Construction Project Summary


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Construction Project Summary

Use this 3 part SimpleSpecs™ specification section to specify a general construction summary of the Project. Separate contracts that may be executed for work at the Site, work that the Owner will perform, and how the various entities will be coordinated.

In the world of construction management, clarity and precision in project specifications are paramount. The 3-part SimpleSpecs specification section offers a streamlined approach to outline the general construction summary, delineating separate contracts, owner-performed work, and coordination strategies.

Detailed Yet Concise Specifications

This specification section is designed to provide an overview without diving into lengthy descriptions, as the details are covered comprehensively in the Contract Documents. Its primary role is to ensure all parties have a clear understanding of the project’s scope and coordination mechanisms.

Progress Schedules and Submittals

Progress schedules, a crucial aspect of project management, offer a snapshot of the project’s current status. These are key in evaluating Applications for Payment and maintaining project momentum.

When it comes to submittals, understanding the distinction between “Action” and “Informational” submittals is critical. “Action” submittals require the Design Professional’s review and decision-making, while “Informational” submittals, typically meant for the Owner post-completion, pass through with minimal intervention, barring completeness checks.

Submittals in Individual Specification Sections

Each project’s specific submittals should be detailed in individual specification sections. For instance, shop drawings in a metal decking section under Division 05 must detail all pertinent aspects like locations, dimensions, and material specifics.

Minimizing Submittals – A Dual Advantage

Reducing the number of submittals has dual benefits – it decreases the time needed for reviews.  And, more significantly, reduces the Design Professional’s liability. Submittals should align with the essential aspects of the “design intent” to ensure project integrity without overburdening the process.

Balancing Detail with Efficiency

For example, detailed shop drawings for metal roof panel flashing are crucial, whereas those for mundane tasks like wood blocking installation may not be necessary. This balance is key in maintaining project efficiency and focusing on critical aspects of the design.

Handling Alterations

Alteration procedures in construction projects require careful consideration. While this article outlines general requirements, specific instructions, particularly for existing structures that need modifications, should be explicitly detailed in the drawings.

This specification section is a valuable tool in construction project management, providing clarity, ensuring efficiency, and minimizing liability risks. By understanding and effectively utilizing this tool, construction professionals can significantly enhance project execution and outcome.


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