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Master Construction Specifications (PG-18-1)

 

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More than 300 Master Construction Specifications in MasterFormat 2004 (MF04) are maintained for VA construction projects in dual English/metric units.  All new projects and those in later design phases should use the MF04 specifications; please contact us for clarification.  (Information on MF95 sections.)

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All specifications are in Microsoft Word unless otherwise indicated.
All sections have dual Metric/English units.
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Division 00 - Special Sections
NumberTitleChange Summary
00 01 10 Table of Contents  
00 01 15 List of Drawing Sheets  
00 11 21 Request For Proposal to Design Build  
 

Division 01 - General Requirements
NumberTitleChange Summary
01 00 00 General Requirements 2014-08
01 32 16.01 Architectural and Engineering CPM Schedules  
01 32 16.13 Network Analysis Schedules 2013-12
01 32 16.15 Project Schedules (Small Projects - Design/Bid/Build) 2013-04
01 32 16.16 Network Analysis Schedules (Design-Build Only)  
01 32 16.17 Project Schedules (Small Projects - Design/Build)  
01 33 23 Shop Drawings, Product Data, and Samples  
01 42 19 Reference Standards  
01 45 29 Testing Laboratory Services 2013-07
01 57 19 Temporary Environmental Controls  
01 58 16 Temporary Interior Signage  
01 74 19 Construction Waste Management 2013-09
01 81 11 Sustainable Design Requirements 2013-02
01 91 00 General Commissioning Requirements 2013-06
 

Division 02 - Existing Conditions
NumberTitleChange Summary
02 21 00 Site Surveys 2013-05
02 41 00 Demolition 2013-04
02 65 00 Underground Storage Tank Removal 2013-05
02 82 11 Traditional Asbestos Abatement  
02 82 13.13 Glovebag Asbestos Abatement  
02 82 13.19 Asbestos Floor Tile and Mastic Abatement  
02 82 13.21 Asbestos Roofing Abatement  
02 82 13.31 Asbestos Transite Abatement  
02 82 13.41 Asbestos Abatement for Total Demolition Project  
02 83 33.13 Lead-Based Paint Removal and Disposal  
 

Division 03 - Concrete
NumberTitleChange Summary
03 23 00 Stressing Tendons  
03 30 00 Cast-in-Place Concrete  
03 30 53 (Short-Form) Cast-in-Place Concrete  
03 37 13 Shotcrete  
03 41 13 Precast Concrete Hollow Core Planks  
03 41 33 Precast Structural Pretension Concrete  
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete  
03 51 13 Cementitious Wood Fiber Decks  
03 51 16 Gypsum Concrete Roof Decks  
03 52 00 Lightweight Concrete Roof Insulation  
03 55 11 Gypsum Concrete Floor Decks  
 

Division 04 - Masonry
NumberTitleChange Summary
04 05 13 Masonry Mortaring  
04 05 16 Masonry Grouting  
04 05 31 Masonry Tuck Pointing  
04 20 00 Unit Masonry  
04 72 00 Cast Stone Masonry 2013-06
 

Division 05 - Metals
NumberTitleChange Summary
05 12 00 Structural Steel Framing  
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing  
05 31 00 Steel Decking  
05 36 00 Composite Metal Decking  
05 40 00 Cold-Formed Metal Framing  
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications 2014-07
05 51 00 Metal Stairs  
 

Division 06 - Wood and Plastic
NumberTitleChange Summary
06 10 00 Rough Carpentry  
06 16 63 Cementitious Sheathing  
06 20 00 Finish Carpentry 2013-06
 

