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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.
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New edition of a text designed for architects and engineers. The author looks at the role of specifications in the modern workplace, the relationship between drawings and specifications, types of specifications, systems building and performance specifications, bidding procedures, contract issues, specification reference sources, computerized specifications, and master texts. The inclusion of many sample documents, EJCDC codes and conditions, and sample forms make the work a useful reference. Appends a sample preliminary specification for a hospital, a project manual checklist, and answers to the study questions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471618928
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Series: Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides Series , #65
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold J. Rosen, PD, Hon. CSI, CCS, is retired after an illustrious career as a construction specifications writer, which includes serving as a chief of specification for the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and as an independent specifications writer. He was awarded the highest honor by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) by being named an Honorary Member in recognition for his many decades of pioneering work on formats and practices for construction specifications writing.

Robert S. Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP, is owner of Sumex Design, a BIM consulting and development firm located in New Hampshire. He is focused on development of BIM components for manufactured products and systems while promoting the use of new interoperability standards, the integral link between BIM and construction documentation. He has been the national chair of the BIM Practice Group for CSI and a member of the Institute Technical Committee.

Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP, is President of Kalin Associates, an independent specification consulting firm in the Boston area. He has been the national chair of the Sustainable Facilities Practice Group of the CSI and president of Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP). For the AIA, Mark has served as chair of the MasterSpec Review Committee, and the Specifications Professional Interest Area. For CSI, he has been president of the Boston Chapter and now serves on the national CSI Technical Committee. He has also taught a course on specifications writing at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

John R. Regener Jr., SAIA, CCS, CCCA, CSI, SCIP, is an architect and independent specifications writer in Irvine, California, with thirty-five years of experience in producing and applying construction contract documents for commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects. Active in CSI education programs and leadership, he is a national leader in SCIP.

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Table of Contents

1 The role of specifications 1
2 Relationship between drawings and specifications 5
3 Organization of specifications 13
4 The project manual and specifications sections 23
5 Formats for specifications sections 27
6 Types of specifications 41
7 Specifications writing principles 53
8 Bidding requirements 59
9 General conditions of the contract 71
10 Supplementary conditions of the contract 77
11 Bonds, guaranties, and warranties 87
12 Division 1 - general requirements 93
13 Modifications 105
14 Specifications language 113
15 Specifications resources 125
16 Products selection 139
17 Specifications writing procedures 153
18 Master guide specifications 161
19 Computer-assisted specifications 167
20 Preliminary project description 175
21 Outline and shortform specifications 179
App Sample AIA documents 283
App Sample EJCDC documents 377
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