Specifications for Building Design and Construction

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Specification as:

“a detailed description of work to be done or materials to be used in a project : an instruction that says exactly how to do or make something.”

The current standard in the United States is published by the Construction Specifications Institute using the MasterFormat system of organization.

Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements

  • 000000 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
  • 001000 – Solicitation
  • 002000 – Instructions for Procurement
  • 003000 – Available Information
  • 004000 – Procurement Forms and Supplements
  • 005000 – Contracting Forms and Supplements
  • 006000 – Project Forms
  • 007000 – Conditions of the Contract
  • 008000 – Unused
  • 009000 – Revisions, Clarifications, and Modifications

Division 01 – General Requirements

  • 010000 – General Requirements
  • 011000 – Summary
  • 012000 – Price and Payment Procedures
  • 013000 – Administrative Requirements
  • 014000 – Quality Requirements
  • 015000 – Temporary Facilities and Controls
  • 016000 – Product Requirements
  • 017000 – Execution and Closeout Requirements
  • 018000 – Performance Requirements
  • 019000 – Life Cycle Activities

Division 02 – Existing Conditions

  • 020000 – Existing Conditions
  • 021000 – Unused
  • 022000 – Assessment
  • 023000 – Subsurface Investigation
  • 024000 – Demolition and Structure Moving
  • 025000 – Site Remediation
  • 026000 – Contaminated Site Material Removal
  • 027000 – Water Remediation
  • 028000 – Facility Remediation
  • 029000 – Unused

Division 03 – Concrete

  • 030000 – Concrete
  • 031000 – Concrete Forming and Accessories
  • 032000 – Concrete Reinforcing
  • 033000 – Cast-in-Place Concrete
  • 034000 – Precast Concrete
  • 035000 – Cast Decks and Underlayment
  • 036000 – Grouting
  • 037000 – Mass Concrete
  • 038000 – Concrete Cutting and Boring
  • 039000 – Unused

Division 04 – Masonry

  • 040000 – Masonry
  • 041000 – Unused
  • 042000 – Unit Masonry
  • 043000 – Unused
  • 044000 – Stone Assemblies
  • 045000 – Refractory Masonry
  • 046000 – Corrosion-Resistant Masonry
  • 047000 – Manufactured Masonry
  • 048000 – Unused
  • 049000 – Unused

Division 05 – Metals

  • 050000 – Metals
  • 051000 – Structural Metal Framing
  • 052000 – Metal Joists
  • 053000 – Metal Decking
  • 054000 – Cold-Formed Metal Framing
  • 055000 – Metal Fabrications
  • 056000 – Unused
  • 057000 – Decorative Metal
  • 058000 – Unused
  • 059000 – Unused

Division 06 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites

  • 06 00 00 – Wood, Plastics, Composites
  • 06 10 00 – Rough Carpentry
  • 06 20 00 – Finish Carpentry
  • 06 30 00 – Unused
  • 06 40 00 – Architectural Woodwork
  • 06 50 00 – Structural Plastics
  • 06 60 00 – Plastic Fabrications
  • 06 70 00 – Structural Composites
  • 06 80 00 – Composite Fabrications
  • 06 90 00 – Unused

Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection

  • 07 00 00 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • 07 10 00 – Dampproofing and Waterproofing
  • 07 20 00 – Thermal Protection
  • 07 25 00 – Weather Barriers
  • 07 30 00 – Steep Slope Roofing
  • 07 40 00 – Roofing and Siding Panels
  • 07 50 00 – Membrane Roofing
  • 07 60 00 – Flashing and Sheet Metal
  • 07 70 00 – Roof and Wall Specialties and Accessories
  • 07 80 00 – Fire and Smoke Protection
  • 07 90 00 – Joint Protection