Division 07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection
NumberTitleChange Summary
07 01 50.19 Preparation for Re-roofing  
07 08 00 Facility Exterior Closure Commissioning 2013-06
07 11 13 Bituminous Dampproofing  
07 12 00 Built-Up Bituminous Waterproofing  
07 13 00 Sheet Waterproofing 2013-04
07 13 52 Modified Bituminous Sheet Waterproofing  
07 14 21 Latex Mastic Deck Covering  
07 18 13 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings  
07 21 13 Thermal Insulation  
07 21 23 Loose-Fill Insulation  
07 22 00 Roof and Deck Insulation  
07 24 00 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems  
07 27 26 Fluid-Applied Membrane Air Barriers, Vapor Permeable  
07 27 27 Fluid-Applied Membrane Air Barriers, Vapor Retarding  
07 31 13 Asphalt Shingles  
07 31 26 Slate Shingles  
07 31 29.13 Wood Shingles  
07 32 13 Clay Roof Tiles  
07 40 00 Roofing and Siding Panels  
07 51 00 Built-Up Bituminous Roofing 2014-07
07 51 00.11 Built-Up Bituminous Roofing, Hot-Applied 2013-05
07 51 00.13 Built-Up Bituminous Roofing, Cold-Applied 2013-07
07 52 16 SBS Modified Bituminous Membrane Roofing 2013-02
07 52 16.13 SBS Modified Bituminous Membrane Roofing, Cold-Applied 2013-06
07 53 23 EPDM Roofing  
07 54 16 Ethylene Interpolymer (Kee) Roofing  
07 54 19 Polyvinyl-Chloride Roofing  
07 54 23 Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Roofing 2013-01
07 56 00 Fluid Applied Roofing  
07 57 13 Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Roofing  
07 60 00 Flashing and Sheet Metal 2014-07
07 61 16 Batten Seam Sheet Metal Roofing  
07 71 00 Roof Specialties 2014-07
07 72 00 Roof Accessories  
07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing  
07 84 00 Firestopping  
07 92 00 Joint Sealants  
07 95 13 Expansion Joint Cover Assemblies 2014-07
 

Division 08 - Doors and Windows
NumberTitleChange Summary
08 11 13 Hollow Metal Doors and Frames 2013-01
08 11 61 Detention Door Screens  
08 11 73 Sliding Metal Fire Doors  
08 14 00 Interior Wood Doors 2012-10
08 17 10 Integrated Door Assemblies  
08 31 13 Access Doors and Frames  
08 33 00 Coiling Doors and Grilles 2014-07
08 33 13 Coiling Counter Doors 2014-07
08 34 36 Darkroom Doors  
08 34 53 Security Doors and Frames 2014-07
08 34 59 Vault Doors and Day Gates 2014-07
08 35 13.13 Accordian Folding Doors  
08 36 13 Sectional Doors  
08 38 16 Flexible Traffic Doors  
08 41 13 Aluminum-Framed Entrances and Storefronts  
08 42 33 Revolving Door Entrances  
08 44 13 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls  
08 51 13 Aluminum Windows  
08 51 13.11 Side-Hinged Aluminum Windows 2013-10
08 51 23 Steel Windows  
08 51 69.11 Aluminum Storm Windows  
08 56 19 Pass Windows  
08 56 53 Blast Resistant Windows  
08 56 59 Service and Teller Window Units  
08 56 66 Detention Window Screens  
08 63 00 Metal-Framed Skylights  
08 71 00 Door Hardware 2013-12
08 71 13 Automatic Door Operators  
08 71 13.11 Low Energy Power Assist Door Operators 2013-12
08 80 00 Glazing 2014-05
08 90 00 Louvers and Vents  
 

