Tue, Jan 16|
Navigating the Framework: Crafting Open Specifications for Construction Contracts
Join us for this Breakfast Presentation on writing open specifications for construction contracts.
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2024, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Omaha, 12325 Golfing Green Dr, Omaha, NE 68137, USA
About the Event
This presentation will examine the process of writing open specifications for construction contracts aligning with the standards set by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Attendees will gain insights into developing comprehensive specifications that adhere to the CSI format, follow CSI’s “4 C’s” (Clear/Concise/Correct/Complete), and facilitate competitive bidding. This presentation equips professionals in the construction industry with the knowledge and skills needed to develop open specifications. By the end, attendees will be empowered to create specifications that foster transparency, fair competition, and successful project outcomes.
- Explore the foundational principles outlined by CSI, including key components such as MasterFormat and SectionFormat, to structure specifications effectively for streamlined communication and project execution.
- Examine competitive bidding requirements specific to government construction contracts and how fostering fair competition benefits the project Owner.
- Consider the balance between providing detailed specifications and allowing room for “or-equal” products or materials. Discuss the difference between or-equals and substitution requests.
- Analyze strategies for mitigating risks associated with construction projects. Explore how well-crafted specifications can serve as a powerful tool in managing expectations, minimizing disputes, and ensuring project success.
About the Presenter
Vince Fallon CSI, CDT, AMPP is a Senior Project Coordinator for HDR. Vince has more than 35 years experience in the AEC industry; the last 24 at HDR. He is involved in all facets of project design, contract document preparation, and construction administration. Vince actively participates in maintaining HDR's master specification library, supporting the Facilities Design Business Class.
- If you are a CSI member, the event is FREE! Be sure to use the coupon code that you have been sent when checking out.
- For non-members, the event is $20, but if you are joining us for the first time, please reach out to CSI Nebraska for a one time use promotional code that will make your registration free!
- If you are a CSI Member from another chapter, the cost is also free to you. Please reach out to CSI Nebraska with your member number and chapter for a one time use promotional code that will make your registration free!