Reply To: Building Finish Record Keeping

April 12, 2024 at 12:31 pm #2891

We found that most of our residence halls had information kept on spreadsheets that would disappear with staff turnover. So we looped-in our student design staff to work on a building each and pull information from site and from available documents to create an indesign spec book which we convert to pdf and looking at how we can make it a word doc since that’s easier for assistive devices to read. This one I’m attaching is a draft I’m reviewing for one of our newest residence halls, so it isn’t finished yet and has some errors. This information is also captured in large spreadsheets by finish type so we can see where we can make changes to our specifications for streamlining specs and maintenance. We also have a drawer for each building to store finish samples all tagged in reference to the finish legends. We are going to run these documents throw an assistive device to see how well they read the information, and if it’s too far off, we’ll reassess adding image descriptions.

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