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Preparation of construction specifications for civil projects

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on Specifications.
Publisher: Reston, Virginia : American Society of Civil Engineers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Preparation of construction specifications for civil projects.
Reston, Virginia : American Society of Civil Engineers, [2013]
vi, 63 pages
(DLC) 2013022918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on Specifications.
ISBN: 9780784477946 0784477949 0784413045 9780784413043
OCLC Number: 861529179
Description: 1 online resource (70 pages) : illustrations
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 Functions""""1.4.3 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 Numbering""""2.2.3 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 Documents""""3.1.2 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 Problems""""Appendix G: Checklist for Writing Specifications""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""P""; ""S""; ""T""
Responsibility: prepared by Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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