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Chatsworth Products MasterFormat® Specifications Updated to Latest Format

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Construction ToolsChatsworth Products (CPI) provides customers with free, unlimited access to its library of MasterFormat® Specification files, which provide minimum composition requirements and installation methods. Recently, these spec sheets have been updated to the latest 2016 format.

MasterFormat 2016, a product of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), is a widely used standard for documenting project requirements on commercial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada. 

On CPI’s MasterFormat Specifications page, spec sheets have been organized by divisions and sections, and individual product specs have been combined into one Word document per section. Each division addresses a different set of requirements for the construction project. Division 27 specifically addresses communications construction, and Division 26 addresses electrical construction. 

Click here to go to CPI’s MasterFormat Specifications page to download reference specifications for CPI products.

Shannon Ryan, Marketing Administrator


Posted by Shannon Ryan, Marketing Administrator at 05/11/2017 09:45:28 AM




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Hello

I'm reviewing Section 1.5 (Action Submittals) of the Cable Management & Ladder Racks MasterFormat Specs.

What type of construction details, material desc, dimensions of individual components & profiles is normally included in a spec?

Where can I find grounding requirements for ladders, cable managers & cable baskets?

Also, I do see CAD blocks of individual components. Are there any CAD blocks of components already attached to ladders or baskets (splices, wall-attachments, ground, etc?
Posted by: Pete Diaz at 6/12/2017 8:33 AM


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Posted by: Brittany at 6/15/2017 1:46 PM


Q: “Hello I'm reviewing Section 1.5 (Action Submittals) of the Cable Management & Ladder Racks MasterFormat Specs. What type of construction details, material desc, dimensions of individual components & profiles is normally included in a spec?"

A: The Action Submittals section defines what the contractor is expected to submit with the project proposal and as built drawings. The statement you reference is intended to be very broad language for “a Bill of Material supported by product cut/data sheets for each product used/selected”, but it could be provided in another format. Basically, any critical information not included on the shop drawings/schedules: PN, Description, Image/Drawing, Size HxWxD, Material, Finish, Support Span, Load Limit, Cable Fill, Intended/Restricted Use, Warranty (if applicable). You can find specifications, cut sheets, drawings and installation instructions quickly by searching the Part Number or the directory in the Online Catalog. Use the Cart Function to make a BOM.

Q: "Where can I find grounding requirements for ladders, cable managers & cable baskets?"

A: The main reference for grounding requirements in the US is ANSI/TIA-607-C Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises, 2015. However, it is always best to check with the local authority having jurisdiction. Code requires bonding if the tray will carry electrical distribution or certain network cables. Permitting authorities should be able to guide standard practice in your area. Of course, its always best to have an electrical engineer design or review the bonding and grounding system to ensure correct sizing of bonding conductors. Generally, cable runway (ladder) is bonded across each splice and is also connected to the Telecommunications Busbar. This installation instruction describes bonding across splices on ladders. Cable Managers are not typically bonded, but they attach to a rack which is bonded to the Busbar. With tray, the splice can provide the bond, but you must use a specific number of splices. It is best to include a bonding strap across cut and formed sections. This installation instruction describes bonding across splices on tray.

Q. "Also, I do see CAD blocks of individual components. Are there any CAD blocks of components already attached to ladders or baskets (splices, wall-attachments, ground, etc?”

A: No, the 2D CAD blocks are individual components that can be used to create elevations and plan views. However, the Revit BIM Drawings do include a pre-configured pathway. Contact our Technical Support Department and ask if they have a typical room elevation or pathway that they can share.
Posted by: David Knapp, Product Marketing Manager at 6/16/2017 6:22 AM


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