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The specification is a written description of the required quality of the built product and its component elements. It is an essential quality and risk control document for projects of any size. A specification may also include the procedures for determining that the requirements of the specification have been met. It is an important contract and design document, with a defined position in the order of precedence of the contract documents.
The writing of a building specification requires, in addition to necessary technical knowledge, a high degree of skill in the use of language and a clarity of intent.
- Part A – The specification
- Part B – Writing the specification