Zolokus MasterFormat is used throughout the construction industry to format specifications for construction contract documents. Masterrformat more information on MasterFormat or to purchase the MasterFormat edition, visit the Web site. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Standardizing the presentation of such information improves communication among all parties involved in construction projects. By fostering fuller and more detailed construction specifications, MasterFormat is designed to reduce costly changes or delays in projects due to incomplete, misplaced, or missing information. This site tracks visits anonymously using cookies.
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History[ edit ] After World War II, building construction specifications began to expand, as more advanced materials and choices were made available. In , they published a format for construction specifications, with 16 major divisions of work. In November , MasterFormat expanded from 16 Divisions to 50 Divisions , reflecting innovations in the construction industry and expanding the coverage to a larger part of the construction industry.
Additional divisions added to include infrastructure and process equipment divisions. Advantages[ edit ] Standardizing the presentation of such information improves communication among all parties involved in construction projects, which helps the project team deliver structures to owners according to their requirements, timelines, and budgets.
Manufactures will often publish specifications for their products based on MasterFormat. Design teams may maintain office master section based on MasterFormat and pull specifications from multiple sources.
MasterFormat provides the overall organizational structure that makes pulling sections from different sources possible. NMS is targeted to construction projects in Canada. Using MasterFormat provides the design and construction teams a familiar organizational structure.
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