Division 08 – Openings

  • 08 00 00 – Openings
  • 08 10 00 – Doors and Frames
  • 08 20 00 – Unused
  • 08 30 00 – Specialty Doors and Frames
  • 08 40 00 – Entrances, Storefronts, and Curtain Walls
  • 08 50 00 – Windows
  • 08 60 00 – Roof Windows and Skylights
  • 08 70 00 – Hardware
  • 08 80 00 – Glazing
  • 08 90 00 – Louvers and Vents

Division 09 – Finishes

  • 09 00 00 – Finishes
  • 09 10 00 – Unused
  • 09 20 00 – Plaster and Gypsum Board
  • 09 30 00 – Tiling
  • 09 40 00 – Unused
  • 09 50 00 – Ceilings
  • 09 60 00 – Floorings
  • 09 70 00 – Wall Finishes
  • 09 80 00 – Acoustic Treatment
  • 09 90 00 – Painting and Coating

Division 10 – Specialties

  • 10 00 00 – Specialties
  • 10 10 00 – Information Specialties
  • 10 20 00 – Interior Specialties
  • 10 30 00 – Fireplaces and Stoves
  • 10 40 00 – Safety Specialties
  • 10 50 00 – Storage Specialties
  • 10 60 00 – Unused
  • 10 70 00 – Exterior Specialties
  • 10 80 00 – Other Specialties
  • 10 90 00 – Unused

Division 11 – Equipment

  • 11 00 00 – Equipment
  • 11 10 00 – Vehicle and Pedestrian Equipment
  • 11 15 00 – Security, Detention, and Banking Equipment
  • 11 20 00 – Commercial Equipment
  • 11 30 00 – Residential Equipment
  • 11 40 00 – Foodservice Equipment
  • 11 50 00 – Educational and Scientific Equipment
  • 11 60 00 – Entertainment Equipment
  • 11 65 00 – Athletic and Recreational Equipment
  • 11 70 00 – Healthcare Equipment
  • 11 80 00 – Collection and Disposal Equipment
  • 11 90 00 – Other Equipment

Division 12 – Furnishings

  • 12 00 00 – Furnishings
  • 12 10 00 – Art
  • 12 20 00 – Window Treatments
  • 12 30 00 – Casework
  • 12 40 00 – Furnishings and Accessories
  • 12 50 00 – Furniture
  • 12 60 00 – Multiple Seating
  • 12 70 00 – Unused
  • 12 80 00 – Unused
  • 12 90 00 – Other Furnishings

Division 13 – Special Construction

  • 13 00 00 – Special Construction
  • 13 10 00 – Special Facility Components
  • 13 20 00 – Special Purpose Rooms
  • 13 30 00 – Special Structures
  • 13 40 00 – Integrated Construction
  • 13 50 00 – Special Instrumentation
  • 13 60 00 – Unused
  • 13 70 00 – Unused
  • 13 80 00 – Unused
  • 13 90 00 – Unused

Division 14 – Conveying Equipment

  • 14 00 00 – Conveying Equipment
  • 14 10 00 – Dumbwaiters
  • 14 20 00 – Elevators
  • 14 30 00 – Escalators and Moving Walks
  • 14 40 00 – Lifts
  • 14 50 00 – Unused
  • 14 60 00 – Unused
  • 14 70 00 – Turntables
  • 14 80 00 – Scaffolding
  • 14 90 00 – Other Conveying Equipment

Division 21 – Fire Suppression

  • 210000 – Fire Suppression
  • 211000 – Water-Based Fire-Suppression Systems
  • 212000 – Fire-Extinguishing Systems
  • 213000 – Fire Pumps
  • 214000 – Fire Suppression Water Storage
  • 215000 – Unused
  • 216000 – Unused
  • 217000 – Unused
  • 218000 – Unused
  • 219000 – Unused

Division 22 – Plumbing

  • 220000 – Plumbing
  • 221000 – Plumbing Piping
  • 222000 – Unused
  • 223000 – Plumbing Equipment
  • 224000 – Plumbing Fixtures
  • 225000 – Pool and Fountain Plumbing Systems
  • 226000 – Gas and Vacuum Systems for Laboratory and Healthcare Facilities
  • 227000 – Unused
  • 228000 – Unused
  • 229000 – Unused

