Masterformat and uniformat specs

Hi when would you use master specification format? And when would you use uniformat specs?
I know masterspec follows the format of bidding/contracts, existing building, concrete, masonry, etc.
Uniformat is generally organizing specs by assembly systems.

Hello @sergioclaure93 -

I think this is a question that our in house Architect can answer best for you @coachchrishopstock .


Hi @sergioclaure93 -
According to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI, which publishes both):
UniFormat is often seen in performance specifications and preliminary project descriptions (PPD). Its most notable use is as a format for estimators to present cost estimates during the schematic design phase

Master Format is typically used in DD and CD sets.

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Ok I get it thanks.

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