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                                                                                                                                 11
                                                                                                                                2004


  Publication of the Madison, WI Chapter                                                               Construction Specifications Institute, Inc.




                                     Madison Chapter Website: www.csimadison.org


                                                ing, and as of today, have only had                !!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  The Prez Sez….                                one response. I will have a sign up
                                                sheet at the November meeting.                  Congratulations to the candidates
                                                                                                and Madison Chapter members
The October meeting was very in-                Since the holiday season is rapidly             who passed certification exams at
teresting. Randy Baldwin from the               approaching, we all seem to be                  the North Central Region Confer-
Department of Commerce, Safety                  getting busier and busier. When                 ence in July of this year. They
and Buildings Division did an excel-            you are filling in your schedules,              were among 15 people who ob-
lent presentation on the plan sub-              please keep in mind the following               tained their CDT. Two other candi-
mittal process. He highlighted a                dates. First, the Madison Chapter               dates obtained their CCPR certifi-
new feature they are developing to              Holiday Party will be held on Tues-             cation.
allow web based scheduling of plan              day, November 30, 2004. This is a
review appointments. As a fre-                  week earlier than it has been in the            Mr. Ronald Bernhagen, CSI, CDT
quent plan submitter, I can see a               past few years. Our normal second               Gunnar Malm & Associates
definite benefit to using the web               Tuesday of the month schedule will
scheduling feature. Basically it is a           resume with our January meeting.                Mr. Kent T. Enright, CSI, CDT
way of filling out the SBD118 form                                                              Builders World
online, that forces the submitter to            Also, keep in mind the following
fill out the form completely, and               dates. The CSI Show and CSI Uni-                Mr. Scott E. Hogland, CSI, CDT
avoids any possibility of data entry            versity will be held in Chicago, IL             Window Design Center
errors by plan entry. I would like to           on April 20, 2005 through April 24,
thank Randy for taking the time to              2004. Also, the North Central Re-               Mr. Craig A. Patchin, BS, CSI, CDT
meet with us, do the presentation,              gion Conference will be held in Des             Window Design Center
and answer our questions. I heard               Moines, IA on July 28, 2005
several positive comments after the             through July 30, 3005.                          Ms. Sandra K. Lincoln, CDT
meeting.                                                                                        Facility Engineering, Inc.
                                                The November meeting will be an
As many of you know, the updated                interesting one. Pat Conway from                If you are interested in getting certi-
Project Resource Manual (CSI                    the International Masonry Institute             fied, the exam will be offered on
Manual of Practice) is now avail-               will do a presentation on masonry               April 2, 2005 at Potter Lawson’s
able from Institute. Our chapter                problems and how they can be                    office in Madison. You can register
can place a bulk order of these and             avoided. Pat’s past presentations               by going online to www.csinet.org/
receive a substantial discount from             have been very informative, and                 certification. The early registration
the member prices. The discount                 this one should be also. I hope to              deadline is December 1, 2004. Fi-
would vary from $23 to $70 de-                  see all of you there.                           nal registration is January 30,
pending on the quantity ordered. If                                                             2005.
you are considering ordering a                  Ross Mori, PE, CSI
copy of the Project Resource Man-               President, Madison Chapter CSI
ual, please contact me. I an-
nounced this at the October meet-
Madison, Wisconsin Chapter CSI meets the second Tuesday of each month except for July and August, at CJ’s East on Atlas Avenue (off Hwy 51 &
Cottage Grove Rd). Cocktails 5:00; Dinner 6:00; Program 6:45 Guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings; members are encouraged to
bring prospective members to a Chapter meeting.
About CSI:                                                   About Madison Chapter:                                                             Meeting Schedule:
The CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS IN-                          BOARD MEMBERS:
STITUTE is a National technical Society em-                  President ............................................. Ross Mori
bracing the entire construction industry, includ-                                                 Phone: 608-837-7899               2004
                                                                                          E-mail: rmori@trachte.com
ing research and development, manufacturers,                 First Vice President ........................... Curt Norton
                                                                                                                                    Sep. 14 Welcome Back Family Picnic
material suppliers, subcontractors, prime build-                                                  Phone: 608-274-2741               Oct. 12 State Plan Submittal and Review
