Educator and contractor training available for MasterFormat 2004.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Construction Specifications Institute released an outline for an industry-wide education program to help the commercial and institutional construction industry's transition to the 2004 edition of MasterFormat.

Training will be launched for MasterFormat users and prospective instructors.

The Customized Education Program will offer sessions for users such as architectural, engineering and construction firms. The program will deal with the differences between MasterFormat's 1995 and 2004 editions, best-practice concepts for the new edition, and the use of its section numbers and titles directly affecting a particular organization.

The MasterFormat Accredited Instructor Program will prepare people from various segments of the industry to teach others about MasterFormat's 2004 edition. Using CSI-supplied materials, accredited instructors will conduct education programs tailored to the needs of particular groups.

Education programs on the 2004 edition of the MasterFormat are being developed for the 49th Annual CSI Show & Convention April 20-23 in Chicago.

For further details, visit www.csinet.org/masterformat.