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Construction Specifications Writing

Construction Specifications Writing

ISBN 9780470380369
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Wiley
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Overview
Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier's craft

With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications.

This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflect current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines for correct terminology, product selection, organization of specifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practical techniques for document production. Fully revised throughout, this Sixth Edition includes:

Updates to MasterFormat 2004, as well as SectionFormat/PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat

End-of-chapter questions and specification-writing exercises

Samples of the newly updated construction documents from the AIA

New chapter on sustainable design and specifications for LEED projects

Updated information on the role of specifications in Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Overview
Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier's craft

With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications.

This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflect current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines for correct terminology, product selection, organization of specifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practical techniques for document production. Fully revised throughout, this Sixth Edition includes:

Updates to MasterFormat 2004, as well as SectionFormat/PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat

End-of-chapter questions and specification-writing exercises

Samples of the newly updated construction documents from the AIA

New chapter on sustainable design and specifications for LEED projects

Updated information on the role of specifications in Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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