ing contractors, as well as design and specifying                                E-mail: curtn@potterlawson.com
Professional Architects and Engineers.                       Second Vice President: ....................... Dan Maki                        Process
                                                                                                  Phone: 608-240-9110               Nov. 2 Masonry Case Studies—What
The Society is dedicated to continuing education                      E-mail: dan@facilityengineeringinc.com
through free interchange of information and                  Third Vice President ..........................Brian Clark                     Went Wrong.
experience among its members throughout the                                                       Phone: 608-232-1341               Nov. 30 Holiday Party
                                                                                       Email: brian_clark@flad.com
entire construction industry.
                                                             Secretary.................................... Thomas E. Irvin
Information about CSI and applications for                                                        Phone: 608-836-1538
                                                                                         E-mail: teiarch@chorus.net                 2005
membership are available at Chapter meetings
from the Membership Committee. Those inter-
                                                             Treasuruer ................................... George Keehn            Jan. 11 IBC Safety Glazing Requirements
                                                                                                  Phone: 608-273-0552
ested in membership are urged to attend Chap-                                                E-mail: gkeehn@aol.com                 Feb. 8 Lambeau Field Renovation Pro-
ter meetings and get to know us.                             Director ......................................... Rick Duchrow                ject
                                                                                                  Phone: 608-244-4777
                                                                                            Email: jrduke@chorus.net                Mar. 8 Master Format
About mad-spec:                                              Director ........................................... James Shaw        Apr. 12 Project Closeout Procedures
Mad-spec is the monthly newsletter of the Madi-                                                   Phone: 608-838-2277
son, Wisconsin Chapter and is distributed free                                                 Email: jshaw@adhllc.biz                      Panel Discussion
                                                             Immediate Past President ................ Noel Valdes
of charge to all Chapter members and interested                                                   Phone: 608-432-9949
                                                                                                                                    May 10 Tour
parties in the Construction Industry in the South-                                    E-mail: casglass@charter.net
ern Wisconsin area, other CSI Chapters in the
North Central Region, and selected CSI Chap- COMMITTEE HEADS:
                                                   Education ...................... Richard Wandschneider
ters nationwide.                                                                             608-246-6746
                                                                                                                                        MASONRY JOB SITE TROUBLE-
Mad-spec does not approve, disapprove, sanc-                 Academic Affairs ............................... Curt Norton              SHOOTING – LESSONS LEARNED
                                                                                                 Phone: 608-274-2741
tion or guarantee the validity or accuracy of the            Technical...................................... Steven Schatz
data, claims, or opinions published in this news-                                                              608-222-4991
                                                                                                                                    This seminar will focus on lessons learned in the
letter.                                                      Membership .......................................... Alan Kim         Wisconsin area regarding:
Republication rights of any original article ap-
                                                                                                               608-280-6206
                                                             Certification ......................................... Tim Usher
                                                                                                                                         ♦ Flashing & Moisture Management
pearing in mad-spec is granted to other CSI-                                                                   608-274-2741              ♦    Movement Joints
affiliated publications providing credit is given to         Golf Outing .......................................... Ross Mori
                                                                                                               608-837-7899              ♦    Air Barrier Systems
the author and mad-spec.
                                                             Publications..............................Heather Huisinga
Mad-spec advertising rates are based on 10 or                                                                  608-232-4342         Masonry is still the #1 choice for educational, institu-
                                                             Advertising ................................... George Keehn
11 issues as follows:                                                                                                               tional, and commercial building design. However,
                                                                                                               608-273-0552
                                                             Awards ......................................... George Keehn          while masonry attributes are obvious, causes of fail-
