- 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)
IFC and similar data standards are extremely important.
It is because many of us are implementing advanced design, cost engineering, and construction strategies that taxonomy becomes critical for data use and reuse.
The “proof” of the above is the adoption of Uniformat II and MasterFormat95. While even today many don’t use these extremely useful data standards, those of us that do have a significant cost and efficiency advantage delivering solutions.
Many DOD and non-DOD government facilities steward lead the industry in adopting and rigorously implementing construction information data standards and advanced construction, operations, and maintenance procedures.