This little project is called #SocialSpec and it's basically social, crowd-sourced specification advice!
A while back, one of our manufacturers very kindly described us as pioneers of 'Social Specification'. This immediately made me think, we should use that! Then, literally a couple of days later, I was on Twitter and I saw an architect Tweet that he was looking for a particular type of building product, and did anyone have any recommendations. I retweeted it and within minutes, another architect had replied saying something like, 'We've just used these guys, highly recommended'. And I thought, wow, that is Social Specification.
So we've decided to try to structure this process a bit, in order to help specifiers reach a larger network for recommendations and advice.
Here's how it works:
1) Tweet your building product or supplier requirements to us directly on@SocialSpec or using #SocialSpec
2) We retweet to our network of industry specifiers, contractors and specialists, helping you reach a large network of potential referrers.
3) You receive super-quick, unbiased recommendations to your product requests. And you can easily check the relevancy of the source!
So if you like the sound of this and you're on Twitter, follow @SocialSpec and get involved with social specification!
PS: Don't forget to tell your friends & colleagues; the bigger the network the better!