To that end, Transparency Catalog v2.0 tracks a) 1,000-plus building product manufacturers or suppliers in North America investing in product transparency, from every material ingredient disclosure program and every program operator; and, b) nearly 1,800 building product or material Environmental Product Declarations from 625 manufacturers or suppliers in 20 MasterFormat
PPG is the first coatings company to make selection and specification of factory-applied architectural coatings easier by producing a guide formatted to the Construction Specifier Institute's (CSI) Masterformat
That's why there's a standard for organizing technical specifications in the nonresidential design and construction industry: That standard, MasterFormat
, was first published 40 years ago.
The Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va., has made many improvements and expansions to MasterFormat
, the specifications-writing standard for most nonresidential building and design projects in North America.
* explain the concepts of project manual and Masterformat
Last year, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced plans to revise its MasterFormat
system--the list of numbers and titles for organizing building construction requirements, products, and activities into a standard sequence--to raise the visibility of security and other fields (see "Construction Industry to Exalt Security's Role," "News and Trends," May 2002).
Time-sensitive job folders could be named by date, and product folders by the CSI MasterFormat
system number or the HomeTech Information Systems number that the item falls under, and so on.
Specifications are usually arranged, by number, in a sequence called the MasterFormat
, developed by the CSI (see Chapter 8).
Commercial contractors and federal government contractors utilize the CSI Masterformat
system for bidding a project, Chandler said.
CSI Project Dynamo is a pilot program to expand the North American MasterFormat
, Uniformat, and Omniclass standards and create a more robust connection between them and BIM objects.
In construction, MasterFormat
(CSI 1995) is widely used as an information classification system (ICS), but is not applicable to construction product management.