2011-03-03 CSI Specifying Practice Group - Manufacturer Specs -- Opportunities and Pitfalls
by CSI Specifying, Construction Education at CSI on Mar 03, 2011
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You need to write a spec for something that isn’t in your spec masters and the manufacturer provides a guide specification section. ...
You need to write a spec for something that isn’t in your spec masters and the manufacturer provides a guide specification section.
* Why do manufacturer specs seem so different from my other specs?
* Is it likely that they conform to MasterFormat, SectionFormat, and PageFormat?
* Can I use manufacturer specs without editing?
* Can I simply add other competing manufacturers to make it an open spec?
* Are there liability implications for retaining paragraphs that with detailed requirements for installation equipment?
* What do I need in the Execution article besides “comply with manufacturer recommendations?”
Manufacturer-written specs are a very useful starting point, but may contain irrelevant information, may leave out essential subjects, and may have hidden ‘gotchas’ that limit competition and make the section a closed spec. Join our regular hosts and guest panelist Phil Kabza, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, who writes many manufacturer specs, for a lively and candid discussion of how to use this resource to your advantage.
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