CSI MasterFormat Working Group

The CSI MasterFormat Working Group seeks to ensure that the MasterFormat construction specifications for security and life safety equipment, especially those contained in Division 28, are appropriate for current technologies and uses.

MasterFormat, from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), provides an organizational structure that is an important tool in the construction and architecture and engineering (A&E) fields. The document’s Division 28 lists titles and numbers for “Electronic Safety and Security,” but that section had not been fully updated since 2004. In 2014-15, the MasterFormat Division 28 Working Group produced a set of recommendations to overhaul Division 28 to reflect the current state of security technology. Those recommendations were incorporated into the 2016 edition of MasterFormat. The working group is now developing recommendations for the 2018 edition.​​

Accomplishments

  • Submission of comments to CSI regarding the MasterFormat Division 28 update, which were accepted as submitted
 

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