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Demolition guidance in new Masterformat

CSI and CSC have released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat. The publication is used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in Canada and the U.S.

April 23, 2014   Canadian Consulting Engineer

CSI and CSC have released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat. The publication is used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in Canada and the U.S.

The latest edition has added “selective demolition” sections to most divisions, thus providing guidance for construction specialists who need to incorporate demolition into their plans.

Additional changes in the 2014 edition include:

• Renaming Division 40 from “Process Equipment” to “Process Interconnections,” and overhauling its content;

• Reorganizing “Process Liquid Pumps” in Division 43, as a result of input from members of the Hydraulic Institute;

• Moving “Manufactured Planters” and “Site Seating and Tables” to Division 32 to better align with other site-based work and renaming their former Division 12 location to “Interior Public Space Furnishings” to address similar types of furnishings used in indoor settings;

• Revising “Equipment” in Division 11 to update, simplify and rationalize its content and organization; and

• Expanding “Agreement Forms” in Section 00 52 00 to improve alignment with standard forms of agreement.

A team reviews MasterFormat every two years, developing changes based on input from industry and individual users. The team has appointees from CSI, CSC, ARCAT, ARCOM, Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), Digicon, and Canadian National Master Specifications.

For more information, click here. www.masterformat.com.


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