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CSI CDT: Module 6:
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Architecture
10/08/2012

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What is OmniClass?
Definition
OmniClassTM Construction Classification System (OCCS) is a multi-table system for organizing information used by the architectural engineering and construction industry. The OCCS is the basis for deriving relational applications and will support and empower the transfer and use of information in the construction marketplace, ultimately serving all participants who work to sustain the built environment throughout the entire life cycle of a facility. (PDPG 11.3.7.1)
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UniFormat organizes construction information based on the elements of a facility, know as......
Definition
systems and assemblies. Without identifying the products that compose the system
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What is MasterFormat?
Definition
An organizational structure providing numbers and titles for the variety of subject matter necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a facility. MasterFormat® provides a system of six-digit and eight-digit numbers and titles for organizing construction information into a standard order or sequence. By establishing a master list of numbers and titles, MasterFormat® promotes standardization, facilitates the placement and retrieval of information, and improves construction communication. (PDPG 11.3.7.3)
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What is a shortform specification?
Definition
Are made cost-effective by communicating the project requirements in the shortest possible form. They are compact and easy to read, and the language is concise and direct. (PDPG 11.3.14)
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What are the main components of the project manual?
Definition
Procurement requirements, contracting forms, conditions of the contract, and specifications.
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What are the 3 parts of Section Format?
Definition
PART 1: GENERAL
PART 2: PRODUCTS
[ART 3: EXECUTION
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What are the four methods of specifying?
Definition
Descriptive, Performance, Propriety, and Reference Standard
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What is the difference between Descriptive and Proprietary specifying?
Definition
Proprietary specifies actual brand names, model numbers and other proprietary information.
Term
Define Performance Specifying.
Definition
Specifies the required results, the criteria by which the performance will be judged, and the method by which it can be verified. The contractor is free to choose materials and methods complying with the performance criteria. (PDPG 11.3.6.2)
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Which method of writing is recommended for specifications?
Definition
Imperative. The verb is the first word in the sentence.
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What are the two moods of writing commonly used in specifications?
Definition
Imperative and Indicative (passive).
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What does Division 01 specify?
Definition
administrative requirements, procedural requirements, temporary facilities and controls, performance requirements, and life cycle activities. (PDPG 11.3.10)
Term
What is Division 01's relationship to other contract documents?
Definition
he provisions of the conditions of contract and the agreement apply broadly to the work of the project, and Division 01 expands on these provisions, giving just enough detail to apply broadly to the other specification sections. The drawings and drawings further expand on Division 01 and provide detailed requirements for specific portions of the work. (PDPG 11.3.2)
Term
Describe GreenFormat.
Definition
Web-based CSI format that allows manufacturers to accurately report the sustainability properties of their products. It provides designers, constructors, and building operators with basic information to help meet ‘green’ requirements. Manufacturers report the attributes of their products through a comprehensive, online questionnaire. Their entries are then displayed through www.greenformat.com, where designers, constructors, and building operators can search for products that fit their projects. (www.greenformat.com)
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List the main headings under PART 1 General of SectionFormat.
Definition
Summary
Price and Payment Procedures
References
Administrative Requirements
Submittals (Actions submittal/informational submittals)
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List the main headings under PART 2-PRODUCTS of SectionFormat.
Definition
Owner-furnished/Owner-supplied products
Closeout submittals
Maintenance material submittals
QA
Delivery, Storage and Handling
Field site conditions
warranty bond
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List the main headings under PART 3-EXECUTION of SectionFormat
Definition
Installers
Examination (Manufacturers, Description, Performance/Design Criteria, Operation, Materials, Assembly Fabrication, Mixes, Finishes)
Accessories
Source Quality Control
Preparation
Erection/Installation/Application
Reinstallation
Field Site Quality Control
System Start Up
Adjusting
Cleaning
Closeout activities
Protection
Maintenance
Attachments
Term
How many classification tables are used in OmniClass?
Definition
15
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The dollar amounts of cash allowances are listed in....
Definition
Division 01.
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Review the names of MasterFormat Divisions
Definition
PDPG 11.3.7.3 p. 267
Term
What format is used to organize GreenFormat?
Definition
MasterFormat
Term
Identify the level 1 UniFormat categories with the following letter designations: A-G, Z.
Definition
A. Substructure
B. Shell
C. Interiors
D. Services
E. Equipment and Services
F. Special Construction and Demolition
G. Building Sitework
Z. General
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What are the 9 most commonly used Division 01 Sections?
Definition
01 10 00 Summary
01 20 00 Price and Payment Procedures
01 30 00 Admin Requirements
01 40 00 Quality Requirements
01 50 00 Temp facilities and controls
01 60 00 Product Requirements
01 70 00 Execution and Closeout requirements
01 80 00 Performance Requirements
01 90 00 Life Cycle Activities
Term
What are the 4 classifications of reference standards used for specifying government construction?
Definition
Private-sector standards
Commercial item descriptions
Federal Specifications
Military Specifications
Term
What is a closed specification?
Definition
a proprietary specification that lists one product or names several products as options, but substitutions are not allowed.
Term
What are the 3 types of Open Proprietary Specifications?
Definition
Requested Alternates
Proposed substitutions
Controlled Substitions
Term
Good writing style is characterized by ___,___,___
Definition
accuracy, brevity, clarity
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When numbers are used to define both size and quantity, the written word should be used for the _________.
Definition
quantity
Term
Typically allowance requirements will appear in which parts of the contract document? (as compared to dollar amounts of allowances)
Definition
Procurement requirements
Conditions of the contract
Division 01
Individual Specification sections