This type of specification calls out a specific materials or product but allows the general contractor to make substitutions with products he or she believe are “equal.” This takes some control over the spec away from the interior designer and gives it to the contractor.
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - B
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
The Building Owners and Managers Association BOMA uses the Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010) as its standard for measuring rentable area in new and existing office buildings. This method is used for estimating cost per square foot for commercial tenants.
In new construction, verifying that building systems work as designed and meet the original project goals and requirements. The systems tested could include plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, etc. or interior systems like lighting. Recommissioning is the process of testing and adjusting systems in existing buildings.