The specification system for simple residential projects                 

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Designed by experts The Masterspec Minor Residential library has been designed to produce simpler, yet high-quality, specifications for construction projects that do not warrant the complexity of our Standard and Basic libraries. The system provides pre-formatted libraries of specification clauses that can be pre-edited by the Q&A tool to generate clear, correct, complete specifications that match your project. The clauses are short, the language concise.
Typical Users Designers of simpler residential and alteration projects
Typical Project Simple residential and alterations projects
Project Value Suitable for projects of a limited scope
39 technical work sections Minor Residential includes project selections section and some 37 technical unbranded generic sections.
CBI classification and coding

The structure of Minor Residential follows CBI, the classification and coding system established by ACBINZ (the Association for Co-ordinated Building Information in New Zealand)
Clauses appear under three division headings: GENERAL, PRODUCTS and EXECUTION.  

Referencing correct NZBC requirements and up to date NZ Standards All sections carefully reference the applicable parts of the NZ Building Code, correct NZ Standards and reflect industry Codes of Practice. This helps ensure a successful project outcome and supports your practice risk management.
Consistent format All Minor Residential sections are presented in the same consistent manner. This allows writers to specify from a generic base, with product detail provided by the specifier.
Range of electronic formats Masterspec is accessed via Masterspec NextGen2, our intuitive, cloud-based online platform. It features:
  • Powerful editing tools
  • Office Masters
  • Automatic notification of updates
  • Q&A's to pre-edit your section
  • Automatic delivery of subject-specific product data and links
The original Masterspec Link tool, providing limited electronic functionality, can be accessed through current versions of Microsoft® Word
User Guides User guides for both PC and Macintosh are available.

Section Updates Section updates are released on the 1st of the month. Masterspec highlights any changed sections and provides an easy Update Tool, with one-click adoption of each change to your current project. Change to data is triggered by:
  • changes to legislation, Standards or regulations
  • changes to the NZ Building Code documents
  • changes in the preferred approach to technical issues
  • changes to work practices
  • the availability of new materials or products
  • subscriber requests for additional coverage

On-going contact with subscribers Contact with subscribers is encouraged, please contact us via phone, e-mail orOnline enquiry form. Masterspec also offers a series of Technical specification writing workshops, held nationally on a twice-yearly basis.
News Bulletins Masterspec NOTES, our monthly newsletter, covers important updates on critical specification issues, details of forthcoming industry and legislative changes, items of national and international interest and issues raised by our subscribers.
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