10: Project Specifications

54m 06s | 2022 May 10
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Richard Heiserman, Senior Associate, Architect, AIA, FCSI, CCCA at Ankrom-Moisan Architects in Portland, Oregon, and Jeffrey Potter, Specification Solutions Product Manager at Deltek.

Rick is a licensed Architect with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. In addition to providing technical assistance and spec writing, Rick is also a mentor and technical resource to the teams and staff in his office.

Jeff has 6-1/2 years of experience in AEC and was previously the spec writer for a large west coast firm. Jeff is dedicated to continuing specification education across the industry and transforming specs for future generations.

Rick and Jeff share their expertise and storied experiences to highlight the importance of project specifications. Cherise has jokingly been calling this the “Seasoned vs. Fresh Spec Writer Cage Match”. This conversation provides unique insight into project specifications, the world of spec writing, practical tips for construction documents, special considerations, and how a better understanding of project specifications and the role of spec writer can improve your drawings and overall project.


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Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
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Richard Heiserman
Senior Associate, Architect, AIA, FCSI, CCCA | Ankrom-Moisan Architects