Residential Construction Specifications

posted Sep 25, 2012, 10:07 AM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Sep 25, 2012, 10:13 AM ]

Specifications compliment a set of construction drawings as the written description of work to be performed on a project. The commercial construction industry has a standardized format for their specifications, but residential construction does not. As a result, nearly every residential project has uniquely formatted written requirements if they exist at all.
 
Good specifications should provide all the information required by the builder, the trade contractors and suppliers working on the project. Concise information supports accurate bidding, enhances communication, improves quality, expedites the time schedule and prevents mistakes.
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