Comprehensive SpecText Libraries consist of a combination
of SpecText Full Length, SpecText Short Form and SpecText Outline
Specification formats addressing a specific discipline.
SpecText Full Length are full-length specification
sections that are appropriate for moderate- to large-scale, complex, or
extensive projects, and those projects that are publically bid. SpecText
full-length sections provide detailed quality assurance and installation
procedures, thus minimizing potential conflicts with the Contractor over
bidding and contracting requirements. Detailed administrative and
procedural requirements are provided in Division 01 – General
SpecText Short Form specification sections are abridged,
short form versions of full-length SpecText sections. They are appropriate
when the work of the project is less complex, or for negotiated projects.
SpecText Short Form sections contain less information regarding installation
procedures (Part 3 - Execution) and quality assurance requirements
(Part 1 - General), but generally contain as much product requirements
in Part 2 as in full-length sections.
SpecText Outline specifications are used during the
Schematic Design and Design Development phases of the project to document
design decisions and for cost estimating; they are not contract documents.
Therefore, SpecText Outline sections include only abbreviated product
requirements that affect cost and time.