Earlier this month, the Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) released a revision to Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete Specification. The document was updated because the original specification did not meet standard terminology or layout.
While MasterFormat is the industry standard for organizing specifications for commercial projects, there are category exceptions specifiers, general contractors, and others should know about when using the CSI formats in the specification process. A change has recently been enacted that adds another subcategory to Section 08 54 00–Composite Windows. As of September 16, 2016, products made out of vinyl and wood must use the spec group 08 54 73, making them a different grade than a thermoset composite. Fiberglass thermoset products remain in the original composite category, Section 08 54 13–Fiberglass Windows.
All too often, design/construction professionals end up in a rush to pump out bids that seem to be routine, everyday tasks. What happens when you are awarded a project, then come to find out you were low bid for all the wrong reasons?
When it comes to the power panel industry, new design approaches by manufacturers have upended fairly established design, manufacturing, and deployment conventions. How are specification models changing?
The landscape of light commercial architecture is changing. Following its economic recovery, this particular market is back on pace to exceed $4 trillion in construction activity in the coming years—more than 37 percent higher than the multi-family segment.
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