Construction Specifications Writing Principles and Procedures

ISBN-10: 0470380365

ISBN-13: 9780470380369

Edition: 6th 2010

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Description: This Sixth Edition of Construction Specifications Writing is a single source guide to the purpose and process of preparing construction preparations. Updated to include the latest AIA and BIM standards, it serves as a practical planning tool that helps architects and engineers prepare accurate, easy-to-follow specifications. Included are major sections on principles of construction contract documents, coordination of drawings and, specifications, practical procedures organizing and producing documents, as well as an expanded coverage of specifications for sustainable design.

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Role of Specifications
Documents for Construction
Bidding Documents
Contract Documents
Specifications
Relationship Between Drawings and Specifications
What Goes Where
The Drawings
The Specifications
Coordinating the Design Process
Terminology
Considerations for Users of Drawings and Specifications
Organization of Specifications
History of Specification Organization
Organizing Specifications Divisions and Sections
CSI/CSC MasterFormat
Using MasterFormat
The Project Manual and Specification Sections
The Project Manual Concept
Formats for Specification Sections
Need for Formats for Specification Sections
SectionFormat
PageFormat
Types of Specifications
Methods for Writing Specifications
Specifications Writing Principles
Determining Content for the Specifications
Specifying
Bidding Requirements
Three Basic Bidding Documents
General Conditions of the Contract
Contractual Relationships
Supplementary Conditions of the Contract
Supplementary Conditions
Guide for Supplementary Conditions
Bonds, Guarantees, and Warranties
Bonds
Guarantees and Warranties
Division 01 - General Requirements
Scope of Division 01
Relationship of Division 01 Sections to Other Documents
Writing Division 01 Sections
Modifications
Modifications to Bidding and Contract Documents
Addenda
Specifications Language
General Precepts
Applications
Specification Resources
Overview
Construction Specification Resources
Products Selection
Product Selection Factors
Mandated Requirements
Design Criteria
Substitutions and Product Options
Communicating and Recording Product Selections
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
Master Guide Specifications
Specification Guides and Intact Masters
Public Agency Master Guide Specifications
Commercial Master Guide Specifications
Office Master Guide Specifications
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)
Preliminary Project Description
Uniformat
Preliminary Project Description
Computer-Assisted PPDs
Outline and Shortform Specifications
Outline versus Shortform Specifications
Outline Specifications
Shortform Specifications
Green Specs / LEED Specs
Sustainable Design
LEED Specifications
Green Products
Green Project Master Specifications
Resources
Building Information Modeling
Changing Specification Practice
Standards and Formats for BIM
Organizing BIM Data
Process Automation
The Evolving Role of the Specifier
The Ever-Evolving Specification
Changing the Specifier's Workflow
Conclusions
Project Manual Checklist
Sample Division 01 - General Requirements
Sample Preliminary Project Description
Sample Outline Specifications
Sample AIA Documents
Sample EJCDC Documents
Index
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