MasterFormat Task Team

Call for Volunteers
January 09, 2024 | By Admin

Signup Deadline: 01-30-2024
Starts: 01-19-2024
Ends: 12-31-2025
Location: Online Opportunity

The MasterFormat Task Team is a group of 8 specification and AECO professionals selected to serve the industry by investing time, expertise, and effort in the updating and maintenance of the MasterFormat classification standard. Through regular meetings and industry interface, as well as interfacing with the CSI Standards Steering Committee and CSI staff, the MasterFormat Task Team will review proposed changes from the community, solicit input from industry stakeholders, and work to finalize a proposal to the CSI Standards Steering Committee for finalization. 
This position is open to CSC members and non-members, and applicants should be an influencer in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) industry. 

As a MasterFormat Task Team volunteer:  
  • Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in regular task team meetings. 
  • Accept primary responsibility for a subset of MasterFormat divisions. 
  • Review MasterFormat change proposals for their assigned divisions. 
  • Handle all assigned responsibilities professionally and dutifully.
  • Contribute to final proposals to the Standards Steering Committee. 
  • Professionally express one’s opinion during board discussions and debates and speak with one voice regarding final decisions by the Task Team. 
  • Ensure that confidential information is treated responsibly and is not disclosed.  
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for MasterFormat, CSC, and the AECO industry. 
In collaboration with the entire MasterFormat Task Team:  
  • Develop a final set of changes for proposal to the Standards Steering Committee.  
  • Assess and respond to final changes for publication. 
Task Team members serve a two-year term beginning January 1st, 2024.
Time Commitment
  • 2 virtual meetings/month, with ad hoc meetings as needed. 
  • The approximate time commitment for the volunteer will be 10-15 hours monthly, inclusive of task team meetings, and review of proposals. 
Team Member Competencies
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Knowledge of specifications and use cases regarding the application of MasterFormat in a variety of scenarios.
  • Accountability to Detail: Relies on data, analysis, and experience to assess whether MasterFormat is accurately classifying products and work results within its assigned divisions.
  • Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. 
  • Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. 
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives 
  • Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. 

Additional Considerations
  • Professional experience (e.g. specifier, building products professional, architect, engineer, contractor, facilities manager) 
  • Deep familiarity with MasterFormat
  • Experience on standards committees 

Volunteers Needed
8 (8 open slots)

Experience Required
4 - 6 Years Industry Experience

Interested in this opportunity to get involved? Email your expression of interest and CV to