Division 09 - Finishes
NumberTitleChange Summary
09 05 16 Subsurface Preparation for Floor Finishes 2014-04
09 06 00 Schedule for Finishes  
09 22 16 Non-Structural Metal Framing 2013-07
09 23 00 Gypsum Plastering  
09 24 00 Portland Cement Plastering  
09 26 00 Veneer Plastering  
09 29 00 Gypsum Board 2013-02
09 30 13 Ceramic/Porcelain Tiling 2014-07
09 51 00 Acoustical Ceilings 2013-12
09 54 23 Linear Metal Ceilings  
09 63 13 Brick Flooring  
09 63 40 Stone Flooring  
09 65 13 Resilient Base and Accessories  
09 65 16 Resilient Sheet Flooring 2013-07
09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring  
09 66 13 Portland Cement Terrazzo Flooring  
09 66 16 Terrazzo Floor Tile 2014-07
09 67 23.20 Resinous (Epoxy Base) With Vinyl Chip Broadcast (RES-2) 2014-07
09 67 23.30 Resinous (Epoxy Base) High Performance Decorative Mortar Flooring (RES-3) 2014-07
09 67 23.40 Resinous Poured in Place Resilient Flooring (RES-4) 2014-07
09 67 23.50 Resinous Terrazzo Flooring (RES-5) 2014-07
09 67 23.60 Resinous Urethane and Epoxy Mortar Flooring (RES-6A, and RES-6B) 2014-07
09 68 00 Carpeting  
09 68 21 Athletic Carpeting  
09 69 00 Access Flooring  
09 72 16 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings  
09 72 31 Polypropylene Fabric Wall Covering  
09 84 33 Sound Absorbing Wall Units  
09 91 00 Painting 2013-07
09 94 19 Multicolor Interior Finishing 2013-05
09 96 59 Resinous Specialty Glazed Coating Systems for Walls, Ceilings, Wallboard, and Block CMU (RES-W1, RES-W2) 2014-07
 

Division 10 - Specialties
NumberTitleChange Summary
10 11 13 Chalkboards and Markerboards  
10 11 23 Tackboards  
10 13 00 Directories  
10 14 00 Signage  
10 21 13 Toilet Compartments  
10 21 16 Shower and Dressing Compartments  
10 21 23 Cubicle Curtain Tracks  
10 22 13 Wire Mesh Partitions  
10 22 19.13 Demountable Metal Partitions  
10 22 26.13 Accordion Folding Partitions  
10 25 13 Patient Bed Service Walls  
10 26 00 Wall and Door Protection  
10 28 00 Toilet, Bath, and Laundry Accessories  
10 44 13 Fire Extinguisher Cabinets 2014-08
10 75 00 Flagpoles  
 

Division 11 - Equipment
NumberTitleChange Summary
11 05 12 General Motor Requirements for Equipment  
11 12 00 Parking Control Equipment  
11 17 36 Package Transfer Units 2013-02
11 26 00 Unit Kitchens  
11 27 00 Photographic Processing Equipment  
11 40 11 Custom Fabricated Foodservice Equipment  
11 40 21 Food Service Equipment-Utility Distribution System  
11 41 00 Food Storage Equipment  
11 41 21 Walk-In Coolers and Freezers  
11 44 00 Food Cooking Equipment  
11 48 00 Cleaning and Disposal Equipment  
11 53 13 Laboratory Fume Hoods  
11 53 23 Laboratory Refrigerators  
11 53 53 Biological Safety Cabinets and Laminar Airflow Work Stations  
11 53 61 Custom Fabricated Laboratory Equipment  
11 53 71 Solution Warming Cabinets  
11 71 01 Medical Washing and Sterilizing Equipment  
11 71 02 Laboratory Washing and Sterilizing Equipment  
11 73 00 Ceiling Mounted Patient Lift System 2013-07
11 78 00 Mortuary Equipment  
11 78 13 Mortuary Refrigerators  
11 79 13 Hydrotherapy Equipment  
11 82 19 Packaged Incinerators  
 

Division 12 - Furnishings
NumberTitleChange Summary
12 22 16 Drapery Track and Accessories  
12 24 00 Window Shades  
12 24 21 Lightproof Shades  
12 31 00 Manufactured Metal Casework  
12 32 00 Manufactured Wood Casework  
12 34 00 Manufactured Plastic Casework  
12 35 70.21 Medication Cabinet  
12 36 00 Countertops 2013-06
12 56 70.11 Suspended Table  
 

Division 13 - Special Construction
NumberTitleChange Summary
13 05 41 Seismic Restraint Requirements for Non-Structural Components 2014-01
13 17 23 Therapeutic Pools  
13 17 23.11 Therapeutic Pool Accessories  
13 19 13 Kennel Enclosures and Gates  
13 21 29 Constant Temperature Rooms  
13 34 19 Metal Building Systems 2013-01
13 49 00 Radiation Protection  
 

