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The Csi Construction Specifications Practice Guide

by Construction Specifications Institute

Wiley | February 2, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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The must-have specifications writing reference—and essential study aid for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam

The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process. The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the specifications professional in meeting the challenges of the changing world of construction. In this volume, guidelines on topics like writing quality construction specifications and product selection are meshed with best practices for managing project information, working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery, and writing sustainable design specifications. Other material covered in this guide includes:

  • The Construction Specifications Institute's collected best practices for authoring specifications

  • Specialized guidance on presentation and management of project information in the context of Building Information Modeling and sustainable design

  • Includes access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat

An authoritative resource for effective written communication of design intent, The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide presents construction professionals and students studying for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam with a solid foundation for improving their methods of collecting and delivering important specifications data.

  • Serves as an authoritativeresource for effective writing of design intent

  • Includes CSI's best practicesfor authoring specifications

  • Offers specialized guidance on project information in the context of BIM and sustainable design

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.59 in

Published: February 2, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470635207

ISBN - 13: 9780470635209

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The Csi Construction Specifications Practice Guide

The Csi Construction Specifications Practice Guide

by Construction Specifications Institute

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.59 in

Published: February 2, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470635207

ISBN - 13: 9780470635209

About the Book

"The Specifications Practice Guide is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the specifications professional in meeting the challenges of the changing world of construction. In this volume, guidelines on topics like writing quality construction specifications and product selection are meshed with best practices for managing project information, working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery, and writing sustainable design specifications"--

Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter 1 Practices. 1.1 Project Manual Concept. 1.2 Specifications Production. 1.3 Profile of a Specifier. 1.4 Developing Specifications. 1.5 Specifications Organization and Preparation. 1.6 Specifying Workmanship. 1.7 Considerations during Development of Specifications. 1.8 Specifying Quality Assurance and Quality Control. 1.9 Preparing the Specifications. 1.10 Producing a Project Manual. 1.11 Coordination of the Specifications. 1.12 Preliminary Review and Coordination of the Project Manual. 1.13 Final Preparation of the Project Manual. 1.14 Variations Required by Project Delivery Methods. Chapter Language. 2.1 Specification Language. 2.2 Writing Style. 2.3 Vocabulary. 2.4 Spelling. 2.5 Sentence Structure. 2.6 Abbreviations. 2.7 Symbols. 2.8 Numbers. 2.9 Capitalization. 2.10 Punctuation. 2.11 Grammar. 2.12 Inappropriate Terms. 2.13 Pronoun Reference. 2.14 Unnecessary Word. 2.15 Prepositional Phrases. 2.16 Streamlining. 2.17 Specification Detail. Chapter 3 Methods. 3.1 Methods of Specifying. Chapter 4 Formats. 4.1 Formats. 4.2 Hierarchy of Formats. Chapter 5 Agreements. 5.1 Construction Agreements. 5.2 Project Delivery and Basis of Payment. 5.3 Standard Agreement Format. 5.4 Standard Agreement Forms. 5.5 Inclusion of Agreement in Project Manual. Chapter 6 Conditions. 6.1 Conditions of the Contract. 6.2 General Conditions. 6.3 Common Articles. 6.4 Supplementary Conditions. 6.5 Caution. Chapter 7 Division 01-General Requirements. 7.1 Division 01 - General Requir
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The must-have specifications writing reference—and essential study aid for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam

The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process. The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the specifications professional in meeting the challenges of the changing world of construction. In this volume, guidelines on topics like writing quality construction specifications and product selection are meshed with best practices for managing project information, working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery, and writing sustainable design specifications. Other material covered in this guide includes:

  • The Construction Specifications Institute's collected best practices for authoring specifications

  • Specialized guidance on presentation and management of project information in the context of Building Information Modeling and sustainable design

  • Includes access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat

An authoritative resource for effective written communication of design intent, The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide presents construction professionals and students studying for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam with a solid foundation for improving their methods of collecting and delivering important specifications data.

  • Serves as an authoritativeresource for effective writing of design intent

  • Includes CSI's best practicesfor authoring specifications

  • Offers specialized guidance on project information in the context of BIM and sustainable design

About the Author

THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE (CSI) is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization, which has 146 chapters, is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building materials suppliers. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents.