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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 anillustrious career as a construction specifications writer, whichincludes serving as a chief of specification for the New Yorkoffice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and as an independentspecifications writer. He was awarded the highest honor by theConstruction Specifications Institute (CSI) by being named anHonorary Member in recognition for his many decades of pioneeringwork on formats and practices for construction specificationswriting.

Robert S. Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP, is owner of SumexDesign, a BIM consulting and development firm located in NewHampshire. He is focused on development of BIM components formanufactured products and systems while promoting the use of newinteroperability standards, the integral link between BIM andconstruction documentation. He has been the national chair of theBIM Practice Group for CSI and a member of the Institute TechnicalCommittee.

Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP, isPresident of Kalin Associates, an independent specificationconsulting firm in the Boston area. He has been the national chairof the Sustainable Facilities Practice Group of the CSI andpresident of Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice(SCIP). For the AIA, Mark has served as chair of the MasterSpecReview Committee, and the Specifications Professional InterestArea. For CSI, he has been president of the Boston Chapter and nowserves on the national CSI Technical Committee. He has also taughta course on specifications writing at Harvard University's GraduateSchool of Design.

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

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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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