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Measuring quality of writing of construction specifications

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posted on 21.11.2014, 13:08 authored by Grant K. Kululanga, Andrew Price
The quality of writing of construction specifications is one of the greatest challenges facing construction contractors or their representatives in today’s business environment. Writers of construction specifications have been criticized for their contribution toward construction disputes. Although the construction business environment has moved toward modernization of some of its business processes, claims arising from construction specifications continue to rise. Equally, a written exposition of a quantitative instrument that measures the quality of writing of construction specifications is not available in the literature. Thus the construction industry needs to develop methodologies for measuring the quality of writing of construction specifications that should overcome their current underperformance in this area. This paper presents the procedures that underlie the quality of writing of construction specifications, gives a management tool for facilitating its measurement, and also presents the results of construction contractors’ practices regarding the quality of said writing. The results show that the surveyed Malawian construction contractors were in the process of putting in place principles to govern the quality of writing of construction specifications.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE

Volume

131

Issue

8

Pages

859 - 865 (7)

Citation

KULULANGA, G.K. and PRICE, A.D.F., 2005. Measuring quality of writing of construction specifications. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131 (8), pp. 859 - 865.

Publisher

© ASCE

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2005

Notes

This article is closed access.

ISSN

0733-9364

Language

en