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Article: International treatise on construction specification problems from a legal perspective

TitleInternational treatise on construction specification problems from a legal perspective
Authors
KeywordsContracts
Dispute resolution
International development
Specifications
Issue Date2007
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://scitation.aip.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=JPEPE3
Citation
Journal Of Professional Issues In Engineering Education And Practice, 2007, v. 133 n. 3, p. 229-237 How to Cite?
AbstractGiven the limitations of construction drawings, clear specifications are important in conveying technical requirements of the owners to the constructors. However, apart from the contextual differences across the world, specifications share one common characteristic, i.e., they are not always prepared with due care and understanding of the problems that will arise from their misuse or nonuse. Disputes have arisen from defective specifications, material substitutions, noncompliance, different interpretations, enforcement slack, etc. Expensive litigation has been used to resolve these problems, which could well be avoided with proper drafting and appropriate use of specifications. This paper identifies and outlines common deficiencies and traces the efforts put into the improvement of specification writing, through a selection of legal cases in various jurisdictions with commentaries. © 2007 ASCE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71470
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.538
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.600
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dc.subjectContractsen_HK
dc.subjectDispute resolutionen_HK
dc.subjectInternational developmenten_HK
dc.subjectSpecificationsen_HK
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