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Reducing On-Site Variations: NS0903

Richard Choy
Formal CPD
1.5 Hours - FORMAL
Duration: 01:15:00
On-site variations cause numerous problems during construction including: increased construction costs, extended completion times, issues of legal liability and dissatisfied clients. These problems can be reduced by good quality, construction documents, including a well-written specification.
Richard Choy, Tony Mury and Ian Wills, all have extensive experience in the building industry, and are instrumental in the creation and development of the NATSPEC specification tool. NATSPEC provides an invaluable service, including updates on the latest standards and regulations, and specific material specifications. This talk covers the intricacies of specification writing including: the practicalities and risks of creating a master specification and the dangers of using standard, client specifications.
  • Know the causes of and the risks associated with on-site variations.
  • Know the features of a good specification and recognise the essential role of the specification in the documentation stage of the project.
  • Understand the specific roles of the drawings, schedules and specification, within the contract document set. You will understand the importance of quality cross-referencing and coordination between the contract documents.
  • Possess knowledge of the NATSPEC specification tool and the advantages of its use.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA


    NATSPEC, founded in 1975, is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through the shareholdings of professional associations and government property groups. NATSPEC’s major service is production of the comprehensive national specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies. The specification is for all building structures, with specialised packages for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners.

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