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

Post Number: 1310
Registered: 03-2002

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012 - 06:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I am currently writing office masters for the following topics below. I am using some old specs from a consultant (who is now an employee).

It seems that MasterFormat does not do a good job addressing historic preservation "work results". Can you please help me out with ideas? I have my own opinion on where they should go so let's compare notes. Thanks!

024294 - Salvage of Brick and Cast Stone
040170 - Existing Masonry Cleaning
045182 - Existing Sealant Removal
045180 - Paint Removal from Masonry
anon (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012 - 06:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

ARCOM MasterSpec has sections that addresses all of this: 02 4119 - Selective Demolition and 04 0120 - Maintenance of Unit Masonry.
Ronald J. Ray, RA, CCS, CCCA
Senior Member
Username: rjray

Post Number: 101
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 08:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

i agree with anon in that there is no need for such narrow scope specification sections.
Jeffrey Wilson CSI CCS
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Username: wilsonconsulting

Post Number: 73
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 07:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Me, too. I typically include provisions for these tasks in other sections: Selective Demo, Maintenance of Msry, and Joint Sealants.

MasterFormat does include a "narrowscope" section 04 0120.52 "Unit Msry Cleaning" where cleaning & paint removal could be spec'd. I typically avoid decimals in section numbers, so would use 04 0123.

If it seems important to have a unique section for salvage, it might make sense to use existing MF section 02 4291 "Removal & Salvage of Historic Construction Materials" that would include provisions for brick & cast stone, among other bldg elements.
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEEDŽ AP SCIP Affiliate
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 1512
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 09:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

A Division 01 section, similar to a LEED section, could help tie the whole process and intent together, too. It could serve to define the desired result in one place.

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