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John Regener, AIA, CCS, CCCA, CSI, SCIP
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Username: john_regener

Post Number: 420
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Friday, October 24, 2008 - 04:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

What have been the experiences in converting from MasterFormat 1995, adapting to assigned Masterformat 2004 section numbers and titles and coming up with new or deviant (!?) numbers and titles.

I did a set of prototypical specifications for a school district, using Masterformat 2004 section numbers and titles. The greatest work was not in converting section numbers and titles of individual sections but going through the set and revising cross-references.

For ceramic tile, I did not follow the ridiculous breakdown of sections according to installation methods. I specified according to tile types, with separate paragraphs referencing TCNA Handbook installation methods rather than separate and greatly redundant sections. Thus, 09 30 13 - Ceramic Tiling and 09 30 16 Quarry Tiling.

One new Section I had to create was for Section 13 16 23 - Sand Volleyball Court Construction, a verrry SoCal section. I made it "special construction" just as I do for tennis court construction. Separating the components (subgrade preparation, special beach sand, volleyball court line ropes, net standards and nets) would go against the integrated nature of the courts.

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