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MasterFormat® Update Section Number and Title Changes in SpecLink

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.  Note there are some exceptions listed below the update table.

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Section Number Section Title MF 16 Section Number MF 16 Section Title/Comment  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 7119 Electrical Underground Ducts and Manholes no change Electrical Underground Ducts,  Ductbanks, and Manholes  5/08/2017
33 7149.13 Overhead Medium- Voltage Wiring  no change  Overhead Medium-Voltage Transmission Wiring  5/08/2017
12 9300 Site Furnishings 32 3000  no change  6/08/2017
N/A N/A 01 2500 Substitution Procedures (New Section)  8/08/2018
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
74214 Insulated Metal Wall Panels 74213.19 no change  9/08/2017
07 4264 Metal Composite Material Wall Panels 074213.23 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
12 9313 Bicycle Racks (*Note content divided) 32 3313 Site Bicycle Racks  9/29/2017
12 9314  Bicycle Lockers (*Note content divided) 32 3314 Site Bicycle Lockers  9/29/2017
03 3533 Stamped Concrete no change Stamped Concrete Finishing  6/7/2018
04 2002 Single-Wythe Unit Masonry 04 2600 no change  6/7/2018
04 2731 Reinforced Unit Masonry 04 2900 Engineered Unit Masonry  6/7/2018
04 4301 Stone Masonry Veneer 04 4313 no change  6/7/2018
06 1324 Heavy Timber Framing 06 1323 no change  6/7/2018
06 1325 Heavy Timber Trusses 06 1326 no change  6/7/2018
06 4216 Wood-Veneer Paneling 06 4200 Wood Paneling  6/7/2018
06 6100 Simulated StoneFabrications no change Cast Polymer Fabrications  6/7/2018
07 0533 Fire and Smoke Assembly Identification 07 0553 no change  6/7/2018
07 1513 Lead Waterproofing no change Sheet Lead Waterproofing  6/7/2018
07 8123 Intumescent Mastic Fireproofing no change Intumescent Fireproofing  6/7/2018
08 1117 Aluminum Terrace Doors 08 1316.13 no change  6/7/2018
08 3458 Records Vault Doors no change File Room Doors and Frames  6/7/2018
08 3477 Smoke and Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies

07 8700             (*Division jump)

Smoke Containment Barriers  6/7/2018
08 3513.23 Folding Fire Doors no change Accordion Folding Fire Doors  6/7/2018
08 3815 Double-Acting Traffic Doors 08 3800 Traffic Doors  6/7/2018
08 4600 Glazed Interior Wall and Door Assemblies no change Window Wall Assemblies  6/7/2018
08 8717 Safety and Security Glazing Films 08 8723 Safety and Security Films  6/7/2018
11 8227 Waste Compactors 11 8226 Facility Waste Compactors  6/7/2018
13 1100 Swimming Pool no change Swimming Pools  6/7/2018
13 4905 X-Ray Radiation Protection 13 4913 Integrated X-Ray Shielding Assemblies  6/7/2018
13 4941 RFI/EM Shielding 13 4923 Integrated RFI/EM Shielding Assemblies  6/7/2018
13 4942 Modular RFI/EM Shielded Rooms 13 4926 Modular RFI/EM Shielding Rooms  6/7/2018
21 1339 Foam-Water Sprinkler and Spray Systems no change Foam-Water Systems  6/7/2018
21 2200 Clean-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems no change Clean-Agent Fire-Extinguishing Systems  6/7/2018
23 0130.51 HVAC Air Duct Cleaning no change HVAC Air-Distribution System Cleaning  6/7/2018
23 0548 Vibration and Seismic Controls for HVAC Piping and Equipment no change Vibration and Seismic Controls for HVAC  6/7/2018
23 0913 Instruments and Control Elements no change Instrumentation and Control Devices for HVAC  6/7/2018
23 2213 Steam and Steam Condensate Heating Piping no change Steam and Condensate Heating Piping  6/7/2018
23 3514 Dust Collection Equipment 23 3513 Dust Collection Systems  6/7/2018
23 6429 Modular Water Chillers 23 6433 no change  6/7/2018
23 7313 Modular Central-Station Air-Handling Units no change Modular Indoor Central-Station Air-Handling Units  6/7/2018
23 7433 Packaged Outdoor Heating and Cooling Make-Up Air Units no change Dedicated Outdoor Air Units  6/7/2018
23 8127 Small Split-System Heating and Cooling 23 8126.13 Small-Capacity Split-System Air Conditioners  6/7/2018
23 8129 Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) HVAC System no change Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC Systems  6/7/2018
23 8149 Water-to-Water Heat Pumps no change Ground-Source Unitary Heat Pumps  6/7/2018
23 8414 Evaporative Pan Humidifiers 23 8413.13 Heated-Pan Humidifiers  6/7/2018
31 6615 Helical Foundations no change Helical Foundation Piles  6/7/2018
32 1823.33 Synthetic Running Track Surfacing 32 1823.39 no change  6/7/2018
46 4303 Circular Clarifier Equipment 46 4321 no change  6/7/2018

 

 Exceptions:

There are approximately 5 or more sections (out of 800+) 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.)