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MasterFormat

MasterFormat is a standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects in the U.S. and Canada. MasterFormat is a product of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI, http://www.csinet.org/) and Construction Specifications Canada (http://www.csc-dcc.ca/). It provides a master list of divisions, and section numbers and titles within each division, to follow in organizing information about a facility’s construction requirements and associated activities. MasterFormat is used throughout the construction industry to format construction specifications in building contracts.  In 2004 MasterFormat was expanded from 16 Divisions to 50 Divisions, reflecting changes in the construction industry, especially the influence of technology.

MasterFormat divisions

Procurement and Contracting Requirements Group:
Division 00 — Procurement and Contracting Requirements

Specifications Group

General Requirements Subgroup
Division 01 — General Requirements

Facility Construction Subgroup
Division 02 — Existing Conditions(natural conditions)
Division 03 — Concrete(footing)
Division 04 — Masonry(concrete block/brick)
Division 05 — Metals(beams)
Division 06 — Wood, Plastics, and Composites(framing)
Division 07 — Thermal and Moisture Protection(insulation water barrier)
Division 08 — Openings(door ways)
Division 09 — Finishes
Division 10 — Specialties
Division 11 — Equipment(HVAC)
Division 12 — Furnishings
Division 13 — Special Construction
Division 14 — Conveying Equipment
Division 15 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 16 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 17 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 18 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 19 — Reserved for future expansion

Facility Services Subgroup:
Division 20 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 21 — Fire Suppression
Division 22 — Plumbing
Division 23 — Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Division 24 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 25 — Integrated Automation
Division 26 — Electrical
Division 27 — Communications   (communications including fiber)
Division 28 — Electronic Safety and Security   (may include fiber and communications copper)
Division 29 — Reserved for future expansion

Site and Infrastructure Subgroup:
Division 30 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 31 — Earthwork
Division 32 — Exterior Improvements
Division 33 — Utilities
Division 34 — Transportation
Division 35 — Waterway and Marine
Division 36 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 37 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 38 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 39 — Reserved for future expansion

Process Equipment Subgroup:
Division 40 — Process Integration
Division 41 — Material Processing and Handling Equipment
Division 42 — Process Heating, Cooling, and Drying Equipment
Division 43 — Process Gas and Liquid Handling, Purification and Storage Equipment
Division 44 — Pollution Control Equipment
Division 45 — Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
Division 46 — Water and Wastewater Equipment
Division 47 — Reserved for future expansion
Division 48 — Electrical Power Generation
Division 49 — Reserved for future expansion


MASTERFORMAT 1995 EDITION
(not current but was in many earlier documents)
Division 01 — General Requirements
Division 02 — Site Construction
Division 03 — Concrete
Division 04 — Masonry(concrete block)
Division 05 — Metals(beams)
Division 06 — Wood and Plastics
Division 07 — Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 — Doors and Windows
Division 09 — Finishes
Division 10 — Specialties
Division 11 — Equipment
Division 12 — Furnishings
Division 13 — Special Construction
Division 14 — Conveying Systems
Division 15 — Mechanical
Division 16 — Electrical  (communications including fiber was here in the past)

 



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