Well-written highway construction specifications are those that can be interpreted accurately to minimize confusion and reduce owner-contractor disputes. Across the country, current practices, standards, and requirements for writing specifications are changing. Agencies also are using effective specifications to manage risk and support alternative contracting methods.
NHI 134001 Principles of Writing Highway Construction Specifications is a highly engaging, two-day, instructor-led training session. It includes content that highlights the role of specifications as contract documents and tools for assigning risk. Course participants engage in lessons and practice sessions to identify types of specifications, select the most appropriate type for a given project, and generate an original, effective highway construction specification.
This is not a grammar course; however, adequate course content emphasizes the use of basic grammar and writing style so that the learners can generate specifications that are correct, consistent, clear, complete, and concise.
This course is designed primarily for individuals who write, review, and implement an agency's contract specifications. Participants might represent Federal, State, and local transportation agencies; other public agencies; contractors; and consultant firms.
Individuals who do not write specifications but may contribute to their development, as well as those who use specifications, could also benefit from this course and the interaction with their classmates. Such participants might include personnel from environmental, materials, or construction sections or units; legal departments; work zone and safety professionals; contractor personnel; and any others involved with the design and construction of transportation facilities.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.