Division 1 Gives the General Requirements for the Project and sets the standards and requirements. Costs associated with Division 1 can range from 5% to 25% of overall construction costs depending on the size and complexity of the project. CSI MasterFormat is an Industry Accepted Standard for efficient information organizing of the Project Manual, detailed […]
Q: I would like price it would cost on a bond for subcontractor doing finish carpentry division 6, for a scope of work exceeding $50,000.00 Also if I’m a subcontractor would I need to have any additional bonding? A: In regards to the cost of performance and payment bonds, the surety rule of thumb would be no […]
Q: We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business speaking to larger contractors with Teaming Agreements. Do we need a bond, or do they bond? How do we get a bond and what is required? A: In regards to whom will post the bond, this should be an agreement made between you and the […]
That’s a pretty broad question. If we are talking about a general building question, from the ground up there are some basic inspections that all building departments check. Foundation or footing inspection, framing inspection, sometimes sheet and shear, sometimes roof framing, always rough plumbing, mechanical and electrical, insulation inspection, drywall nailing sometimes, final electrical, plumbing […]
There are several answers to that question based on your relationship to the contract, prime contractor, sub-contractor or owner all can have different requirements make sure you review division 1 of your contract manual. Additionally the specifics of the cause and what may be required in your specific contract can vary. If a CPM critical […]
Q: According to the CSI-Construction Specifications Institute Format what division is responsible for installing concrete pads for boiler installation. A: The UMC requires concrete pads for boilers, but the actua specifications would be in the IBC or International Building code, under Concrete Construction. Contact the CSI directly for a more specific answer.
Q: What signage/identification is required within a building? Where can I find more information on this topic? A: That’s a pretty broad question. I assume you are talking about a commercial or industrial building where the public has access. The most important signs are for the exits for emergency egress. Also if there are restrooms in […]
Q: On a site fabricated fabric wall do building inspectors check ASTM E-84-08 test results? This requierment doesn’t seem to be enforced? A: Something that is fabricated on site has to have the specs on site also. The building inspector usually will look at the specs to see that they have been followed. A fabric wall is […]
Q: Can I get a bathroom grandfathered in from an existing office building I own that is not a full 5 foot circle, ADA A: The standards for handicapped toilet rooms are pretty strict. I doubt you can get handicapped accessible rating for it.