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This is a rather major update implementing many improvements that have been directly requested by many SpecLink users. We wanted to give everyone a 'heads up' that this update is now live. The front-end sections of most user's office masters are  uniquely customized to each company's specific needs. If this is the case, you will want to be sure and 'mark' these sections when you do update them so that you may review the updates in detail.

 

DIVISION 00, DIVISION DC, DIVISION 01 (THE FRONT END)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (Full-Text Detailed Version)

Division 00, Division 01, Design Criteria DC

General Description of Updates

This update improves Division 00, Division 01, and Design Criteria DC Sections with the latest relevant information and further expands the functionality and automatic coordination of SpecLink-E Sections with the additional use of Global Master Terms.

The update improves the ease of customizing SpecLink-E to address office standards, prototypes, or client requirements.

Additional project location address fields have been added to the Summary Info dialogue box in the Global Master Terms tab to more completely describe project location. This new data appears in green in the Sections.

Division 00 − Procurement and Contracting Requirements

Division 00− Procurement and Contracting Requirements,

Division 01 − General Requirements

Division 01−General Requirements,

.Division DC− Design Criteria

The Design Criteria Sections

Division 00 - Procurement and Contracting Requirements

00 0100 - Introductory Information

00 0101 (00001) - Project Title Page

The Project Title Page is now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Begin by completing as much of this information at project startup; the "Summary Info" dialog box pops up when the project is first created [or Go To: File> Summary Info at any time].

00 0102 (00002) - Project Information

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

00 0103 (00003) - Project Directory

This section is provided as a single location for project-specific information regarding project's principals - Owner, the Design professional, other consultants, etc.

Section can be used for early design documents, design-bid-build projects, and design-build projects.

Ideally, this information (names and contact information) would not be repeated elsewhere -- the "say it once' principle -- but sometimes it must be, especially in an Advertisement for Bids or similar documents that might be issued separately to solicit bids or proposals.

If the information contained in this document is repeated elsewhere, be careful to coordinate both documents.

00 0105 (00005) - Certifications Page

Minor format update.

00 0107 (00007) - Seals Page

Minor format update.

00 0110 (00010) - Table of Contents

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

Revised to reflect MasterFormat 2016 section number and title changes. See the project notes in Section 00 0110 for new section number locations and new section titles.

00 0111 - Table of Contents (Masterformat 1995)

MasterFormat 1995 used "Alternatives" although "Alternate" was used interchangeably in lieu of "Alternatives" in the building construction industry both public and private. Option added to use either term as desired. 01315: “Mechanical and Electrical Coordinator” revised to “Facility Services Coordination” to align with MF95 Title.

00 0115 - List of Drawing Sheets    (00015- List of Drawings)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

00 0120 (00020) List of Schedules

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

00 1000 - Procurement Requirements

00 1113 - Advertisement for Bids (00100 - Bid Solicitation)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Where there may be needs for manual entries, those text boxes have been retained for additional flexibility.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.           

00 2113 (00200) - Instructions to Bidders

Provisions for requirements for bidders to provide performance assurance bonds have been refined.

Updated "Alternatives" to "Alternates" as default choice consistent with MF04. Legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

00 2116 (00205) - Instructions to Proposers

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Provisions for requirements for bidders to provide performance assurance bonds have been refined.

Updated term "Alternatives" to "Alternates" as default choice consistent with MF04. Legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

00 3100 (00300) - Available Project Information

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional content added.

00 4000 - (00400) - Procurement Forms and Supplements

Contract forms and Contract Documents have been updated or added to reflect the latest editions by AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJCDC.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

00 4100 (00410) - Bid Form

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Provisions for requirements for bidders to provide performance assurance bonds have been refined.

Updated term "Alternatives" to "Alternates" as default choice consistent with MF04. Legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

00 4200 (00420) - Proposal Form

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Updated term "Alternatives" to "Alternates" as default choice consistent with MF04. Legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

00 4301 - Bid Form Supplements Cover Sheet (00430 Supplements to Bid Form)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4322 - Unit Prices Form (00432 Supplement B - List of Unit Prices)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4323 - Alternates Form (00433 Supplement C - List of Alternatives)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Updated term "Alternatives" to "Alternates" as default choice consistent with MF04. Legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

The form has been refined to allow for one to make different choices in strategies for Add/Deduct amounts for Alternates.

