What Are Construction Documents Construction documents serve as a means of obtaining bids from contractors and are used by contractors to obtain price quotes from subcontractors. The construction documents define the quantities and qualities of, and relationships among, all materials required to construct a project; they establish the contractual obligations for the client and the contractor, and they define the roles of the construction team members.
Since the construction documents become part of the legal construction contract, it is extremely important to produce complete and accurate documents. • When the construction documents are complete, they are subject to code and legal reviews. • Upon completion of reviews and approvals, the construction documents are used to solicit bids in accordance with established procedures.
Contract Documents include • Advertisement For Bids • Instructions To Bidders • Supplementary Instructions to Bidders • Bid Form • This Agreement • General Conditions • Supplementary Conditions • Affirmative Action Program • Exhibits, Specifications List of Drawings • Drawings • Addenda • Notice to Proceed • Change Orders • Notice of Completion (1) • Notice of Completion (2) • Notice of Completion (3) • All other documents identified in this Agreement of which together form the contract between client and contractor for the work (the "contract").
the 50 divisions of construction information, as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Master Format. • The standard is the most widely used standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects in the US and Canada. • It provides a master list of divisions, and section numbers and titles within each division, to follow in organizing information about a facility’s construction requirements and associated activities. • Standardizing the presentation of such information improves communication among all parties involved in construction projects.
Master Format 2004 Edition Divisions • This is a complete list of the divisions within which all components of a project are described.
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