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CSI MasterFormat 16 Divisions

MasterFormat Divisions

MasterFormat was first released in 1975 and only had 16 Divisions until the new 50-Division MasterFormat 2004 was released in late 2004. Divisions that are not listed below are reserved for future use (including Division 49.)

  • Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
  • Division 01 – General Requirements
  • Division 02 – Existing Conditions
  • Division 03 – Concrete
  • Division 04 – Masonry
  • Division 05 – Metals
  • Division 06 – Wood, Plastics, Composites
  • Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Division 08 – Openings
  • Division 09 – Finishes
  • Division 10 – Specialties
  • Division 11 – Equipment
  • Division 12 – Furnishings
  • Division 13 – Special Construction
  • Division 14 – Conveying Equipment
  • 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

How many divisions are there in CSI format?

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.

How does CSI MasterFormat work?

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.

MasterFormat is a coding system for organizing construction documents, contracts, design specifications, and operational manuals. It uses specific numbers and associated titles that make up a universal indexing system.

Why do we use MasterFormat in estimating?

The use of MasterFormat makes construction data more predictable and easier to use for those who are familiar with it and use it often. It is largely a numerical system and subsystem for classifying materials and processes.

What is the most current version of MasterFormat?

The 2018 version

As of July 2020, this is the current structure of MasterFormat (based on the 2018 revision; the most recent revision was published in late 2020). MasterFormat is the basis for organising the ASTM standard for sustainability assessment of building products.

What is the difference between MasterFormat and UniFormat?

The two standards are fundamentally different in their intent. UniFormat is a systems-based organization of building content. MasterFormat is a material-based organization of building content. Concrete is a very common building material.

What is SectionFormat?

SectionFormat provides a uniform standard for arranging specification text in a project manual’s sections using a three-part format. It reduces the chance of omissions or duplications in a specification section.

What is a 3 Part specification?

Each specification section is divided into three parts. These parts are Part 1–General, Part 2–Products, and Part 3–Execution. Each part includes particular information about the subject of the section. These three parts are fixed in number and title and are included in all specification sections.

How does the MasterFormat help all participants in the industry communicate?

It is the most common standard for organizing specifications for commercial and institutional buildings in the United States and Canada, because it helps improve communication between members of the design and construction team by providing a master list of numbers and titles to organize project manuals and detailed .

What is Uniformat work breakdown structure?

In practice, an element may be considered any logical component of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). From a project management perspective, the UNIFORMAT II classification is the ideal WBS for the design phase of a building project to control scope, cost, quality, and time.

Why is it important to understand the work breakdown structure WBS and CSI Master Format?

The main purpose of a WBS is to reduce complicated activities to a collection of tasks. This is important for the project manager because she can oversee the tasks more effectively than the complex activities. Tasks must be measurable and independent, with clearly defined limits.