Masterformat is a list of numbers and titles for organizing requirements, products and activities into a standard sequence for use in the construction industry. The list covers 16 main divisions, themselves further subdivided down to the level of material and operations. (see also Uniformat)

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Masterformat – The Masterformat / CSI (16 divisions) method is very useful and is the favorite of contractors and contracting managers but it makes the control of building yard schedules somewhat complicated and calculating the exact amount of extra works to be done imprecise, since any work to be done is described under separate and distant headings, hiding, as it were, the relations behind elements and their cost. (see also Uniformat)

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