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5 Coordination with an extended team may be required such as interior designers of tenant spaces, landscape architects, LEED consultants, signage/ graphic designers, or others.


1 Various procurement strategies or multiple name specification may be requested.

2 Value engineering (VE) procedures should be agreed in advance such as a limited number of reviews, or an agreed target lighting budget.


1 Budget may, or may not be a key issue. It is important to discuss this with the owner/client in advance.

2 Table top samples can help clients make better and timely decisions. 3 Make sure controls systems have a user-friendly interface.


A The United States has some of the most developed and specific lighting guidelines which can be referenced in the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Lighting Handbook. Many lighting guidelines abroad are similar, and it is important to check specific guidelines that may be applicable in the region or country you are working (such as CUL, CIBSE, British Standards, DIN Standards, etc.

1 Terminology differs in the USA and abroad. Some of the more common terms include: “Tender” which refers to the Bid Phase; and “Quantity Surveyor (QS)” which refers to Cost Estimator. Note: Refer to the “Terms” section of this document for definitions.

2 Include language in the specifications that the manufacturer is required to fabricate according to all applicable codes & product ratings (eg. UL, CUL, DIN, IP ratings, or any other labels) which may be required in the jurisdiction the project is located.


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