It is CSI’s recommended organization of information within an individual specification section. The consistency introduced by following SectionFormat promotes. About CSI: The Construction Specifications Institute is a professional association MasterFormat,™ SectionFormat™, PageFormat™, UniFormat™, National. Enter CSC/CSI SectionFormat. SectionFormat subscribes to the theory all requirements found in a specification can be organized into one of.

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Mock-up testing of assemblies for which design responsibility has been delegated to the Contractor to show compliance with design criteria e.

If necessary, sectionformay whether the readability can be improved by other devices. A space on each side of the hyphen helps differentiate section number from page number. Each word in a paragraph title is typed in title case. To help ensure consistent formatting in a project manual, a sample was shown that included a table with formatting instructions within a specification section.

SectionFormat and PageFormat 2008

sectiontormat Describe detailed requirements for identification and correction of nonconforming work, and final actions required to prepare installed products to perform properly.

Sustainable Design Closeout Documentation: Number pages of tables using the same sequential section page numbers as the rest of the section. The Project Manual contains procurement requirements, contract forms, conditions of the contract, and specifications: A standard category of construction specifications; one of 50 Divisions defined by MasterFormat.

State requirements for demonstrating, instructing, and training Owner on seectionformat of operations, general facility operation, and facility maintenance procedures.


Describe protection methods of completed work after installation, but prior to acceptance by the Owner. Serif fonts typically read better for body text, and sans serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana stand out better for titles and headings. Schedules may be better located at the end of a section.

Performance characteristics may apply to systems, assemblies, components, and materials. MasterFormat provides a system of ccsi and titles for organizing construction information into a standard order. The page number consists sectilnformat the section number followed by a hyphen and the sequential section page number.

BSD – CSI’s 3 Part Section Format

In addition to the requirements of this document, formatting instructions should specify the following: Paragraph Format Paragraphs are indented farther from the left margin than Article titles. For example, “Any manufacturer whose product complies with the specification will be acceptable.

Tables can be placed in Part 2 or at the end of Part 3. Section number Section title PF. Mandatory items include the sectonformat Each section contains three Parts. Submittal Forms Part Each Ssctionformat contains one or more Articles.

SectionFormat/ PageFormat. The Recommended Format for Construction Specifications Sections

Csii, excessive use of sublevels may be a sign of poor text organization. Schedules, tables, illustrations, or forms added after the End of Section for convenience or clarity.

Blank spaces include margins, line spacing, and indentation distances. Recommended Exceptions to PageFormat On screens where scrolling is not an available method of navigation, specification sections should be displayed as noncontinuous pages the same as if they were printed pages.


Work on this project shall consist of, but is not limited to, the following: A logical indentation scheme should always be used. Optional full justification may be used, but is more setcionformat when used in conjunction with a proportionally spaced font and hyphenation. Describe submittals intended to document sustainable design requirements that cannot be submitted until closeout, or even at a later sectionfor,at, without repeating the actual requirements which should be specified in appropriate Articles in Part 2 or Part 3, or in Division Use this Article for accessory materials or products.

Calculations for structural forces of building maintenance systems F. Particularly for landscape format screens width greater than heightsectionofrmat blank space between lines is a waste of real estate.

Section References; Section Abbreviations and Acronyms. The system shall be connected. Do not use two blank line spaces after the section heading, before Part titles, or before the End of Section notation. Thought it does mention techniques, such as odd and even headers and footers, that are more conveniently produced with word processing software, this Application Guide has deliberately omitted any discussion of the methods of production.

Document General Conditions; Section Warranties. Doing so would lengthen the lines on the page, reducing readability.