Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures / Edition 6

Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures / Edition 6

by Harold J. Rosen, John Regener
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470380365

ISBN-13: 9780470380369

Pub. Date: 04/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

"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

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470380369
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
370,098
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

1 The Role of Specifications.

Documents for Construction.

Bidding Documents.

Contract Documents.

Specifications.

Study Questions.

2 Relationship between Drawings and Specifications.

What Goes Where.

The Drawings.

The Specifications.

Coordinating the Design Process.

Terminology.

Considerations for Users of Drawings and Specifications.

Study Questions.

3 Organization of Specifications.

History of Construction Specifications Organization.

Organizing Specifications According to MasterformatTM 2004.

Study Questions.

4 The Project Manual and Specifications Sections.

The Project Manual Concept.

Alternative and Supplemental Formats for the Project Manual.

Study Questions.

5 Formats for Specification Sections.

Need for Formats for Specification Sections.

SectionFormat.

PageFormat.

Study Questions.

6 Types of Specifications.

Methods for Writing Specifications.

Study Questions.

7 Specifications Writing Principles.

Determining Content for the Specifications.

Specifying.

Study Questions.

8 Bidding Requirements.

Three Basic Bidding Documents.

Study Questions.

9 General Conditions of the Contract.

Contractual Relationships.

Other Public Agency and Corporate General Conditions.

Study Questions.

10 Supplementary Conditions of the Contract.

Supplementary Conditions.

Guide for Producing Supplementary Conditions.

Study Questions.

11 Bonds, Guaranties, and Warranties.

Bonds.

Warranties and Guaranties.

Study Questions.

12 Division 01 - General Requirements.

Scope of Division 01.

Relationship of Division 01 Sections to Other Documents.

Writing Division 01 Sections.

Study Questions.

13 Modifications.

Modifications to Bidding and Contract Documents.

Addenda.

Change Orders.

Other Modifications.

Study Questions.

14 Specifications Language.

General Precepts.

Applications.

Study Questions.

15 Specifications Resources.

Overview.

Construction Specifications Resources.

Study Questions .

16 Product Selection.

Product Selection Factors.

Mandated Requirements.

Design Criteria.

Substitutions and Product Options.

Communicating and Recording Product Selections.

Study Questions.

17 Specifications Writing Procedures.

Getting Started.

Product Selections.

Project Information.

Specifications Format.

Specifying Method.

Specifications Detail.

Order of Sections to Be Produced.

Editing and Writing Specification Text.

Specifications Checklists.

Study Questions.

18 Master Guide Specifications.

Specification Guides and Intact Masters.

Public Agency Master Guide Specifications.

Commercial Master Guide Specifications.

Office Master Guide Specifications.

Study Questions.

19 Computer-Assisted Specifications.

Introduction.

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).

Study Questions.

20 Preliminary Project Description.

Uniformat®.

Project Description.

Preliminary Project Description.

Computer-Assisted PPDs.

Study Questions.

21 Outline and Shortform Specifications.

Outline versus Shortform Specifications.

Outline Specifications.

Preliminary Project Description (PPD) Versus Outline Specifications.

Shortform Specifications.

Study Questions.

22 Green Specs/LEED Specs.

Sustainable Design.

LEED Specifications.

Green Products.

Green Project Master Specifications.

Resources.

Study Questions.

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.

Conclusions.

Study Questions.

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.

Index.

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