NMS updates

To maintain the Canadian National Master Specification's (NMS) relevance, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) publishes a series of updates twice a year. The following summarizes the latest set of changes.

NMS summary of updates 2024-04

The 2024-04 NMS publication includes new and updated content related to energy efficiency, low embodied and operational carbon, smart building technologies, Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) guidelines, with additional options and requirements on material and design, advancing technology, current industry practices, and performance objectives.

New:

  • Section 07 41 16 Insulated Metal Roof Panels.
  • Section 12 24 13 Roller Window Shades.
  • Section 25 35 13 Integrated Automation Actuators and Operators.
  • Section 26 09 13 Electrical Power Monitoring.

Updates and targeted edits:

  • Updates to reorganize content for clarity and in accordance with the SectionFormat™ standard.
  • Updates to reference standards in accordance with the 2020 National Model Codes.
  • Updates to 22 Sections in Division 31 to include current industry practices and geotechnical requirements on-site during execution of work.
  • Technical updates to 6 Sections to include residential content and CFHA guidelines.
  • Updates to 3 Sections in Divisions 23 and 25 to include smart building technologies.
  • Technical updates to 7 design specification Level 3 Elements and 10 construction specification Sections with requirements for low-carbon refrigerants and TBS' Standard on Embodied Carbon in Construction.

Editorial changes:

  • Editorial changes and corrections to improve clarity of 44 Sections.
Listing of NMS documents
Design Specifications
Level 3 Element Title Status

1005

Table of Contents

Updated

A1010

Standard Foundations

Targeted edits

A4020

Structural Slabs-On-Grade

Targeted edits

C2030

Flooring

Updated

D2010

Domestic Water Distribution

Targeted edits

D3020

Heating Systems

Targeted edits

D3030

Cooling Systems

Targeted edits

D3050

Facility HVAC Distribution Systems

Targeted edits

Construction Specifications
Section Title Status

00 01 10

Table of Contents

Updated

00 01 15

List of Drawing Sheets

Updated

01 47 15

Sustainable Requirements: Construction

Editorial changes

01 50 13

Temporary Facilities and Controls for Dredging

Editorial changes

02 41 20

De-Commissioning and Removal of General Purpose (GP) Fume Hoods

Editorial changes

02 56 13

Waste Containment

Editorial changes

02 87 13.14

Precautions for Mould Remediation - Medium Precautions

Editorial changes

03 30 00

Cast-in-Place Concrete

Formerly: Cast-In-Place Concrete

Updated and renamed

03 31 23.13

High-Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks

Updated

03 45 00

Precast Architectural Concrete

Editorial changes

04 01 20.93

Testing and Sampling Brick Units for Restoration

Editorial changes

04 03 01.13

Period Masonry Cleaning

Editorial changes

04 03 05.16

Period Masonry Grouting

Editorial changes

04 03 05.21

Period Masonry Repointing

Editorial changes

04 03 21.19

Clay Brick Conservation Treatment

Editorial changes

05 50 00

Metal Fabrications

Targeted edits

06 03 01.31

Period Wood Storage and Protection

Editorial changes

06 03 05.74

Eradication of Insects in Period Wood

Editorial changes

06 03 50.13

Carvel Planking

Editorial changes

06 03 50.16

Steam Bending and Replacement of Curved Wood Members

Editorial changes

06 03 50.19

Caulking Period Vessels

Editorial changes

06 15 00

Wood Decking

Updated

06 41 93

Cabinet and Miscellaneous Hardware

Editorial changes

07 03 31.29

Conservation Treatment for Period Wood Shingles and Shakes

Editorial changes

07 27 00.01

Air Barriers - Descriptive or Proprietary

Updated

07 41 16

Insulated Metal Roof Panels

New

07 61 00

Sheet Metal Roofing

Updated

07 72 33

Roof Hatches

Updated

08 11 73

Sliding Metal Fire Doors

Updated

09 65 16

Resilient Sheet Flooring

Updated

09 65 19

Resilient Tile Flooring

Updated

09 96 53

Elastomeric Coatings

Updated

10 11 13

Chalkboards

Updated

10 22 33

Accordion Folding Partitions

Editorial changes

10 22 39

Folding Panel Partitions

Editorial changes

10 75 00

Flagpoles

Updated

11 11 00

Vehicle Service Equipment

Editorial changes

11 12 00

Parking Control Equipment

Editorial changes

11 13 19.13

Loading Dock Levellers

Formerly: Loading Dock Levelers

Updated and renamed

11 13 19.23

Stationary Loading Dock Lifts

Formerly: Loading Dock Lifts

Updated and renamed

11 40 00

Formerly: 11 40 10

Foodservice Equipment

Formerly: Food Service Stock Equipment

Targeted edits, renamed and renumbered

11 81 19

Vacuum Cleaning Systems

Editorial changes

11 81 29

Facility Fall Protection

Editorial changes

11 82 19

Packaged Incinerators

Editorial changes

11 82 26

Facility Waste Compactors

Editorial changes

12 21 13

Horizontal Louvre Blinds

Editorial changes

12 21 16

Vertical Louvre Blinds

Editorial changes

12 24 13

Roller Window Shades

New

12 35 53.13

Metal Laboratory Casework

Editorial changes

21 08 00

Commissioning of Fire Suppression

Editorial changes

22 08 00

Commissioning of Plumbing

Editorial changes

23 05 05

Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Updated

23 05 16

Expansion Fittings and Loops for HVAC Piping

Editorial changes

23 05 17

Pipe Welding

Editorial changes

23 05 23.01

Valves - Bronze

Editorial changes

23 05 23.02

Valves - Cast Iron

Editorial changes

23 05 23.03

Valves - Cast Steel

Editorial changes

23 05 23.04

Valves - Lubricated Plug

Editorial changes

23 05 23.05

Butterfly Valves

Editorial changes

23 05 29

Hangers and Supports for HVAC Piping and Equipment

Editorial changes

23 05 53

Identification for HVAC Piping and Equipment

Editorial changes

23 08 16

Cleaning and Start-Up of HVAC Piping Systems

Editorial changes

23 21 23

Hydronic Pumps

Updated

23 33 16

Dampers - Fire and Smoke

Targeted edits

25 05 53

Formerly: 25 05 54

Identification for Integrated Automation

Formerly: EMCS: Identification

Updated, renamed and renumbered

25 35 13

Integrated Automation Actuators and Operators

New

25 90 00

Formerly: 25 90 01

Integrated Automation Control Sequences

Formerly: EMCS: Site Requirements, Applications and Systems Sequences of Operation

Updated, renamed and renumbered

26 05 37

Wireways and Auxiliary Gutters

Editorial changes

26 05 38

Cellular Metal Floor Raceway Fittings

Editorial changes

26 05 39

Underfloor Raceways for Electrical Systems

Editorial changes

26 08 00

Commissioning of Electrical Systems

Formerly: Commissioning of Electrical

Editorial changes and renamed

26 09 13

Electrical Power Monitoring

New

26 28 16.02

Moulded Case Circuit Breakers

Targeted edits

31 05 10

Corrected Maximum Dry Density for Fill

Updated

31 08 13

Pile Load Testing

Updated

31 14 13

Soil Stripping and Stockpiling

Updated

31 22 13

Rough Grading

Updated

31 22 16.13

Roadway Subgrade Reshaping

Updated

31 23 16.26

Rock Removal

Updated

31 24 13

Roadway Embankments

Updated

31 31 19.13

Chemical Vegetation Control

Updated

31 32 13.19

Lime Soil Stabilization

Updated

31 32 19.16

Geotextile Soil Stabilization

Updated

31 36 00

Gabions

Updated

31 36 19

Gabion Mattresses

Updated

31 37 00

Rip-Rap

Updated

31 53 13

Timber Cribwork

Updated

31 62 13.19

Precast Concrete Piles

Updated

31 62 16.16

Steel H Piles

Updated

31 62 19

Timber Piles

Updated

31 63 19

Bored and Socketed Piles

Updated

31 63 19.13

Rock Sockets for Piles

Updated

31 63 23

Bored Concrete Piles

Updated

31 63 24

Compacted Expanded-Base Concrete Piles

Updated

31 63 26.16

Concrete Caissons for Marine Construction

Updated

42 20 00

Process Cooling Equipment

Targeted edits

NMS summary of updates 2023-10

The 2023-10 NMS publication includes the following:

New:

  • 00 31 00 Available Project Information – identified as a key Section for compiling existing project information.
  • 02 26 00 Hazardous Material Assessment – included to complement the existing suite of hazardous material Sections.
  • 06 83 16 Fibreglass Reinforced Panelling – new Section for a common interior finish.
  • 10 74 46 Window Wells – included to better capture Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) guidelines.

Updates and targeted edits:

  • Updates to reorganize content for clarity and in accordance with the SectionFormat™ standard.
  • Updates to reference standards in accordance with the 2020 National Model Codes.
  • Updates to 6 Sections in Divisions 10, 23, and 26 to include residential content and CFHA guidelines.
  • Updates to include additional options and requirements on material and design, advancing technology, current industry practices, and performance objectives.
  • Technical updates to 3 design specification Level 3 Elements and 16 construction specification Sections with low-carbon content and guidance.

Editorial changes:

  • Editorial changes and corrections to improve clarity of 20 Sections.

