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COURSE INTRODUCTION. ARE 459 CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS BY MOHAMMED JALALUDDIN LECTURER CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT DEPT SEPTEMBER 9/2006. Syllabus Text Course description Course objectives Software Group Presentations Guest Lectures. ARE 459 Overview. Course Website
  • Course Website
  • Grading plan
  • Class participation / feedback
  • Research Project
  • Assignments/ HWs
  • Examinations
  • ABOUT MEINSTRUCTOR: Mr. Mohammed Jalaluddin 860-1623 (Day) 860-5221 (Evening) Email: HOURS: Office at 456 Building 19Saturday 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Monday 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M After class and by appointmentTIME & PLACE: Saturday, Monday and Wednesday 11:00 - 11:50 AM Room 450 Building 19.Mr. Mohammed JalaluddinCONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS (ARE 459)Contact Information & Class TimingsAGENDAARE 459: CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONSWhat are the aims & objectives of the courseWhat will be covered in this course?What is the importance of this course ?What is expected to be successful in course?Text
  • “Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures”,
  • by. Harold J. Rosen, John Wiley & Sons.
  • “Manual of Practice , The Construction Specification Institute (CSI )
  • Class Notes and Handouts
  • Aims
  • The course is designed to give students, a working knowledge of construction contracts, contractual relationships within the construction industry and fundamentals of construction specification writing.
  • Objectives
  • At the completion of this course, the student will:
  • Describe the relationships between the owner, contractor, and architect, as well as their roles, duties, and responsibilities. Understand the bidding process and bidding requirements
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of different types of contracts and understand the industry formats / various clauses contained in some of the AIA /EJCDC and Saudi Public contract documents.
  • Understand the purpose of specifications, their role and need. Describe the various types of specifications
  • Understand the CSI and MASTERFORMAT specification organization systems
  • Outline the principles of specification writing ,write simple specification, and explain the use of computerized specifications.
  • Chapter - I: Introduction to Construction Industry
  • Unique characteristics of Construction Industry
  • Difference between Construction & Manufacturing Industry
  • Size of Construction Industry ,types, construction participants
  • Construction Industry in Saudi Arabia
  • OwnersField LaborContractorsSuppliersDesignCenterManufacturersSales & MarketingBanks & Mortgage LendorsSchedulingLocal MunicipalitiesEstimatingPurchasingChapter - 2: Construction Documents
  • Contents and relationship between the documents that make up the Construction Documents
  • Major Groups of documents, recognize the, bidding documents, contract documents
  • Chapter - 3: Project Delivery MethodsOwnerOwnerA/EC/MA/EGeneral ContractorTrade contractorTrade contractorTrade contractorSubcontractorSubcontractorSubcontractorTraditional Design-Bid-BuildPure or Agency Construction ManagementOwnerOwnerC/MA/ED/B EntityConstruction FunctionDesign FunctionTrade contractorTrade contractorTrade contractorSub contractorSub contractorSub contractorConstruction Management at RiskContractual RelationshipCommunicational Relationship
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Definition
  • Types of Project Delivery Methods
  • Traditional
  • Design- Build
  • Professional Construction Management (PCM)
  • BOT ( Build Operate Transfer)
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of various PDM
  • Chapter - 4: : Construction Contracts
  • Contracts
  • Definition : What is a contract ?
  • Why use contracts in construction ?
  • Contents of Construction contract ?
  • Valid Contracts
  • Parties to a construction contract ?
  • Types of Construction contracts
  • HIGHLOWFFPCPFFRisk On ContractorLEGENDFFP FIRM FIXED PRICECPFF COST PLUS FIXED FEEChapter - 5: Introduction to SpecificationsThe interpretation of construction specifications is an exact science!
  • Specifications, purpose, need ,team and Role of specifications, Evolution of Specifications, Relationship with drawings and specifications
  • Types: Method and Result System
  • Descriptive Specifications
  • Performance Specifications
  • Reference Specifications
  • Proprietary Specifications
  • Prescriptive (concrete mix)Performance (fc’ shall be 4000 psi.)Proprietary (Saudi Ready-Mix)Open (any supplier: Saudi, SBG Ready Mix, . . .)Or approved equal (supplier’s mix approved by engineer)Reference (Portland cement must "meet the requirements of ASTM C-150, Type_." ASTM C31, C39 for cylinder tests)Chapter – 7: Organization of SpecificationsNumbering0 3 2 0 0 (Level 1: Division)Level 2 (Broad Scope)Level 3 (Medium Scope)Level 4 (User Defined)
  • CSI & MASTERFORMAT numbering system
  • Specifications divisions, formats
  • 16 Divisions fixed in number and in title.
  • Division 01 - General Requirements
  • Division 02 - Site Construction
  • Division 03 - Concrete
  • Division 04 - Masonry
  • Division 05 - Metals
  • Division 06 - Wood and Plastics
  • Division 07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Division 08 - Doors and Windows
  • Division 09 - Finishes
  • Division 10 - Specialties
  • Division 11 - Equipment
  • Division 12 - Furnishings
  • Division 13 - Special Construction
  • Division 14 - Conveying Systems
  • Division 15 - Mechanical
  • Division 16 - Electrical
  • Chapter – 8
  • What is a Technical Section ?
  • Examples of Technical Section
  • Arrangement of the Technical Section
  • The phrase “…to standards…”What standard? If the ASTM/ASCE, for example, be certain to understand just what portion or sections. Methods of specifying MaterialsSpecification Language: RulesChapter 9-Specification Writing & LanguageMasterSpec (AIA)SpecText (NIBS)BSD Perspective Many manufacturers provide guide specifications in CSI MasterFormat that are easily adaptable to software systems.Chapter 10 –Computerized SpecificationsContract Document Software (Expedition) Masterformat Numbering SystemMasterSpec (AIA)BSD Perspective AIA /AGC Contract Document software Software – Bidding Documents
  • Invitation to Bid
  • Instruction to Bidders
  • Bid Forms
  • Chapter 11: Bidding RequirementsConstruction Bonds
  • Definitions
  • What are Construction Bonds ?
  • Purpose of Bonds
  • Advantages of Bonding
  • Types of Bonds
  • Bid Bond
  • Performance Bond
  • Payment Bond
  • Chapter 12: Construction Bonds Chapter 13:General Conditions: DefinitionsDefinition : What is Change order, Addenda
  • Purpose, Format of Change order, Addenda
  • Effect of changes on duration and Price
  • Chapter 14: Duration and Price Terms Construction ChangesSaudi standard public works
  • contract
  • and comparison with 3 STANDARD Forms
  • AGC : Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Forms
  • AIA: American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • EJCDC Contract Forms :The Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee
  • Chapter 15: Standard Contract Form (AIA/AGC),Saudi standard public works contract.Attendance and Participation:Attendance and Participation:Regular class attendance is compulsory and missing classes/assignment will lower the component of the grade. Students are expected to attend all lectures participate in the class discussion and submit all assignments on time. Incase of absence, inform me prior to the class through email. Quizzes and Assignments :Quizzes (10) and Assignments will be conducted at regular intervals. Each student is responsible to submit assignments.7 Assignments will be administered during this course. Professional presentation of homework assignments may be required. Late homework assignments will not be accepted.GRADING
  • Grading policy for this course will be based on the following table.
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