8.5 SPECIFICATION NUMBER
Using the construction contract number identified in the "Scope," the specification number is
obtained by replacing the first six (6) characters (e.g., N62836) with "42".
8.6 PAGE LAYOUT
A sample of a project specification page layout is shown in Appendix P, Section 4, page 11.
The sample shows the beginning, Part 1, subpart (paragraph) numbering, titles; specification and
page numbers and locations; and required margins.
8.7 SECTION FORMAT
8.7.1 Division and Section Numbering and Titling. On the first page of each each division,
center the division identification (i.e., DIVISION XX) at the top of the page. Two (2) lines
down, center the division title (e.g., GENERAL REQUIREMENTS, METALS,
On the first page of each section, center the section identification (i.e., SECTION XXXXX) at
the top of the page or two (2) lines down from the division title, on the first page of the
division. Two (2) lines below the section number, center the section title (e.g., GENERAL
PARAGRAPHS, CAST-IN-PLACE-CONCRETE, STRUCTURAL STEEL, etc.).
8.7.2 Part and Subpart Numbering. The text of the each specification section begins with
the heading, "PART 1 - GENERAL" followed by the first subpart numbered 1.1 and the subpart
heading in all upper case letters. Subsequent subparts and subdivisions (also referred to as
paragraphs) are consecutively numbered 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 22.214.171.124,
126.96.36.199.1, etc. Subsequent headings include, "PART 2 - PRODUCTS" and "PART 3 -
NOTE: The A-E shall minimize the number of subdivision levels used.
Two lines below the last paragraph of each section, include the phrase "-END OF
8.7.3 Footing and Paging. On each page, center the section/section page number indicator
approximately 5/8 inch from the bottom of the page.
8.7.4 Section Arrangement. Arrange each technical section in the Construction Specification
Institute (CSI) three-part section format. The first part, "GENERAL," identifies the general
requirements of the work to be accomplished. The second part, "PRODUCTS," describes the
products and the quality of the materials and equipment to be included in the work to be
accomplished. The third part, "EXECUTION," provides detailed requirements regarding the
performance of the work to be accomplished.
When any of the parts is not applicable, include the phrase, "Not Used" below the heading (e.g.,
PART 3 - EXECUTION).