Problem Solving Forum
March 27 - April 2, 2016
What do you do when there is conflicting information between the specification and the product data sheet?
OM PRAKASH JAT of Galadari Engineering works on
April 11, 2016:
We must clear up such matter in the pre-job meetin ...read more We must clear up such matter in the pre-job meeting with the client's QC staff and the paint manufacturer's technical representative. Sometimes, poor project specification can lead to a big loss in the future, so if we found conflicting issues, then we must raise the inquiry in writing along with paint manufacturer's recommendations for the product requirements.
Tom Schwerdt of Active Transportation Advocates on
April 4, 2016:
First, you have to determine if there is actually ...read more First, you have to determine if there is actually a conflict, or if they are merely different and both can be satisfied. For example, the data sheet may require an SSPC-SP 6 blast, while the specifications require an SSPC-SP 10. By blasting to SSPC- SP 10 (the higher standard) , you satisfy both the data sheet and specifications. If there is a true conflict, bring it up for discussion before bidding, or at the pre-construction meeting. However, in general, specifications rule over data sheets.
Daryl Livesey - Goldblatt of Southey Contracting (Pty) Ltd on
March 30, 2016:
Revert to the Product Data Sheet. ...read more Revert to the Product Data Sheet.