The MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Center project is a premier example of a liquid applied air barrier being used as a critical high-performance component within a building envelope for environmental control. This building is designed not only to be a world class research center, but also as a monument and landmark for Cambridge and MIT. Within the rapidly growing air barrier industry, liquid-applied systems have proven to be one of the prime choices for both designers and contractors in prestigious projects like this one.
The best Clients know what they want and provide Contractors with clear guidelines or specifications. Then the Contractor knows what is required however disconnect often occurs between management and field staff when meeting the specification objectives. Management want to impress the Client and submit detailed quality report forms which need to be completed by field staff however often the forms supplied are not aligned to the daily activities and are seen as not being relevant to the field staff.
Contractors often agree to deliver a project on a certain schedule. Then, once the work begins, the project suffers significant impacts, oftentimes through no fault of either the General Contractor or the Subcontractors, and then they do not have the tools in place to properly communicate the impacts, recover the losses and manage success.
All coating projects should be bid using plans and specifications tailored to the project. In this paper, we will examine the goals of the specifications, as well as some of the basic guidelines for their preparation and common language which should be included to ensure a clear presentation of the work to be performed. Also, we will describe the obligations of the design team that are implied by law in every contract.
Revised in 2020! This standard on corrosion prevention and control (CPC) planning is intended to support future CPC improvements to national acquisition and sustainment of equipment, systems, facilities, and infrastructure at an acceptable cost. It provides a standardized framework for a supplier’s plan to control corrosion of supplied products and structures. The standard is intended for use by public and private facility owners/acquisition agencies that require their suppliers to provide corrosion prevention and control procedures as a deliverable provided with the purchased product, installation, or system. The standard includes:
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