CAWS The Common Arrangement of Work Sections


This defines an efficient and generally acceptable arrangement for promoting coordination between specifications and bills of quantities for building projects. It consists of more than 300 detailed work section definitions, all within a classification framework of groups and sub-groups.

The CAWS classification, down to the level of work section titles, aligns with Table G of the Uniclass classification scheme and also forms the underlying arrangement for both the NBS and NES.