Deleted:

  • One Section was deleted (01 14 25 Designated Substances Report), with content transferred into new Sections 00 31 00 Available Project Information and 02 26 00 Hazardous Material Assessment.
Listing of NMS documents
Design Specifications
Level 3 Element Title Status

1005

Table of Contents

Updated

A1020

Special Foundations

Updated

A2010

Walls for Subgrade Enclosures

Updated

A4010

Standard Slabs-On-Grade

Updated

Construction Specifications
Section Title Status

00 01 10

Table of Contents

Updated

00 11 19.53

Request for Proposal - Design Build (Single Prime Contract)

Editorial changes

00 31 00

Available Project Information

New

01 14 25

Designated Substances Report

Deleted

01 35 29.13

Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Procedures for Contaminated Sites

Editorial changes

01 35 43

Environmental Procedures

Editorial changes

01 71 00

Examination and Preparation

Updated

02 42 19.48

Formerly: 01 74 19.13

Carpeting Recycling

Formerly: Carpet Reclamation

Renumbered renamed and updated

02 03 44

Shoring and Support of Period Structures

Editorial changes

02 26 00

Hazardous Material Assessment

New

02 41 19

Formerly: 02 41 00.08

Selective Demolition

Formerly: Demolition - Minor Works

Renumbered renamed and updated

02 41 13.13

Paving Removal

Updated

02 41 16

Structure Demolition

Editorial changes

02 42 00

Removal and Salvage of Construction Materials

Editorial changes

02 42 13

Deconstruction of Structures

Editorial changes

02 83 10

Lead-Based Paint Abatement - Minimum Precautions

Formerly: Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Minimum Precautions

Renamed and updated

02 83 11

Lead-Based Paint Abatement - Intermediate Precautions

Formerly: Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Intermediate Precautions

Renamed and updated

02 83 12

Lead-Based Paint Abatement - Maximum Precautions

Formerly: Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Maximum Precautions

Renamed and updated

03 10 00

Concrete Forming and Accessories

Targeted edits

04 05 00

Common Work Results for Masonry

Updated

06 03 05.75

Antiseptic Treatment of Period Wood

Editorial changes

06 03 13.23

Conservation Treatment of Period Heavy Timber

Editorial changes

06 17 00

Shop-Fabricated Structural Wood

Editorial changes

06 17 53

Shop-Fabricated Wood Trusses

Editorial changes

06 18 00

Glued-Laminated Construction

Editorial changes

06 40 23.13

Plastic Laminate Finishing for Interior Architectural Woodwork

Editorial changes

06 83 16

Fibreglass Reinforced Panelling

New

07 03 31.26

Conservation Treatment for Period Slate Shingles

Editorial changes

07 03 32.16

Conservation Treatment for Period Concrete Roof Tiles

Editorial changes

07 24 23

Direct-Applied Finish Systems

Editorial changes

07 71 29

Manufactured Roof Expansion Joints

Updated

08 36 13.19

Sectional Plastic Doors

Editorial changes

08 36 19.16

Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Metal Doors

Editorial changes

08 87 23.16

Security Films

Editorial changes

09 01 90.63

Interior Repainting

Updated

09 64 23

Wood Parquet Flooring

Editorial changes

09 68 13

Tile Carpeting

Updated

10 74 46

Window Wells

New

11 13 13

Loading Dock Bumpers

Updated

11 13 16

Loading Dock Seals and Shelters

Updated

11 41 20

Formerly: 11 41 23

Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

Formerly: Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

Renumbered renamed and updated

22 15 00

General Service Compressed-Air Systems

Formerly: General Service Compressed - Air Systems

Targeted edits

23 34 00.13

Domestic Fans

Updated

23 52 00

Heating Boilers

Updated

23 64 16

Centrifugal Water Chillers

Targeted edits

23 64 19

Reciprocating Water Chillers

Targeted edits

23 64 26

Rotary-Screw Water Chillers

Targeted edits

23 65 10

Condensers, Coolers, and Cooling Towers

Targeted edits

23 73 00.13

Air Handling - Built-Up

Targeted edits

23 73 00.16

Air Handling Units - Packaged

Targeted edits

23 74 00

Packaged Outdoor HVAC Equipment

Targeted edits

23 81 23

Computer Room Air Conditioning

Targeted edits

23 81 40

Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps

Targeted edits

23 81 46

Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps

Targeted edits

23 82 23

Unit Ventilators

Targeted edits

23 82 36

Finned Tube Radiation Heaters

Targeted edits

26 24 16.01

Panelboards Breaker Type

Targeted edits

26 27 73

Door Chimes

Targeted edits

26 29 03

Control Devices

Targeted edits

26 29 33

Controllers for Fire Pump Drivers

Targeted edits

26 33 43

Battery Chargers

Targeted edits

31 05 16

Aggregates for Earthwork

Updated

31 32 33

Shotcrete Soil Slope Stabilization

Updated

31 33 13.13

Rock Scaling

Updated

31 33 13.16

Rock Anchors

Updated

31 61 13

General Requirements for Pile Foundations

Updated

31 62 16.14

Steel Sheet Pile Cells

Updated

31 62 16.19

Tubular Steel Piles

Formerly: Unfilled Tubular Steel Piles

Renamed and updated

NMS summary of updates 2023-04

The 2023-04 NMS publication includes the following:

  • Updates to reorganize content in accordance with SectionFormat™ and for clarity.
  • Updates to reference standards in accordance with the 2020 National Model Codes.
  • Updates to include additional options and requirements on material and design, advancing technology, current industry practices, and performance objectives.
  • Updates to include bird-friendly design requirements in Level 3 Element B2020.
  • 7 new Sections in Divisions 22, 23 and 31 that also include content on low-carbon and climate resilient construction.
  • 4 deleted Sections in Divisions 01, 23 and 31 with relevant content redistributed to other updated Sections.
Technical updates

Design Specifications

Section Title Status
1005

Formerly: 1010

Table of Contents Renumbered and updated
A1010 Standard Foundations Updated
A1020 Special Foundations Updated
A2010 Walls for Subgrade Enclosures

Formerly: Walls-for-Subgrade Enclosure

Renamed and updated
A4010 Standard Slabs-On-Grade Updated
A4020 Structural Slabs-On-Grade Updated
A6010 Building Subdrainage Updated
B2020 Exterior Windows Updated

Construction Specifications

Section Title Status
00 01 10 Table Of Contents Updated
01 35 43.10 Environmental Procedures - Bridges Updated
01 47 13 Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design Deleted
01 47 19 Sustainable Requirements: Operation Deleted
04 03 05.13 Period Masonry Mortaring Updated
05 12 33 Structural Steel for Bridges Updated
08 36 13.13 Sectional Wood Doors Updated
09 23 00 Gypsum Plastering Updated
09 58 00 Integrated Ceiling Assemblies Updated
09 63 40 Stone Flooring Updated
09 64 53 Resilient Wood Flooring Assemblies Updated
09 66 16 Terrazzo Floor Tile Updated
09 66 23 Resinous Matrix Terrazzo Flooring Updated
09 69 00 Access Flooring Updated
10 44 00 Fire Protection Specialties Updated
21 13 13 Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems Editorial changes
22 07 19 Plumbing Piping Insulation New
22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping Editorial changes
23 05 48.16 Seismic Restraint Systems (SRS) - Type P2 Buildings Deleted
23 07 19 HVAC Piping Insulation Updated
23 08 13 Performance Verification HVAC Systems Updated
23 21 13.33 Ground-Loop Heat-Pump Piping New
23 37 20 Louvres, Intakes and Vents Updated
23 57 00 Heat Exchangers for HVAC Updated
23 64 16 Centrifugal Water Chillers Updated
23 64 19 Reciprocating Water Chillers Updated
23 64 26 Rotary-Screw Water Chillers Updated
23 65 16 Natural Draft Cooling Towers Updated
23 73 00.13 Air Handling - Built-Up Updated
23 73 00.16 Air Handling Units - Packaged Updated
23 74 00 Packaged Outdoor HVAC Equipment Updated
23 81 23 Computer Room Air Conditioning Updated
23 81 43 Air Source Unitary Heat Pumps New
31 09 16.01 Pile Driving Templates Deleted
31 32 33 Shotcrete Soil Slope Stabilization New
31 33 13.13 Rock Scaling New
31 33 13.16 Rock Anchors New
31 33 13.19 Rock Slope Barriers New
31 61 13 General Requirements for Pile Foundations

Formerly: Pile Foundations, General Requirements

Renamed and updated
31 62 16.13 Sheet Steel Piles Updated
31 62 16.14 Steel Sheet Pile Cells Updated
32 31 13 Chain-Link Fences and Gates

Formerly: Chain Link Fences and Gates

Renamed and updated
33 56 13 Aboveground Fuel - Storage Tanks Updated

NMS summary of updates 2022-10

The 2022-10 NMS publication includes the following:

  • The development of new Sections in Division 31-Earthworks and Division 32-Exterior Improvements, that cover the requirements for shotcrete and soil slope and rock stabilization;
  • New Section 11 11 36.10 - Electric Vehicle Charging Units, which covers the requirements for electric vehicle charging stations;
  • Technical updates to over 60 design and construction specification Sections with a focus on mechanical systems and other requirements for net-zero carbon building operation and climate resiliency; and
  • Updating the reference standards of the included Sections to the 2020 National Model Codes.
Technical updates

Design Specifications

Section Title Status
1010 Table of Contents Updated
E1010 Vehicle and Pedestrian Equipment Updated

Construction Specifications

Section Title Status
00 01 10 Table of Contents Updated
01 41 00 Regulatory Requirements Updated
01 51 00 Temporary Utilities Updated
01 91 13 General Commissioning Requirements Updated
02 50 00 Site Remediation Editorial changes
03 01 37 Concrete Restoration Updated
03 10 00 Concrete Forming and Accessories Updated
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forming Updated
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Editorial changes
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Editorial changes
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form Updated
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Updated
03 35 46 Concrete Topical Treatments

Formerly: Concrete Floor Hardening

Renamed and updated
03 37 13 Shotcrete Updated
03 37 26 Underwater Placed Concrete Updated
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Updated
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Updated
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Editorial changes
03 48 00 Precast Concrete Specialties Updated
04 20 00.08 Masonry for Minor Works Updated
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Updated
06 14 00 Treated Wood Foundations Updated
07 81 00 Applied Fire Protection

Formerly: Applied Fireproofing

Renamed and updated
08 11 13

Formerly: 08 11 00

Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

Formerly: Metal Doors and Frames

Renumbered, renamed and updated
08 14 73 Sliding Wood and Plastic Doors Updated
08 42 26.33 Swinging All Glass Entrances Updated
08 42 29 Automatic Entrances Updated
08 62 00 Unit Skylights Updated
08 71 00 Door Hardware Updated
09 03 25 Conservation Treatment for Period Plastering Updated
09 30 15 Quarry and Paver Tiling Updated
09 51 13 Acoustical Panel Ceilings Updated
09 54 23 Linear Metal Ceilings Updated
09 72 16 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings Updated
09 84 00

