MNEMONIC 4 MASTER FORMAT construction numbers‘ MEMORIZATION?

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    Katie Merten

    MAYBE YOU COULD SEARCH BEFORE YOU ASK A QUESTION...SOMEONE WROTE THEIR TRICK A FEW DAYS AGO--IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, HERE'S AN IDEA--COME UP WITH YOUR OWN MNEMONIC!!.  ALSO IF YOU COULD STOP SHOUTING YOUR QUESTIONS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. 

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    Jonathan Chertok

    it’s just a question katie.
    i don’t have time to create mnemonics for everything so if there is some keyword i can use for a search for this i will.
    many of the things i am studying already require a massive amount of hunting so i cannot reasonably do more on a question like this.
    i’m sorry if the caps for emphasis are a problem. it’s how i write to try to emphasize things.

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    Jonathan Chertok

    hi katie,
    you are referring to this? it seems like it is for 21-27?

    “21. fire, 22. water, 23. air (HVAC), 24, 25. 26. lights (electrical) , 27. announce (communication)”?

    anyone got others? or something for 2 - 16 or whatever? i need to work on this and can never remember it...

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    Melissa Santana (Edited )

    Hi Jonathan,

    If you are referring to the Master Format Divisions, the answer is yes! The mnemonics are the following:

    Good Students Can Memorize Material When Teachers Order.

    F Students Earn F's Simply Cause Forgetting Principles Have An Effect.

    C Students End Everyday Understanding Things Without Memorizing.

    (I think the third mnemonic is not as important as the first two, but I memorized it anyway...just in case...)

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    Know that Division 00 is Procurement and Contracting Requirements, which I believe is considered to be separate from the Specifications. 

    Use the mnemonics for memorizing the rest of the Divisions and keep in mind that the Division numbers are not fully sequential and that they skip some numbers. I highlighted where those numbering transitions happen in bold.

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    Good Students Can Memorize Material When Teachers Order

    01. Good................General Requirements

    02. Students...........Site Conditions (Existing Conditions)

    03. Can..................Concrete

    04. Memorize.........Masonry

    05. Material...........Metals

    06. When...............Woods, Plastics, and Composites

    07. Teachers..........Thermal and Moisture Protection

    08. Order...............Openings

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    F Students Earn F's Simply Cause Forgetting Principles Have An Effect.

    09. F......................Finishes

    10. Students...........Specialties

    11. Earn.................Equipment

    12. F's...................Furnishings

    13. Simply..............Special Construction

    14. Cause.............Conveying Equipment

    21. Forgetting.......Fire Suppression

    22. Principles.........Plumbing

    23. Have...............HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning)

    25. An..................Automation (Integrated Automation)

    26. Effect.............Electrical

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    C Students End Everyday Understanding Things Without Memorizing.

    27. C..................................Communications

    28. Students.................Safety and Security (Electronic Safety and Security)

    31. End..............................Earthwork

    32. Everyday.......................Exterior Improvements

    33. Understanding................Utilities

    34. Things...........................Transportation

    35. Without Memorizing........Waterway and Marine Construction

     

    Hope this helps!

     

     

     

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    Jonathan Chertok

    wonderful!! THANK YOU melissa.
    clap clap and prayerful emoji’s...

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    Jonathan Chertok

    ok. thanks a lot mark.
    what is the info on 5 where it says materials...metals?
    also, what are the more important things to memorize if not CSI?

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    Mark Baker (Edited )

    MY list of important things to know for PDD:

    Building code. Separations of occupancies.  Construction types and height limitations. FIRE RATINGS / UL LISTINGS and detail sections based on those requirements. 

    ZONING CODE and all the limitations it can impose.  Building size, FAR, Shadow studies, etc.  Know a bit about WETLANDS and basically how you can not build within 100 feet of them (depending on zoning)

    BUILDING SYSTEMS.  Structure systems. which system, what it can span, and how much it costs.  PLUMBING and septic.  Invert elevations, minimum slopes for plumbing.  Fire suppression systems. Understand how heating and cooling buildings work.  

    ELEVATORS.  know the types and pros and cons of them.  btw. Holeless hydraulic elevators and for mid-height buildings (mas 6 stories) in which the soil can not have a hole drilled into it.

    Obviously, know whatever you can about PASSIVE HEATING and SOLAR ENERGY. Know what you can about GEOTHERMAL HEATING, and the types of geothermal coils. 

    You should be familiar with BUILDING SECTION DETAILS.  Flashing, Vapor barriers, Roof systems,  Have a more than a basic understanding of what you are looking at in a building section detail.  KNOW WHERE FLASHING GOES. 

    You have to know about the impact of TREES on a site, and PREVAILING WINDS.  Water features and how they heat and cool compared to the land near them.

    CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS - you must know what makes a whole set of documents.  You must know what details might need specific drawings.  What consultant would be responsible for completing what drawing. You really have to call on your experience with construction documents here and understand what you are looking at.  The CASE STUDIES will really rely on your ability to understand which sheet / which drawing you are looking for the correct information from.

    There are plan drawings. There are detail drawings.  General building sections, then DETAILED BUILDING SECTIONS.  etc etc.

    And you will need to be able to understand the IMPACT OF BUILDING SYSTEMS according to drawings.  For example, if you move a air handling unit and it requires a larger duct size, will that conflict with the ceiling height requirement, or the window requirements of a space. 

    AND you will need to know WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS CHANGE.  If a consultant makes a change to a certain room or system, what impact does that have on the room next to it, or the required roof height, or the required structural system to support the change. 

    CONSTRUCTION COSTS, value compared to system performance requirements, and impact of changes.  This is where you will need to do math based on the provided case study or specific question problem.  You will definitely need to determine "the most economical" building system or material based on the given situation.

    SPECIFICATIONS - this is where you need to know how the CSI masterformat divisions apply to drawings.  What division is curatin wall systems in?  How about the poured concrete foundation wall? and the stone veneer that is applied to it?  Where would I find the specifics for the elevator that is to go in the building?  And how about the windows or doors on varying wings of the building? 

    FOR ALL EXAMS - know minimum ada clearance door width and how to determine number of exits required, and the size they need to be (stairs and halls).  Know ramp requirements, and stair requirements. 

    "and that's all I have to say about that"

    Mark, Archizam

     

     

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