Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE.
Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects provides a ready, convenient resource for the recommended principles and approaches used for specification production in civil-engineered projects. Poorly written and ambiguous specifications can result in construction claims, increased cost, and litigation. This guide includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and sample documents for various specifications.
- purpose, goals, philosophy, and developmental planning for specifications
- formatting, writing, and review of specifications
- and bidding and contract award documents
This guide is an update to Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects and will be of interest to engineers, contractors, and construction professionals.
Prepared by Larry Eckersley, P.E.; James T. O’Connor, Ph.D., P.E.; Rajesh (Raj) Singh; Jon F. Rauschkolb, P.E.; John R. Sprouse, P.E.; John R. Morey; W. Laird Ellis, Jr., P.E.; David Marihugh; and Eli T. Abdallah, P.E.