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David Axt, AIA, CCS, CSI
Senior Member
Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1308
Registered: 03-2002

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Is it still true that Division 00 items are called "documents" and Division 01 through 49 items are called "sections"?
Helaine K. Robinson CSI CCS CCCA SCIP
Senior Member
Username: hollyrob

Post Number: 386
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post


MasterFormat Structure
Groups and Subgroups

All of the following MasterFormat Groups and Subgroups can be included in Project Manuals:

Procurement and Contracting Requirements Group (Division 00) contains:
Introductory Information: Indexing and general information Documents are found at the beginning of project manuals.
Procurement Requirements and Contracting Requirements, referred to in MasterFormat 95 as the "Zero Series Numbers and Titles" and now included in Division 00, are used to define relationships, processes, and responsibilities for projects.
Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS
Intermediate Member
Username: louis_medcalf

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 03:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

The issue is that some, perhaps most, documents in Division 00 are 1) not issued under the design professional's seal and 2) are not 'specifications' as governed by registration statutes. This is an important legal distinction. My firm refers to items in Div 00 as 'Document xx xx xx' and the TOC clearly identifies 'Sections' in Divisions 01 and following as specifications to clarify this distinction that was inherent in MF95.
William C. Pegues, FCSI, CCS
Senior Member
Username: wpegues

Post Number: 874
Registered: 10-2002

Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 04:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I concur with Louis. This is what we do as well. And some of these are forms, or things like table of contents. Those are not specification "sections", they are documents.
William C. Pegues, FCSI, CCS, SCIP Affiliate
WDG Architecture, Washington, DC | Dallas, TX
George A. Everding, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA
Senior Member
Username: geverding

Post Number: 640
Registered: 11-2004

Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 05:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Also, Division 01 follows SectionFormat - or should I say SectionFormat covers Division 01 - and Division 00 does not.

Anyone who has ever dealt with the Owner's world in Division 00 knows there is never a "DocumentFormat".
George A. Everding AIA CSI CCS CCCA
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
St. Louis, MO

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