David Trudell has worked professionally for various types of design firms in both Michigan and Wisconsin and on diverse projects located throughout the United States and the Middle East. He has been a registered Architect since 1991 in Wisconsin and in Michigan since 2001. His positions of responsibilities have included Project Architect, Design Architect, Specification Writer, Construction Contract Administrator, Project Manager, and Client contact. Project types include new construction and renovation for Kindergarten thru 12th Grade public and private Schools, Colleges and University buildings, Transportation, Retail, Residential, Healthcare, Municipal, Religious, as well as commercial office buildings. Refer to the List of Projects for details.
Working as a member of the design team, he contributes his knowledge and experience toward the successful outcome of each project. Problem solving is essential on complex architectural projects and David enjoys the challenge of finding solutions to the various questions that arise during the development of the project contract documents. His focus on the production of high quality construction documents benefits his clients and provides a resource for the parties involved.
Ongoing relationships with product representatives and the products they provide contribute to the architectural specification services provided by TAC. Knowledgeable product selection and evaluation services are an essential component of TAC’s services. Since specifications are legally enforceable contract documents, their accuracy and thoroughness are essential. David is dedicated to the use of the four “C’s” of effective communication in the preparation of these documents; Clear, Concise, Correct, and Complete.
David has been an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for over twenty years, contributing many hours of service to further the professionalism of the AEC industry. He served as Board President of the newly formed Chippewa Valley Chapter of CSI’s North Central Region in Wisconsin from 1995 to 1997 and as President of Grand Rapids Chapter of CSI’s Great Lakes Region from 2006 to 2008. As the past Chapter and Region Certification Chair, he has organized and taught numerous Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) study sessions, as well as provided mentoring for CCS and CCCA certification exam candidates. He is currently serving his second year on CSI’s Certification Committee assisting in the development of their certification exams.