Writing Specifications for Construction

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The construction industry is increasing realizing that specifications are an essential part of describing design. Some aspects of construction are more efficiently described in words than by a multitude of larg scale drawings. Specifications have to be correct and clear to the design teams that are using them.

This text, which is non-specific to any particular model specification, describes all the tests and standards necessary to achieve these aims. It discusses how to write a ...

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Overview

The construction industry is increasing realizing that specifications are an essential part of describing design. Some aspects of construction are more efficiently described in words than by a multitude of larg scale drawings. Specifications have to be correct and clear to the design teams that are using them.

This text, which is non-specific to any particular model specification, describes all the tests and standards necessary to achieve these aims. It discusses how to write a good specification when using a model, how to write a good specification when not doing so, and how to build a model specification. The author explains the present variety of different practices in construction documentation in such a way that they do not detract from sound specification writing principles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077078034
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Pages: 343

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: scope of the guide
who's who in design office specification writing
historical background to construction documentation
terminology in construction documents. Part 2 The construction documents: construction documents and contracts
prequalification documents and tendering requirements
form of tender and supplements
acceptance and agreement
conditions of contracts
bonds and guarantee
insurances
the specification
changes to construction documents. Part 3 Specification writing and production techniques: writing a specification section
the masterlist
section formats generally and prescriptive section format standard
specificaiton language and standard
page format and standard
writing the general requirements
performance specifying and format standard
the design office master specification
producing project specifications
coordinating drawings and specifications
using computers.
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