MasterFormat


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MasterFormat

As illustrated in the definition of contract documents, a uniform classification system for construction specifications that is divided into 16 sections, each of which is numbered and named.
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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 2004 edition of MasterFormat has received a major component upgrade with the addition of section numbers and titles.
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.
All products can be searched by CSI's MasterFormat number, keyword, and manufacturer name.
Currently featuring more than 40,000 products, SPOT database will be a first of its kind tool for architects, designers and specifiers to identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard.
In construction, MasterFormat (CSI 1995) is widely used as an information classification system (ICS), but is not applicable to construction product management.
Listed here in an abbreviated version of CSI MasterFormat product categories (with a few additional categories, noted anywhere you see a 900-series number), this directory lists industry suppliers (both alphabetically and by product category) that offer products ranging from HVAC equipment to classroom furniture, as well as a whole host of services.