1/9 page—$75                   2/9 page—$110
                                                                                                               608-273-0552         ures may be more elusive. Over the years, IMI has
1/3 page—$165                  2/3 page—$285                 Website .......................................... Steve Schatz        conducted hundreds of job site visits to help design-
Full page—$375                                                                                                 608-222-4991         ers, contractors, and building owners diagnose
Rates are based on the advertiser providing PAST PRESIDENTS:                                                                        “masonry problems” due to improper design, detail-
electronic file compatible with Microsoft word Roger E. McMullin.................................... 1958-1959                      ing, installation, and/or service life expectancy.
                                                        Starkweather (D) .........................
processing software. The deadline for copy for Ronald L. Olsen ........................................ 1959-1960
                                                 Harold                                                 1960-1961                   Learn how to create masonry details that work.
the following month’s issue is the third Wednes- Robert C. Cashin ..................................... 1961-1962
day of the month.                                Norman Kenny ......................................... 1962-1964                   Pat Conway, AIA, CSI, Director - International Ma-
                                                             Stanley Anacker (D) ................................. 1964-1966
Mad-spec will publish personal ads, help                     Robert C. Kendall .................................... 1966-1968       sonry Institute - Wisconsin Office, is a nationally pub-
wanted, positions desired, office equipment for              Howard R. Steinmann .............................. 1968-1970           lished author and presenter on topics such as flash-
                                                             Harold R. Ames ....................................... 1970-1972       ing and moisture control, masonry movement joints,
sale, announcements of new appointments and                  Dwight D. Zeck ........................................ 1972-1975
assignments, and other notices of interest from              Anthony P. Pawlowsky............................. 1975-1978            new masonry technologies, and air barriers for ma-
Chapter members, advertisers and others (at                  William T. Gray ........................................ 1978-1982     sonry walls. He is currently writing a book titled:
the discretion of the Editor and space available)            Eileen K. Bey ........................................... 1982-1986    Practical Recommendations & Guidelines for Ma-
                                                             James C. Gaskell ..................................... 1986-1987
free of charge on a one-time basis. Contact the              Larry W. Ryan .......................................... 1987-1989     sonry Wall Systems. Mr. Conway is a 1989 gradu-
Publications Chairperson for extended time                   Al Martinson ............................................. 1989-1992   ate of University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of
rates.                                                       H. Steven Schatz ..................................... 1992-1996
                                                                                                                                    Architecture and a registered architect in Wisconsin.
                                                             Thomas E. Irvin........................................ 1996-2000
Another service provided is the option of the                Noel Valdes ............................................. 2000-2002    He currently sits on the Boards of Directors for the
advertiser providing a 8-1/2 by 11 camera-ready FELLOWS OF THE INSTITUTE:                                                           Wisconsin Architect’s Foundation and CSI’s Milwau-
advertisement in which it will be printed and Ronald S. Starkweather, FCSI                                                          kee Chapter. He can be reached via e-mail at pcon-
mailed as an insert into the mad-spec at the rate Harold L. Olsen, FCSI                                                             way@imiweb.org.
                                                  William P. Vickers, FCSI
of $100 per month of publication.                 Howard R. Steinmann, FCSI
Printed by Insty-Prints, 6636 Mineral Point NC REGION DIRECTORS:                                                                    Date: Nov. 2, 2004
Road., Madison, Wisconsin 53705             Robert Teller, CSI, CCS, CCCA                                                           Schedule:
                                                             Phoenix Design Group                                                           Social Hour: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
                                                             Phone: (636) 458-6841
                         Advancement                         Email: phoenixdesign@aol.com                                                   Dinner: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
                              of
                         Construction                        Robert Saumur, FCSI, , CCPR                                                    Program: 6:45 PM
                          Technology                         Marvin Windows & Doors                                                 Location: CJ’s East on Atlas Avenue (off
                                                             Phone: (651) 452-3039
                                                             E-mail: bobsaumur@marvin.com                                           Highway 51 at Cottage Grove Road)
                                                                                                                                    Cost: Dinner $14.00, Drawing: $1.00