Division 23 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

  • 230000 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
  • 231000 – Facility Fuel Systems
  • 232000 – HVAC Piping and Pumps
  • 233000 – HVAC Air Distribution
  • 234000 – HVAC Air Cleaning Devices
  • 235000 – Central Heating Equipment
  • 236000 – Central Cooling Equipment
  • 237000 – Central HVAC Equipment
  • 238000 – Decentralized HVAC Equipment
  • 239000 – Unused

Division 25 – Integrated Automation

  • 25 00 00 – Integrated Automation
  • 25 10 00 – Integrated Automation Network Equipment
  • 25 20 00 – Unused
  • 25 30 00 – Integrated Automation Instrumentation and Terminal Devices
  • 25 40 00 – Unused
  • 25 50 00 – Integrated Automation Facility Controls
  • 25 60 00 – Unused
  • 25 70 00 – Unused
  • 25 80 00 – Unused
  • 25 90 00 – Integrated Automation Control Sequences

Division 26 – Electrical

  • 26 00 00 – Electrical
  • 26 10 00 – Medium-Voltage Electrical Distribution
  • 26 20 00 – Low-Voltage Electrical Transmission
  • 26 30 00 – Facility Electrical Power Generating and Storing Equipment
  • 26 40 00 – Electrical and Cathodic Protection
  • 26 50 00 – Lighting
  • 26 60 00 – Unused
  • 26 70 00 – Unused
  • 26 80 00 – Unused
  • 26 90 00 – Unused

Division 27 – Communications

  • 27 00 00 – Communications
  • 27 10 00 – Structured Cabling
  • 27 20 00 – Data Communications
  • 27 30 00 – Voice Communications
  • 27 40 00 – Audio-Video Communications
  • 27 50 00 – Distributed Communications and Monitoring Systems
  • 27 60 00 – Unused
  • 27 70 00 – Unused
  • 27 80 00 – Unused
  • 27 90 00 – Unused

Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

  • 28 00 00 – Electronic Safety and Security
  • 28 10 00 – Electronic Access Control and Intrusion Detection
  • 28 20 00 – Electronic Surveillance
  • 28 30 00 – Electronic Detection and Alarm
  • 28 40 00 – Electronic Monitoring and Control
  • 28 50 00 – Unused
  • 28 60 00 – Unused
  • 28 70 00 – Unused
  • 28 80 00 – Unused
  • 28 90 00 – Unused

Division 31 – Earthwork

  • 31 00 00 – Earthwork
  • 31 10 00 – Site Clearing
  • 31 20 00 – Earth Moving
  • 31 30 00 – Earthwork Methods
  • 31 40 00 – Shoring and Underpinning
  • 31 50 00 – Excavation Support and Protection
  • 31 60 00 – Special Foundations and Load-Bearing Elements
  • 31 70 00 – Tunneling and Mining
  • 31 80 00 – Unused
  • 31 90 00 – Unused

Division 32 – Exterior Improvements

  • 32 00 00 – Exterior Improvements
  • 32 10 00 – Bases, Ballasts, and Paving
  • 32 20 00 – Unused
  • 32 30 00 – Site Improvements
  • 32 40 00 – Unused
  • 32 50 00 – Unused
  • 32 60 00 – Unused
  • 32 70 00 – Wetlands
  • 32 80 00 – Irrigation
  • 32 90 00 – Planting

Division 33 – Utilities

  • 33 00 00 – Utilities
  • 33 10 00 – Water Utilities
  • 33 20 00 – Wells
  • 33 30 00 – Sanitary Sewerage Utilities
  • 33 40 00 – Storm Drainage Utilities
  • 33 50 00 – Fuel Distribution Utilities
  • 33 60 00 – Hydronic and Steam Energy Utilities
  • 33 70 00 – Electrical Utilities
  • 33 80 00 – Communications Utilities
  • 33 90 00 – Unused

Specifications for Building Design and Construction

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