Construction Specifications – Writing & Review
Training Program


Construction specifications are getting a lot of attention in the construction sector due to its strong implications for the entire project. Good specifications are critical to cost-effectiveness, timeliness and quality of the entire project. They are one of the main factors that assure the success of engineering projects. It is often related to the project resources such as materials, labor, equipment, construction techniques and performance indicators (quality, time and cost). Construction projects may experience delays and/or variation orders during the construction or problems thereafter. Through well-defined design and construction specifications, sources of these shortcomings in such projects can be prevented, future problems avoided and variation orders significantly reduced if not totally eliminated.

This training course is designed to provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of constructions project specification. This will help the participants to fully realize the risks of conflicts and disputes associated with a project during its different phases. Participants will learn how to develop the necessary project specifications to avoid the negative effects of such conflicts which cause many problems during and after construction stage. Participants will also learn how to select the most appropriate method of tendering with the type of contract.


At the end of this course participants will gain the following skills: 

  • Gain knowledge of current industry standard recommendations, principles and techniques of construction specifications
  • Develop an understanding of CSI’s Classification Systems and Formats
  • Master the principles and techniques for locating and arranging construction information in contract
  • Obtain hands-on experience in creating clear, concise and coordinated specifications
  • Design the contract to mitigate the risks of
  • Selection the most appropriate contract
  • Selection the most suitable method of
  • Preparation of technical and financial
  • Select the most suitable method for preparation of the technical
  • Key principles and practical methods for writing specifications
    • What to write in the specifications
    • Content of the specifications
    • Specifications writing techniques

Course Objectives:

  • Technical and financial
  • Construction project
  • Planning and programming
  • Site
  • Quantity
  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Design and supervision engineers involved in construction projects during design and construction
  • Site managers and site engineers.

 Course Outline:                                                                                                                              

  1. Specifications of Structures Importance,
    • The Role of Specifications in the Construction Process
  2. Need for National Building Code for Organizing Construction
  3. Project Manual
    • Classification Systems
    • Formats

o CSI’s Classification Systems and Formats

  • Construction Documents
  • Organization of Specifications and
  1. Relationship between Drawings and Specifications
  2. Specifications in Reviewing and Evaluating Engineering
  3. Types of Specifications
  4. Principles in Quantity
  5. Specifications of Building Works.
  6. Specification Production
  • Submittals
  • Writing Specification Section


 Course Duration and Timing :                                                                                                                                                      

Duration of The course will be (5) days the agenda will be as follows:

  • Technical Session 9:00-10.00 am
  • Coffee Break 00-10.15 am
  • Technical Session 15-12.15 noon
  • Coffee Break 15-12.45 pm
  • Technical Session 45-02.30 pm
  • Course Ends 03:00 pm