PCM-Lecture12-ContractsSpecsDrawings

PCM-Lecture12-ContractsSpecsDrawings - Project and...

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Unformatted text preview: Project and Construction Management Project and Construction Management Lecture Lecture #12 #12 Contract Specifications and Drawings Luis Prieto-Portar 2009 Introduction. The Specifications are the qualitative requirements of the contract . Specifications: a detailed description of the requirements, dimensions, materials, etc., of a proposed building, machine, bridge, etc.; the act of making specific . In contrast, the Contract Drawings define the geometry of the project , including dimensions, the forms and the details. The specifications (specs) are written, whereas the drawings are graphical. The ecifications define the nature of the materials, describe the quality of the specifications define the nature of the materials, describe the quality of the workmanship, and establish the procedures of the building process. The specifications are the only contract document that will spell out the obligations for the administration of the project during its construction . Much of the work of the RE is covering the requirements of the General Conditions of the specifications. When a conflict occurs between what is on the drawings versus what is in the specifications, the issue is resolved by what is in the specifications [Appeal of Florida Builders, Inc., ASBCA No. 9013, 69-2 BCA 8014 (1969)] and [Appeal of Abco Builders, Inc., ASBCA No. 47413 (April 20, 1995)]. The drawings are changed often during design. The specs are often overlooked.The drawings are changed often during design....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CGN 4930 taught by Professor Prieto-portar during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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PCM-Lecture12-ContractsSpecsDrawings - Project and...

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