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BSD structured the choices and linking in to encourage any contractor making a substitution request to first become familiar with Section 01 6000 – Product Requirements content. Section 01 6000 – Product Requirements establishes fundamental product requirements and allowed product options, as well as defines many terms. After getting acquainted with general product requirements, if the contractor still wishes to make a substitution request, the procedures are specified in Section 01 2500 – Substitution Procedures.…
BSD is not able to provide content for abatement, remediation, and mitigation of: Asbestos, Radon, Lead paint, Soil, Water except as noted below, due to the specialization involved The only SpecLink-E (SLE) content specific to abatement, remediation, and mitigation are Sections 02 65 00 – Underground Storage Tank Removal and 02 8400 – Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Remediation. BSD made a business decision to avoid creating sections for toxic or hazardous material consulting work as each…
BSD does not envision adding master specifications content for FF&E items beyond those we currently have, since there is rarely any benefit to having a General Contractor markup on loose furniture, fixtures, and equipment for FF&E items that do not need trade subcontractors to install, and can be procured separately. Also, these items typically cannot be capitalized. We would be happy to look at specific content to see if there is subscriber interest and if…
We have guide information and content on how to specify for LEED v4 on our website, including the recommended approach: http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/products/speclink-e/about-the-content/specifying-sustainable-design Here one can find a list of typically used sections and strategies for specifying: http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/main.bsdsoftlink.com/index.php/products/speclink-e/about-the-content/specifying-sustainable-design/leed-v4-in-speclink-e BSD summarized how to transition over to LEED V4 from the existing LEED 2009/v3 Sections in earlier newsletters, one of the most recent was: https://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/supporting-documents/212-front-end-update-summary-2015 Essentially, we noted if one wishes to preserve the existing LEED 2009/v3 Sections, please…
Most of the information one needs to understand how SLE Sections are applicable and the considerations for either DBB or DB Delivery Systems is found on the web in our Supporting Documents http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents and in the Title Sequence [0000] of each Section in the Front End Tab (Divisions 00,01, and DC). One can also access the Supporting Documents for the Front End Sections from the SLE Front End tab. http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents/208-division-00-division-01-and-design-criteria-supplemental-information https://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents/208-division-00-division-01-and-design-criteria-supplemental-information#gendes
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