Aren't Specs Contract Documents?

What statements below do you believe to be true?

Before Design Begins

An idea is formed. A new product or service is required. A need for a building emerges. What is the next step - a napkin concept sketch of a building form?

Self-Inflicted Budget Difficulties

I received the specification shown below from a friend, an independent manufacturer's representative today. Yes this is the total expansion control spec. And a Construction Manager is soliciting budgets from subcontractors and materials suppliers for the..

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