Sections of each specification are divided into three parts (general, products, execution). Information
in any part of a section does not repeat material previously cited
in Division 1 - General Requirements.
Part 1 - General
Defines specific administrative and procedural requirements unique
to the section.
__ Summary of "scope" of work in the section without implying
trade jurisdiction. It may further define, within the context of
a broadscope section, the following:
narrowscope subject matter in the section
__ Section Includes - May list generic types of products,
works or requirements,; no reference to procedure, processes, preparatory
work, or final adjusting or cleaning.
__ Products furnished but not installed under this Section - Installation covered in other sections "by others" or "not in
contract" but which are considered to be "installed by Owner." Include
reciprocal statements in referenced sections.
__ Products installed but not furnished under this Section - When products are to be furnished "by others"
or "not in contract" they are considered to be "furnished by Owner."
Include reciprocal statements in referenced sections.
__ Related sections - Lists sections in the specifications
which dealing with work directly related to this section. Use sparingly
to avoid assuming the (general) contractor's responsibility for
coordinating work. Do not reference Division 1 unless work is "by
Owner" in which case reference Section 01010 - Summary of Work (Work
Under Other Contracts or Owner -Furnished Items).
__ Allowances - List products and work included by cash
allowances. Do not include cash amounts. Ensure that the language
complements that employed in Section 01020 - Allowances.
__ Unit Prices - List products and work covered by unit
prices together with the method employed for measuring quantities.
Ensure that the language complements that employed in Section 01025
- Measurement and Payment.
__ Alternates/Alternatives - Indicate if certain products
or work are an alternate bid. Do not attempt to assess the effect
of project alternates on the work. Ensure that the language complements
that employed in Section 01030 - Alternates/Alternatives.
__ References - List all standards referenced in the section,
compete with designations, titles, dates, revised dates. When appropriate
(as with ASTM, ANSI, FS) provide complete citation her and follow
with alphanumeric reference in later parts . This article does not
require compliance with the referenced standards but merely lists
them. Introduce preservation standards (such as the Secretary of
Interior's Standards, here when no others exists. Ensure
that the language complements that employed in Section 01090 - Reference
Standards. Include list and address of all organizations in Division
1, not here.
__ Definitions - Define unusual terms not explained in the
Conditions of the Contract and which are employed in unique ways
normally not included in standard references. Check terminology
of ASTM before providing "new" definitions or "clarifications."
Reference source of definition. This may be required if existing
terminology does not match vernacular or archaic language.
__ System Description - Restricted to describing performance
of design requirements and tolerances of a complete system: the
composite and operational properties necessary to link a complete
system together or interface with other systems.
__ Submittals - Requests for relevant data specific to the
section. Section 01300 - Submittals includes administrative requirements
pertaining to schedule, number of copies or quantities, format,
identification, distribution, storage. Procedural requirements are
covered in Section 01400 - Quality Control.
These may include:
- Product Data
- Shop Drawings
- Field samples (refer to "Quality Assurance")
- Mock-ups (refer to "Quality Assurance")
- Quality control submittals
- Design data
- Test reports
- MSDS data
- Manufacturer's instructions
- Field reports.
__ Quality assurance - Contains prerequisites, standards,
limitations, and criteria which establish and overall level of quality
for products and work ("workmanship"). These may include:
_ Qualifications: designers (other than architect, engineer),
manufacturers, fabricators, welders, installers, applicators of
products or completed work.
_ Regulatory requirements
_ Field samples: examples of finishes, coating, finish materials
_ Mock-ups: full-size erected assemblies for review of construction,
coordination of the work of several sections, testing, or operation.
_ Pre-Installation conference: Specifies conference to coordinate
materials and techniques and to sequence related work. Relate to
Section 01040 - Coordination and Section 01200 - Project Meetings.
__ Delivery, Storage and Handling.
_ Packing and shipping.
_ Acceptance at site: usually applies to Owner provided products
such as those obtained through procurement contracts.
_ Storage and protection: supplements product protection
stated in Section 01600 - Materials and Equipment.
__ Project/Site Conditions.
_ Environmental regulations: temperature, weather, humidity,
ventilation, and illumination required for proper installation or
_ Existing conditions: references existing structures (HSRs)
or geophysical reports. Coordinate with"Information Available to
Bidders" and "Supplementary Conditions."
_ Field Measurements: Address contractor's responsibility
for obtaining correct field dimensions in standard General Conditions.
__ Sequencing and Scheduling - State requirements for coordinating
special work with particular reference to the sequence or schedule
of events. Coordinate with Section 01010 - Summary of Work and Section
01300 - Submittal Progress Schedules.
__ Warranty - Describes special or extended warranty or
bond covering the conformance or performance of the work. Coordinate
with conditions of the contract. Do not make statements which will
limit or void those provisions. Ensure procedures complement Section
01700 - Contract Closeout (Warranties and Bonds).
__ Maintenance - List provisions for maintenance service
as applicable to critical systems, equipment, facilities, landscaping.
Service agreements, if not paid for in advance, should be separate
from the construction agreement. List items to be furnished by the
Contractor to the Owner for future maintenance or repair. This includes
items that might be difficult to obtain because of match, or spare
parts needed to ensure continued operation of critical equipment.