Writing Engineering Specifications

  • Filename: writing-engineering-specifications.
  • ISBN: 9781134575299
  • Release Date: 2003-09-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Paul Fitchett
  • Publisher: Routledge



Engineers need to understand the legal and commercial context in which they draw up technical specifications. This thoroughly up-dated edition of Haslam's successful Writing Engineering Specifications provides a concise guide to technical specifications and leads the reader through the process of writing these instructions, with clear advice to help the student and professional avoid legal disputes or the confusion and time wasting caused by poor drafting. Designers and project managers should find this invaluable, and it should be helpful to insurers, lawyers, estimators and the like.

Engineering Construction Specifications

  • Filename: engineering-construction-specifications.
  • ISBN: 9781468414523
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: J. Goldbloom
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



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.

Specification Writing and Management

  • Filename: specification-writing-and-management.
  • ISBN: 0824780825
  • Release Date: 1989-08-29
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: M. Mcrobb
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This informative volume presents an applications-oriented approach to specification writing and management -- focusing on real-world examples and issues that can be used by all industries, regardless of size or type. Filling a gap in the literature, Specification Writing and Management covers the latest technological developments in the field ... identifies major unsuspected problems in the use of specification ... shows new insight into management-level thinking about specifications within the context of a total system ... supplies case studies of actual problems and their proven solutions ... discusses specification faults, such as inconsistency in the use of words and phrases, and contradictory statements and ideas ... examines the control procedure for procurement specifications ... plus more. Specification Writing and Management is essential reading for all quality control, reliability, standards, and specifications engineers; quality control specialists; federal, state, and local inspection and quality agency personnel; and undergraduate students in quality control and reliability courses. Book jacket.

Construction specifications writing

  • Filename: construction-specifications-writing.
  • ISBN: 0471432040
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Harold J. Rosen
  • Publisher: Wiley



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.

Civil Engineering Specifications and Contracts

  • Filename: civil-engineering-specifications-and-contracts.
  • ISBN: 9781406781618
  • Release Date: 2007-10
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Richard I. D Ashbridge
  • Publisher: Camp Press



PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Construction Specifications Writing

  • Filename: construction-specifications-writing.
  • ISBN: 9781118174388
  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Mark Kalin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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)

Writing Great Specifications

  • Filename: writing-great-specifications.
  • ISBN: 1617294101
  • Release Date: 2017-05-01
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Kamil Nicieja
  • Publisher: Manning Publications



Specification by Example and Gherkin offer programmers, designers, and managers an inclusive environment for clear communication, discovering requirements, and building a documentation system. Writing Great Specifications is an example-rich tutorial that teaches readers how to write good Gherkin specification documents that take advantage of Specification by Example's benefits. Engineers and testers will find it helpful in striking a stronger chord with non-technical audiences through automated specifications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Preparing Specifications for Design bid Build Projects

  • Filename: preparing-specifications-for-design-bid-build-projects.
  • ISBN: 0784404739
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 51
  • Author: Eli T. Abdallah
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers



"Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects is a guide for improving written specifications in construction contract documents. One of the major concerns voiced by construction professionals, engineers and contractors working on design-bid build projects is poorly written specifications that lead to inconsistent interpretation and require correction of faulty work, which is costly, time consuming, and demoralizing." "Developed by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Division of ASCE, Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects contains detailed instructions on how to write, format, and issue contract documents. Typical wording problems, definitions, use of codes and standards, a sample specification, and a checklist are all provided to simplify and improve the writing process. Also outlined are procedures explaining how to: interact with the client and the engineer, approach disputes, and employ better wording to reduce claims." "The information contained in Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects is straightforward and practical. By devoting ten years of questionnaires, papers, articles, and symposia to construction contract specifications, committee members who specialize in the preparation of such documents, are able to provide comprehensive solutions to widespread problems."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

  • Filename: fire-protection-engineering-in-building-design.
  • ISBN: 0750674970
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 133
  • Author: Jane I. Lataille
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications

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