Now retired, Rosen began his career as a construction specification writer in 1942; Regener is an architect and independent specifications writer with some 32 years of experience in the field. Designed for students and practicing design professionals in architecture and engineering, their text covers the principles and procedures for organizing and producing construction specifications. The thoroughly revised fifth edition reflects current practices according to the principles and requirements of major professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, and the Construction Specifications Institute. Specific changes are not stated. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
New edition of a text designed for architects and engineers. The author looks at the role of specifications in the modern workplace, the relationship between drawings and specifications, types of specifications, systems building and performance specifications, bidding procedures, contract issues, specification reference sources, computerized specifications, and master texts. The inclusion of many sample documents, EJCDC codes and conditions, and sample forms make the work a useful reference. Appends a sample preliminary specification for a hospital, a project manual checklist, and answers to the study questions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.