Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects

Committee on Specifications of the Construction Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0473-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0473-9 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. iii, 51
22 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The Committee on Specifications of the Construction Division of ASCE has developed a guide to preparing construction specifications for design-bid build projects. The guide contains preparation of writing, formatting, and issuance of contract documents. The guide contains typical wording problems, definitions, use of codes and standards, and a sample specification. Procedures are discussed for interacting with the client and the engineer. Disputes are discussed with recommendations for better wording that will reduce claims. The report was developed by committee members who specialize in preparation of contract documents. It has been developed through questionnaires, papers, articles, and symposia during the last ten years of the committee's existence.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Project management | Contract documentation | Construction management | Writing skills | Terminology and definition | Professional societies


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