CSI MASTER FORMAT 2012 SAMPLE COST CODES
Masterformat is designed as the standard for Project Specification writing. It has been adopted
by General Contractors as a basis for historical job cost reporting as it is industry standard, providing both an
organizational scheme and a numeric index for construction work. Substantial departures from literal adoption are
required in order to more accurately describe the General Contractor's job requirements.
Division 01 is the most arbitrary, with furthest divergence from Masterformat 2010. Each company views these costs
differently, and is encouraged to modify as needed. Due diligence should be made however to reasonably adhere to
the MF '10's intent and numbering scheme.