Notes from February 10 Panel Discussion: Keeping Project Specs Updated

March 30, 2010
Publication: Construction Specifications Institute newsletter, San Francisco chapter
Author(s): Bateman, Robert

Abstract: A frequent source of conflict, dispute and misunderstanding arises from the discrepancies between the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction and the conditions - usually referred to as "Division One" - in the Specifications. In most cases, these two documents are prepared by different entities. The General Conditions of the Contract for Construction are most frequently prepared by the Owner and/or his attorney and are modified and negotiated during the appointment of the General Contractor, while the "Division Ones" are usually prepared by the Architect or his consultants, and are so prepared at the same time as the full Construction Document package and often follow strictly the standard AIA language.