Construction Specifications Writing

Construction Specifications Writing

Author: Mark Kalin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470380369

Category: Architecture

Page: 530

View: 420

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)

Construction Specification Writing

Construction Specification Writing

Author: Harold J. Rosen

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: UOM:39015015532214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 326

This third edition of the standard construction specifications writing guide has been updated to include new information on linking specifications to computer databases and to other parts of the design process. Construction Specifications Writing shows how to organize documents, consolidate the Federal government systems, generate well-researched mastertexts, automate specifications, write more condensed text, use full-time specifications consultants, and use the new knowledge-based specifying systems.

Construction Specifications Writing

Construction Specifications Writing

Author: Mark Kalin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118174388

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

View: 720

Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier'scraft With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing,Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremosttext on construction specifications. This mainstay in the fieldoffers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance tounderstanding the purposes and processes for preparation ofconstruction specifications. This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflectcurrent writing practices shaped by the well-established principlesand requirements of major professional associations, including theAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers JointContract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the ConstructionSpecifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines forcorrect terminology, product selection, organization ofspecifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practicaltechniques for document production. Fully revised throughout, thisSixth Edition includes: Updates to MasterFormat 2004, as well asSectionFormat/PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat End-of-chapter questions and specification-writing exercises Samples of the newly updated construction documents from theAIA New chapter on sustainable design and specifications for LEEDprojects Updated information on the role of specifications in BuildingInformation Modeling (BIM)

Engineering Construction Specifications

Engineering Construction Specifications

Author: J. Goldbloom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015012054659

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 637

For the past 25 years, Joe Goldbloom and I have conducted a running debate over whether specifications writers engage in the unlawful practice of law. Joe's position is that lawyers have no business writing specifications, that being the designer's province. Having been given the honor to write this foreword, I have the opportunity for the last word, at least for now. Joe Goldbloom and I first met in 1964, while serving together on the ASCE Committee on Contract Administration. Joe became my teacher, mentor, and friend. Underlying our good natured debate was the serious issue of the technical qualifications required of a specifications writer. As a matter of fact, specifi cations writing traditionally has fallen in a crack between the two professions. Specifications writing typically is neither taught in engineering school nor in law school. Engineers are taught how to design; lawyers are taught how to draft contracts. Specifications writing requires mastery of the technical elements of design as well as the skills of contract drafting. Specifications writing is neither glamorous nor sexy; it is often viewed as a necessary evil of the designer's job.

Engineering Construction Specifications

Engineering Construction Specifications

Author: J. Goldbloom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468414523

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 432

For the past 25 years, Joe Goldbloom and I have conducted a running debate over whether specifications writers engage in the unlawful practice of law. Joe's position is that lawyers have no business writing specifications, that being the designer's province. Having been given the honor to write this foreword, I have the opportunity for the last word, at least for now. Joe Goldbloom and I first met in 1964, while serving together on the ASCE Committee on Contract Administration. Joe became my teacher, mentor, and friend. Underlying our good natured debate was the serious issue of the technical qualifications required of a specifications writer. As a matter of fact, specifi cations writing traditionally has fallen in a crack between the two professions. Specifications writing typically is neither taught in engineering school nor in law school. Engineers are taught how to design; lawyers are taught how to draft contracts. Specifications writing requires mastery of the technical elements of design as well as the skills of contract drafting. Specifications writing is neither glamorous nor sexy; it is often viewed as a necessary evil of the designer's job.

The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide

The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470904879

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

View: 855

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

Construction Specifications

Construction Specifications

Author: Hans W. Meier

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 1428318615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 391

View: 997

Unlike any other book on the market, Construction Specifications: Principles and Applications addresses specification writing as a valuable tool that can play a critical role in managing professional risk, enhancing the value of an architect's or engineer's instruments of service, and increasing the profitability of facilities in both public and private sectors. This book will guide users through the creation and implementation of construction specifications and related construction administration documents, detailing the requirements for effective, successful specifications. Coverage includes topics never before explored in other specification-focused publications, such as standards of professional care, risk management, liability reform for architects and engineers, and the very latest formats of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), including MasterFormatT 2004 Edition, SectionFormat, and UniFormat. Given the growing complexity of the construction industry, the demand for specifications that can serve as management assets and risk prevention resources is at an all-time high, and professionals armed with the knowledge that this book provides will be best prepared to face these new challenges. Benefits: * questions and discussion topics for each chapter reinforce key information and provide users the opportunity to critically think about material that was covered * illustrations, tables, and forms provide additional clarification for critical topics * a project management checklist and Division 01 guide specifications are included in the Appendix and on BOB CD offering users additional resources for developing their specification writing skills * contains over 250 questions and discussion topics

The Architects Guide to Writing

The Architects Guide to Writing

Author: Bill Schmalz

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864705720

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 132

There are a lot of good books available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides, and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of. It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been assembled in this book.

88 Money-Making Writing Jobs

88 Money-Making Writing Jobs

Author: Robert Bly

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402223013

Category: Reference

Page: 337

View: 823

THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WRITING! Writers today are no longer just working on books and newspapers. Businesses, advertisers, and hundreds of other outlets are desperate for people who can craft effective messages and persuade people with their words. A strong writer can make $50 to $200 per hour, or even more... if you know where to find the work. Robert Bly is a professional writer who makes more than $600,000 per year from his writing. Now, he's ready to share his secrets. 88 Money-Making Writing Jobs presents the best outlets writers can find to turn their words into profit (including many that few people think to seek out). Along with an overview of each job, you'll discover: A breakdown of what it typically pays The nuts and bolts of what you'll write What it takes to work in the field How to get started Resources for finding the work For anyone serious about a career as a writer, this guide offers the best information on how to make incredible money in ways that are fun, challenging, and make the most of your writing talents.