MasterFormat expands definition of plaster cement

MasterFormat, a system design professionals use to organize building product information, will have new names for the section numbers that deal with plaster cement.

Section 09 24 00, formerly titled Portland Cement Plaster, is now simply Cement Plaster. Similarly, “portland” is no longer in the titles of Section 09 24 23 Cement Stucco and Section 09 24 33 Cement Parging.

By making the changes, MasterFormat’s publishers, the Construction Specifications Institute and Construction Specifications Canada, are keeping pace with recent advances in the industry, such as the growing popularity of plasters made with rapidsetting calcium sulfo-aluminate (CSA) cement.

MasterFormat is used by designers and builders for organizing specifications, cost estimates, and other construction information. The current version of MasterFormat was published in 2004, and is revised on an annual basis to keep it current with industry practices.

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