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Frontmatter

Chapter One. Civil Engineering Contracts

Abstract
This Book is mainly concerned with the drafting of specifications for civil and municipal engineering work, but it is felt desirable to begin by considering the relationship of the specification to other contract documents, particularly the Conditions of Contract.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Two. Purpose and Arrangement of and Sources of Information for Specifications

Abstract
This chapter is concerned with the functions of the specification, its general arrangement and the sources from which information needed in its compilation can be obtained.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Three. General Clauses in Specifications

Abstract
Most specifications for civil engineering work begin with a selection of ‘general clauses’ which relate to the contract as a whole and are not confined to any particular trade or works section. The nature and content of these clauses will vary from job to job. An attempt is made to classify and group the more commonly used general clauses on a functional basis and it is hoped that this approach will prove useful to the reader.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Four. Specification of Earthwork

Abstract
The majority of civil engineering projects entail a considerable amount of earthwork. Apart from general excavation, filling and the disposal of excavated material, some jobs require the execution of more specialised forms of excavation work, such as tunnel work and dredging. In addition it is customary to include, under the general heading of ‘Earthwork’, specification requirements covering ancillary works such as timbering and keeping excavations free from water.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Five. Specification of Concrete Work

Abstract
All civil engineering jobs make use of concrete in one way or another. This chapter therefore covers an important section of civil engineering work. The drafting of specification clauses for concrete piles and roads is dealt with in later chapters.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Six. Specification of Brickwork, Masonry and Waterproofing

Abstract
This chapter deals with the drafting of specification clauses covering brickwork, masonry and waterproofing work. It is desirable that a logical sequence of items should be adopted for each section of work, preferably beginning with materials clauses and following with particulars of workmanship. It will be appreciated that the detailed requirements vary from job to job and that the typical clauses produced aim at giving a guide as to their possible form and content.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Seven. Specification of Piling

Abstract
Extensive use is made of piles in civil engineering work, often for the purpose of transmitting heavy loads down to a firm stratum at a considerable depth below ground level. Sheet piling is used extensively to hold back water or loose soil and to form the walls of wharves, jetties, etc.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Eight. Specification of Iron and Steelwork

Abstract
This chapter is primarily concerned with the drafting of specification clauses covering structural steelwork with riveted and welded connections. Incidental items of metalwork such as ladders, handrailing and open steel flooring, and some of the more common forms of wall and roof sheeting are also included.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Nine. Specification of Timberwork

Abstract
This chapter is primarily concerned with the specifying of the large structural timbers used in the construction of jetties, wharves and similar structures, and of their associated labours. Civil engineering jobs do, on occasion, contain subsidiary items of timberwork, such as scumboards on sewage disposal works, wooden steps and footbridges. Some contracts include a small amount of building work, such as pumping stations which can incorporate a number of joinery items like windows and doors.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Ten. Specification of Roads and Pavings

Abstract
This chapter covers a wide range of constructional methods adopted in the provision of roads and footpaths. The modern practice is often to refer to roads as ‘pavements’, following American terminology.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Eleven. Specification of Sewers and Drains

Abstract
This chapter is primarily concerned with the drafting of specification clauses covering the provision, laying and jointing of sewers and drains in a variety of materials. The specification will also pick up associated operations such as excavation, timbering, backfill, etc., of sewer trenches, concrete protection to pipes and testing pipes. Where large-diameter sewers are to be laid in tunnel, the provision, jointing and grouting of shaft and tunnel segments will probably arise.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Twelve. Specification of Pipelines

Abstract
There Is a certain amount of common ground between this chapter and the preceding one dealing with sewers and drains. The present chapter is primarily concerned with the drafting of specification clauses covering the provision and laying of water mains and ancillary work, but most of the clauses will be equally applicable to gas mains and oil pipelines.
Ivor H. Seeley

Chapter Thirteen. Specification of Railway Trackwork

Abstract
The specifying of railway trackwork can be conveniently broken down into three main processes: (1) preliminary work, (2) track materials and (3) laying the trackwork or permanent way.
Ivor H. Seeley

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