CSI Seeks Industry Input for MasterFormat Revisions

Taking the next step in revising its MasterFormat document, which currently organizes commercial construction specifications into 16 divisions, the Alexandria, Va.-based Construction Specifications Institute has submitted two draft proposals for industry comment.

10/28/2002


Taking the next step in revising its MasterFormat document, which currently organizes commercial construction specifications into 16 divisions, the Alexandria, Va.-based Construction Specifications Institute has submitted two draft proposals for industry comment.

The first proposal keeps divisions 3 to 14 intact, eliminates divisions 15 (mechanical) and 16 (electrical) and redistributes and expands their content into a new group of divisions. Other changes include three new divisions—communications, life safety and integrated automation and control—and five divisions that would be left blank to accommodate new construction topics that may arise in the future.

The second proposed document completely reworks MasterFormat’s organization creating nine new discipline groupings: procurement and contract requirements; common requirements; common construction; infrastructure and exterior construction; building construction; mechanical; electrical and communications; processes; and equipment and furnishings.

“We encourage everyone with a stake in the commercial, civil engineering and industrial construction industry to review the two reorganization proposals carefully,” said Dennis Hall, chair of CSI’s MasterFormat Expansion Task Team. “The revised and expanded MasterFormat will affect everyone involved in creating and sustaining the built environment, and we will finalize and publish a new document based on the feedback we receive.”

To view the proposals, see www.csinet.org/technic/mfrevision.htm . To offer feedback or comments, visit www.infraknowledge .





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