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(pronounced MAS-ter-spehk)

Published by Architectural Computer Services [ARCOM] for the American Institute of Architects [AIA], MasterSpec is a building and construction specification system for use by architects, interior designers, engineers, landscape architects and others. Developed in 1969, the purpose is to provide design professionals with a method of creating technical specifications without spending excess time researching products and writing the technical specifications from scratch. MasterSpec consists of over 600 sections packaged in 13 practice-specific libraries, following the MasterFormat 2004 organization standard. The MasterSpec technical specifications are available in three distinct formats or type: Full Length, Short Form and Outline.

See also: MasterFormat