CSI's UniFormat
CSI's UniFormat

CSI's UniFormat

The information below is organized using CSI’s UniFormat

UniFormat™, a publication of CSI and CSC, is a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish them. These elements are often referred to as systems or assemblies.

UniFormat is often seen in performance specifications and preliminary project descriptions (PPD). Its most notable use is as a format for estimators to present cost estimates during the schematic design phase. UniFormat breaks a facility into systems and assemblies that perform a predominating function, such as substructure, shell, interiors, and services, without defining the technical solutions to provide these functions. This allows the facility to be priced at the elemental level, allowing design alternatives to be better evaluated, and allows facility performance to be established at the system level as the project design is being refined.


10 Project Description

20 Owner Development

30 Procurement Requirements

40 Contracting Requirements

A Substructure

A10 Foundations

A20 Subgrade Enclosures

A40 Slabs-on-Grade

A60 Water and Gas Mitigation

A90 Substructure Related Activities

B Shell

B10 Superstructure

B20 Exterior Vertical Enclosures

B30 Exterior Horizontal Enclosures

C Interiors

C10 Interior Construction

C20 Interior Finishes

D Services

D10 Conveying

D20 Plumbing

D30 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

D40 Fire Protection

D50 Electrical

D60 Communications

D70 Electronic Safety and Security

D80 Integrated Automation

E Equipment and Furnishings

E10 Equipment

E20 Furnishings

F Special Construction and Demolition

F10 Special Construction

F20 Facility Remediation

F30 Demolition

G Sitework

G10 Site Preparation

G20 Site Improvements

G30 Liquid and Gas Site Utilities

G40 Electrical Site Improvements

G50 Site Communications

G90 Miscellaneous Site Construction

Z General

Z10 General Requirements

Z10190.10.01 Building Envelope Commissioning ( By James Bochat, LEED-AP, of Cx Concepts) NEED THIS

Z70 Taxes, Permits, Insurance and Bonds

Z90 Fees and Contingencies

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