Mad-Spec                                                                                     Page 2                                                                       November 2004
BOARD OF DIRECTORS                            COMMITTEE REPORTS:
MEETING MADISON
                                                CERTIFICATION: No Report.
DATE: October 12, 2004
                                                EDUCATION/ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
PLACE: CJ’s East                                (Curt Norton): No Report.

CALL TO ORDER: 4:39 PM by Presi-                MEMBERSHIP: Reported by Ross
dent Mori.                                      Mori. Current membership 108
                                                Members (92 Home chapter mem-
ATTENDANCE: Brian Clark, Rick                   bers). One Non-Renewed member,
Duchrow, George Keehn, Ross Mori,               Todd Lewis, Gypsum Supply. Ross
Curt Norton. Not Present: Tom Irvin,            will contact Todd to ask about re-
                                                newal. No new members listed.                                   !"
Dan Kai, Noel Valdes

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Tom                    PLANNING/MEETING TOPICS:                  $
                                                                                         # %            & #
Irvin. (Reported by Ross Mori). Re-             October 12, 2004: Plan Review/           ''
                                                                                        '(               $           )
viewed and Approved.                            Submittal Process, Randy Baldwin                         * )
                                                from Safety and Buildings to present.
TREASURER’S REPORT: George                      November 2, 2004: Masonry Case
Keehn. Current Balance $5,841.33. Re-           Studies—What Went Wrong, Pat
viewed and Approved.                            Conway from International Masonry
                                                Institute to present. Moved up one
CORRESPONDENCE:                                 week to accommodate speaker.
                                                Ross will coordinate.
    Ross received a phone message               November 30, 2004: Holiday Party                           !
                                                                                                          !"
    from Renee at County Materials re-          at Nakoma Country Club.
    garding advertising in the MadSpec.         January 11, 2005: IBC Safety Glaz-
    Ross faxes a copy of the MadSpec to         ing Requirements, Bob Saumur from
    her, with a note telling her to contact     Marvin Windows to present. Ross                     +     ! , -
    George with billing questions, and          will coordinate. AIA will participate
    Heather with questions about ad for-        as a joint meeting.                         #              !,  $
    mat.                                        February 8, 2005: Lambeau Field
                                                                                        %    &'         % $   $
                                                                                                              %
                                                Renovation Project, Fred Groth from
                                                                                                              ( &
    Ross received a resignation letter          Graef, Anhalt & Schloemer to pre-
    from Robert Kay. He will no longer          sent. Ross will coordinate.
                                                March 8, 2005: Master Format,           $                                )
    be a member of CSI and will not con-                                                %           $& * %
    tinue to write the Legal Sketches           speaker to be determined.
                                                April 12, 2005: Project Closeout Pro-       %
    column.                                                                             %& +                    % % %
                                                cedures Panel Discussion. Curt is
                                                coordinating.                               $            %
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    Ross received a phone message
    from Liberty Mutual Insurance re-           May 10, 2005: Tour; possible tours      $%               &
    garding announcement at one of our          include new court house, Camp Ran-
    meetings. Ross will follow up with          dall renovations.                       ,   -
                                                                                            %
    the local agent to see about having a                                                       .         /% &
    tabletop presentation at one of our         PUBLICATIONS: Submission dead-
    future meetings.                            line: October 20, 2004 for Novem-                )
                                                ber issue.                              0       0          1 11
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    Curt contacted AGC regarding the
    AGC Show. They have offered to              AWARDS: Nothing new.
    give us a space at no charge. Ross
    will look into borrowing Milwaukee’s        NCR: No report.
                                                                                                        #            $
    display. However, we will also inves-
    tigate purchasing a display. We will        WEB SITE: (Steve Schatz): No re-             .          #            /
                                                port.
    need volunteers to work at the booth.                                                                   -
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Mad-Spec                       Page 4                               November 2004
OLD BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

TIME/DATE/LOCATION FOR NEXT BOARD
                                       s
MEETING: 11:30 AM, November 5, 2004, CJ'
East.

ADJOURNMENT: 5:10 PM

Respectfully Submitted:
Ross T. Mori, PE, CSI
President, CSI Madison Chapter




        MAD-SPEC SUBMISSIONS

Please submit articles, announcements or news-                     Legal Services for the Construction Industry
bits by November 17, 2004 for inclusion in the
                                                           Public and private project contract drafting, review and negotiation
December Mad-Spec to heather_huisinga@flad.
                                                           Construction claim prosecution and defense
com.
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                                                           Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
                                                           Real estate development and environmental issues

             MILWAUKEE DEEP
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                Officially Known As
       The Northwest Side Relief Sewer

Join ACI Wisconsin and ASCE Southeast Branch
for a presentation on the construction of a seven
mile long tunnel, 120 feet below grade, passing
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value for the Shea / Kenny Joint Venture is                         Tel 608-423-9949       Fax 608-423-4884
$115,000,000. A Tunnel Boring Machine drills a                            E-mail: casglass@charter.net
22 foot diameter shaft, which is lined with con-                           Web: www.cambridgeas.com
crete. Each day, 660 cubic yards of concrete are          ADVANCED GLAZINGS - Translucent Daylighting Glass
pumped from the surface at the rate of 100 cubic
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A second and third shift of construction workers
strip and reset the concrete forms.                        MID-AM METAL - Curving--Painting--Metal Fabrication

SPEAKERS: Carl Christensen, Manager for the                      W&W GLASS SYSTEMS - Pilkington PLANAR
Shea / Kenny Joint Venture, has worked for J.F.
Shea Co. for over 20 years in the Chicago area.
                                                                WESTCROWNS - Pilkington Profilit Channel Glass
He has 34 years of construction experience.

