ULC Course Description

Specifications for Construction Contracts
Control Number: 185
Course Number: 35SWC01A
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This course provides instruction for preparing effective specifications for construction projects. The course is designed for engineers, architects, and technicians involved in the preparation of project specifications. The course covers principles of specification writing, procedures and techniques for writing specifications, and relationships of specifications to other elements of the contract documents. This course is strongly recommended for all design and supervisory personnel involved in development of project specifications.

Major subject matter topics include (a) language of specifications/written communication; (b) organization and format of specifications; (c) sources of technical information; (d) procedures, techniques, and methods of specification development; (e) guide specifications and project developed specifications; (f) contract clauses and contract interpretation; (g) relationship of contract drawings to specifications; (h) automated specification methods; and (i) regulatory and ethical considerations.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0800; (b) Grade: GS-09 through GS-13. Students should have current or projected assignments related to project specifications.


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