Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures / Edition 3

Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures / Edition 3

by Harold J. Rosen, Tom Heineman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471618926

ISBN-13: 9780471618928

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: Wiley

This fourth edition provides a single source of information and guidance to the principles and practices of specifications writing. A practical planning tool, it has been updated to include the latest AIA and CSI standards, as well as changes in computer applications.

Overview

This fourth edition provides a single source of information and guidance to the principles and practices of specifications writing. A practical planning tool, it has been updated to include the latest AIA and CSI standards, as well as changes in computer applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471618928
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides Series, #65
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Authors' Overview and Previewvii
Specifiers' Commentsxii
Introductionxvii
1The Role of Specifications1
Documents for Construction1
Bidding Documents1
Contract Documents2
Specifications3
2Relationship Between Drawings and Specifications5
What Goes Where5
The Drawings6
The Specifications7
Coordinating the Design Process8
Terminology10
Considerations for Users of Drawings and Specifications10
3Organization of Specifications13
History of Specification Organization13
Organizing Specifications Divisions and Sections15
CSI/CSC MasterFormat16
Using MasterFormat20
4The Project Manual and Specifications Sections23
The Project Manual Concept23
5Formats for Specifications Sections27
Need for Formats for Specifications Sections27
SectionFormat27
PageFormat37
6Types of Specifications41
Methods for Writing Specifications41
7Specifications Writing Principles53
Determining Content for the Specifications53
Specifying55
8Bidding Requirements59
Three Basic Bidding Documents59
9General Conditions of the Contract71
Contractual Relationships71
10Supplementary Conditions of the Contract77
Supplementary Conditions77
Guide for Supplementary Conditions86
11Bonds, Guaranties, and Warranties87
Bonds87
Warranties and Guaranties88
12Division 1 - General Requirements93
Scope of Division 193
Relationship of Division 1 Sections to Other Documents94
Writing Division 1 Sections102
13Modifications105
Modifications to Bidding and Contract Documents105
Addenda105
14Specifications Language113
General Precepts113
Applications114
15Specifications Resources125
Overview125
Construction Specifications Resources125
16Products Selection139
Product Selection Factors139
Mandated Requirements139
Design Criteria141
Substitutions and Product Options144
Communicating and Recording Product Selections150
17Specifications Writing Procedures153
Getting Started153
Product Selections153
Project Information154
Specifications Format155
Specifying Method155
Specifications Detail157
Order of Sections to Be Produced157
Editing and Writing Specification Text158
Specifications Checklists160
18Master Guide Specifications161
Specification Guides and Intact Masters161
Public Agency Master Guide Specifications161
Commercial Master Guide Specifications162
Office Master Guide Specifications165
19Computer-Assisted Specifications167
Introduction167
The First Four Decades of Automation167
Transforming the Specification Process168
Word Processing Software170
Computers and Peripheral Equipment170
Word Processing Enhancements for Specifications171
Knowledge-Based, Computer-Assisted Specifications172
20Preliminary Project Description175
Uniformat175
Preliminary Project Description177
Computer-Assisted PPDs178
21Outline and Shortform Specifications179
Outline versus Shortform Specifications179
Outline Specifications179
Shortform Specifications181
Appendix AProject Manual Checklist189
Appendix BSample Division 1 - General Requirements195
Appendix CSample Preliminary Project Description233
Appendix DSample Outline Specifications249
Appendix ESample AIA Documents283
Appendix FSample EJCDC Documents377
Index419

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