Bates Engineers and Bates Engineering International’s objective to bridge the gap between the engineering design profession and the contractor during construction. Over the years general specifications have been developed by firms to minimize the time necessary in preparing construction documents well as potential litigation as a result of errors and omissions. The problem that has developed is that each specification section requires a careful review in tailoring it to meet specific project requirements intended by the design engineer. If boiler plate sections have not been modified as intended they are transferred to the field engineer or construction management team hired by the owner for adherence. All too often we find a field engineer or construction manager reluctant to vary from the specifications even though they may not be practical, site specific or cost effective; wrong or not practical to follow.