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Fire sprinkler system specifications are developed by different parties for different reasons. Specifications can be developed for bid purposes, in which an owner or an architect will issue basic design outlines. This specification will usually be brief and not specify any methods or designs but rather an end performance of the system. This specification will not be precise.

Specifications may be developed for the purpose of defining specific installation practices, equipment types and models, and component location, among other items. These specifications will be very precise and will usually be developed by an engineering firm on behalf of an owner or project architect or other team member.

Many specifications will fall in between the basic bid specification and the extremely detailed installation specification. The model for many specifications is the standard outlined specification of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). They issue contract documentsA common, widely used format is the "MasterFormat" developed and marketed by CSI. MasterFormat can be obtained at the website www.csinet.org. that are used as the outline for many projects, including those in the government sector. They are also adopted and used by many architects that are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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