Formerly: 09 80 00

Acoustic Room Components

Formerly: Acoustic treatment

Renumbered, renamed and updated
11 11 36.10 Electric Vehicle Charging Units New
13 34 19 Metal Building Systems Editorial changes
21 12 00 Fire-Suppression Standpipes

Formerly: Fire-Suppression Standpipes and Hose Assemblies

Renamed and updated
21 13 13 Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems Updated
21 13 16 Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems Updated
23 05 13 Common Motor Requirements for HVAC Equipment Updated
23 05 19 Meters and Gauges for HVAC Piping Updated
23 05 19.13 Thermometers and Pressure Gauges - Piping Systems Updated
23 05 33 Heat Tracing for HVAC Piping Updated
23 05 93 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing for HVAC Updated
23 05 93.13 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Fume Hoods Updated
23 05 94 Pressure Testing of Ducted Air Systems Updated
23 07 13 Duct Insulation Updated
23 07 16 HVAC Equipment Insulation Updated
23 07 19 HVAC Piping Insulation Updated
23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC Editorial changes
23 21 23 Hydronic Pumps Updated
23 33 16 Dampers - Fire and Smoke Updated
23 33 46 Flexible Ducts Updated
23 51 00 Breechings, Chimneys and Stacks Updated
23 54 16 Fuel-Fired Furnaces Updated
23 64 13 Absorption Water Chillers Updated
23 81 46 Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps New
26 29 33

Formerly: 26 29 02

Controllers for Fire Pump Drivers

Formerly: Fire Pump Control

Renumbered, renamed and updated
31 32 36 Soil Nailing New
31 33 23 Rock Slope Drape Mesh New
31 33 26 Rock Slope Pinned Mesh New
31 33 29 Rock Slope Drains New
32 32 34 Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls Updated

NMS summary of updates 2022-04

The 2022-04 NMS publication includes: technical updates to over 300 design and construction specification Sections with content and guidance for net-zero carbon building operation and climate resiliency.

Technical updates

Design Specifications

Section Title Status
1020 Project Brief Editorial changes
1030 Project Criteria Editorial changes
A1010 Standard Foundations Editorial changes
A1020 Special Foundations Editorial changes
A2010 Walls for Subgrade Enclosures Editorial changes
A4010 Standard Slabs-On-Grade Editorial changes
A4020 Structural Slabs-On-Grade Editorial changes
B1010 Floor Construction Editorial changes
B1020 Roof Construction Editorial changes
B2010 Exterior Walls Editorial changes
B2020 Exterior Windows Editorial changes
B2050 Exterior Doors and Grilles Editorial changes
B2080 Exterior Wall Appurtenances Editorial changes
B3010 Roofing Editorial changes
B3020 Roof Appurtenances Editorial changes
B3040 Traffic Bearing Horizontal Enclosures Editorial changes
B3060 Horizontal Openings Editorial changes
B3080 Overhead Exterior Enclosures Editorial changes
C1070 Suspended Ceiling Construction Editorial changes
C2010 Wall Finishes Editorial changes
C2050 Ceiling Finishes Editorial changes
D1010 Vertical Conveying Systems Editorial changes
D2010 Domestic Water Distribution Editorial changes
D2020 Sanitary Drainage Editorial changes
D2030 Building Support Plumbing Systems Editorial changes
D2050 General Service Compressed-Air Editorial changes
D3010 Facility Fuel Systems Editorial changes
D3020 Heating Systems Editorial changes
D3030 Cooling Systems Editorial changes
D3050 Facility HVAC Distribution Systems Editorial changes
D3060 Ventilation Editorial changes
D5020 Electrical Service and Distribution Editorial changes
D5030 General Purpose Electrical Power Editorial changes
D5040 Lighting Editorial changes
D5080 Miscellaneous Electrical Systems Editorial changes
D6010 Data Communications Editorial changes
D6060 Distributed Communications and Monitoring Editorial changes
D7010 Access Control and Intrusion Detection Editorial changes
D7030 Electronic Surveillance Editorial changes
D7050 Detection and Alarm Editorial changes
D8010 Integrated Automation Facility Controls Editorial changes
E1010 Vehicle and Pedestrian Equipment Editorial changes
E1030 Commercial Equipment Editorial changes
E1040 Institutional Equipment Editorial changes
E1060 Residential Equipment Editorial changes
E1070 Entertainment and Recreational Equipment Editorial changes
E1090 Other Equipment Editorial changes
G3050 Site Energy Distribution Editorial changes
G4010 Site Electrical Distribution Systems Editorial changes
G4050 Site Lighting Editorial changes
G5010 Site Communications Systems Editorial changes
Z1040 Quality Requirements Editorial changes

Construction Specifications

Section Title Status
00 01 10 Table of Contents Updated
01 33 29 Sustainable Design Reporting Editorial changes
01 35 21 LEED Requirements Editorial changes
01 35 35 DND Fire Safety Requirements Updated
01 47 13 Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design Updated
01 47 15 Sustainable Requirements: Construction Updated
01 47 19 Sustainable Requirements: Operation Updated
01 71 00 Examination and Preparation Updated
02 22 10 Existing Building Condition Assessments Editorial changes
02 25 29.23 Roofing Investigations - Thermographic Editorial changes
02 27 13 Thermographic Assessment - Building Envelope Editorial changes
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forming

Formerly: Insulating Concrete forms

Renamed and updated
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Editorial changes
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Editorial changes
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short form Editorial changes
03 37 26 Underwater Placed Concrete Editorial changes
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Editorial changes
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Editorial changes
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Editorial changes
03 48 00 Precast Concrete Specialties Editorial changes
04 05 19 Masonry Anchorage and Reinforcing Updated
04 05 23 Masonry Accessories Updated
04 20 00.08 Masonry for Minor Works Updated
04 21 13 Brick Masonry Updated
04 21 19 Clay Tile Masonry Updated
04 22 00 Concrete Unit Masonry Updated
04 23 00 Glass Unit Masonry Updated
04 43 13 Marble Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 16 Granite Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 19 Collected Stone Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 23 Quarried Stone Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 26 Dimension Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 71 13 Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry Updated
04 71 13.13 Prefaced Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry Updated
04 73 13 Calcium Silicate Manufactured Stone Masonry Updated
05 12 23 Structural Steel for Buildings Updated
05 14 00 Structural Aluminum Framing

Formerly: Structural Aluminum for Buildings

Renamed and updated
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing Updated
05 31 00 Steel Decking Updated
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Updated
06 17 00 Shop-Fabricated Structural Wood Editorial changes
07 03 30.16 Conservation Treatment for Period Board Roofing Updated
07 03 31.26 Conservation Treatment for Period Slate Shingles Updated
07 03 32.16 Conservation Treatment for Period Concrete Roof Tiles Updated
07 03 33.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Sod Roofing Updated
07 03 41.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Metal Roof Panels Updated
07 08 13 Building Enclosure Performance Testing Updated
07 11 13 Bituminous Dampproofing Updated
07 12 13 Built-Up Asphalt Waterproofing Updated
07 13 52 Modified Bituminous Sheet Waterproofing Updated
07 13 53 Elastomeric Sheet Waterproofing Updated
07 14 13 Hot Fluid-Applied Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing Updated
07 16 19 Metal Oxide Waterproofing Updated
07 17 13 Bentonite Panel Waterproofing Updated
07 21 13 Board Insulation Updated
07 21 16 Blanket Insulation Updated
07 21 23 Loose-Fill Insulation Updated
07 21 26.13 Blown Insulation - Cellulose Updated
07 21 29 Sprayed Insulation

Formerly: Sprayed Insulation - Polyurethane Foam

Renamed and updated
07 24 10.01 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - Panelized Updated
07 24 23

Formerly: 07 24 10.03

Direct-Applied Finish Systems

Formerly: Exterior Finish - Direct Applied

Renumbered, renamed and updated
07 26 00 Vapour Retarders Updated
07 27 00.01 Air Barriers - Descriptive Or Proprietary Updated
07 27 00.02 Air Barriers - Performance Updated
07 42 13.13

Formerly: 07 42 13.23

Formed Metal Wall Panels

Formerly: Metal Composite Material Wall Panels

Renumbered, renamed and updated
07 42 43 Composite Wall Panels Updated
07 42 46 Cementitious Wall Panels

Formerly: Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Wall Panels

Renamed and updated
07 46 19 Steel Siding Updated
07 46 23 Wood Siding Updated
07 51 00 Built-Up Bituminous Roofing Updated
07 52 00 Modified Bituminous Membrane Roofing Updated
07 53 23 Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Roofing Updated
07 55 63 Vegetated Protected Membrane Roofing Updated
07 56 13 Hot Fluid-Applied Rubberized Asphalt Roofing Updated
07 61 00 Sheet Metal Roofing Updated
07 62 00 Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim Updated
07 71 29 Manufactured Roof Expansion Joints Updated
07 72 33 Roof Hatches Updated
07 84 00 Firestopping

Formerly: Fire Stopping and Smoke Seals

Renamed and updated
07 92 00 Joint Sealants Updated
07 95 13 Expansion Joint Cover Assemblies Updated
08 03 11 Historic - Period Wood Doors Updated
08 03 14.33 Conservation Treatment for Period Stile and Rail Wood Doors Updated
08 03 51.23 Conservation Treatment for Period Steel Windows Updated
08 03 52 Conservation Treatment for Period Wood Windows Updated
08 10 69

Formerly: 08 11 69

Storm Doors and Frames

Formerly: Metal Storm Doors and Frames

Renumbered, renamed and updated
 
08 11 00 Metal Doors and Frames Editorial changes
08 11 16 Aluminum Doors and Frames Updated
08 11 19 Stainless-Steel Doors and Frames Updated
08 11 73