Division 14 - Conveying Equipment
NumberTitleChange Summary
14 12 11 Electric Dumbwaiter Geared Traction and Winding Drum  
14 21 00 Electric Traction Elevators  
14 21 11 Traction Cartlift  
14 24 00 Hydraulic Elevators  
14 24 11 Hydraulic Cartlift  
14 91 33 Laundry and Linen Chutes  
14 91 82 Trash Chutes  
 

Division 21 - Fire Suppression
NumberTitleChange Summary
21 05 11 Common Work Results for Fire Suppression  
21 05 12 Motor Requirements for Fire-Suppression Equipment  
21 08 00 Commissioning of Fire Suppression Systems 2013-06
21 10 00 Water-Based Fire-Suppression Systems  
21 12 00 Fire-Suppression Standpipes  
21 13 13 Wet-Pipe Sprinkler Systems  
 

Division 22 - Plumbing
NumberTitleChange Summary
22 05 11 Common Work Results for Plumbing 2014-07
22 05 12 General Motor Requirements for Plumbing Equipment 2014-07
22 05 19 Meters and Gages for Plumbing Piping 2014-07
22 05 23 General-Duty Valves for Plumbing Piping 2014-07
22 05 33 Heat Tracing for Plumbing Piping 2014-07
22 07 11 Plumbing Insulation  
22 08 00 Commissioning of Plumbing Systems 2013-06
22 11 00 Facility Water Distribution 2014-01
22 11 23 Domestic Water Pumps 2014-01
22 12 16 Facility Elevated, Potable-Water Storage Tanks 2014-01
22 13 00 Facility Sanitary and Vent Piping 2014-07
22 13 23 Sanitary Waste Interceptors 2014-07
22 13 29 Sanitary Sewerage Pumps 2014-07
22 13 29.13 Wet Pit Mounted, Vertical Sewerage Pumps 2014-07
22 13 33 Packaged, Submersible Sewerage Pump Units 2014-07
22 14 00 Facility Storm Drainage  
22 14 29 Sump Pumps  
22 14 33 Packaged, Pedestal Drainage Pump Units  
22 14 36 Packaged, Submersible, Drainage Pump Units  
22 15 00 General Service Compressed-Air Systems 2014-07
22 31 11 Water Softeners 2014-01
22 33 00 Electric Domestic Water Heaters 2014-07
22 34 00 Fuel-Fired Domestic Water Heaters 2014-07
22 35 00 Domestic Water Heat Exchangers 2014-07
22 40 00 Plumbing Fixtures 2014-01
22 42 26 Commercial Disposers  
22 61 13.74 Dental Compressed-Air Piping 2014-07
22 61 19.74 Dental Compressed-Air Equipment 2014-07
22 62 00 Vacuum Systems for Laboratory and Healthcare Facilities  
22 62 19.74 Dental Vacuum and Evacuation Equipment  
22 63 00 Gas Systems for Laboratory and Healthcare Facilities  
22 66 00 Chemical-Waste Systems for Laboratory and Healthcare Facilities 2014-07
22 67 19.16 Reverse-Osmosis Water Equipment  
22 67 21 Water Dealkalizing System  
 

