Create the ability to markup spec sections just like drawings. Many markups apply to both drawings and specs.
Thank you for your feedback! We have shared your post with the development teams. We definitely intend to build this functionality and it will very likely be the next stop after submittal markup is complete.
Jennifer Doblado commented
•First, what is your biggest problem you are currently having?
Inability to markup Specification revisions, similar to how we can mark up Drawings, and publish those markups.
•Why is this a problem for you?
Typically, our specifications for projects well exceed the number of pages of drawings. On the Mount Rose project, for example, we have ~300 pages of drawings, and more than 1500 pages of specifications. We currently split the Specifications in to three volumes, which reduces the review and markup time, but all project areas must be covered. Typically, we will mark up a PDF release of the Specifications, and return them to the design contractor, whose personnel must painstakingly review the markups for redlines, and transfer those to the project. With at least 15 reviewers from internal personnel and external contractors, times 1500 page submissions, it can be quite burdensome. It would be nice to have a single Specifications reference feature, similar to drawings. This emulates the process of “passing around” a Spec set to capture all redlines, but doing it electronically captures all reviewers credentials, etc.
•What is the task that you are trying to accomplish that you are not able to?
Markup Specification revisions, similar to how we can mark up Drawings, and publish those markups
•How often do you run into this issue?
At least 4 times for every project we develop (at 50%, 75%, 90%, and 100% releases)
•Typically, who is inconvenienced by this? (subcontractors, Project managers, Architects, etc.)
The most affected group would be the project design group, which involves at least 10 people internally, and on this project, at least 10 more external contract design engineers and technicians.
Make it possible to markup specs live and just immediately save and make it posted to the RFI
Donnie Bogle-Boesiger commented
Markups in specifications
When reviewing submittals, I've been printing the spec section to check against what my subcontractor has sent in. The reason I do this is so that I can highlight and write notes to myself. What I'd prefer to do is pull them up on the app and be able to highlight and make notes digitally (much like I can a drawing). Since I can't download the submittals to my iPad to do this independently of ProCore, I wonder if this is a function that could be added?
Alex Erickson commented
Add markup tools to the submittal and specifications tool, similar to drawings markups.
I would like to be able to mark up the specifications and link RFIs like I can on the drawings.
Dan Steele commented
Find a way to markup the specifications. It would be ideal to be able to markup the specifications as they are modified so that you can keep an as-built or as-modified spec book ongoing just like you can with the drawings. Linking RFI's to the specs would be helpful.
Mohammad Alfaour commented
Must be able to link mark-ups to RFI's on Specs like we're able to link mark-ups on drawings to their respective RFI's.
Chris Hinds commented
It would be great to add markups, similar to the drawing markup tools, to the specs (highlighting and text boxes).
Mike Bartlewitz commented
Be able to markup the specification section page with a RFI
Specification highlight aggregator.
As an estimator, I am always pulling key pieces of information and aggregating them on one sheet so I have all the information I need after reading through the spec once. A feature that would be handy is the ability to highlight information within a spec book, and have it compile all of my highlighted information into a single, printable document that I can have with me.
David Bittner commented
Nearly a third of RFI’s alter what’s written in the spec book. Currently there is no way to cloud or link any of the specs to an RFI. It would be amazing if we could get that ability. Without being able to do so, the only ones who really know that anything has changed are myself and about three other randoms who were involved in the RFI process, but short of babysitting, there’s no way to effectively get that info into the field without being able to mark up the specs. This tool would be invaluable and I cannot overstate the importance of its implementation.
Add Markups with links (similar to the drawings markup tool) to Specifications. On every project I've every worked on, numerous changes are made to specs, via RFIs or Submittals and need to be posted directly to the specs. This way, when someone is reading the specs, they are aware of the changes that were made. Anytime there are changes to construction documents that aren't communicated, costly mistakes can be made. The inability to redline specs is a major flaw that needs to be corrected, to ensure we all are able to mitigate costly risks. Please address this soon!!
It would be great if we could Markup the Specifications similarly to how we Markup the Drawings. For example, some RFIs need to be posted/linked in the Specifications just like Drawings.
McKenzie Lewis commented
Mark-up tool for specifications? Currently there is no mark-up tool for specifications, how do you edit them when you get RFI's pertaining to certain paragraphs within the specifications??
Austin Prevette commented
Would like to have this functionality on iOS as well (iPad).
Need ability to markup and/or link specs to a document such as an addendum or ASI housed in the general documents folder.
Greg Martin commented
Any update on this Riley?
Why isn't there a red lining capability for the specifications section? A person should be able to mark it up and link it just like the drawings. Come on Procore!!
Robert Jurmu commented
I have a suggestion for you guys to look into. When trying to edit or add a addendum to specification tool it would be nice to have a cut and paste option to making changes to individual spec pages.