Formerly: 08 13 73

Sliding Metal Fire Doors

Formerly: Sliding Metal Doors

Renumbered, renamed and updated
08 14 00

Formerly: 08 14 16

Wood Doors

Formerly: Flush Wood Doors

Renumbered, renamed and updated
08 14 73 Sliding Wood and Plastic Doors Editorial changes
08 31 00 Access Doors and Panels Updated
08 33 00 Overhead Coiling Doors and Grilles Updated
08 36 13.16 Sectional Metal Doors Updated
08 36 13.19 Sectional Plastic Doors Updated
08 36 19 Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Doors Updated
08 36 19.13 Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Wood Doors Updated
08 36 19.16 Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Metal Doors Updated
08 38 16 Flexible Traffic Doors Updated
08 42 26.33 Swinging All Glass Entrances Updated
08 42 29 Automatic Entrances Updated
08 44 13 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls Updated
08 44 23 Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Walls Updated
08 50 00 Windows Updated
08 62 00 Unit Skylights Updated
08 71 00 Door Hardware Updated
08 80 00 Glazing Updated
08 87 23.16 Security Films Updated
08 90 00 Louvres and Vents Updated
09 30 13 Ceramic Tiling Updated
09 54 23 Linear Metal Ceilings Editorial changes
09 58 00 Integrated Ceiling Assemblies Editorial changes
09 64 23 Wood Parquet Flooring Updated
09 64 29 Wood Strip and Plank Flooring Updated
09 65 16 Resilient Sheet Flooring Updated
14 12 00 Electric Dumbwaiters Updated
14 20 03 Freight Elevators Updated
14 20 06 Passenger Elevators Updated
14 31 00 Escalators Updated
14 32 00 Moving Walks Updated
14 42 00 Wheelchair Lifts Updated
14 43 19 Suspended Powered Platforms Editorial changes
14 43 21 Platform Lifts - Hydraulic Editorial changes
22 10 10 Plumbing Pumps Editorial changes
22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping Editorial changes
22 15 00 General Service Compressed - Air Systems Editorial changes
22 33 00 Electrical Domestic Water Heaters Editorial changes
22 42 13 Commercial Water Closets, Urinals, and Bidets Editorial changes
22 42 16 Commercial Lavatories and Sinks Editorial changes
22 42 19 Commercial Bathtubs and Showers Editorial changes
22 47 00 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers Editorial changes
23 05 00 Common Work Results for HVAC Editorial changes
23 05 05 Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Editorial changes
23 05 13 Common Motor Requirements for HVAC Equipment Editorial changes
23 05 15 Common Installation Requirements for HVAC Pipework Editorial changes
23 05 19 Meters and Gauges for HVAC Piping Editorial changes
23 05 19.13 Thermometers and Pressure Gauges - Piping Systems Editorial changes
23 05 33 Heat Tracing for HVAC Piping Editorial changes
23 05 93 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing for HVAC Editorial changes
23 05 93.13 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Fume Hoods Editorial changes
23 05 94 Pressure Testing of Ducted Air Systems Editorial changes
23 07 13 Duct Insulation Editorial changes
23 07 16 HVAC Equipment Insulation Editorial changes
23 07 19 HVAC Piping Insulation Editorial changes
23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC Editorial changes
23 08 13 Performance Verification HVAC Systems Editorial changes
23 08 16 Cleaning and Start-Up of HVAC Piping Systems Editorial changes
23 09 33 Electric and Electronic Control System for HVAC Editorial changes
23 09 43 Pneumatic Control System for HVAC Editorial changes
23 11 13 Facility Fuel Oil Piping Editorial changes
23 11 23 Facility Natural Gas Piping Editorial changes
23 11 26 Facility Liquid-Petroleum Gas Piping Editorial changes
23 21 13.01 Hydronic Systems: Copper Editorial changes
23 21 13.02 Hydronic Systems: Steel Editorial changes
23 21 13.03 Press Joint Piping Systems Hydronic Systems Editorial changes
23 21 16 Hydronic Piping Specialties Editorial changes
23 21 23 Hydronic Pumps Editorial changes
23 22 13 Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Editorial changes
23 22 13.13 High Pressure Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Systems Editorial changes
23 22 16 Steam Specialties Editorial changes
23 22 23 Steam Condensate Pumps Editorial changes
23 23 00 Refrigerant Piping Editorial changes
23 33 53 Duct Liners Editorial changes
23 34 00 HVAC Fans Editorial changes
23 34 00.13 Domestic Fans Editorial changes
23 34 23.13 Packaged Roof and Wall Exhausters Editorial changes
23 35 16 Engine Exhaust Systems Editorial changes
23 36 00 Air Terminal Units Editorial changes
23 37 13 Diffusers, Registers and Grilles Editorial changes
23 37 20 Louvres, Intakes and Vents Editorial changes
23 38 13 Commercial Kitchen Hoods Editorial changes
23 38 17 Perchloric Acid Fume Hood and Exhaust System - Stainless Steel Editorial changes
23 38 18 Perchloric Acid Fume Hood and Exhaust System - Plastic Editorial changes
23 52 00 Heating Boilers Editorial changes
23 54 13 Electric-Resistance Furnaces Editorial changes
23 54 16 Fuel-Fired Furnaces Editorial changes
23 56 13.13 Heating Solar Flat- Plate Collectors Editorial changes
23 57 00 Heat Exchangers for HVAC Editorial changes
23 64 13 Absorption Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 16 Centrifugal Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 19 Reciprocating Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 26 Rotary-Screw Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 65 10 Condensers, Coolers and Cooling Towers Editorial changes
23 65 16 Natural Draft Cooling Towers Editorial changes
23 72 00 Air-To-Air Energy Recovery Equipment Editorial changes
23 73 00.13 Air Handling - Built-Up Editorial changes
23 73 00.16 Air Handling Units - Packaged Editorial changes
23 74 00 Packaged Outdoor HVAC Equipment Editorial changes
23 81 23 Computer Room Air Conditioning Editorial changes
23 81 40 Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps Editorial changes
23 82 00.13 forced Air Heaters Editorial changes
23 82 00.16 Incremental Heating and Cooling Units Editorial changes
23 82 16.14 Electric-Resistance Air Coils Editorial changes
23 82 19 Fan Coil Units Editorial changes
23 82 23 Unit Ventilators Editorial changes
23 82 33.13 Residential Convectors Editorial changes
23 82 33.16 Commercial Convectors Editorial changes
23 82 33.19 Cabinet Convector Heaters Editorial changes
23 82 36 Finned Tube Radiation Heaters Editorial changes
23 82 39 Unit Heaters Editorial changes
23 82 39.26 Liquid Heaters Editorial changes
23 83 00 Radiant Heating Units Editorial changes
23 83 00.13 Radiant Heaters - Electric Infrared Editorial changes
23 83 13 Radiant Heating Electric Cables Editorial changes
23 83 13.19 Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Snow Melting Editorial changes
23 83 13.23 Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Floor Warming Editorial changes
23 84 13 Humidifiers Editorial changes
25 01 11 EMCS: Start-Up, Verification and Commissioning Editorial changes
25 01 12 EMCS: Training Editorial changes
25 05 01 EMCS: General Requirements Editorial changes
25 05 02 EMCS: Submittals and Review Process Editorial changes
25 05 03 EMCS: Project Record Documents Editorial changes
25 05 54 EMCS: Identification Editorial changes
25 05 60 EMCS: Field Installation Editorial changes
25 08 20 EMCS: Warranty and Maintenance Editorial changes
25 10 01 EMCS: Local Area Network (LAN) Editorial changes
25 10 02 EMCS: Operator Work Station (OWS) Editorial changes
25 30 01 EMCS: Building Controllers Editorial changes
25 30 02 EMCS: Field Control Devices Editorial changes
25 90 01 EMCS: Site Requirements, Applications and Systems Sequences of Operation Editorial changes
26 05 80 Fractional Horsepower Motors Editorial changes
26 05 81 Motors: 0.746 to 149 kW Editorial changes
26 06 31 Diesel Electric Generating Units Appendix A - Technical Data form Editorial changes
26 08 00 Commissioning of Electrical Editorial changes
26 09 23.01 Metering and Switchboard Instruments Editorial changes
26 09 23.02 Lighting Control Devices - Photoelectric Editorial changes
26 09 23.03 Lighting Control Devices - Incandescent Dimming Editorial changes
26 09 24 Lighting Control Devices - Low Voltage Editorial changes
26 09 43 Network Lighting Controls Editorial changes
26 11 00.01 Outdoor Substation to 15 kV Editorial changes
26 11 13.01 Unit Substation to 15 kV Editorial changes
26 18 39.01 Motor Controllers - 2000 to 5000 V (Non-Hazardous) Editorial changes
26 32 13.01 Power Generation Diesel Editorial changes
26 32 13.02 Power Generation to 30 kW Editorial changes
26 32 13.03 Installation of Electric Power Generating Equipment Editorial changes
26 32 13.04 Diesel Electric Generating Units (Liquid Cooled) Editorial changes
26 32 13.05 Diesel Electric Generating Units (Air Cooled) Editorial changes
26 32 13.07 Diesel Electric Generating Units Appendix B Factory Test Editorial changes
26 33 16 Battery Racks Editorial changes
26 33 43 Battery Chargers Editorial changes
26 33 53 Static Uninterruptible Power Supply Editorial changes
26 50 00 Lighting Editorial changes
26 52 00.01 Lighting - Central Emergency System Editorial changes
26 52 13.13 Emergency Lighting Editorial changes
26 52 13.16 Exit Signs Editorial changes
31 09 16.01 Pile Driving Templates Editorial changes
31 62 16.16 Steel H Piles Editorial changes
31 62 16.19 Unfilled Tubular Steel Piles Editorial changes
31 62 19 Timber Piles Editorial changes
32 12 16.02 Asphalt Paving for Building Sites Editorial changes
32 12 36.16 Coal Tar Seal Coats Editorial changes
33 14 16 Site Water Utility Distribution Piping Editorial changes

NMS summary of updates 2021-10

The 2021-10 NMS publication includes:

  • New sections:
    • 01 35 13.93 – Special project procedures during COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce the risk of exposure during construction.
    • 01 57 00 – Temporary controls, specifying the installation of temporary erosion and sediment control measures' installation during Work Execution to prevent soil, groundwater and waterway pollution.
    • 07 81 23 – Intumescent Fire Protection, for preparation and application procedures of thin film spray-on intumescent fire-resistant materials.
  • Technical updates:
    • Seven Sections in Division 04 – Masonry, to integrate Canadian Heritage conservation work practices.
    • Three Sections in Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection, to incorporate sustainable construction requirements, such as low carbon, water, materials, plastics, and construction waste disposal.
    • Six Sections in Division 09 – Finishes, to incorporate current flooring construction techniques.
  • Revisions:
    • Four Sections in Division 31 – Earthwork, and two Sections in Division 34 – Transportation, to integrate the requirements of temporary erosion and sediment control measures on-site during Execution of Work.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 35 13.93 Special Project Procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic New
01 57 00 Temporary Controls New
02 41 16 Structure Demolition Editorial changes
02 41 16.09 Structure Demolition - Short Form Editorial changes
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forms Editorial changes
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Editorial changes
03 48 00 Precast Concrete Specialties Editorial changes
04 03 01.13 Period Masonry Cleaning Updated
04 03 05.13 Period Masonry Mortaring Updated
04 03 05.16 Period Masonry Grouting Updated
04 03 05.21 Period Masonry Repointing Updated
04 03 43.13 Period Stone Repairing Updated
04 03 43.16 Period Stone Replacing Updated
04 03 43.19 Period Stone Dismantling Updated
06 08 99 Rough Carpentry for Minor Works Editorial changes
06 10 53 Miscellaneous Rough Carpentry Updated
06 14 00 Treated Wood Foundations Updated
07 03 61.21 Period Copper Sheet Roof Repair Updated
07 03 61.24 Period Copper Sheet Roof Replacing Updated
07 21 26.13

Formerly: 07 21 29.13

Blown Insulation - Cellulose

Formerly: Blown insulation - cellulose

Renumbered
07 81 23 Intumescent Fire Protection New
09 65 00.08 Resilient Flooring for Minor Works Updated
09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring Updated
09 66 13 Portland Cement Terrazzo Flooring Updated
09 68 13 Tile Carpeting Updated
09 68 16 Sheet Carpeting Updated
09 96 66 Aggregate Wall Coatings Updated
13 34 19 Metal Building Systems Editorial changes
31 00 99 Earthwork for Minor Works Updated
31 11 00 Clearing and Grubbing Updated
31 23 33.01 Excavating, Trenching and Backfilling Updated
31 32 19.13 Geogrid Soil Stabilization Updated
32 01 13.02 Flexible Paving Surface Treatment - Multiple Application Editorial changes
32 11 16.01 Granular Sub-Base Editorial changes
32 11 23 Aggregate Base Courses Editorial changes
32 12 16 Asphalt Paving Editorial changes
32 12 16.02 Asphalt Paving for Building Sites Editorial changes
32 13 13.17 Roller Compacted Concrete Paving Editorial changes
32 15 60 Roadway Dust Control Editorial changes
32 31 13 Chain Link Fences and Gates Editorial changes
32 31 26 Wire Fences and Gates Editorial changes
32 32 26 Metal Crib Retaining Walls Editorial changes
32 91 19.13 Topsoil Placement and Grading Editorial changes
32 91 19.16 Topsoil Placement for Vegetated Roofs Editorial changes
32 93 10 Trees, Shrubs and Ground Cover Planting Editorial changes
33 31 11 Public Sanitary Sewerage Gravity Piping Editorial changes
34 71 13.25 Vehicle W-Beam Guide Rail Updated
34 71 13.28 Vehicle Box Beam Guide Rail Updated

NMS summary of updates 2021‑07

The 2021‑07 NMS publication includes:

  • New sections that specify requirements for the commissioning of fire suppression, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems:
    • Section 21 08 00 - Commissioning of Fire Suppression
    • Section 22 08 00 - Commissioning of Plumbing
    • Section 23 08 00 - Commissioning of HVAC
    • Section 26 08 00 - Commissioning of Electrical
  • Updates to division 06 – Wood, Plastics and Composites, including a new Section 06 17 00 - Shop‑Fabricated Structural Wood that specifies technical requirements for shop‑fabricated structural wood components.
  • New reference guides:
    • Mass Timber and Shop‑Fabricated Structural Wood, which introduces Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) systems.
    • Wood Treatment, which describes different pressure treatment methods that are applicable to provide protection against the effects of moisture, biological degradation and fire as they are applied to wood and mass timber products.
  • Quality assurance and Quality control:
    • New Section 01 43 00 – Quality Assurance: Specifies administrative and procedural requirements to ensure building code compliance and conformance to Contract Documents before and during Execution of Work.
    • Revision to Section 01 45 00 – Quality control: To highlight the administrative and procedural requirements to ensure Contract Documents conformance during Work Execution.
    • Revisions to a large number of Sections to integrate the changes related to the Section on Quality control and Quality Assurance.
  • Technical updates to a number of Sections in DIV02 and DIV06 to ensure the integration of Canadian Heritage conservation work practices.
  • Revisions to Section 01 73 00 - Execution; to include common application/erection/installation and bracing/anchoring requirements to execute the Work.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 33 00 Submittal Procedures Editorial changes
01 35 21 LEED Requirements Editorial changes
01 35 43.10 Environmental Procedures - Bridges Editorial changes
01 41 00 Regulatory Requirements Editorial changes
01 43 00 Quality Assurance New
01 45 00 Quality Control Updated
01 73 00 Execution Updated
01 74 19 Waste Management and Disposal Editorial changes
01 78 00 Closeout Submittals Editorial changes
01 79 00 Demonstration and Training Editorial changes
02 03 43 Period Structure Relocating Updated
02 03 44 Shoring and Support of Period Structures Updated
02 50 00 Site Remediation Editorial changes
02 83 10 Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Minimum Precautions Editorial changes
02 83 11 Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Intermediate Precautions Editorial changes
02 83 12 Maximum Precautions Editorial changes
02 84 00 Polychlorinate Biphenyl Remediation Editorial changes
03 01 36 Epoxy Injection/Chemical Grout Editorial changes
03 01 37 Concrete Restoration Editorial changes
03 01 41 Precast Concrete Cleaning: Water Pressure Method Editorial changes
03 10 00 Concrete Forming and Accessories Editorial changes
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forms Editorial changes
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Editorial changes
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Editorial changes
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form Editorial changes
03 31 23.13 High-Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks Editorial changes
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Editorial changes
03 35 46 Concrete Floor Hardening Editorial changes
03 37 13 Shotcrete Editorial changes
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Editorial changes
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Editorial changes
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Editorial changes
03 60 10 Pressure Grouting Rock Editorial changes
04 03 05.13 Period Masonry Mortaring Editorial changes
04 03 21.19 Clay Brick Conservation Treatment Editorial changes
04 03 21.26 Period Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile Repair Editorial changes
04 03 43.13 Period Stone Repairing Editorial changes
04 03 43.16 Period Stone Replacing Editorial changes
04 03 43.19 Period Stone Dismantling Editorial changes
04 05 00 Common Work Results for Masonry Editorial changes
04 20 00.08 Masonry for Minor Works Editorial changes
04 43 13 Marble Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 16 Granite Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 19 Collected Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 23 Quarried Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 26 Dimension Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 71 13.13 Prefaced Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry Editorial changes
05 12 23 Structural Steel for Buildings Editorial changes
05 12 33 Structural Steel for Bridges Editorial changes
05 14 00 Structural Aluminum for Buildings Editorial changes
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing Editorial changes
05 31 00 Steel Decking Editorial changes
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Editorial changes
06 00 00.RG.01 Division 06 Reference Guide - Wood Treatment New
06 00 00.RG.02 Division 06 Reference Guide - Mass Timber and Shop Fabricated Structural Wood New
06 03 05.73 Long-Term Period Wood Treatment Updated
06 03 13 Conservation Treatment of Period Log Construction Updated
06 03 13.23 Conservation Treatment of Period Heavy Timber Updated
06 03 50.13 Carvel Planking Editorial changes
06 03 50.16 Steam Bending and Replacement of Curved Wood Members Editorial changes
06 05 73 Wood Treatment Updated
06 08 99 Rough Carpentry for Minor Works Updated
06 15 00 Wood Decking Updated
06 17 00 Shop‑Fabricated Structural Wood New
06 17 53 Shop-Fabricated Wood Trusses Updated
06 18 00 Glued-Laminated Construction Updated
06 20 00 Finish Carpentry Editorial changes
06 40 00 Architectural Woodwork Editorial changes
06 40 23.13 Plastic Laminate Finishing for Interior Architectural Woodwork Editorial changes
07 03 30.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Canvas Roofing Editorial changes
07 03 30.16 Conservation Treatment for Period Board Roofing Editorial changes
07 03 31.26 Conservation Treatment for Period Slate Shingles Editorial changes
07 03 31.29 Conservation Treatment for Period Wood Shingles and Shakes Editorial changes
07 03 32.16 Conservation Treatment for Period Concrete Roof Tiles Editorial changes
07 03 33.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Sod Roofing Editorial changes
07 03 41.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Metal Roof Panels Editorial changes
07 03 61.21 Period Copper Sheet Roof Repair Editorial changes
07 08 13 Building Enclosure Performance Testing Editorial changes
07 12 13 Built-Up Asphalt Waterproofing Editorial changes
07 13 52 Modified Bituminous Sheet Waterproofing Updated
07 13 53 Elastomeric Sheet Waterproofing Editorial changes
07 14 13 Hot Fluid-Applied Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing Editorial changes
07 16 19 Metal Oxide Waterproofing Editorial changes
07 17 13 Bentonite Panel Waterproofing Editorial changes
07 18 00 Traffic Coatings Editorial changes
07 19 00 Water Repellents Editorial changes
07 21 13 Board Insulation Editorial changes
07 21 16 Blanket Insulation Editorial changes
07 21 23 Loose - Fill Insulation Editorial changes
07 21 26.13

