Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures

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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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The updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier's craft

This Fifth Edition of Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Practices is a major update and expansion of the foremost textbook on construction specifications. It is a comprehensive, practical, and professional guide to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications.

This new edition reflects current practices in writing construction specifications according to 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).

Examples of real-world construction specifications and industry-standard construction contract documents are generously provided along with guidelines for correct terminology, product selection, organization of specifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practical techniques for document production.

Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Practices is an insightful textbook for students and professionals in development and continuing education classes, as well as a reliable reference for practicing architects and engineers.

About the Author:

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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