Specifying Made Simple

As an architects and designers, your time and billable hours are valuable. Specifying a product needs to be simple and efficient, not an arduous, time-consuming process. We have developed some effective and efficient steps for specifiers, to save you time, effort, and money, and to make Level the easiest digital program to specify.

While these steps may not apply to every scenario, they provide an excellent general outline to follow.

Initial Steps

Browse our website or the Level books to find the design(s) and/or product(s) that are of interest to you. Is one of our Design Standards just what you need? Would a custom option work better for you? Make some preliminary decisions at this point.

Determine the dimensions and/or overall square footage of your project so that accurate budgetary pricing can be provided to you quickly.

All Level designs are sized to customer specifications. In many cases you will simply need to know the overall height and length/width of your space, and your selected design will be sized accordingly.

If you have a complex installation that requires multiple sizes or custom fitting to intricate spaces, please have as much information as possible ready when you call your sales representative. In these cases, dimensioned blueprints, field measurements, drawings, or site photos (as available) may be required in order to properly assess and quote a job.

Call your sales representative to discuss your project and obtain budgetary pricing based on the options you’ve selected. Your sales representative is here to provide guidance and take the heavy lifting off of your shoulders. Ask them to help finalize your choices and determine the right solution for your needs.

Download images and spec sheets from this site to demonstrate your ideas to your client. Consider using these to get approvals at this stage, instead of requesting complete custom renderings from Level. Our experience shows that, because so much can change during the course of a project, customizing at this point can potentially be inefficient, spending your valuable time and billable hours needlessly.

Present these rough concepts and budgetary pricing to your client for approval. If any of the details need to be fine-tuned, this is the time to do so, but be sure to request updated pricing!

Once the Job Goes Out to Bid

Write the Level design, product selections, and any custom options into your spec to lock them in.

Request any custom changes from Level once all of the job specifics are approved by the end client. Level will create your custom design and provide you with complete custom renderings and other tools for final approval.

Review these tools with your client. Once approved you’re ready to submit your order!