Formerly: 07 21 29.13

Blown Insulation – Cellulose

Formerly: Blown Insulation - Cellulose

Renumbered and Editorial changes
07 21 26.16 Blown Insulation - Mineral Fibre Editorial changes
07 21 29 Sprayed Insulation - Polyurethane Foam Editorial changes
07 24 00 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems Editorial changes
07 24 10.01 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - Panelized Editorial changes
07 24 10.03 Exterior Finish - Direct Applied Editorial changes
07 26 00 Vapour Retarders Editorial changes
07 27 00.01 Air Barriers - Descriptive or Proprietary Editorial changes
07 27 00.02 Air Barriers - Performance Editorial changes
07 31 13 Asphalt Shingles Editorial changes
07 31 29 Wood Shingles and Shakes Editorial changes
07 42 13.23 Metal Composite Material Wall Panels Editorial changes
07 42 43 Composite Wall Panels Editorial changes
07 42 46 Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Wall Panels Editorial changes
07 46 16 Aluminum Siding Editorial changes
07 46 19 Steel Siding Editorial changes
07 46 23 Wood Siding Editorial changes
07 46 33 Plastic Siding Editorial changes
07 51 00 Built-Up Bituminous Roofing Editorial changes
07 53 23 Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Roofing Editorial changes
07 54 19 Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing Editorial changes
07 55 63 Vegetated Protected Membrane Roofing Editorial changes
07 56 13 Hot Fluid Applied Rubberized Asphalt Roofing Editorial changes
07 61 00 Sheet Metal Roofing Editorial changes
07 62 00 Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim Editorial changes
07 72 33 Roof Hatches Editorial changes
07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing Editorial changes
07 84 00 Fire Stopping Editorial changes
07 95 13 Expansion Joint Cover Assemblies Editorial changes
08 03 11 Historic - Period Wood Doors Editorial changes
08 03 14.33 Conservation Treatment for Period Stile and Rail Wood Doors Editorial changes
08 03 51.23 Conservation Treatment for Period Steel Windows Editorial changes
08 03 52 Conservation Treatment for Period Wood Windows Editorial changes
08 11 16 Aluminum Doors and Frames Editorial changes
08 11 19 Stainless-Steel Doors and Frames Editorial changes
08 13 73 Sliding Metal Doors Editorial changes
08 14 16 Flush Wood Doors Editorial changes
08 14 73 Sliding Wood and Plastic Doors Editorial changes
08 31 00 Access Doors and Panels Editorial changes
08 33 00 Overhead Coiling Doors and Grilles Editorial changes
08 33 13 Coiling Counter Doors Editorial changes
08 33 36 Side Coiling Grilles Editorial changes
08 34 59.13 Vault Doors and Frames Editorial changes
08 36 19 Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Doors Editorial changes
08 42 26.33 Swinging All Glass Entrances Editorial changes
08 42 29 Automatic Entrances Editorial changes
08 44 13 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls Editorial changes
08 44 23 Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Walls Editorial changes
08 50 00 Windows Editorial changes
08 62 00 Unit Skylights Editorial changes
08 71 00 Door Hardware Editorial changes
08 80 00 Glazing Editorial changes
08 90 00 Louvres and Vents Editorial changes
09 01 90.62 Exterior Repainting Editorial changes
09 01 90.63 Interior Repainting Editorial changes
09 03 25 Conservation Treatment for Period Plastering Editorial changes
09 03 91.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Exterior Painting Editorial changes
09 03 91.23 Conservation Treatment for Period Interior Painting Editorial changes
09 21 16.08 Gypsum Board Assemblies for Minor Works Editorial changes
09 51 13 Acoustical Panel Ceilings Editorial changes
09 54 23 Linear Metal Ceilings Editorial changes
09 64 23 Wood Parquet Flooring Editorial changes
09 64 29 Wood Strip and Plank Flooring Editorial changes
09 64 53 Resilient Wood Flooring Assemblies Editorial changes
09 65 00.08 Resilient Flooring for Minor Works Editorial changes
09 65 16 Resilient Sheet Flooring Editorial changes
09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring Editorial changes
09 66 13 Portland Cement Terrazzo Flooring Editorial changes
09 66 16 Terrazzo Floor Tile Editorial changes
09 66 23 Resinous Matrix Terrazzo Flooring Editorial changes
09 68 13 Tile Carpeting Editorial changes
09 72 16 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings Editorial changes
09 80 00 Acoustic Treatment Editorial changes
09 91 13 Exterior Painting Editorial changes
09 91 23 Interior Painting Editorial changes
09 96 59 High-Build Glazed Coatings Editorial changes
09 96 66 Aggregate Wall Coatings Editorial changes
10 21 13.13 Metal Toilet Compartments Editorial changes
10 22 13 Wire Mesh Partitions Editorial changes
10 22 19.54 Demountable Partitions - Post and Panel Editorial changes
10 22 19.55 Demountable Partitions - Stud Type Editorial changes
10 22 39 Folding Panel Partitions Editorial changes
10 44 00 Fire Protection Specialties Editorial changes
11 13 19.13 Loading Dock Levelers Editorial changes
11 13 19.23 Loading Dock Lifts Editorial changes
11 40 10 Food Service Stock Equipment Editorial changes
11 41 23 Walk-In Coolers and Freezers Editorial changes
11 51 23.13 Metal Library Shelving Editorial changes
11 53 13 Laboratory Fume Hoods Editorial changes
12 21 16 Vertical Louvre Blinds Editorial changes
12 35 39 Commercial Kitchen Casework Editorial changes
14 20 03 Freight Elevators Editorial changes
14 20 06 Passenger Elevators Editorial changes
21 08 00 Commissioning of Fire Suppression New
21 30 00 Fire Pumps Editorial changes
22 08 00 Commissioning of Plumbing New
23 05 19 Meters and Gauges for HVAC Piping Editorial changes
23 05 19.13 Thermometers and Pressure Gauges - Piping Systems Editorial changes
23 05 93.13 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Fume Hoods Editorial changes
23 07 13 Duct Insulation Editorial changes
23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC New
23 52 00 Heating Boilers Editorial changes
23 54 13 Electric-Resistance Furnaces Editorial changes
23 54 16 Fuel-Fired Furnaces Editorial changes
23 57 00 Heat Exchangers for HVAC Editorial changes
23 64 13 Absorption Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 16 Centrifugal Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 19 Reciprocating Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 64 26 Rotary-Screw Water Chillers Editorial changes
23 65 16 Natural Draft Cooling Towers Editorial changes
23 72 00 Air-To-Air Energy Recovery Equipment Editorial changes
23 73 00.13 Air Handling - Built-Up Editorial changes
23 73 00.16 Air Handling Units - Packaged Editorial changes
23 74 00 Packaged Outdoor HVAC Equipment Editorial changes
23 81 23 Computer Room Air Conditioning Editorial changes
23 81 40 Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps Editorial changes
26 05 14 Power Cable and Overhead Conductors (1001 V) Editorial changes
26 05 27 Grounding - Primary Editorial changes
26 05 33.01 Surface and Lighting Fixture Raceways Editorial changes
26 08 00 Commissioning of Electrical New
26 09 23.03 Lighting Control Devices - Incandescent Dimming Editorial changes
26 11 00.01 Outdoor Substation to 15 kV Editorial changes
26 12 13 Liquid Filled, Medium Voltage Transformers Editorial changes
26 12 19 Pad Mounted, Liquid Filled, Medium Voltage Transformers Editorial changes
26 12 21 Transformer Vault Equipment to 15 kV Editorial changes
26 27 19 Multi-Outlet Assemblies Editorial changes
26 35 33 Power Factor Correction Equipment Editorial changes
26 42 00.01 Telethermics - Cathodic Protection Editorial changes
26 50 00 Lighting Editorial changes
26 52 13.16 Exit Signs Editorial changes
31 31 19.13 Chemical Vegetation Control Editorial changes
31 53 13 Timber Cribwork Editorial changes
32 11 33 Cement-Treated Base Courses Editorial changes
32 14 13 Precast Concrete Unit Paving Editorial changes
33 05 16 Maintenance Holes and Catch Basin Structures Editorial changes
33 65 16 Telethermics - Distribution Piping - PVC - FRP Editorial changes
33 65 26 Telethermics - Insulated and Plastic Jacketted Systems Editorial changes
33 65 33 Telethermics - Dryable Drainable, Testable Conduit Systems Editorial changes
33 65 43 Telethermics - Steel Tunnel Systems Editorial changes
33 65 46 Telethermics - Shallow Inverted Trench (SIT) Systems Editorial changes
33 65 73 Concrete Encased Duct Banks and Manholes Editorial changes
33 65 76 Direct Buried Underground Cable Ducts Editorial changes
33 71 16.01 Electrical Pole Lines and Hardware Editorial changes
33 71 73.01 Overhead Electrical Service Editorial changes
33 71 73.02 Underground Electrical Service Editorial changes
34 43 13.16 Airfield Runway and Taxiway Inset Lighting Editorial changes
34 72 16 Railway Siding Editorial changes

NMS summary of updates 2021-01

The 2021-01 NMS publication includes:

Master performance and design specifications: 102 specifications are now organized by major building functional elements using the UniFormatTM classification system. References for energy efficient and net zero operational carbon building design and operation were introduced into 37 Sections across Elements B and D to G.

