Uncovering Opportunities for Door Hardware Through Specification Analysis

Using Mentions, Not Projects to Gain Share and Build Awareness with Architects   To say that specifying door hardware is complex is an understatement. Hinges, pivots and pivot hangers, mechanical locks and latches, door closers etc. can all be specified from different manufacturers! Worse, consider the following “specification” language: “Door hardware supplier with warehousing facilities […]

What End Users Want (from Architects and Engineers,That Is)

Architectural and engineering firms, like other businesses, operate in a climate of increasing flux. Relationships that existed between these firms and their clients have undergone profound changes due to the economy and technology, with construction being particularly devastated. Accountability Information Management, Inc. (AIM), a business-to-business research company, wanted to find out specifics about the relationship […]

Using Specification Analysis to Create a Marketing Strategy for Paint

Interior paints are used in every type of commercial facility. In fact, is there even one facility that does not use some type of paint on their walls or ceilings? For paint manufacturers to increase their position in the commercial market, they must continuously evaluate their presence in the designers’ specifications. The first obstacle is […]

What Architects Need to Know When They Specify Smoke Detectors

While smoke detectors are only one component of a complex building fire alarm system designed to provide safety, preserve health and protect buildings, some would argue it is the most important.   Smoke detectors are constantly working to detect the existence of smoke that could potentially endanger the lives of the building occupants by warning them […]

Specifying Ceramic Floors – The Battle Between Aesthetics versus Function

Ceramic flooring is one of the oldest types of floor covering and has been used for many years in commercial and residential properties. The decision on whether to use ceramic flooring verses other types of flooring by architects and designers requires a variety of considerations. According to an article published by Facility Executive[1] titled Choose […]