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Title Preparation of construction specifications for civil projects / prepared by Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Imprint Reston, Virginia : American Society of Civil Engineers, [2013]
©2013

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Description 1 online resource (70 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Buildings -- Specifications -- United States.
Civil engineering -- Specifications -- United States.
Letting of contracts -- United States.
Construction contracts -- United States.
United States.
Genre Specifications.
Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- 1.0 Introduction -- 1.1 General Purpose and Goals -- 1.1.1 Guide Introduction -- 1.1.2 Contractual Relationships -- 1.1.3 Bid and Contract Documents -- 1.2 Challenges and Suggested Solutions -- 1.2.1 Introduction -- 1.2.2 Specification Deficiencies -- 1.2.3 Complicating Circumstances -- 1.2.4 Engineering Concerns -- 1.2.5 Rising to the Challenge -- 1.2.6 Specification Writing Procedures -- 1.3 Specification Development Planning -- 1.4 Specification Writing Groups -- 1.4.1 Construction Document Production Organization
1.4.2 Group Functions1.4.3 Maintaining Standards and Procedures -- 2.0 Writing the Specifications -- 2.1 Philosophy -- 2.1.1 Coverage -- 2.1.2 Coordination of Contract Documents -- 2.1.3 Project Complexity -- 2.1.4 Prescriptive Specifications -- 2.1.5 Performance Specifications -- 2.1.6 Comparison of Prescriptive and Performance Specifications -- 2.1.7 Combining Prescriptive and Performance Specifications -- 2.1.8 Separate Scope of Work Memorandum -- 2.1.9 Specifications and Sustainability -- 2.2 Format -- 2.2.1 Contract Format
2.2.2 Specification Numbering2.2.3 Specification Contents -- 2.3 Technical Requirements -- 2.3.1 Coordination with Drawings -- 2.3.2 Workmanship -- 2.3.3 Testing and Acceptance -- 2.4 Computerized Specification Systems -- 2.4.1 Standard Specifications -- 2.4.2 Revisions -- 2.4.3 Specifications with BIM -- 2.5 Specification Writing -- 2.5.1 Clarity -- 2.5.2 Consistency -- 2.5.3 Vocabulary -- 2.5.4 Abbreviations and Symbols -- 2.6 Specification Review -- 2.7 Specification Example -- 3.0 Issuing Specifications -- 3.1 Issuance for Bidding
3.1.1 Bidding Documents3.1.2 Issuance to Bidders -- 3.2 Bidding Phase -- 3.2.1 Addenda -- 3.2.2 Issuance and Receipt of Addenda -- 3.2.3 Addenda Format -- 3.2.4 Responding to Questions from Bidders -- 3.2.5 Pre-bid Conferences -- 3.3 Contract Award and Construction -- 3.3.1 Conforming Documents -- 3.3.2 Specification Revisions -- 3.4 Final Results -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Additional ASCE Guidance -- Appendix B: Definitions -- Appendix C: Codes and Standards -- Appendix D: Sample Specification -- Appendix E: Specification Engineer�Job Descriptions
Appendix F: Specification Language ProblemsAppendix G: Checklist for Writing Specifications -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- P -- S -- T
Summary Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE. Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects provides a ready, convenient resource for the recommended principles and approaches used for specification production in civil-engineered projects. Poorly written and ambiguous specifications can result in construction claims, increased cost, and litigation. This guide includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and sample documents for various specifications. Topics include: purpose, goals, philosophy, and developmental planning for specifications; formatting, writing, and review of specifications; and bidding and contract award documents. This guide is an update to Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects and will be of interest to engineers, contractors, and construction professionals.
Other Author American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on Specifications.
Other Title Print version: Preparation of construction specifications for civil projects. Reston, Virginia : American Society of Civil Engineers, [2013] vi, 63 pages 9780784413043