How To Specify Paint
presented by Joe Berchenko, ARCOM
Thursday, May 22, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Session: Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes

Participants will learn to create commercial paint specifications using a national guide specification as an example. The presentation will examine the structure and organization of paint specifications, the use of Master Painters Institute standards for product and execution requirements, submittals, quality assurance, field preparation, application, quality control, and coordination with related specifications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare paint specifications for use in bidding, construction, and contract administration of construction projects.
  • Apply knowledge of standards, regulations, and codes to paint specifications.
  • Identify new technologies and sustainability strategies relating to paint.
  • Compare qualities and characteristics

  • Speaker Bio:

    Joseph Berchenko AIA, CSI, CCS, is Assistant Director of Architectural Specifications for MasterSpec, the industry-leading master specification writing system published by ARCOM, Inc.

    Joe has worked as a code enforcement official, a specification writer for architectural firms, and an independent specification writer. In his current position at ARCOM, he helps manage workflow for the maintenance and updating of over 400 architectural, structural, and engineering sections used by an estimated 60,000 design professionals.

    He has primary writing responsibilities for many of MasterSpec's sections, including gypsum drywall, steel doors, door hardware, metal wall and roof panels, curtain walls, sealants, thermal insulation, and security and detention.

    He holds an M. Arch degree from the University of Nebraska, is a licensed architect, and a CSI Certified Construction Specifier. He has previously published articles in Durability + Design, Door and Hardware Magazine, Metal Architecture, and Building Standards Magazine.

    He is a past President of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), is a member of numerous professional organizations, and serves on ASTM's E06.51 and E06.55 committees.