As Head Specification Writer, JoAnn produces the Project Manuals for the firm's projects, including the Singapore office. From the beginning of her involvement on each project, JoAnn is able to assist the team with material selections and options, as well as producing the required specifications, bidding and contractual requirements. She meets with the project manager/project architect to discuss all known aspects of the project; and in addition, coordinates the architectural specifications with the work of other consultants.
JoAnn has produces abbreviated specifications for lender packages, outline specifications for pricing packages and full, complete specifications for bidding and construction. She has produced Project Manuals for virtually all types of governmental and municipal facilities, commercial, retail, educational, institutional, manufacturing, corporate, mixed use, and transportation projects.
Her additional contributions include developing and maintaining the firm’s office master specification and outline questionnaire, as well as co-managing SRSS’s Continuing Education Program called Piglett University (PIG-U) . She is a Professional Member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) since 2005. She has served on the Board of Directors as well as serving as President.
As a specification writer our responsibility is to communicate the needs of our Client as represented by a design in a form easily understood by those responsible for construction. The Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI’S) golden rule are the Four Cs; CLEAR, CONCISE, CORRECT AND COMPLETE.”