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MasterFormat Revisions Include Polished Concrete

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) announced updates to MasterFormat® that include new specifications related to polished concrete and new provisions related to equipment for water, wastewater, and pollution and waste control.

MasterFormat is the groups’ flagship product for organization of construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the U.S. and Canada. The updates are the first under MasterFormat’s new annual revision cycle, and they incorporate changes suggested by MasterFormat users. It is also the first time that CSI and CSC have defined a new division under the 50-division format adopted in MasterFormat 2004, CSI said.

MasterFormat is designed to assist every discipline involved in design, construction and operations.

The primary changes include:

• A new division, Division 46—Water and Wastewater Equipment, which significantly expands the document’s coverage of environmental engineering specifications;

• Revisions to Division 44—Pollution and Waste Control Equipment, so that it complements the addition of the new Division 46; and

• New specifications related to polished concrete (Division 03).

“These updates, combined with the new annual revision cycle, will ensure that MasterFormat remains current and provides the tools that all users need to do their jobs well,” said CSI Executive Director and CEO Walter Marlowe, P.E., CSI, CAE. “The addition of the Water and Wastewater Division especially will help industry leaders keep up with new environmental standards by incorporating topics relating to sustainability and energy efficiency.” 

The new Division 46 was developed in conjunction with a coalition of engineers, comprising representatives from 13 large consulting engineering firms, each with a significant practice in environmental engineering, and representatives from the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association, CSI said.

CSI and CSC designed the 50-division format of MasterFormat 2004 so that it can accommodate additional divisions and changes as the industry evolves. The 50-division format is now used in a majority of commercial projects in North America.

“It’s important for legacy version users of MasterFormat to switch to the latest edition because it better meets the industry’s needs and reflects the current standard of care in preparing construction documents,” Marlowe said. “Also, master specifications and modeling software systems are phasing out the old 16-division format in favor of the 50-division format to aid data interoperability and the adoption of BIM tools.”

The MasterFormat revision process is conducted by the MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team (MFMTT), a committee of volunteers appointed by CSI, CSC and MasterFormat Sponsors (ARCAT, ARCOM, Building Systems Design, Inc., the Construction Sciences Research Foundation, Inc., McGraw-Hill Construction, and Reed Construction Data).

The next MFMTT’s annual revision review workshop will take place late this summer and results from that meeting will be announced in spring 2011.

MasterFormat is the resource that aids project delivery by facilitating communication among architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, suppliers and other consultants, which helps them meet building owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets. By fostering fuller and more detailed construction specifications, MasterFormat is designed to reduce costly changes and delays in projects due to incomplete, misplaced or missing information, CSI said.

More information: www.masterformat.com.

   

Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Construction Specifications Institute; Polished concrete

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