Division 23 - Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
NumberTitleChange Summary
23 05 10 Common Work Results for Boiler Plant and Steam Generation  
23 05 11 Common Work Results for HVAC  
23 05 12 General Motor Requirements for HVAC and Steam Generation Equipment  
23 05 41 Noise and Vibration Control for HVAC Piping and Equipment  
23 05 51 Noise and Vibration Control for Boiler Plant  
23 05 93 Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing for HVAC  
23 07 11 HVAC and Boiler Plant Insulation  
23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC Systems 2013-06
23 08 11 Demonstrations and Tests for Boiler Plant  
23 09 11 Instrumentation and Control for Boiler Plant  
23 09 23 Direct-Digital Control System for HVAC  
23 10 00 Facility Fuel Systems  
23 11 23 Facility Natural-Gas Piping  
23 21 11 Boiler Plant Piping Systems  
23 21 13 Hydronic Piping  
23 21 23 Hydronic Pumps  
23 22 13 Steam and Condensate Heating Piping  
23 22 23 Steam Condensate Pumps  
23 23 00 Refrigerant Piping  
23 25 00 HVAC Water Treatment  
23 31 00 HVAC Ducts and Casings 2013-03
23 34 00 HVAC Fans  
23 36 00 Air Terminal Units  
23 37 00 Air Outlets and Inlets  
23 38 13 Commercial-Kitchen Hoods  
23 40 00 HVAC Air Cleaning Devices  
23 50 11 Boiler Plant Mechanical Equipment  
23 51 00 Breechings, Chimneys, and Stacks  
23 52 25 Low-Pressure Water Heating Boilers  
23 52 33 Water-Tube Boilers  
23 52 39 Fire-Tube Boilers  
23 56 00 Solar Energy Heating System  
23 57 33 Geothermal Energy - Direct Use (Heating Applications)  
23 64 00 Packaged Water Chillers  
23 65 00 Cooling Towers  
23 72 00 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Equipment  
23 73 00 Indoor Central-Station Air-Handling Units  
23 74 13 Packaged, Outdoor, Central-Station Air-Handling Units  
23 81 00 Decentralized Unitary HVAC Equipment  
23 81 23 Computer-Room Air-Conditioners  
23 81 43 Air-Source Unitary Heat Pumps  
23 81 46 Water-Source Unitary Heat Pumps  
23 81 49 Ground-Source Heat Pumps  
23 82 00 Convection Heating and Cooling Units  
23 82 16 Air Coils  
23 84 00 Humidity Control Equipment  
 

Division 25 - Integrated Automation
NumberTitleChange Summary
25 10 10 Advanced Utility Metering System  
 

Division 26 - Electrical
NumberTitleChange Summary
26 05 11 Requirements for Electrical Installations 2012-12
26 05 13 Medium-Voltage Cables 2012-12
26 05 19 Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables 2013-07
26 05 26 Grounding and Bonding for Electrical Systems 2012-12
26 05 33 Raceway and Boxes for Electrical Systems 2014-05
26 05 36 Wireways for Radiology Equipment 2014-05
26 05 39 Underfloor Raceways for Electrical Systems 2014-08
26 05 41 Underground Electrical Construction 2012-12
26 05 73 Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study 2012-12
26 08 00 Commissioning of Electrical Systems 2013-06
26 09 23 Lighting Controls 2014-05
26 11 16 Secondary Unit Substations 2012-12
26 12 19 Pad-Mounted, Liquid-Filled, Medium-Voltage Transformers 2012-12
26 13 13 Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Switchgear 2012-12
26 13 16 Medium-Voltage Fusible Interrupter Switches 2012-12
26 20 11 Isolated Power Systems 2012-12
26 22 00 Low-Voltage Transformers 2014-08
26 23 00 Low-Voltage Switchgear 2012-12
26 23 13 Generator Paralleling Controls 2012-12
26 24 13 Distribution Switchboards 2014-08
26 24 16 Panelboards 2014-05
26 24 19 Motor-Control Centers 2014-08
26 25 11 Busways 2012-12
26 26 00 Power Distribution Units for Static Uninterruptible Power System 2014-08
26 27 26 Wiring Devices 2014-08
26 29 11 Motor Controllers 2014-08
26 29 21 Enclosed Switches and Circuit Breakers 2012-12
26 32 13 Engine Generators 2012-12
26 33 53 Static Uninterruptible Power Supply 2012-12
26 35 26 Harmonic Filters 2014-08
26 36 23 Automatic Transfer Switches 2012-12
26 41 00 Facility Lightning Protection 2012-12
26 42 00 Cathodic Protection 2012-12
26 43 13 Surge Protective Devices 2012-12
26 51 00 Interior Lighting 2014-08
26 55 71 Medical and Surgical Lighting Fixtures 2014-05
26 56 00 Exterior Lighting 2014-05
 

