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GBE Robust Specification

GBE Robust Specification

When it comes to product information specification dissemination between manufacturer and specifier there are a number of options to consider:

Manufacturer/Supplier provides Literature with specification information within the text

Manufacturers/Supplier provides Product Data Sheet with specification information within the schedule

Manufacturer/Supplier provides Specification clauses:

  • A major step in the right direction
  • They will know their own products, intended purpose and appropriate applications
  • They can write the specification from their perspective, to help the specifiers
  • Avoids the risk of interpretation by many, by carrying it out once
  • There is a risk that this may remain guidance and not instruction
  • This may not be robust enough to help prevent substitution

GBE Robust Specification

  • Readymade Specification templates are the ideal solution for specifiers;
  • adopting elemental assembly approach to specification with assembly and component specifications;
  • all the reasons for choosing the product are included in the specification to help defend against substitution
  • the format is suitable for editing straight into project specifications.

GBE are used to writing Project Specifications where maximum control over the end result may be required and we are convinced the only way to specify is to be comprehensive and provide all the information needed by all of the users at different stages of the project.

  • To enable competent cost planning
  • To communicate to and coordinate with the project team members and their outputs
  • To minimise the number of questions during Bill of Quantity preparation
  • To coordinate specifications with drawings and bills of quantity
  • To coordinate trade interfaces and building fabric, structure and services interfaces
  • To help manage Value Engineering, Cost Cutting and Specification Substitution
  • To give tenderers confidence to price the project competitively, reducing safety margins
  • To order materials and build from without generating many questions on site

There are three or four parts to GBE Robust Specification:

  • GBE Robust Specification Clauses
  • GBE Robust Specification Work Sections
  • GBE Robust Specification Appendix
  • GBE Robust Specification Reclamation Sections

GBE Robust Specification Clauses include Guidance Notes and:

  • Project application: Reference Drawings, Location, Schedule references
  • Manufacturer’s contact details: Telephone, Fax, Email, Website, Contact name, Telephone and email
  • Description of the product and its application
  • Performance clauses
  • Assemblies clauses
  • Component clauses
  • The reasons why you would choose to specify it are included in the specification to help defend against substitution
  • Manufacturing, Refurbishing or Remanufacturing Standards
  • Performance Data
  • 3rd Party Accreditations: BSI Kitemark, BBA Certificates, etc.
  • Green Labels
  • Environmental Credentials
  • Health Credential
  • Safety Issues

GBE Robust Specification Work Sections including Guidance Notes and:

  • Reference Documents (standards and Codes, etc.)
  • Performance clauses
  • Compliance clauses (Ska, BREEAM, LEED etc.
  • Product Specification (above)
  • Elemental Assembly, System Assembly or Application build-up clauses
  • Component clauses
  • Approved installers/Applicators (or in separate appendix)
  • Suppliers (or in separate appendix)
  • Sample Requirements
  • Test or approval requirements
  • Commissioning requirements
  • Workmanship
  • Waste issues related to spares and SWMP checklists
  • End of life issues (in Guidance)

GBE Robust Specification Reclamation Sections including Guidance Notes and:

  • Soft strip of surrounding installations clauses
  • Soft strip of reclamation components clauses
  • Segregation of whole module, specials and modified module clauses
  • Segregation of clean from not-clean components clauses
  • Segregation of different orientation prone matrials clauses
  • End of life option clauses
  • Provenance paperwork for audit trails
  • Packaging and protection clauses
  • Handling clauses
  • Reclamation destinations schedules
  • Remanufacturing or refurbishment standards

GBE Collaborative Services Costs

  • As a guide, but subject to product or system preview
  • Robust Specification clauses include:
  • analysis of and extraction from all published information
  • discussions with manufacturer, supplier, installer to extract important information
  • development of clauses, incorporating any review feedback
  • ensure clauses work with NBS work sections
  • Robust Specification WORK SECTION
  • subject to product or system preview
  • Robust Specification RECLAMATION SECTION
  • subject to product or system preview

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st February 2013 – 27th October 2015

GBE Robust Specification


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st February 2013 – 27th October 2015

GBE Robust Specification
See Also:

GBE Jargon Buster

GBE Defects

GBE Collaborative Services

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
1st March 2013 –  27th July 2016

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