UniFormat is a classification system for building elements, systems, and assemblies, providing a framework for design and management across a building’s lifecycle.
Implement UniFormat in early design phases to classify building systems and estimate project scope - including components such as foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, roof systems, mechanical and electrical systems and sitework.
Start your project with UniFormat
- Establish building elements and structures for your project
- Support project design, preconstruction, and facilities management
- Standardize cost analysis and documentation during early design phases
Who Benefits from UniFormat?
UniFormat is essential for estimators and design teams for use as a cost analysis format and for early project design documentation. UniFormat allows specifiers to classify a facility by elements that perform distinct functions – shell, foundation, roof systems, interiors – before going into detail about specific solutions, work results, and products with MasterFormat. UniFormat provides a consistent method for tracking and estimating costs and evaluating options, before a design team has even finished developing drawings. Many design teams will first classify a project with UniFormat, then translate classifications to MasterFormat® for estimates and takeoff
UniFormat is available through three licensing options:
- Single-user licenses
- Enterprise license and CSI resource bundles
- Digital API access through Crosswalk®
To license UniFormat for your company, enterprise licenses for multiple users are available. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote based on your estimated number of users. Broaden your professional development roadmap with CSI resource bundles, including discounts on CDT® courses and prep materials, to onboard best practices across your organization to complement your use of UniFormat.
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