What are the costs associated with the Division 1 format and advantages of the CSI?
Division 1 Gives the General Requirements for the Project and sets the standards and requirements. Costs associated with Division 1 can range from 5% to 25% of overall construction costs depending on the size and complexity of the project.
CSI MasterFormat is an Industry Accepted Standard for efficient information organizing of the Project Manual, detailed cost information and related drawing notations and specifications-writing standard for most building design and construction projects in North America. It lists titles and section numbers for organizing data about construction requirements, products, and activities. By standardizing such information, MasterFormat facilitates
communication among architects, specifiers, contractors and suppliers, which helps them meet building
owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets.