Imperial vs Metric
Materials & Systems
Wood / Plastic / Composites
Thermal & Moisture Protection
Doors / Windows / Openings
Site & Landscape
Portfolio / Resume / Interviews
Tools for Architects
Types of Construction Specifications
The article describes the three main types of construction specifications: Performance, Prescriptive, and Proprietary. Also covered is MasterFormat, the industry standard for writing construction specifications.
MasterFormat Specification Divisions (CURRENT)
Information about the 2004 MasterFormat, which is used in construction specifications.
MasterFormat 1995 Specification Divisions (OLD)
Information about the old and outdated MasterFormat 1995, which is no longer supported by the Construction Specifications Institute.
UniFormat is a way of organizing construction information by major system. A list of the major elements is included.
AIA Contract Document Numbering System
This article provides an overview of how the AIA Construction Documents are numbered so that documents can be identified or found quickly.
CAD Scale Factors
Wood Lumber Cuts
Dimensional Lumber Sizes: Nominal vs. Actual
Concrete Block Sizes and CMU Dimensions
R-values of Insulation and Other Building Materials