Use this 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify general administration requirements (Design/Build) related to a construction project submittals and alteration procedures.
– “Action” submittal is the term given to those submittals from the Subcontractor that require review and action by the Design/Builder.
– “Informational” submittal refers to those submittals that do not require action by the Design/Builder. These typically include information for the Owner’s use after the project is completed. These submittals are typically passed through to the Owner without review or comment, other than to ensure that all requested data has been received.
– Specific submittals required for the Project should be included in individual specification sections as applicable. For example, this section specifies requirements applicable to all shop drawings. A Division 05 section for metal decking should require that shop drawings show locations, dimensions, material thicknesses, finishes, and attachments.
– Minimizing the number of submittals required has two positive impacts for the design professional. First, the time required to review submittals is reduced. Second, and more importantly, the Design Professional’s liability for errors and omissions is lessened. As a general rule, submittals should be limited to those that the Design Professional must review in order to assure that the “design intent” is achieved. For example, shop drawings on how metal roof panels are flashed are essential; shop drawings on how wood blocking is installed are not.
Alteration Procedures: This article provides only general requirements for alterations. Specific requirements for existing construction that must be removed or altered must be included on the drawings.
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