Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures / Edition 6by Harold J. Rosen, John Regener
Pub. Date: 04/26/2010
"This Fifth Edition of Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Practices is a major update and expansion of the foremost textbook on construction specifications. It is a comprehensive, practical, and professional guide to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications." Construction Specifications Writing:… See more details below
"This Fifth Edition of Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Practices is a major update and expansion of the foremost textbook on construction specifications. It is a comprehensive, practical, and professional guide to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications." Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Practices is an insightful textbook for students and professionals in development and continuing education classes, as well as a reliable reference for practicing architects and engineers.
Table of Contents
1 The Role of Specifications.
Documents for Construction.
2 Relationship between Drawings and Specifications.
What Goes Where.
Coordinating the Design Process.
Considerations for Users of Drawings and Specifications.
3 Organization of Specifications.
History of Construction Specifications Organization.
Organizing Specifications According to MasterformatTM 2004.
4 The Project Manual and Specifications Sections.
The Project Manual Concept.
Alternative and Supplemental Formats for the Project Manual.
5 Formats for Specification Sections.
Need for Formats for Specification Sections.
6 Types of Specifications.
Methods for Writing Specifications.
7 Specifications Writing Principles.
Determining Content for the Specifications.
8 Bidding Requirements.
Three Basic Bidding Documents.
9 General Conditions of the Contract.
Other Public Agency and Corporate General Conditions.
10 Supplementary Conditions of the Contract.
Guide for Producing Supplementary Conditions.
11 Bonds, Guaranties, and Warranties.
Warranties and Guaranties.
12 Division 01 - General Requirements.
Scope of Division 01.
Relationship of Division 01 Sections to Other Documents.
Writing Division 01 Sections.
Modifications to Bidding and Contract Documents.
14 Specifications Language.
15 Specifications Resources.
Construction Specifications Resources.
Study Questions .
16 Product Selection.
Product Selection Factors.
Substitutions and Product Options.
Communicating and Recording Product Selections.
17 Specifications Writing Procedures.
Order of Sections to Be Produced.
Editing and Writing Specification Text.
18 Master Guide Specifications.
Specification Guides and Intact Masters.
Public Agency Master Guide Specifications.
Commercial Master Guide Specifications.
Office Master Guide Specifications.
19 Computer-Assisted Specifications.
The First Four Decades of Automation.
Transforming the Specification Process.
Word Processing Software.
Computers and Peripheral Equipment.
Word Processing Enhancements for Specifications.
Knowledge-Based, Computer-Assisted Specifications.
Specifiers Property Sets (SPie).
20 Preliminary Project Description.
Preliminary Project Description.
21 Outline and Shortform Specifications.
Outline versus Shortform Specifications.
Preliminary Project Description (PPD) Versus Outline Specifications.
22 Green Specs/LEED Specs.
Green Project Master Specifications.
23 Building Information Modeling.
Changing Specification Practice.
Standards and Formats for BIM.
Organizing BIM Data.
The Evolving Role of the Specifier.
The Ever-Evolving Specification.
Changing the Specifier’s Workflow.
Appendix A Project Manual Checklist.
Appendix B Sample Division 01 - General Requirements.
Appendix C Sample Preliminary Project Description.
Appendix D Sample Outline Specifications.
Appendix E Sample AIA Documents.
Appendix F Sample EJCDC Documents.
Study Questions: Answers.
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