Contracts are essential in many different industries and generally need to be as detailed as possible. One way to document details correctly is through the specification section of a contract or made a separate form for clear and detailed specifications. In the construction industry, owners, architects, and designers must be specific about the project’s necessary work for completion, as well as materials to be used and its equivalent. Specifications in construction describe the materials, labor, and skill required for construction development. If contractors are not able to communicate these specifications, delays, change orders, and cost overruns will occur. There is a formal process dedicated to building specifications because they are such a keystone in construction. Building Specifications (also called “specs”) are used as a guide to choosing the right materials duly approved and signed by the owner for the whole and specialized scope. Their overall purpose is to define the requirements for project execution regarding installation, materials, products, procedures, and quality aspects. The specifics that the owner and contractor discuss become the legal documents for the project and a keystone for the project design. The project is more likely to be correctly executed when the description and information are more precise. Specifications can be categorized similar to data because as project complexity increases, access to data is critical to making the right decisions. Additionally, if the contract states the specs precisely, there will be a considerable reduction in risk. Architects and designers create building specifications BEFORE construction starts in the design phase as part of contract documents, drawings and plans. Typically, architects delegate them to other team members, but sometimes, engineers handle them because of their technical knowledge. Construction specifications are detailed within a construction service contract that outline all the important aspects necessary for project fulfillment. Throughout the course of project completion, contractors and construction crews will use specifications as a reference for any questions that arise and to ensure the correct fulfillment of each project requirement. It is also commonly use to supplement architectural drawings and blueprints to describe and document information they may not be able to visually provide. Ready? Lets Talk! Make us your Homechoice!