Construction Specifications Canada and the Construction Specifications Institute Renew Agreement to License and Support MasterFormat®

 Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), committed to the improved of construction documentation, and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national association dedicated to improving the communication of construction information and, today announced the ten-year renewal of an agreement to license and support MasterFormat® in the United States, Canada, and worldwide.

 MasterFormat is used throughout the construction industry to format specifications for construction contract documents. The purpose of this format is to assist the user to organize information into distinct groups when creating contract documents, and to assist the user searching for specific information in consistent locations. An internationally recognized standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects, MasterFormat is a product of CSI and CSC.

 “We are thrilled to renew our work with CSC to better serve the construction industry worldwide, and proud of the contributions CSI and CSC members continue to contribute to this important organizational system,” said Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, CSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “renewing the long standing partnership with CSC for the next decade ensures maintenance and expansion of this vital resource.”

 “The successful completion of projects requires effective communication among the people involved, and that in turn requires easy access to essential project information. MasterFormat, Uniformat and other CSI and CSC standards represent a key benefit for our members.” said Nick Franjic, CSC’s Executive Director.“We’re excited to renew our agreement with CSI to better serve the construction industry in today’s global business environment.”

 About CSI

Founded March 1948, the Construction Specifications Institute ( is a national association of more than 7,500 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, education and certification of professionals to improve project deliver processes. CSI members work tirelessly to effectively communicate the designers’ vision, the material producers’ solutions and the constructors’’ techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners’ objectives.

 About CSC

Construction Specifications Canada ( is a national multi-disciplinary, non-profit association with chapters across Canada. Founded in 1954, CSC is committed to delivering progressive education, certification, publications and professional networking opportunities for the design and construction community.