MasterFormat 2016 Update Section Number and Title Changes in SpecLink-E

This document shows section numbers and/or titles changed to conform with MasterFormat through the 2016 Update.  BSD will continually update this table as changes are published. We are currently underway in publishing the remaining updates. This page will be updated as soon as these updates are completed. Note there are some exceptions as described below the update table.

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Section Number Section Title MF 16 Section Number MF 16 Section Title Date Effective in SLE
 33 1613  Water Storage Tanks  33 1600  Water Utility Storage Tanks  5/08/2017
 33 2100  Water Supply Wells  33 1113  Potable Water Supply Wells  5/08/2017
 33 3111  Site Sanitary Utility Sewerage Piping  33 3113  Site Sanitary Sewerage Gravity Piping  5/08/2017
 33 4111  Site Storm Utility Drainage Piping  33 4211  Stormwater Gravity Piping  5/08/2017
 33 5111  Site Gas Distribution  33 5216  Gas Hydrocarbon Piping  5/08/2017
 33 1116  Site Water Utility Distribution Piping  33 1416  no change  5/08/2017
 33 3113  Sanitary Sewerage Force Main Piping  33 3123  no change  5/08/2017
 33 4600  Subdrainage  33 4100  no change  5/08/2017
 33 7149.13  Overhead Medium- Voltage Wiring  no change  Overhead Medium-Voltage Transmission Wiring  5/08/2017
 07 4264  Metal Composite Material Wall Panels  07 4213.23  no change  5/09/2017
 12 9300  Site Furnishings  32 3000  no change  6/08/2017
 00 4325  Substitution Request Form  no change  Substitution Request Form - During Procurement  9/08/2017
 00 6325  Substitution Request Form  no change  Substitution Request Form - During Construction  9/08/2017
 07 4214  Insulated Metal Wall Panels  074213.19  no change  9/08/2017
 09 5114  Fabric-Faced Acoustical Ceilings  no change  Acoustical Fabric-Faced Panel Ceilings  9/08/2017
 09 6800  Carpeting  09 6816  Sheet Carpeting  9/08/2017
 09 7733  Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels  06 8316  Fiberglass Reinforced Paneling  9/08/2017
 09 7744  Rustic Wall Terrazzo  09 7733  Terrazzo Wall Finish  9/08/2017
 09 8415  Acoustic Stretched-Fabric Wall and Ceiling Systems  09 8414  no change  9/08/2017
 10 2123  Cubicles  no change  Cubicle Curtains and Track  9/08/2017
 10 2226.13  Accordion Folding Partitions  10 2233  no change  9/08/2017
 10 5623  Wire Storage Shelving  10 5723  Closet & Utility Shelving  9/08/2017
 11 3100  Residential Appliances  11 3013  no change  9/08/2017
 23 3423  Power Ventilators  no change  HVAC Power Ventilators  9/08/2017
 26 0501  Minor Electrical Demolition  26 0505  Selective Demolition for Electrical  9/08/2017
 26 0520  Undercarpet Cables  26 0519.13  Undercarpet Electrical Power Cables  9/08/2017
 26 0534  Conduit  26 0533.13  Conduit for Electrical Systems  9/08/2017
 26 0535  Surface Raceways  26 0533.23  Surface Raceways for Electrical Systems  9/08/2017
 26 0537  Boxes  26 0533.16  Boxes for Electrical Systems  9/08/2017
 26 0540  Underfloor Ducts  26 0539  Underfloor Raceways for Electrical Systems  9/08/2017
 26 2501  Low-Voltage Busways  26 2513  no change  9/08/2017
 26 2600  Power Distribution Units  26 2733  no change  9/08/2017
 26 2717  Equipment Wiring  26 0583  Wiring Connections  9/08/2017
 26 2817  Enclosed Circuit Breakers  26 2816.13  no change  9/08/2017
 26 2818  Enclosed Switches  26 2816.16  no change  9/08/2017
 26 3305  Battery Emergency Power Supply  26 3323  Central Battery Equipment  9/08/2017
 26 3513  Low-Voltage Power Factor Correction Capacitors  26 3533.16  Low-Voltage Power Factor Correction Equipment  9/08/2017
 26 4200  Cathodic Protection  13 4713  no change  9/08/2017
 27 5117  Public Address Systems  27 5116  no change  9/08/2017
 27 5124  Intercom Systems  27 5123  Intercommunications and Program Systems  9/08/2017
 27 5129  Area of Refuge/Rescue Assistance Systems  27 5129.13  no change  9/08/2017
 27 5132  Television Systems  27 4133  Master Antenna Television Systems  9/08/2017
 27 5314  Clock Systems  27 5313  no change  9/08/2017
 28 1300  Access Control  28 1000  no change  9/08/2017
 28 1600  Intrusion Detection  28 3111  Building Intrusion Detection  9/08/2017
 28 2300  Video Surveillance  28 2000  no change  9/08/2017
 28 3100  Fire Detection and Alarm  28 4600  no change  9/08/2017
 33 1300  Disinfecting of Water Utility Distsribution  33 0110.58  Disinfection of Water Utility Piping Systems  9/08/2017
 33 3600  Utility Septic Tanks  33 3413  Septic Tanks  9/08/2017
 33 4213  Pipe Culverts  no change  Stormwater Culverts  9/08/2017
 33 7119  Electrical Underground Ducts and Manholes  no change  Electrical Underground Ducts, Ductbanks, and Manholes  9/08/2017

 Exceptions:

There are approximately 20 or more sections (out of 700+) in SLE that do not conform to MF '16 because (1) they predate the release of MasterFormat 2004, and/or (2) the scope of these sections does not match the scope of any of the available MF '16 numbers/titles.

We are keenly interested in our Subscriber's needs, especially in light of the industry advancements in integration of BIM Objects, Cost Estimating, and Specifications. BSD is looking at the best way to address the Sections that do not conform to current MF '16 numbers/titles and scope. Subscribers can always update their own Masters as desired.

BSD currently weighs the disruption and inconvenience to subscribers who've grown accustomed to the existing numbers/titles. For example, BSD received considerable negative feedback from our subscribers when BSD's existing sealants and painting and section was divided into two new sections in order to conform with the current update to MasterFormat at the time. (Note: This list is being updated in concert with this update.)

  • 075050 - Vegetated Roof Components – Under consideration.
  • 102601 - Wall and Corner Guards – BSD is looking at broader scope for future revision.
  • 122113 - Horizontal Louver Blinds – CSI verified typo in the MF16 list will be corrected in MF18; current title matches the MF16 Eratta.
  • 122509 - Window Shade Control System - Proprietary Section.