What is a Specification?
Each project has a set of Specifications detailing the requirements for acceptance of products delivered under the contract. This is communicated to the project team through a set of documents called Inspection Test Plans, and validation of conformance is provided by associated Checklists.
In the Civil Pro system, the Specification Register is used to create both ITPs and Checklist templates.
- Each Inspection Test Plan is a list of the work associated with a specific activity including responsibility, specification reference and the method of verification.
- The Checklist template is used in the field as a record that the personnel responsible have verified conformance with the Specification.
Note: It is important to understand that the Checklists created using the Specification Register are only a Checklist template. When you issue a Checklist, it is the template that is copied and assigned to a specific Lot (refer to the Lot Register topic). Any changes you make to the Lot Checklist do not impact the Specification Checklist template.
The Specifications Register is accessed from the Specifications and Conformance section of the Main Menu.
Specifications can be linked to Schedule Items. The Checklists which are created from your Specifications can be linked to Lots.
What is the Purpose of the Specifications Register?
The Specifications Register is a list of the different Specifications for which an ITP and/or Checklist will be developed. Each entry in the Specification has one or more Specification detail entries. Each Specification detail line refers to an element of the Specification which is to be inspected or tested.
Where a Specification detail line describes an activity that is verified using conformance testing, one or more tests can be added to that Specification detail.
To get a better picture of what an Inspection Test Plan (ITP) is comprised of, these documents from TMR (Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government) provides the references for how to comply with the rules and regulations.