Change 4 December 2006
Avoid referencing a standard and then quoting or repeating portions of the standard in
the text of the guide specifications unless it is necessary to repeat a small portion of the
standard to improve clarity and readability.
Avoid cross-referencing other specification sections and paragraphs in other sections or
paragraphs in the same section. When a section cross-reference is necessary, the
format is \ Section <SRF>
23 40/4/</SRF> MISCELLANEOUS. /2/ When
necessary to reference paragraphs within the same section, reference by paragraph
title, not by paragraph number, e.g., paragraph EQUIPMENT.
Use brackets for choices of two or more items and for blanks requiring designer input.
In addition, brackets may be used to identify text that may not be applicable to all
projects; for example, regional requirements, agency requirements, or non-standard
technical requirements. Unless the bracketed choices are obvious, provide a designer's
note to assist in the editing of the bracketed items. \ Where brackets are used around
blank spaces to indicate wording to be provided by designer, five under scribed
characters should be used inside the brackets. /2/
Tailoring options may be used in the UFGS to allow pre-editing of information such as
materials, methods, and agency or regional requirements in the creation of the project
specification. Agency differences should be reconciled to avoid the need for tailoring
options to the greatest extent possible.
Submittal Item Descriptions
\Section 01 33 00 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES contains general requirements for
each submittal description number, e.g. SD-01, SD-02. UFGS authors must compare
the requirements of each submittal item in a technical section to the descriptions
provided in Section 01 33 00 and only specify the submittal requirements that are in
addition to those specified in Section 01 33 00./4/
Submittal Items Tagged in the Specification Text
Each submittal item listed in the SUBMITTALS paragraph of the UFGS must also
appear in one principal subpart of the specification other than the SUBMITTALS
paragraph exactly as listed in the SUBMITTALS paragraph, and must be appropriately
tagged using the SpecsIntact software. Take care to assure the submittal item tagged
in the text reflects the requirements to be verified by that submittal item.