00 4327 - Separate Prices Break-Out Form (00434 Supplement D - List of Separate Prices)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

00 4328 - Items Eligible For Tax Rebate Form (00439 Supplement I - List of Tax Rebate Items)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4333 - Proposed Products Form (00438 Supplement H - List of Equipment)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4334 - Proposed Mechanical Products Form (00436 Supplement F - List of Supplementary Mechanical Information)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4335 - Proposed Electrical Products Form (00437 Supplement G - List of Supplementary Electrical Information)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4336 - Proposed Subcontractors Form (00431 Supplement A - List of Subcontractors)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 4373 - Proposed Schedule of Values Form (00435 Supplement E - Cost Breakdown)

This Sectionis now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 5000 - Contracting Requirements

00 5000 (00590) - Contracting Forms and Supplements

Contract forms and Contract Documents have been updated or added to reflect the latest editions by AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJCDC.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

00 5200 - Agreement Form (00500 - Agreement)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

List format updated to facilitate editing.

00 6000 - Project Forms (00600 - Bonds and Certificates)

Minor format update.

00 7100 (00570) - Contracting Definitions

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Optional Choices are enhanced with new fill-in the blank text boxes to facilitate editing.

00 7200 (00700) - General Conditions

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to some sequences for consistent functionality.

00 7300 (00800) - Supplementary Conditions

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Reference Standards updated.

Minor updates to some sequences for consistent functionality.

00 9111 (00910) - Addendum Number 1

This Section is now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Additional sequences added to better facilitate organizing addenda.

Division 01 - General Requirements

01 0000 - General Requirements

01 1000 - Summary

01 1000 (01100) - Summary

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

This Section is now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box. Where one may need the option for manual entries, text boxes have been retained for additional flexibility.

01 2000 - Price and Payment Procedures

01 2000 (01200) - Price and Payment Procedures

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Revised form related sequences, and choice text to better coordinate with the features of the Optional Checklist, and updated related form topics. Links updated.

01 2100 (01210) – Allowances

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Revised form related sequences, choice text to better coordinate with the features of the Optional Checklist, and updated related form topics. Links updated.

01 2200 (01270) - Unit Prices

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Revised form related sequences, choice text to better coordinate with the features of the Optional Checklist, and updated related form topics. Links updated.

01 2300 - Alternates (01230 - Alternatives)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Options added so legacy term "Alternatives" may be selected as appropriate.

The form has been refined to allow for one to make different choices in strategies for Add/Deduct amounts for Alternates.

 

01 3000 - Administrative Requirements

01 3000 (01300) - Administrative Requirements

Section has been updated to include provisions for electronic submittal processing software in the Punch List process.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

01 3050 (01305) - Design Procedures and Substantiation Requirements

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

01 3114 (01315) - Facility Services Coordination

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional content added.

01 3216 (01325) - Construction Progress Schedule

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

01 3329 (01329) - Sustainable Design Reporting

No revisions.

01 329.04 (01334) - Material Content Form

No revisions.

01 3329.07 (01335) - Prohibited Content Installer Certification

No revisions.

01 3514.01 (01354) - LEED-NC 2009 Credit Summary

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

(If you wish to preserve the existing LEED 2009 Sections, please take the time now to create a new project and select all the Sections in the range 013514.01 thru 013516.07. If you don’t see these Sections in a new project, it means that your system has not yet retrieved the updates.)

01 3514.02 (01354) - LEED for Schools 2009 Credit Summary

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3514.03 (01354) - LEED-CS 2009 Credit Summary

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3514.04 (01354) - LEED-CI 2009 Credit Summary

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3515 (01355) - LEED Certification Procedures

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3516 (01356) - LEED Submittal Forms

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

(If you wish to preserve the existing LEED 2009 Sections, please take the time now to create a new project and select all the Sections in the range 013514.01 thru 013516.07. If you don’t see these Sections in a new project, it means that your system has not yet retrieved the updates.)

