Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 2250 - Specifications and Contracts

2 lecture hours 0 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
This course provides a working knowledge of the principles for writing effective specifications for building systems and materials, as well as interpreting standard construction industry contracts.  Students will learn the formatting and writing requirements for specifications used in the construction industry, utilizing the CSI MasterFormat.  Students will also review standard contracts such as AIA and EJCDC common form contracts. (prereq: AE 1001  or CV 1001 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the nature and responsibilities undertaken by parties to a contract
  • Understand the basic terms and conditions in AIA and EJCDC contracts
  • Describe typical construction project delivery methods
  • Organize, prepare, interpret, and write construction specifications
  • Understand the CSI MasterFormat system of organizing specifications

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Fundamental building systems
  • Basic construction materials

Course Topics
  • Project delivery methods
  • Types of contracts
  • AIA and EJCDC contract forms and language
  • Organization of specifications and drawings
  • The project manual
  • Specification writing
  • General conditions
  • Supplementary conditions
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • General requirements
  • Specification language and resources
  • Product selection
  • CSI MasterFormat

Doug Nelson

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