Updates to master prescriptive specification Sections include:

  • Incorporated guidance on thermal resilience into 9 Sections across Divisions 04 and 07.
  • Updated Division 01 and Division 03 Sections with requirements for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to demonstrate life-cycle assessment of embodied carbon in construction materials.
  • Integrated sustainability requirements into 15 Sections in Division 01 for aspects such as low carbon, water, materials, plastics, and construction waste disposal in projects.
  • Updated 3 Sections on resilient flooring from Division 09 to meet current industry standards and best practices, and to improve cross-trade coordination.
  • Edited acronyms and references in 3 Sections in Divisions 01, 08 and 09.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
1020 Project Brief New
1030 Project Criteria New
1040 Existing Conditions New
A1010 Standard Foundations New
A1020 Special Foundations New
A2010 Walls for Subgrade Enclosures New
A4010 Standard Slabs-On-Grade New
A4020 Structural Slabs-On-Grade New
A4030 Slab Trenches New
A4040 Pits and Bases New
A4090 Slab-On-Grade Supplementary Components New
A6010 Building Subdrainage New
A6020 Off-Gassing Mitigation New
A9010 Substructure Excavation New
A9020 Construction Dewatering New
A9030 Excavation Support New
A9040 Soil Treatment New
B1010 Floor Construction New
B1020 Roof Construction New
B1080 Stairs New
B2010 Exterior Walls New
B2020 Exterior Windows New
B2050 Exterior Doors and Grilles New
B2080 Exterior Wall Appurtenances New
B2090 Exterior Wall Specialties New
B3010 Roofing New
B3020 Roof Appurtenances New
B3040 Traffic Bearing Horizontal Enclosures New
B3060 Horizontal Openings New
B3080 Overhead Exterior Enclosures New
C1010 Interior Partitions New
C1020 Interior Windows New
C1030 Interior Doors New
C1040 Interior Grilles and-Gates New
C1060 Raised Floor Construction New
C1070 Suspended Ceiling Construction New
C1090 Interior Specialties New
C2010 Wall Finishes New
C2020 Interior Fabrications New
C2030 Flooring New
C2040 Stair Finishes New
C2050 Ceiling Finishes New
D1010 Vertical Conveying Systems New
D2010 Domestic Water Distribution New
D2020 Sanitary Drainage New
D2030 Building Support Plumbing Systems New
D2050 General Service Compressed-Air New
D3010 Facility Fuel Systems New
D3020 Heating Systems New
D3030 Cooling Systems New
D3050 Facility HVAC Distribution Systems New
D3060 Ventilation New
D4010 Fire Suppression New
D4030 Fire Protection Specialties New
D5020 Electrical Service and Distribution New
D5030 General Purpose Electrical Power New
D5040 Lighting New
D5080 Miscellaneous Electrical Systems New
D6010 Data Communications New
D6060 Distributed Communications and Monitoring New
D7010 Access Control and Intrusion Detection New
D7030 Electronic Surveillance New
D7050 Detection and Alarm New
D8010 Integrated Automation Facility Controls New
E1010 Vehicle and Pedestrian Equipment New
E1030 Commercial Equipment New
E1040 Institutional Equipment New
E1060 Residential Equipment New
E1070 Entertainment and Recreational Equipment New
E1090 Other Equipment New
E2010 Fixed Furnishings New
E2050 Movable Furnishings New
F1010 Integrated Construction New
F1020 Special Structures New
F1030 Special Function Construction New
F1050 Special Facility Components New
F1060 Athletic and Recreational Special Construction New
F1080 Special Instrumentation New
F2010 Hazardous Materials Remediation New
F3030 Selective Demolition New
G1010 Site Clearing New
G1020 Site Elements Demolition New
G1030 Site Element Relocation New
G1050 Site Remediation New
G1070 Site Earthwork New
G2010 Roadways New
G2020 Parking Lots New
G2030 Pedestrian Plazas and Walkways New
G2040 Airfields New
G2050 Athletic Recreational and Playfield Areas New
G2060 Site Development New
G2080 Landscaping New
G3010 Water Utilities New
G3020 Sanitary Sewerage Utilities New
G3030 Storm Drainage Utilities New
G3050 Site Energy Distribution New
G3060 Site Fuel Distribution New
G4010 Site Electrical Distribution Systems New
G4050 Site Lighting New
G5010 Site Communications Systems New
G9010 Tunnels New
Z1040 Quality Requirements New
01 14 25 Designated Substances Report Editorial changes
01 33 29 Sustainable Design Reporting Updated
01 35 13.43 Special Project Procedures for Contaminated Sites Editorial changes
01 35 21 LEED Requirements Editorial changes
01 35 43.10 Environmental Procedures - Bridges Editorial changes
01 41 00 Regulatory Requirements Editorial changes
01 47 13 Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design Editorial changes
01 47 15 Sustainable Requirements: Construction Editorial changes
01 47 19 Sustainable Requirements: Operation Editorial changes
01 50 13 Temporary Facilities and Controls for Dredging Editorial changes
01 51 00 Temporary Utilities Editorial changes
01 52 00 Construction Facilities Editorial changes
01 56 00 Temporary Barriers and Enclosures Editorial changes
01 61 00 Common Product Requirements Editorial changes
01 74 00 Cleaning Editorial changes
01 74 19 Waste Management and Disposal Editorial changes
01 74 19.13 Carpet Reclamation Editorial changes
02 03 43 Period Structure Relocating Updated
02 50 00 Site Remediation Updated
03 01 36 Epoxy Injection/Chemical Grout Updated
03 01 37 Concrete Restoration Updated
03 10 00 Concrete Forming and Accessories Updated
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forms Updated
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Updated
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Updated
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form Updated
03 31 23.13 High-Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks Editorial changes
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Updated
03 35 46 Concrete Floor Hardening Updated
03 37 13 Shotcrete Updated
03 37 26 Underwater Placed Concrete Updated
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Editorial changes
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Editorial changes
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Editorial changes
03 48 00 Precast Concrete Specialties Updated
03 60 10 Pressure Grouting Rock Editorial changes
04 43 19 Collected Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 23 Quarried Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
04 43 26 Dimension Stone Veneer Cladding Editorial changes
07 08 13 Building Enclosure Performance Testing Editorial changes
07 46 16 Aluminum Siding Editorial changes
07 46 19 Steel Siding Editorial changes
07 46 23 Wood Siding Editorial changes
07 46 33 Plastic Siding Editorial changes
07 61 00 Sheet Metal Roofing Editorial changes
07 92 00 Joint Sealants Editorial changes
08 90 00 Louvres and Vents Editorial changes
09 03 25 Conservation Treatment for Period Plastering Editorial changes
09 65 00.08 Resilient Flooring for Minor Works Updated
09 65 16 Resilient Sheet Flooring Updated
09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring Updated

NMS summary of updates 2019-10

The 2019-10 NMS publication includes:

  • Update to corrosion protective coating requirements including certification requirements for coating application specialists per ANSI/NACE No.13/SSPC-ASC-1-2016-SG.
  • Update to Sections on concrete and masonry
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 45 00 Quality Control Updated
02 83 10 Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Minimum Precautions Updated
02 83 11 Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Intermediate Precautions Updated
02 83 12 Lead-Base Paint Abatement - Maximum Precautions Updated
03 01 37 Concrete Restoration Updated
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Updated
03 37 13 Shotcrete Updated
03 45 00 Precast Architectural Concrete Updated
04 43 19 Collected Stone Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 23 Quarried Stone Veneer Cladding Updated
04 43 26 Dimension Stone Veneer Cladding Updated
05 12 23 Structural Steel for Buildings Updated
05 12 33 Structural Steel for Bridges Updated
05 14 00 Structural Aluminum for Buildings Updated
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing Updated
05 31 00 Steel Decking Updated
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Updated
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications Updated
05 51 00 Metal Stairs and Ladders Updated
05 52 16 Modular Workplace Guardrail System Updated
09 01 90.62 Exterior Repainting Updated
09 01 90.63 Interior Repainting Updated
09 91 00.08 Painting for Minor Works Updated
09 91 13 Exterior Painting Updated
09 91 13.23 Exterior Painting of Structural Steel Updated
09 96 53 Elastomeric Coatings Updated
09 96 59 High-Build Glazed Coatings Updated
33 56 13 Aboveground Fuel - Storage Tanks Updated
33 56 16 Underground Fuel - Storage Tanks Updated
33 65 13 Telethermics - Distribution Piping - Steel Updated
44 41 13 Commercial Water Treatment Plants Updated

NMS summary of updates 2019-04

The 2019-04 NMS publication includes:

  • Sections in Division 32, to reflect the requirements of the new Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) and the revised Canadian Nursery Stock Standard (CNSS).
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 35 43 Environmental procedures Updated
01 35 43.10 Environmental procedures - bridges New
04 03 01.13 Period masonry cleaning Editorial edits
07 21 23 Loose - fill insulation Editorial edits
07 21 29.13

Formerly: 07 21 29.01

Blown insulation - cellulose

Formerly: Blown insulation - cellulose

Renumbered and updated
07 92 00 Joint sealants Updated
32 01 90.23 Pruning Updated
32 01 90.33 Tree and shrub preservation Updated
32 91 19.13 Topsoil placement and grading Updated
32 91 19.16

Formerly: 32 91 19.14

Topsoil placement for vegetated roofs

Formerly: Topsoil placement for vegetated roofs

Renumbered and updated
32 93 10 Trees, shrubs and ground cover planting Updated
32 93 23.13 Interior plantings Updated
35 01 40.92 Preservation of water courses and wetlands Updated

NMS summary of updates 2019-01

The 2019-01 NMS publication includes:

  • The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations as they were published in Canada Gazette, Part II, on October 17, 2018. Reference to this regulation was added to NMS Sections in DIV01, DIV02, DIV07, DIV23 and DIV33.
  • Revised Section 01 35 21 – Leed requirements, reflecting current sustainability requirements for renewable energy and regionally manufactured materials, recycled content and low-emitting materials.
  • The addition of new NMS Section 07 08 13 – Building Enclosure Performance Testing, which includes general commissioning and verification procedures to support quality assurance for delivering high-performance building envelopes and for performing whole building air tightness testing.
  • Updating technical content in DIV31 and DIV32, adding references to the new requirements of the Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) and the Canadian Nursery Stock Standard (CNSS).
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 35 13.43 Special Project Procedures for Contaminated Sites Updated
01 35 21 Leed requirements Updated
01 41 00 Regulatory requirements Updated
02 82 00.01 Asbestos Abatement - Minimum Precautions Updated
02 82 00.02 Asbestos Abatement - Intermediate Precautions Updated
02 82 00.03 Asbestos Abatement - Maximum Precautions Updated
07 03 31.29 Conservation treatment for Period Wood Shingles and Shakes Updated
07 08 13 Building Enclosure Performance Testing New
07 21 26.16 Blown Insulation – Mineral Fibre Updated
07 21 29

