Steps to Your Dream Home - 08 Construction Specifications

posted Feb 19, 2016, 8:45 AM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 9:11 AM ]
Specifications compliment a set of construction drawings as the written description of work to be performed on a project. Without detailed specifications, there's no way to verify that your builder has included everything you want in your new home.
The commercial construction industry has a standardized format for their specifications, but residential market does not. As a result, every residential project has unique written requirements if they exist at all. Good specs 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.

Specifications Resources
Construction Specifications Institute

Florida and the Gulf Coast have climate and environmental conditions that are unique from anywhere else in the United States. With energy efficiency and a new green awareness on the minds of many in the industry, building systems and construction techniques are evolving quickly.