MasterFormat / MasterFormat2004 Changes


MasterFormat® Updates:
Did you know CSI and CSC have a new annual revision cycle?
Did you know there is a new Division?
The major updates to MasterFormat2004 are:

  • A new division, Division 46 – Water and Wastewater Equipment, which significantly expands the document’s coverage of environmental engineering specifications
  • Revisions to Division 44 – Pollution and Waste Control Equipment, so that it complements the addition of the new Division 46
  • New specifications related to polished concrete (Division 03)

CSI and CSC designed the 50-division format of MasterFormat 2004 so that it can accommodate additional divisions and changes as the industry evolves. The 50-division format is now used in a majority of commercial projects in North America.
The MasterFormat revision process is conducted by the MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team (MFMTT), a committee of volunteers appointed by CSI, CSC and MasterFormat Sponsors (ARCAT, ARCOM, Building Systems Design, Inc., the Construction Sciences Research Foundation, Inc., McGraw-Hill Construction, and Reed Construction Data).

2 thoughts on “MasterFormat / MasterFormat2004 Changes

  1. I did know that MasterFormat 2010 is replacing MasterFormat 2004, but are you saying to expect a new edition every year from now on?

    1. Hello Laura,

      Thank you for your comment/question.
      I am only aware that updates (not full revisions) are expected to now be published annually… in the spring of each year.
      And, the only updates I am aware of are the ones posted.
      Hope this helps!

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