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December 1 - December 5, 2014

When a specification requires Manufacturer X’s system “or equivalent,” what does “or equivalent” mean, and who decides what’s equivalent?

Selected Answers

From Michael Halliwell of Thurber Engineering Ltd. on December 8, 2014:
I know that there can be a lot of ambiguity in “or more

From Philip Kabza of SpecGuy Specifications Consultants on December 5, 2014:
The key to applying the term “equivalent” or “comp more

From Michael Quaranta of OPERATIONS 40 on December 2, 2014:
Two great selected answers. What would the world more

From Sarah Geary of RockTred on December 2, 2014:
To follow up on Jeffrey’s comment: Many times “or more

From Jeffrey Stewart of Avalotis Corp on December 1, 2014:
What “or equivalent” should mean is similar chemis more

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