Standards

CSI works with organizations around the globe to create and maintain the standards and formats that guide the construction industry's communication and documentation.

MasterFormat®

MasterFormat

MasterFormat is a master list of numbers and titles classified by work results. It is primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost information, and to relate drawing notations to specifications.
 
 
 


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SectionFormat™/PageFormat™

SectionFormat/PageFormat

SectionFormat/PageFormat combines the two recommended formatting standards into one publication, providing a uniform approach to organizing and presenting specification sections.


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National CAD Standard®

National CAD Standard

The NCS is a consensus standard incorporating industry publications. It comprises interrelated standards, guidelines and tools for uniformly organizing and presenting facility drawing information.


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OmniClass™

OmniClass

OmniClass is a collection of 15 hierarchical tables, each of which represents a different facet of construction information. Each table can be used independently to classify a particular type of information, or entries on it can be combined with entries on other tables to classify more complex subjects.


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PPDFormat™

PPDFormat

PPDFormat coordinates with UniFormat, MasterFormat and CSI's other standards and provides guidance for authoring and organizing PPD content.
 


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ULSM

ULSM

The Uniform Location of Subject Matter (ULSM) assists construction owners, construction managers, attorneys, architects, engineers, and contractors for determining the recommended location of a subject, as well as a checklist of key topics to be addressed.


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UniFormat™

UniFormat

UniFormat is a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish them. These elements are often referred to as systems or assemblies.


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GreenFormat™

GreenFormat

GreenFormat is a standardized structure for organizing sustainable information elements associated with materials, products, systems and technologies used in the built environment.


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