Project Manual

What is the difference between General Conditions and General Requirements in the Project Manual? There seems to be overlap of information. Please clarify.

Hi @linda and thanks for the question!

General Requirements is the title of Division 01 of the specifications. This portion of the specifications spells out project specific requirements such as the process for substitution requests, items that will be furnished by the owner, etc. This is tailored to each unique project.

General Conditions (A201) sets the rights, responsibilities, and relationships between the owner, architect, and contractor. This document is not modified by project.

There’s a ton that can be said about each of these documents - I encourage you to watch our videos about each and to read through the actual documents to become familiar with what is covered in each.

Best of luck in your studies!