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CSI Format : Building Product and Construction Material 2021

CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigator. … The main job of a CSI is to document, identify and collect physical evidence at a crime scene.

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) was founded in 1948 and began to address the organization of specifications into a numbering system. In 1963, they published a format for construction specifications, with 16 major divisions of work. A 1975 CSI publication used the term MasterFormat®.

How many divisions are in the CSI format?

16 Divisions
The 16 Divisions of construction, as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)’s MasterFormat, is the most widely used standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects in the U.S. and Canada.

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A Short History of the CSI MasterFormat

  • Division 01 — General Requirement.
  • Division 02 — Site Construction.
  • Division 03 — Concrete.
  • Division 04 — Masonry.
  • Division 05 — Metals.
  • Division 06 — Wood and Plastics.
  • Division 07 — Thermal and Moisture Protection.
  • Division 08 — Doors and Windows.
  • Division 09 – Finishes – Walls, Ceilings and Floors.
  • Division 10 — Specialties
  • Division 11 — Equipment
  • Division 12 — Furnishings
  • Division 13 — Special Construction
  • Division 14 — Conveying Systems
  • Division 15 — Mechanical/Plumbing
  • Division 16 — Electrical
  • Division 17 — Other – All MasterFormat related specifications nonconforming to the above CSI sections
  • Division 21 – Fire Suppression
  • Division 22 – Plumbing
  • Division 23 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Division 25 – Integrated Automation
  • Division 26 – Electrical
  • Division 27 – Communications
  • Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security
  • Division 31 – Earthwork
  • Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
  • Division 33 – Utilities
  • Division 34 – Transportation
  • Division 35 – Waterway and Marine Construction
  • 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 and Waste Control Equipment
  • Division 45 – Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
  • Division 46 – Water and Wastewater Equipment
  • Division 48 – Electrical Power Generation

What is the MasterFormat used for?

MasterFormat®, a publication of CSI and CSC, is a master list of numbers and titles classified by work results. It is primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost information, and to relate drawing notations to specifications.

What is CSI architecture?

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a United States national association of more than 8,000 construction industry professionals who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein.

What is a CSI number?

The Customer Support Identifier (CSI) number is generated after you purchase Oracle Cloud services. This number is present in your contract document and also in Infrastructure Classic Console or Applications Console. You’ll need the CSI number to register and log support requests in My Oracle Support (MOS).

What the MasterFormat is Not

MasterFormat is not to be confused with localized building codes. Building codes can change from town to town, state to state, country to country. They are what has been agreed upon within a community, rather than a far-reaching standard.

Building codes do not conflict with the MasterFormat because they have little to do with the relationship between the construction company and its vendors. However, they can and do play off of each other depending on the situation.

Unlike localized building codes, MasterFormat is recognized and used throughout the United States and Canada as one set of standards that manufacturers build by and construction companies prepare for.