When is something that should be good actually bad?
As Flagpole specialists, we get a number of “specification packages” (or “Section 10-7500” specs based generally on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Master Format numbering system) as part of bid requests from end-users, consultants, or general contractors. It’s amazing the incorrect or erroneous information many of these specification packages contain. It seems that there are a number of “templates” that must be circulating throughout the engineering or architectural consulting industry, that are meant to be used as a starting point for specifying flagpoles, which are meant to be tailored or customized for the specific desires and requirements of the project. But in many cases, either the consultants or engineers don’t realize that the templates have to be modified, or someone is in a hurry or sends them without an adequate knowledge about flagpoles. When this happens, and when these packages are sent out “as is” with no modification or customization, it results in a package that is generally worthless in terms of actually specifying what the client wants or needs.
The number one problem we see in the majority of spec packages that we receive for our specific market and installation here [Read more…]