Specifying Buildings: A Design Management Perspective

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Routledge, 2001 - Architecture - 214 pages
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Providing an overview of specifying, from selecting materials and products to writing the specification documents, Specifying Buildings is a new guide to this important part of the construction process. Where it differs from most books is in covering the management of the specification process, making sure that the design intent is transferred to the building assembly as specified.

Covering a wide range of practices, Stephen Emmitt and David Yeomans have ensured the book has global relevance with specific differences between UK, Australia and the US identified. Case studies demonstrate how specifying works in practice. This book will prove invaluable to students of building, construction and architecture as well as professionals in the industry.



* Improve your skills by learning not only how to write a specification but also how to manage the specification process
* Deepen your understanding with a comprehensive overview of the specifying process from selecting materials and products to writing the specification
* Gain an insight into practice with real-world case studies
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Specifications in context
1
Chapter 2 Specifying design intent
19
Chapter 3 Information sources
38
Chapter 4 Selection criteria
55
Chapter 5 Specification writing
65
Chapter 6 Managing the specification process
79
Chapter 7 Specifying new building products
102
Chapter 8 Becoming aware of new products
123
Chapter 9 Monitoring the specification of buildings
145
Chapter 10 Specifier observed
160
Chapter 11 Towards best practice
172
References
188
Appendix Postal questionnaire results and commentary
195
Index
212
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About the author (2001)

Stephen Emmitt is an architect and professor of architectural technology at the department of civil and building engineering at the University of Loughborough, UK. He is also joint co-ordinator of the CIB 's working group W096 Architectural Management.

Yeomans is Engineer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

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