1. What is a Specification? What is a Contract?

2. Describe briefly the general functions of the specification.

3. What is the relation between the specification and the working drawings? When does one take precedence over the other?

4. Describe briefly the relations, first, between Owner and Architect; second, between Architect and Contractor; third, between Contractor and Owner.

5. Describe different ways in which payment may be arranged under contract.

6. How do municipal building laws affect the preparation of specifications?

7. What are the disadvantages of requiring the Contractor to warrant portions of the work?

8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of specifying by means of notes made on the working drawings?

9. What are the general principles that govern in case of changes being made in the specification or the drawings after contract ls let?

10. Describe in a general way a Specification Reminder.

11. Prepare a Specification Reminder applicable to the case of some structure which you have personally observed.

12. Write a portion of a specification, setting forth the general duties and responsibilities of the Contractor.

13. Write a portion of a specification, setting forth the general duties and responsibilities of the Architect.

14. Draft clauses of a specification, covering the carpentry work of a small dwelling.

15. Write an essay of about 100 words on each of the following topics, confining yourself to a discussion of general characteristics, somewhat after the model shown in the discussion of "Heating" on page 84:

Masonry

Concrete Construction

Brickwork

Terra-Cotta

Plastering

Structural Steel and Iron

Sheet Metal

Carpentry Work Hardware Painting-Heating Plumbing Gasfitting Electric Work

16. What are the essentials of a well-written specification?