CSI: The Organization: Have You Ever Thought About the Organization Behind MasterFormat™? Here's Why You Should

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) provides many products and services, including the MasterFormat™ classification system. CSI is focusing on education about and adoption of MasterFormat 2004 Edition by various organizations. In use for nearly 60 years, MasterFormat affects nearly every facet of the concrete construction industry. With the advent of the MasterFormat 2004 Edition, MasterFormat divisions increased from 16 to 50. Concrete is in Division 03 in the 2004 edition, but some relevant construction related subjects have been assigned new divisions, including transportation, now Division 34. More information on MasterFormat is available on two CSI websites, as well as at the annual CSI Show in Baltimore, Maryland on June 20-22, 2007. UniFormat™, designed to consistent economic project evaluation, and SectionFormat™, designed to achieve uniformity in specification text organization and slated for June 2007 release, are two CSI products which complement MasterFormat. Limited beta testing of "GreenFormat: A Reporting Guide for Sustainable Criteria of Products" will soon be available to track green properties of concrete and other building components and materials used in construction. CSI also offers professional development through one certificate and three certification programs: Construction Documents Technology Program; Certified Construction Specifier Program; Certified Construction Contract Administrator Program; and Certified Construction Product Representative Program. CSI's certification program will be available online with the next 18 months.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 59-61
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2007 4:51PM