September 2020 Newsletter

Raising the Bar for Manufacturer Specifications

**** The 4specs Perspective

Phil Kabza, FCSI CCS AIA
SpecGuy Specifications Consultants

It is typical to have over 200 specification documents in a modest sized construction project. Your specification section is very important to specifiers. So are the other 199 sections. Manufacturer specifications are playing an increasing role in construction contracts. A well prepared manufacturer specification should be directly usable in construction contract documents.

We are often asked to comment on existing manufacturer specifications as a prelude to upgrading a manufacturer's specification library. Here are some of the recurring issues we find:
General Issues

Our best practice advice for manufacturer specifications:

Part 1 GENERAL

Part 2 PRODUCTS

Part 3 EXECUTION           

Questions, comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Colin

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Colin Gilboy
Publisher - 4specs
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