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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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
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