Draft Three features a new numbering system that expands the capacity of the current MasterFormat. It replaces the 16-division format with nine “Groupings,” each capable of holding up to 10 divisions. Section numbers now include six digits rather than five, providing a theoretical maximum of 10,000 sections per division at level three.
The third draft of the MasterFormat can be viewed by going to www.csinet.org/technic/mfrevision.htm.
Publication date: 03/17/2003