manuals will also be
a bi-product of the design process. Only minor tweaking will be
required to make specifications project specific.
specifications portion of the project will be reduced to almost a
bi-product of the design process.
Integration with BIM
models will be entirely possible by building an interface between your
modeling software and the database of design scope data.