AUTHORS: Wyatt, David J. - ©2008
Unlike any other book on the market, Construction Specifications: Principles and Applications addresses specification writing as a valuable tool that can play a critical role in managing professional risk, enhancing the value of an architect’s or engineer’s instruments of service, and increasing the profitability of facilities in both public and private sectors. This book will guide users through the creation and implementation of construction specifications and related construction administration documents, detailing the requirements for effective, successful specifications. Coverage includes topics never before explored in other specification-focused publications, such as standards of professional care, risk management, liability reform for architects and engineers, and the very latest formats of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), including MasterFormat™ 2004 Edition, SectionFormat, and UniFormat. Given the growing complexity of the construction industry, the demand for specifications that can serve as management assets and risk prevention resources is at an all-time high, and professionals armed with the knowledge that this book provides will be best prepared to face these new challenges. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.