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50 Divisions refers to the 50 divisions of construction information, as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)'s MasterFormat beginning in 2004.[1] Before 2004, MasterFormat consisted of 16 Divisions.[2] MasterFormat has continued to be updated and revised since 2004, with new numbers, titles, and a new division added in 2010 and additional updates completed in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.[2]

"50 Divisions" is the most widely used standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.[2] Standardizing the presentation of such information improves communication among all parties.[2]

DivisionsEdit

MasterFormat 2018 Edition Divisions are:

PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS GROUP:

  • Division 00 — Procurement and Contracting Requirements

SPECIFICATIONS GROUP

General Requirements Subgroup

  • Division 01 — General Requirements

Facility Construction Subgroup

  • Division 02 — Existing Conditions
  • Division 03 — Concrete
  • Division 04 — Masonry
  • Division 05 — Metals
  • Division 06 — Wood, Plastics, and 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 15 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 16 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 17 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 18 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 19 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION

Facility Services Subgroup:

Site and Infrastructure Subgroup:

  • Division 30 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 31 — Earthwork
  • Division 32 — Exterior Improvements
  • Division 33 — Utilities
  • Division 34 — Transportation
  • Division 35 — Waterways and Marine Construction
  • Division 36 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 37 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 38 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 39 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION

Process Equipment Subgroup:

  • Division 40 — Process Interconnections
  • 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 Control Equipment
  • Division 45 — Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
  • Division 46 — Water and Wastewater Equipment
  • Division 47 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
  • Division 48 — Electrical Power Generation
  • Division 49 — RESERVED FOR FUTURE EXPANSION

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MasterFormat". CSI. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "What's My MasterFormat Number?". CSI. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  • Johnson, Robert W. (2004). Masterformat 2004 Edition: Master List of Numbers and Titles for the Construction Industry. Alexandria, Va.: The Construction Specifications Institute. ISBN 0-9762399-0-6.