Patrick Finn, Project Engineer for the Shea /                                                $#               0/         -
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derground prior to that. He earned his Bachelor              %
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of Science in Mining Engineering from Montana

November 2004                                          Page 5                                                                     Mad-Spec
Tech.                                   DINNER NO SHOW POL-
                                        ICY: Please send a sub-
DATE: Thursday, November 11,            stitute guest if you have a
2004                                    last minute conflict.
                                        You will be invoiced for
LOCATION: Bavarian Wurst Haus,          your unclaimed meal, if a
8310 West Appleton Ave., Milwau-        “walk in guest” does not
kee, WI 53218                           purchase it.
www.randmcnally.com/rmc/
directions/dirGetDirections.jsp
                                        Top Ten Ways to Know
DIRECTIONS: from I-94 go take US        You've Got the Consulting
45 north about 5 miles. Exit 45 on      Bug
Hampton Avenue east, and travel for
about 2 miles. Go south (right) on       1. Can't stop using
Appleton Ave. The Bavarian Wurst            words that don't exist.
Haus is the second building on the       2. Worried that he who
east (left) side of Appleton Ave. If        dies with the most fre-
                                            quent-flyer miles
lost, call Wurst Haus at
                                            wins.
414.464.0060. Do not call the Wurst
                                         3. Use so much jargon
Haus for reservations.
                                            in conversation,
                                            friends think you're
Social: 5:15 p.m.                           speaking a foreign language.         to the Construction Specifications
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.                        4. Constant urge to give advice on      Institute (CSI).
Program: 7:00 p.m.                          subjects you know nothing about.
Checks: make payable to ACI WIS-         5. Always-hyphenating-words-that-       MasterFormat, a product of CSI and
CONSIN                                      don't-need-to-be-hyphenated.         Construction Specifications Canada,
                                         6. Keep seeing bullet points every-     is the organizational standard for
$22 Bavarian Style Sauerbraten,             where.                               specifications, the written instruc-
bread dumpling, red cabbage, salad       7. Can fit the thematic undercur-       tions for construction, and other in-
$17 Chicken Kiev over rice with hol-        rents of "War and Peace" into a      formation for most commercial and
landaise sauce, vegetable of the day,       two-by-two matrix.                   institutional building projects in the
salad                                    8. Tired of having a social life be-    U.S. and Canada. The complete
ASCE student members: half price            yond work.                           2004 edition, the most significant
Unique menu requirement? Please          9. A two-page story in Business                                    s
                                                                                 rewrite in MasterFormat' 40-year
let Ed Gebauer know.                        Week is all it takes to make you     history, is due for release in Novem-
                                            an expert.                           ber.
RESERVATIONS: By noon, Friday,           10.Firmly believe that an objective
November 5, 2004 (RSVP sooner if            viewpoint means more than any                        s
                                                                                 MasterFormat' 2004 edition can cut
possible)                                   real work experience.                construction costs because its much
E MAIL (preferred): ed.                                                          expanded content fosters fuller and
gebauer@lafarge-na.com , or call                                                 more accurate specifications, which
608.334.7129 or fax 608.846.2116                                                 can reduce costly changes or de-
                                                            s
                                        Using MasterFormat' 2004                 lays in projects due to incomplete,
Tell us your: 1) name 2) firm 3)        Edition Could Cut Building               misplaced, or missing information.
phone numbers 4) food choice 5)         Costs 5 to 10 Percent While              For example, the new edition pro-
students indicate college                 Reducing Changes and                   vides for better specifications about
                                        Delays During Construction               modern buildings'  data, communica-
LATE RESERVATIONS? Please call                                                   tions, and automation systems.
Ed Gebauer on his cell phone:
                                         ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 19,
608.334.7129                                                                     CSI member Tom Rauscher, a
                                         2004) – Using the 2004 edition of
                                         MasterFormat™ to develop com-           Rochester, N.Y., communications,
CANCELLING OR RUNNING LATE?              mercial/institutional structures'con-   life safety, and automation systems
Please call Ed Gebauer on his cell       struction specifications could result   consultant, estimates an average 5
phone: 608.334.7129                      in an estimated 5 to 10 percent sav-    to 10 percent savings in construc-
                                         ings in construction costs, according   tion costs when such systems are


