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Evolving Specifications - MasterFormat to UniFormat

CONSTRUCT 2014 - Baltimore, MD
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Conspectus, Inc.

on 9 September 2015

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Transcript of Evolving Specifications - MasterFormat to UniFormat

UniFormat
Proposed Process
Evolving Specifications -
MasterFormat to UniFormat

Different purpose...
Numbers and titles
Work results and construction practices
Elements by function
Without regard to designed solution
Detailed material
& product
decisions required
Design intent explained
Project manuals
Detailed cost information
Object
Element
Cladding
Continuous insulation
Weather barrier
Structural backup
Interior substrate
Interior finish
exterior wall
exterior wall
1:1
1:many
many:many more
endless possibilities
BIM
UniFormat
MasterFormat
SD Phase
it's a wall
Performance
Design requirements
Potential options
it's a cavity wall
Major components
it's a brick veneer cavity wall
All components
Component attributes
Element intersections
BIM
UniFormat
Element
representation
Element
description
Element
constituents
MasterFormat
Outline specification
Construction specification
Construction Documents
Cost Analysis
UniFormat
MasterFormat
Exterior Wall 1 = $X/sf
Exterior Wall 2 = $Y/sf
Exterior Wall 1
042000 masonry
054000 CFMF
061600 sheathing
072100 insulation
072700 weather barrier
Exterior Wall 2
042000 masonry
072100 insulation
072700 weather barrier
074000 wall panels
comparisons by element
account for entire assembly
Documentation Development
BIM
UniFormat
MasterFormat
Graphic representation
Element identification
Element description
Component identification
Element interface
Material & product description
Construction requirements
project
customization
industry
standardization
B2010.01
Exterior Wall 01
B2010.01
Exterior Wall 01
brick veneer
continuous insulation
weather barrier
sheathing
metal stud framing
042000
072100
072700
061600
054000
Standard: 04 21 13.13
Brick Veneer Masonry
face brick
mortar
veneer ties
weeps & vents
cavity drain
flashing
B2010
Exterior Walls
B20
Exterior Vertical Enclosures

overall element performance
common wall performance
common wall components
hierarchical - say it once
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 14 15-19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36-39
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
structural
mechanical
electrical
architectural
civil
structural
process
MasterFormat Design Disciplines
SD Phase
DD Phase
CD Phase
MasterFormat
BIM &
UniFormat
Concept
Construction
Rethink
DD Phase
CD Phase
SD Phase
DD Phase
CD Phase
Fire Resistance
Thermal Resistance
Vapor Transmission
Structural
BIM object
= portions of...
= portions of...
Budget
Cost Reporting
Water Penetration
Air Infiltration
Sound Transmission
UniFormat description
functional requirements
performance requirements
design requirements
components
MF LINK
attributes
description
identify object
model remains "generic"
MasterFormat Specification
precast concrete
brick
CMU
ACM
metal plate
stone
FRP
GRC
fiber cement
phenolic
vinyl
Relationships...
different times!
DD Phase
CD Phase
Operations
Construction
SD Phase
Concept
UniFormat
MasterFormat
PPD
outline spec
construction spec
Elemental Description
Asset Description
Construction Docs
Current Process
MasterFormat
material & product spec
System Specification
detailed quantity take-off
account for product, sub, or trade
=$??/sf
=$??/sf
performance value
proactive...
informs decisions during design process
Cost analysis
Design program data
Project Docs
Data Development Process
progressive
discrete
50 Divisions
6-digit Sections
introduction & 8 elements
alpha-numeric numbers
UniFormat Design Disciplines
UniFormat
MasterFormat
Performance
structural
thermal
air
water
Components
Exterior Wall Assembly
brick veneer

metal stud framing

sheathing

continuous insulation

weather barrier
042000

054000

061600

072100

072700
cladding
insulation
weather barrier
backup
Gather

in one place
as assembly
Distribute

product detail
Describe system
Element performance
Description
Interface
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