Structural Library

Structural Library

This collection of over 120 specification sections focuses on your structural design needs, including load-bearing and load-resisting assemblies, elements, and materials used in building construction. Quickly access well-researched, current, tautly written, and coordinated specification language for:

  • Product and material quality levels
  • Product selections
  • Detailed fabrication and mixing requirements
  • Installation and field quality control requirements
  • Regional practices for delegating design for portions of construction

Get the flexibility you need. With MasterSpec®, you can edit sections to be proprietary, descriptive, or prescriptive.

Whether part of a structural engineering or design-build practice, you can rely on MasterSpec for:
  • Easy Integration — This comprehensive master specification system complements your project drawing information and coordinates with specifications used by many architects and with standard AIA and EJCDC Contract Documents.
  • Cloud-based Background Research — Create quality specifications in less time with 24/7/365 access to MasterSpec’s industry-recognized Supporting Documents.
  • Sustainable Design Information — Easily access and integrate LEEDv4, LEED 2009, Green Globes, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and ASHRAE 189.1 information.
  • A Formal Peer - and Technical - Review Process — MasterSpec is the only commercial specification system reviewed by a committee of practicing engineers and specification experts.
  • Industry Validation — A product of the AIA, MasterSpec is endorsed or recommended by CASE, ACEC, NSPE, and other professional organizations.
With the Structural Specifications Library, you can specify:
  • Building foundation elements, including driven piles, auger-cast piles, and drilled piers
  • Cast-in-place concrete
  • Precast structural and tilt-up concrete
  • Unbonded, post-tensioned concrete
  • Concrete unit masonry and brick
  • Stone cladding and anchored and adhered-stone masonry veneer
  • Structural steel framing, architecturally exposed steel, steel deck, open web joists and cold-formed steel trusses and framing
  • Fireproofing treatments
  • Wood and engineered-wood framing, sheathing, wood decking, wood trusses, and glue-laminated wood
  • Painting and high-performance coatings
  • Inspection requirements

Table of Contents:

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Explore MasterSpec Structural Specifications Library sample sections and Supporting Documents:
Sample Section – 052100 Steel Joist Framing

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View Supporting Documents for Section 052100, Steel Joist Framing

MasterSpec Supporting Documents include:

  • Summary
  • Evaluations
  • Drawing Coordination Checklist
  • Specification Coordination Checklist


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