Mad-Spec                                            Page 6                                               November 2004
                              s
addressed fully in a building' speci-     lays.                                  as much as it is about power deliv-
                    s
fications. "When it' coordinated        • Paying crews overtime to install       ery. That reality must be fully ad-
[during the design phase] between         such systems to help keep the          dressed during the design phase of
               s
consultants, it' a relatively minor       overall project on schedule.           a construction project through the
problem to deal with. But when the      • Using higher-interest money,           specifications. It will lead to more
          s
building' already under construc-         such as via a line of credit, to pay   cost-efficient and smoother project
        s
tion, it' much harder to resolve," he     for such systems because they          delivery, as well as facilitate future
said.                                     had to be addressed as a change        maintenance and accommodation of
                                          order during construction.             new technologies over the life of the
Data in commercial construction           Lower-interest money, via the          project, all reasons why the building
project manuals about voice, data,        building' mortgage, can be used
                                                   s                             design and construction process will
and video networks has often been         for such systems when they are         take a giant step forward when the
deficient, misplaced, or left out be-     covered fully in the project man-      industry transitions to this new edi-
cause of the limited capacity of Mas-     ual' specifications, developed
                                              s                                  tion," said CSI Executive Director
           s
terFormat' previous version, the          during the design phase.               Karl Borgstrom, Ph.D.
nine-year-old 1995 edition. Its for-    • Paying additional money to install
matting structure doesn’t have            voice, data, or video systems af-      Functioning as the "Dewey Decimal
enough locations for specifications       ter the building has been built.       System" for organizing construction
in a construction project manual to                                              information, MasterFormat is divided
address the tremendous growth in        The added costs for such systems,        into divisions, and each division is
the volume and complexity of infor-     which the building owner either ab-      composed of sections. The 2004
mation about such fast-advancing        sorbs or passes on to his/her cus-       edition has additional divisions and
systems. Specifications writers have    tomers, can be even greater for          many more sections. That includes
tried to make do by placing data in     technology-rich facilities such as       the following new divisions concern-
project manuals where they could,       hospitals and hospitality and enter-     ing communications and other infor-
using their individual judgment         tainment facilities. Such buildings      mation delivery systems for build-
about locations, if they could be       have elaborate systems for inter-        ings:
found at all. Many people have          com, paging, closed-circuit televi-
added non-standard slots for miss-      sion, nurse call, public address/        •   Division 27 – Communications
ing information, without reference to   audio applications, and others.          •   Division 25 – Integrated Auto-
the MasterFormat standard.                                                           mation and Control
                                        "MasterFormat' expanded 2004
                                                          s                      •   Division 28 - Electronic Safety
According to Rauscher, the resulting    edition reflects the fact that the           and Security
changes and delays during con-          '        of       s
                                         wiring' today' commercial and
struction have driven up the cost of    institutional buildings is about data                    s
                                                                                 The new edition' added divisions
building voice, data, and video sys-    and communications transmissions         and sections also enable specifica-
tems as much as 50 percent, and
thereby have added 5 to 10 per-
cent to facilities'overall construc-
tion costs. Changes and delays
have taken such forms as:

• Tearing down walls to install
  cabling and/or cable pathways
  and then rebuilding the walls.
• Adding closets or rooms not in
               s
  the building' plans to house
  switches, servers, and other
  components for such systems.
• Expanding the heating, ventilat-
  ing, and air-conditioning system
  to handle the heat generated by
  such systems.
• Paying for express delivery of
  large amounts of construction
  products, such as wire and ca-
  ble, to minimize schedule de-

November 2004                                       Page 7                                                  Mad-Spec
tions to better address building own-      ess engineering construction pro-
ers' evolving construction priorities      jects, such as power plants and refin-        Seen on the back of a septic tank
such as security, life safety, and envi-   eries.                                        pumper truck - “Don't tailgate - or I'll
ronmentally responsible facilities.                                                      flush"
                                           The section numbers and their titles
Another new feature of MasterFor-          of MasterFormat 2004 are download-            Q. How do you specify wood that you
     s
mat' 2004 edition is divisions and         able at no charge from CSI’s website          don’t want lacquered?
sections for standardizing specifica-      at www.csinet.org/masterformat.               A. Timber with clear lacq of varnish.
tions for heavy civil construction,
such as dams and bridges, and proc-



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