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Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects


Committee on Specifications

2013 / 70 pp.
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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.