The text included in Specification Sections 148, 149, and 151 through 940 is written in the imperative mood (sentences often begin with commands). All commands and references in, or in connection with, these Specifications (including all text, related documents, electronic media, graphics, or photographs) are written to imply Contractor responsibility for action-unless otherwise specified.
Text placed in text boxes within a Specification does not imply any greater significance than any other text in the Specification.
The Specifications contain dual units of measurement-The United States Standard Measure (English units) and the International System of Units (SI or "metric" units). The English units are expressed first with the SI (metric) units following in parentheses. The measurements expressed in the two systems of units are not necessarily equal. In most cases the measurement in SI units is a "hard" conversion of the English measurement. That is, the SI (metric) unit is a rounded, rationalized SI measurement that is easy to work with and remember.
The Proposal will designate whether the Project was designed and is to be constructed in either English units (English project) or SI units (metric project). The dimensions, measurements, and requirements stated in the system of units designated in the Proposal are the applicable Specification requirements for the Contract. All Contractor submittals shall be prepared in the designated system of units. Pay Item quantities will be measured in the designated system of units.
The electronic Specifications contained herein are provided for convenience and ready reference only. If there is a conflict between these electronic Specifications and the printed version of the 2013 Standard Specifications, the printed version governs.