01 3516.01 (01357) - LEED Material Cost Summary Form

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

013516.02 (01358) - LEED Wood-Containing Product List

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

013516.03 (01359) - LEED Metal-Containing Product List

Added reminder-Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3516.04 (01360) - LEED New Product Content Form

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3516.05 (01361) - LEED New Product Source Form

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3516.06 (01362) - LEED Reused Product Form

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

01 3516.07 (01363) - LEED Prohibited Content Installer Certification

Note: This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 3553 - Security Procedures (01565 - Security Measures)

Added additional options and guidance for Mock-ups.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 4000 - Quality Requirements

01 4000 (01400) - Quality Requirements

Added additional options and guidance for Mock-ups.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 4100 (01410) - Regulatory Requirements

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 4216 (01422) – Definitions

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional content added.

01 4219 (01425) - Reference Standards

Contract forms and Contract Documents have been updated or added to reflect the latest editions by AIA, Consensus Docs, DBIA, and EJCDC.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 4533 (01453) - Code-Required Special Inspections

Update to include IBC 2012 and new Chapter 17 Special Inspections related requirements for fire resistant penetrations and joints for certain building types.

Minor update to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5000 - Temporary Facilities and Controls

01 5000 (01500) - Temporary Facilities and Controls

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5100 (01510) - Temporary Utilities

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5213 - Field Offices and Sheds (01525 - Field Offices)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5500 (01550) - Vehicular Access and Parking

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5713 (01575) - Temporary Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5721 - Indoor Air Quality Controls (01734 - Indoor Air Quality)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 5813 - Temporary Project Signage (01585 - Project Signs)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 6000 - Product Requirements

01 6000 (01600) - Product Requirements

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 6116 (01616) - Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content Restrictions

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 6116.01 (01617) - Accessory Material VOC Content Certification Form

Note: 01 3329.07 (01335) - Prohibited Content Installer Certification replaces this Section for LEED v4 and other sustainable design projects.

This Section will be withdrawn in the near future.

(If you wish to preserve the existing Sections, please take the time now to create a new project and select all the Sections in the range 013514.01 thru 013516.07. If you don’t see these Sections in a new project, it means that your system has not yet retrieved the updates.)

01 7000 - Execution and Closeout Requirements

01 7000 - Execution and Closeout Requirements (01700 Execution Requirements)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

Updated to include more provisions to define the Contractor's Punch List requirements and coordinate with the project closeout process.

01 7419 - Construction Waste Management and Disposal (01732 Waste Management)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

017800 (01780) - Closeout Submittals

Contract forms and Contract Document references in Master Notes have been updated or added to reflect the latest editions by AIA, and EJCDC.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

017900 (01820) - Demonstration and Training

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 9000 - Life Cycle Activities

01 9113 - General Commissioning Requirements (01810 Commissioning)

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

01 9114 (01815) - Commissioning Authority Responsibilities

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability and some additional content added.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

Design Criteria DC

DC 0 - Facility

DC 0 - Facility Design Criteria

This Section is now more completely automatically populated with new sequences of Global Master Terms from the "Summary Info" dialog box.

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC 00 - Spaces

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and refined.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC 999 Design Criteria Template Section

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC A - Substructure

DC A - Substructure Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC B - Shell

DC B1 - Superstructure Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC B2 - Exterior Enclosure Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC B3 - Exterior Doors Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC B4 - Roofing Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C   Interiors

DC C - Interiors Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C1 - Interior Doors Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C2 - Interior Finishes Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C31 - Information Fixtures Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C32 - Storage Fixtures Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C33 - Window Treatment Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC C34 - Fixed Seating Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D - Facility Services

DC D11 - People-Moving Equipment Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D12 - Material Handling and Maintenance Conveying Equipment Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D2 - Fire Suppression Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D3 - Plumbing Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D4 - HVAC Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D5 - Integrated Automation Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D6 - Electrical Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D7 - Communications Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC D8 - Electronic Safety and Security Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC - Equipment and Furnishings

DC E1 - Equipment Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC E11 - Food Service Equipment Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC E19 - Other Equipment Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC E2 - Furnishings Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC G Site

DC G - Site Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC G1 - Site Improvements Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC G2 - Site Services Criteria

Some Master Notes have been re-formatted to improve readability, and additional notes added to explain choices.

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

DC H Process

DC H - Process Criteria

Minor updates to facilitate consistent functionality and formatting.

RELATED UPDATE:

DIVISION 07 – THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

07 8400 (07840) Firestopping

Special Inspections requirements have been added to reflect 2012 edition of IBC and new Chapter 17 Special Inspections related requirements for fire resistant penetrations and joints for certain building types.