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NSSP Guidance for the 2010 Standards. 2010 Concept for Specification Format Example: Section 48-2.01C(2) is assigned to falsework shop drawings. The following.

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1 NSSP Guidance for the 2010 Standards

2 2010 Concept for Specification Format Example: Section C(2) is assigned to falsework shop drawings. The following is a portion of this section in the Standard Specifications: A section in the 2010 Standards is assigned to the same subject matter regardless of whether the verbiage is a standard specification, a revised standard specification (RSS), or a special provision (SSP or NSSP). (Note: You cannot have a special provision for a section if the section does not exist in the Standard Specifications.)

3 The following is an RSS for section C(2): The following is the SSP for section C(2): 2010 Concept for Specification Format (cont.)

4 Terms in this Document introduction: The statement that deletes, replaces, or adds the verbiage that follows to a section. A special provision can have more than one introduction. (See the Specification Style Guide for more details.) NSSP: Nonstandard special provision as defined in section 6.9 of the RTL Guide. reserved section: Section states, “Sections are reserved in the Standard Specifications for correlation of special provisions and revised standard specifications with the Standard Specifications and for future expansion of the Standard Specifications.” section: Any section in the Standard Specifications, RSSs, or special provisions. A section can be on outline levels 1 through 6 (e.g., 12, 12-3, )

5 Excerpt from the Specification Style Guide: “For an NSSP, follow the guidance for an SSP (delete, replace, or add to a standard specification section). If the NSSP does not delete, replace, or add to a section, add the NSSP after the last number in a section and use the section number one level higher than the added section for the NSSP introduction.”

6 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. Steps for NSSP Development

7 Steps for NSSP Development (cont.) The subject is MBGR. Therefore, section B is the correct section. Section A is the general section that applies to this section. The following is a portion of section A of the Standard Specifications. Example:

8 NSSP verbiage is added to the SSP for section B as shown below. The general section that applies (i.e., section A) states to galvanize steel parts and hardware under section If a requirement in ASTM A 1057 conflicts with section , then the NSSP must clarify the ambiguity. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

9 Adding the verbiage “The 5th paragraph of section A does not apply.” to the NSSP clarifies the ambiguity. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.) Note: In this example, we want the steel parts and hardware to be galvanized under ASTM A 1057 and we do not want section to apply. If the intent was to have portions of section apply in addition to ASTM A 1057, then we would have had to specify this in the NSSP.

10 Note: Be careful when using an introduction to delete verbiage from the Standard Specifications because a deletion applies to the whole Contract, including any cross-references made to the section. In this example, the deletion of this paragraph affects all railings because this verbiage is in the general section. Another option to clarify the ambiguity is to create an NSSP for section A and include an introduction to delete the 5th paragraph of that section, but this option is not recommended because by doing this, all other railings need not be galvanized. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

11 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. Use the 2010 SSP index to check if a section has an SSP assigned. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

12 Example: Section is a reserved section in the Standard Specifications: However, section already has an SSP assigned, as shown below: Therefore, use another section for your subject. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

13 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. Use the 2010 SSP index to check if a section has an SSP assigned. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. --If the section does not have an SSP, create an NSSP document with the following file naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

14 Example: Section 80-4 is a reserved section in the Standard Specifications: Section 80-4 does not have an SSP assigned, therefore, this section can be used for your subject. Use the naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

15 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. --If the section does not have an SSP, create an NSSP document with the following file naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. 3.Check if verbiage needs to be deleted in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction to cover this. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

16 Example: Introduction to delete verbiage from the Standard Specifications. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

17 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. --If the section does not have an SSP, create an NSSP document with the following file naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. 3.Check if verbiage needs to be deleted in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction to cover this. 4.Check if the NSSP verbiage replaces verbiage in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction in the NSSP to cover this. Insert the NSSP verbiage underneath the introduction. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

18 Example: Introduction in the SSP to replace verbiage in the Standard Specifications: The 2nd paragraph of section C of the Standard Specifications: NSSP verbiage Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

19 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. --If the section does not have an SSP, create an NSSP document with the following file naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. 3.Check if verbiage needs to be deleted in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction to cover this. 4.Check if the NSSP verbiage replaces verbiage in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction in the NSSP to cover this. Insert the NSSP verbiage underneath the introduction. 5.If the NSSP verbiage adds verbiage to a section of the Standard Specifications, create an introduction in the NSSP to cover this. Insert the NSSP verbiage underneath the introduction. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

20 Example: Introduction to add verbiage in the Standard Specifications. Note: In this example, use the existing introduction in the SSP and put NSSP verbiage underneath it. NSSP verbiage Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

21 1.Determine which section the NSSP belongs in. The general section applies to the NSSP. Make sure the NSSP does not contain a specification that makes any general specification ambiguous. If it does, add a clause to the NSSP to clarify the ambiguity. 2.You may use a reserved section (e.g., G Reserved) for an NSSP, but check to make sure the section does not already have an SSP assigned to it. --If the section has an assigned SSP, you must use another section for your subject. --If the section does not have an SSP, create an NSSP document with the following file naming convention: _Nmm-dd-yy.docx. 3.Check if verbiage needs to be deleted in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction to cover this. 4.Check if the NSSP verbiage replaces verbiage in the Standard Specifications. If so, create an introduction in the NSSP to cover this. Insert the NSSP verbiage underneath the introduction. 5.If the NSSP verbiage adds verbiage to a section of the Standard Specifications, create an introduction in the NSSP to cover this. Insert the NSSP verbiage underneath the introduction. 6.If the NSSP does not revise a section (i.e., the section does not exist in the Standard Specifications), add the NSSP after the last number in the section. The introduction for the NSSP needs to reference the section number one outline level higher than the added section. Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

22 Section in the Standard Specifications is the last section in section 12-3: An NSSP for portable radar trailer would be part of section 12-3 since it is a device for traffic handling. Since this NSSP does not have a dedicated section within section 12-3, assign the number after the last number in that section (i.e., ), as follows: Example: Section 12-3 is the section number one outline level higher than section Steps for NSSP Development (cont.)

23 1.Comply with the Specification Style Guide. 2.Do not rely on the governing ranking of Contract parts (i.e., hierarchy) as specified in section Rules for NSSP Development Example: Let’s go back to the example for section C. This is a portion of section C of the Standard Specifications:

24 Adding the verbiage (in blue) below to section C would be a conflict with the 2nd paragraph of section C of the Standard Specifications: Rules for NSSP Development (cont.) Incorrect NSSP development:

25 Replacing the 2nd paragraph of section C of the Standard Specifications with the NSSP verbiage (in blue) below is correct. Rules for NSSP Development (cont.) Correct NSSP development:


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