After a gap of over 13 years the Central Public Works Department has released revised edition of CPWD Specifications, 2009, in 2 Volumes. The revised Specifications have been made more comprehensive by including many new items and latest construction technologies, which are presently in use in various CPWD works and projects. It also incorporates for the first time specifications for pile work, aluminium work, water proofing treatment, horticulture and landscape.
Extensive details of modern construction technology/mechanisation have been introduced for execution of different works by using various electrical/mechanical equipments such as excavators, tower cranes, mobile cranes, mechanical platforms, batch mix plants, transit mixers and pumps, piling rigs, pneumatic cutters, etc.
Specifications of dry work for speedier construction using pre-fabricated materials and pre-furnished elements such as gypsum block walls, calcium silicate/non-asbestos cement based partitions, pre-finished counter tops, dry stone cladding, use of chemical and mechanical fasteners and polymer based adhesives, pre-finished stone work, etc. have also been included.
CPWD Specifications, detailed under 24 sub-heads, contain not only standards of construction materials but also guidelines for execution of works, testing for quality assurance and mode of measurements for billing.
The specifications shall be of immense utility for a number of Engineering Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Architects and Builders, besides CPWD, and the entire building industry in general.