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.

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.

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.

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...

Refrigerating Engineering

  • Filename: refrigerating-engineering.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015083052004
  • Release Date: 1946
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Vols. 1-17 include Proceedings of the 10th-24th (1914-28) annual meeting of the society.

Engineer s Procurement Manual for Major Plant Equipment

  • Filename: engineer-s-procurement-manual-for-major-plant-equipment.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105018313689
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Robert C. Leeser
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



This book provides practical guidance on procurement formation techniques, from planning to placing the contract, in mechanical, electrical, process, and mining engineering. It covers the commercial and technical aspects of an engineering contract for the

Handbook of Engineering Design

  • Filename: handbook-of-engineering-design.
  • ISBN: 9781483102016
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Roy D Cullum
  • Publisher: Elsevier



The Handbook of Engineering Design aims to give accurate information on design from past publications and past papers that are relevant to design. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with stages in design as well as the factors to consider such as economics, safety, and reliability; engineering materials, its factors of safety, and the choice of material; stress analysis; and the design aspects of production processes. Part 2 covers the expansion and contraction of design; the preparation of technical specification; the design audit; and the structure and organization of design offices. The text is recommended to engineers who are in need of a guide that is easy to understand and concise.

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