Construction specifications writing: principles and procedures

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J. Wiley, 2005 - Architecture - 428 pages
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Your single source of guidance to the purpose and process of preparing construction preparations. This new edition offers an up-to-date, practical guide to the craft of specifications writing—from correct terminology through product selection procedures.
  • Reflects the latest AIA and CSI standards, including the current practices of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
  • Includes project-tested guidelines for creating specifications which offer advice on every aspect of a project
  • Features a unique project manual checklist that reviews the entire specifications process.
  • Offers guidelines that help with all aspects of specifications writing—from correct terminology through product selection procedures. 
  • Includes appendices loaded with useful tools like sample documents and forms.

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Contents

Relationship Between Drawings
5
Organization of Specifications
13
The Project Manual and Specifications
23
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

HAROLD J. ROSEN, PE, Hon. CSI, CCS, is retired after an illustrious career as a construction specifications writer, including serving as the chief of specifications for the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and as an independent specifications writer. He was awarded the highest honor by the Construction Specifications Institute by being named an Honorary Member in recognition for his many decades of pioneering work on formats and practices for construction specifications writing.

JOHN R. REGENER Jr. SAIA, CCS, CCCA, CSI, SCIP, is an architect and independent specifications writer in Irvine, California, with more than thirty-two years of experience in producing and applying construction contract documents for commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects. Active in CSI education programs and leadership, he is a national leader in Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP).

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