CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide

ISBN-10: 0470635207
ISBN-13: 9780470635209
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The Specifications Practice Guide is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the specifications professional in meeting the challenges of the changing world of construction. In this volume, guidelines on topics like writing quality construction specifications and product selection are meshed with best practices for managing project information, working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery, and writing sustainable design specifications. The companion web site contains a PDF of the full text of the book, CSI Glossary Documents, Format Documents, and CCA Forms.

Introduction
Project Manual and Specifications Practices
Project Manual Concept
Specifications Production
Profile of a Specifier
Developing Specifications
Specifications Organization and Preparation
Specifying Workmanship
Considerations during Development of Specifications
Specifying Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Preparing the Specifications
Producing a Project Manual
Coordination of the Specifications
Preliminary Review and Coordination of the Project Manual
Final Preparation of the Project Manual
Variations Required by Project Delivery Methods
Specification Language
Specification Language
Writing Style
Vocabulary
Spelling
Sentence Structure
Abbreviations
Symbols
Numbers
Capitalization
Punctuation
Grammar
Inappropriate Terms
Pronoun Reference
Unnecessary Word
Prepositional Phrases
Streamlining
Specification Detail
Methods of Specifying
Methods of Specifying
Formats
Formats
Hierarchy of Formats
Construction Agreements
Construction Agreements
Project Delivery and Basis of Payment
Standard Agreement Format
Standard Agreement Forms
Inclusion of Agreement in Project Manual
Conditions of the Contract
Conditions of the Contract
General Conditions
Common Articles
Supplementary Conditions
Caution
Division 01-General Requirements
Division 01 - General Requirements
Organizational Basis for Division 01
Division 01 Relation to Other Documents
Writing Division 01 Sections
Commonly Used Division 01 Sections
Specifying Allowances
Specifying Alternates
Specifying Unit Prices
Coordinating Drawings and Specifications
Coordinating Drawings and Specifications
Terminology and Abbreviations
Precedence
Responsibility for Coordination
Using Checklists
Procurement and Contract Document Modifications
Procurement and Contract Document Modifications
General Criteria
Procurement Documents Modifications
Contract Documents Modifications
Method of Modifications - AIA Documents
Method of Modifications - EJCDC Documents
Methods of Modifications - DBIA Documents
Methods of Modification - Other
Change Orders
Master Guide Specifications
Master Guide Specifications
Contents of Master Guide Specifications
Reasons for Using Master Guide Specifications
Strategies for Developing and Organizing an Office Master Specification
Preparing Master Guide Specification Sections
Commercially Available Master Guide Specifications
Updating Master Guide Specification Sections
Additional Considerations
Shortform Specifications
Shortform Specifications
Concept of Shortform Specifications
Characteristics of Shortform Specifications
When to Use Shortform Specifications
Shortform Master Guide Specifications
Writing Shortform Master Guide Specifications
Shortform Project Specifications
Techniques for Converting Full-Length Master Guide Specifications to Shortform
Commercially Available Shortform Master Guide Specifications
Performance Specifying
Performance Specifying
Construction Systems and Assemblies
Utilizing nonstandard Technologies
Developing New Technology
Delegating Responsibilities
Roles of Participants
Determining the Extent
Performance Specifying of Project Elements
Levels of Performance Specifying
Resources
Drawing - Specifications Coordination
Performance Specification Format
Specifying for the Purchase of Goods
Specifying for the Purchase of Goods
Use of Purchasing
Differences between Purchase Contracts and Construction Contracts
Uniform Commercial Code
Format
AIA Purchasing Documents
EJCDC Procurement Documents
Specifying for Federal Agencies
Specifying for Federal Agencies
Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Social Value Regulations
Use of Manufacturers' Names
Reference Standards
Specification Items for Consideration during A/E Contract Fee Negotiation
Federal Agencies Construction Document Policies
Federal Government Guide Specification Program
Using Federal Government Master Guide Specifications
The Review Process
Regional Variations
Warranties
Warranties
Guaranties and Warranties
Construction Warranties
Terms and Conditions
Purpose
Benefits of Extended Warranties
Limitations and Exclusions
Remedies
Duration
Purchasing Warranties
Construction Bonds
Construction Bonds
Definitions
Purpose of Bonds
Rating of the Bonding Company
Obtaining Bond Information from the Owner
Advantages and Costs of Bonding
Bid Bond
Performance Bond
Payment Bond
Bond Forms
Construction Insurance
Construction Insurance
Insurance for the Construction Contract
Liability Insurance
Property Insurance
Comparison of Insurance Coverage
Obtaining and Incorporating Information
Glossary of Insurance Terms
Summary
Summary
References

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