Life Safety Digest, the official magazine of Firestop Contractors International Association, featured CSI in its latest issue, in a story titled, “Specifications, Masterformat & Communicating Fire-Resistance-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assembly Inventory.”
In the story, Life Safety Digest details how, “The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) partnered to develop the 'MasterFormat' numbering system for project manuals, or 'specs.’”
As Life Safety Digest explains to FCIA members, “The numbering system has Divisions that organize the work results. Division 1 is the general requirement section of MasterFormat. Division 1 is also where direction needs to be communicated. The communication directs the Contractor (General Contractor) to get the required 'inventory of fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies' communicated from the Installers (Sub-Contractors) of wallboard, concrete and concrete block, SFRM/IFRM fireproofing, firestop, fire and smoke dampers, fire-rated glazing - to the Building Owner and Manager.”
You can read the entire story here.