February 2024 Newsletter

**** The 4specs Perspective

Is your Website a 3-Ring Binder or a Glossy Brochure?

Writing a specification and approving a substitution request requires detailed and specific information about the products.

Most "specified product" websites today would be classified as a glossy brochure as there is not sufficlent easy-to-access or even find detailed information.

30 years ago 3-ring binders and Sweets catalogues were the primary sources of product information.

Construction Specification Institute (CSI) published manufacturer's data and mailed it to members - SpecData. This links to a writing guide of how to do your SpecData sheets.

Another format is the 4specs 20+ year old WebFormat proposal. Example WebFormat product information page.

Can a Website be too SImple? Pretty pictures and complex navigation dow not help the specification process.

Contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.



Colin Gilboy
Publisher - 4specs
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