As building product manufactures develop products to meet new needs in the construction industry, they should understand how their products fit into the MasterFormat. When necessary, manufacturers should not hesitate to propose changes to the standard.
MasterFormat is the construction industry's standard for organizing construction-related information according to "work-results" based on construction practices. It is used to organize construction specifications, cost information, and building operations and maintenance information. Modifications can be proposed by users to keep the standard up to date and responsive to industry needs.
For example, I proposed the following changes that have been added to MasterFormat in the most recent update cycle:
09 78 19 Cementitious Interior Wall Paneling
09 78 23 Phenolic Interior Wall Paneling
13 19 19 Animal Washing Tubs
26 01 40.13 Operation and Maintenance of Lightning Protection Systems
32 18 23.63 Equestrian Surfacing
Additional information is at www.masterformat.org.