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Construction Specifications Writing Principles and Procedures

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ISBN-10: 0471618926

ISBN-13: 9780471618928

Edition: 3rd 1990

Authors: Harold J. Rosen, Tom Heineman

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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.78" wide x 11.34" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Authors' Overview and Preview
Specifiers' Comments
The Role of Specifications
Documents for Construction
Bidding Documents
Contract Documents
Relationship Between Drawings and Specifications
What Goes Where
The Drawings
The Specifications
Coordinating the Design Process
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 Specifications Sections
The Project Manual Concept
Formats for Specifications Sections
Need for Formats for Specifications Sections
Types of Specifications
Methods for Writing Specifications
Specifications Writing Principles
Determining Content for the Specifications
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, Guaranties, and Warranties
Warranties and Guaranties
Division 1 - General Requirements
Scope of Division 1
Relationship of Division 1 Sections to Other Documents
Writing Division 1 Sections
Modifications to Bidding and Contract Documents
Specifications Language
General Precepts
Specifications Resources
Construction Specifications 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
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
Preliminary Project Description
Preliminary Project Description
Computer-Assisted PPDs
Outline and Shortform Specifications
Outline versus Shortform Specifications
Outline Specifications
Shortform Specifications
Project Manual Checklist
Sample Division 1 - General Requirements
Sample Preliminary Project Description
Sample Outline Specifications
Sample AIA Documents
Sample EJCDC Documents