If you’ve become accustomed to reading and editing lengthy project specifications in construction, you’re probably a seasoned design professional with years of experience. The length of your specifications usually encompasses years of lessons learned, fixes from job site visits that went wrong, and updates that help to create the office master into a work of art.

The problem lies in our preconceived ideas of what specifications in construction need to be. We’ve questioned why specifications have grown ever so wordy, and agree with emerging design professionals, that something’s got to change.