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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)

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