Division 27 - Communications
NumberTitleChange Summary
27 05 11 Requirements for Communications Installations  
27 05 26 Grounding and Bonding for Communications Systems  
27 05 33 Raceways and Boxes for Communications Systems  
27 05 61 Leased Space Communications Equipment and Systems  
27 08 00 Commissioning of Communications Systems 2013-06
27 10 00 Structured Cabling  
27 11 00 Communications Equipment Room Fittings 2013-06
27 15 00 Communications Horizontal Cabling 2013-06
27 31 00 Voice Communications Switching and Routing Equipment 2013-06
27 31 31 Voice Communications Switching and Routing Equipment - Extension 2013-06
27 32 41 Two-Way Radio Equipment and Systems 2013-06
27 41 31 Master Antenna Television Equipment and Systems 2013-06
27 51 16 Public Address and Mass Notification Systems 2013-06
27 51 23 Intercommunications and Program Systems 2013-06
27 52 23 Nurse Call and Code Blue Systems 2013-06
27 52 31 Security Emergency Call, Duress Alarm, and Telecommunications 2013-06
27 52 41 Miscellaneous Medical Systems  
27 53 19 Distributed Radio Antenna (Within Building) Equipment and System  
 

Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security
NumberTitleChange Summary
28 05 00 Common Work Results for Electronic Safety and Security  
28 05 13 Conductors and Cables for Electronic Safety and Security  
28 05 26 Grounding and Bonding for Electronic Safety and Security  
28 05 28.33 Conduits and Backboxes for Electronic Safety and Security  
28 08 00 Commissioning of Electronic Safety and Security Systems 2013-06
28 13 00 Physical Access Control System  
28 13 16 Physical Access Control System and Database Management  
28 13 53 Security Access Detection  
28 16 00 Intrusion Detection System  
28 23 00 Video Surveillance  
28 26 00 Electronic Personal Protection System  
28 31 00 Fire Detection and Alarm  
 

Division 31 - Earthwork
NumberTitleChange Summary
31 20 00 Earthwork  
31 20 11 Earthwork (Short Form)  
31 23 19 Dewatering  
31 23 23.33 Flowable Fill  
31 32 23 Pressure Grouting Soil Stabilization  
31 62 00 Driven Piles  
31 63 16 Auger Cast Grout Piles  
31 63 26 Drilled Caissons  
 

Division 32 - Exterior Improvements
NumberTitleChange Summary
32 05 23 Cement and Concrete for Exterior Improvements 2013-05
32 12 16 Asphalt Paving  
32 14 16 Brick Unit Paving  
32 17 23 Pavement Markings  
32 31 13 Chain Link Fences and Gates 2013-05
32 31 53 Perimeter Security Fences and Gates 2013-05
32 84 00 Planting Irrigation  
32 90 00 Planting  
 

Division 33 - Utilities
NumberTitleChange Summary
33 08 00 Commissioning of Site Utility Systems 2013-06
33 10 00 Water Utilities 2014-01
33 30 00 Sanitary Sewer Utilities  
33 40 00 Storm Sewer Utilities  
33 46 13 Foundation Drainage  
33 51 00 Natural-Gas Distribution  
33 63 00 Steam Energy Distribution  
 

Division 34 - Transportation
NumberTitleChange Summary
34 71 13 Vehicle Barriers 2013-05
34 75 13.13 Active Vehicle Barriers 2013-05
 

Division 48 - Electrical Power Generation
NumberTitleChange Summary
48 14 00 Solar Energy Electrical Power Generation System  
48 15 00 Wind Energy Electrical Power Generation System  
48 16 23 Geothermal Energy - Electricity Generation System  

All specifications are in Microsoft Word unless otherwise indicated.  All sections have dual Metric/English units.  Download all sections in compressed file (>15MB).

The previous Master Construction Specifications MasterFormat 1995 (MF95) are available on our FTP site for historical reference only and will not be updated.