01 70 00 – Execution and Closeout Requirements Design/Build)

01 70 00 – Execution and Closeout Requirements Design/Build)

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Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpec™ master specification to specify execution and closeout requirements design/build; general requirements related to the execution of the Work and closeout activities.


Cutting and Patching: Covers the general Work, such as penetrations of completed partitions needs to be accomplished.


Cleaning: Provisions for cleaning fall into two categories; during construction and final.

-During construction, the Contractor or Construction Manager is responsible for the general cleanliness of the project.


-Final cleaning requirements are more in-depth.  This will requires specific cleaning requirements in sections in Divisions 02 through 50.


-Cleaning products, following the manufacturer’s instructions, is acceptable.  The manufacturer is the most knowledgeable entity for cleaning their products.


Closeout Procedures and Submittals:

-In addition to final cleaning, requirements for the final accounting, final payment, and submission of closeout submittals are necessary.


-Closeout submittals include Project Record Documents, Operation and Maintenance Data, and Warranties.  The Design Professional collects the closeout submittals for filing purposes only after project completion.


-Some Owners may require much more detailed closeout documents, including videotaped sessions for the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems that the Owner’s maintenance personnel can use.


-The Owner may also request documents in specific formats, such as on disc or memory stick, and the drawings in a usable format for future review.


Related SimpleSpecs™ master specifications:

01 70 00.02 – Execution and Closeout Requirements





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Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
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