Formerly: 07 21 29.03

Sprayed Insulation - Polyurethane Foam

Formerly: Sprayed Insulation - Polyurethane Foam

Renumbered and Updated
08 14 16 Flush Wood Doors Editorial edits
23 82 16.14

Formerly: 23 55 13

Electric-Resistance Air Coils

Formerly: Fuel-Fired Duct Heaters

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
23 82 39.26 Liquid Heaters Updated
31 11 00 Clearing and Grubbing Updated
32 92 19.13 Mechanical Seeding Updated
32 92 19.16 Hydraulic Seeding Updated
32 92 23 Sodding Updated
33 14 16 Site Water Utility Distribution Piping Updated
33 31 11 Public Sanitary Sewerage Gravity Piping Updated
33 31 23 Sanitary Sewerage Force Main Piping Updated
33 41 00 Storm Utility Drainage Piping Updated
33 46 13.01 Foundation and Underslab Drainage Updated

NMS summary of updates 2018-10

The 2018-10 NMS publication includes updates across several construction industry sectors. References to the most current codes, standards and the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) documents were modified. These updates are highlighted below:

  • DIV01: updating three NMS Sections to consistently communicate sustainability goals and requirements.
  • DIV03: adding a new NMS Section; Pressure Grouting Rock. Adopting the new certification requirements for precast concrete manufacturers to enhance quality assurance for climate resilient commercial buildings.
  • DIV05, DIV07, DIV08 and DIV09: modifying the requirements for ECOLOGO® certified building materials, chemicals and plastics to reduce environmental impact due to construction activities.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 11 00 Summary of Work Updated
01 21 00 Allowances Updated
01 47 13 Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design Updated
01 47 15 Sustainable Requirements: Construction Updated
01 47 19 Sustainable Requirements: Operation Updated
03 11 19 Insulating concrete forms Updated
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Updated
03 60 10 Pressure Grouting Rock New
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications Updated
05 51 00 Metal Stairs and Ladders Updated
07 03 61.21 Period Copper Sheet Roof Repair Updated
08 11 19 Stainless-Steel Doors and Frames Updated
09 22 16 Non-Structural Metal Framing Updated

NMS summary of updates 2018-07

  • Development of New Section 00 01 15 – List of Drawings Sheets; where the project's "Drawing Sheets" are to be listed in a unique manner that maintains contract documentation consistency throughout the Project Manual.
  • Development of New Section 02 22 10 – Existing Building Conditions Assessment; this new Section underscores the importance of evaluating the existing building conditions before beginning retrofit work to improve energy efficiency or climate resiliency.
  • Sustainability Requirements: A number of NMS Sections in DIV02, DIV04, DIV05, DIV06, DIV07, DIV08, DIV09 and DIV22, were updated to consistently communicate sustainability goals and requirements.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
00 01 07 Seals Page Updated
00 01 10 Table of Contents Updated
00 01 15 List of Drawing Sheets New
00 11 19.53 Request for Proposal - Design Build (Single Prime Contract) Editorial Changes
00 21 13 Instructions to Bidders Updated
01 12 00 Multiple Contract Summary Updated
01 29 83 Payment Procedures for Testing Laboratory Services Updated
01 47 13 Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design Updated
01 47 19 Sustainable Requirements: Operation Editorial Changes
01 74 19 waste management and disposal Editorial Changes
02 22 10 Existing Building Condition Assessments New
02 41 19.13 Selective Building Demolition Updated
02 41 19.16 Selective Interior Demolition Updated
02 65 00 Underground Storage Tank Removal Updated
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Updated
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Updated
03 45 00 Precast architectural concrete Updated
04 03 43.13 Period stone Repairing Editorial Changes
04 20 00.08 Masonry for Minor Works Updated
04 71 13 Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry Updated
04 71 13.13 Prefaced Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry Updated
04 73 13 Calcium Silicate Manufactured Stone Masonry Updated
05 52 16 Modular Workplace Guardrail System Updated
06 05 73 Wood Treatment Updated
06 08 99 Rough Carpentry for Minor Works Updated
06 10 53 Miscellaneous rough carpentry Updated
07 12 13 Built-Up Asphalt Waterproofing Updated
07 42 46 Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Wall Panels Updated
07 62 00 Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim Updated
08 11 00 Metal Doors and Frames Updated
08 11 19 Stainless-Steel Doors and Frames Updated
08 11 69 Metal Storm Doors and Frames Updated
08 13 73 Sliding Metal Doors Updated
08 14 16 Flush Wood Doors Updated
09 30 13 Ceramic Tiling Updated
09 30 15 Quarry and Paver Tiling Updated
09 51 13 Acoustical Panel Ceilings Updated
09 66 23 Resinous Matrix Terrazzo Flooring Updated
09 72 16 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings Updated
09 80 00 Acoustic Treatment Updated
09 91 00.08 Painting for Minor Works Updated
09 96 59 High-Build Glazed Coatings Updated
22 05 05 Selective Demolition for Plumbing Editorial Changes
23 05 05 Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Editorial Changes
26 05 05 Selective Demolition for Electrical Editorial Changes

NMS summary of updates 2018-04

The 2018-04 NMS publication includes major updates to meet construction industry demands and incorporated current codes and standards. Highlights include:

  • DIV01 and 02: adopting new regulations of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous products sold, distributed or imported into Canada which replace the Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) format of previous WHMIS 1988 regulation. References across all NMS Sections now reflect this change.
  • DIV03: adding two new NMS Sections; Concrete Restoration and Precast Concrete Cleaning: Water Pressure Method. Adoption of new certification requirements for precast concrete manufacturers to enhance quality assurance for climate resilient commercial and residential buildings, and to produce materials that are durable and can increase lifespan of structures.
  • DIV04, 05, 06, 08, 09 and 33: updating technical standards and some editorial changes, such as reference standard names and Section reference numbers.
  • DIV07: developing new technical content of Section 07 84 00 – Fire Stopping, and updating requirements across several dozen related NMS Sections. Developed with the Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) to capture industry best practices, offer options for quality assurance and align terminology with industry and National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC). Includes industry recommended practices for certification, use of design listings and alternative solutions, fire stop inspection/validation and identification/documentation procedures of fire stop systems in construction projects. Technical updates of the renumbered Section 07 21 26.16 – Blown Insulation -Mineral Fibre, , adding new administrative requirements and updating products and procedures in order to better capture industry best practices.
  • Implementing unit soft conversion of imperial units to metric units for dimensions related to spacing of framing elements.
Technical updates
Section Title Status
03 01 37 Concrete Restoration New
03 01 41 Precast Concrete Cleaning: Water Pressure Method New
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Updated
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form Updated
03 31 23.13 High-Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks Editorial Changes
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Editorial Changes
03 35 46 Concrete Floor Hardening Editorial Changes
03 37 13 Shotcrete Updated
03 37 26 Underwater Placed Concrete Editorial Changes
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Updated
03 48 00 Precast concrete specialties Updated
04 03 01.13 Period masonry cleaning Editorial Changes
05 12 23 Structural Steel for Buildings Updated
05 12 33 Structural Steel for Bridges Editorial Changes
05 14 00 Structural Aluminum for Buildings Editorial Changes
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing Editorial Changes
05 31 00 Steel Decking Editorial Changes
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Editorial Changes
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications Editorial Changes
05 51 00 Metal Stairs and Ladders Editorial Changes
05 52 16 Modular Workplace Guardrail System Editorial Changes
06 40 23.13 Plastic Laminate Finishing for Interior Architectural Woodwork Editorial Changes
07 21 26.16

Formerly: 07 21 29.02

Blown Insulation - Mineral Fibre

Formerly: Sprayed Insulation - Mineral Fibre

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
07 53 23 Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer Roofing Editorial Changes
07 84 00 Fire Stopping Updated
08 50 00 Windows Updated
09 64 29 Wood Strip and Plank Flooring Editorial Changes
33 32 13.13 Packaged Sewage Lift, Wet Well Type Editorial Changes
33 65 33 Telethermics - Dryable Drainable, Testable Conduit Systems Editorial Changes

NMS summary of updates 2018-01

The 2018-01 NMS publication includes two new Sections, on designated substances reporting, as well as epoxy injection and chemical grouting.

Technical content in Divisions 01, 02, 03, 08, 22, 23, 25 and 26 were updated, and editorial changes were made to other Sections listed.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 14 25 Designated Substances Report New
01 51 00 Temporary Utilities Editorial ChangesFootnote**
01 73 00 Execution UpdatedFootnote*
02 83 10 Lead - Base Paint Abatement - Minimum Precautions UpdatedFootnote*
02 83 11 Lead - Base Paint Abatement - Intermediate Precautions UpdatedFootnote*
02 83 12 Lead - Base Paint Abatement - Maximum Precautions UpdatedFootnote*
02 84 00 Polychlorinate Biphenyl Remediation UpdatedFootnote*
03 01 36 Epoxy Injection/Chemical Grout New
03 10 00 Concrete Forming and Accessories Editorial ChangesFootnote**
03 11 19 Insulating concrete forms UpdatedFootnote*
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Editorial ChangesFootnote**
07 03 30.13 Conservation Treatment for Period Canvas Roofing Editorial ChangesFootnote**
07 03 30.16 Conservation Treatment for Period Board Roofing Editorial ChangesFootnote**
08 44 13 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls UpdatedFootnote*
08 44 23 Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Walls UpdatedFootnote*
22 05 05 Selective Demolition for Plumbing UpdatedFootnote*
23 05 05 Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) UpdatedFootnote*
23 05 15 Common Installation Requirements for HVAC Pipework UpdatedFootnote*
23 05 48 Seismic Restraint Systems (SRS) - Type P2 Buildings UpdatedFootnote*
23 05 48.16 Seismic Restraint Systems (SRS) - Type P2 Buildings Editorial ChangesFootnote**
23 11 26 Facility Liquid-Petroleum Gas Piping Editorial ChangesFootnote**
23 22 13.13 High Pressure Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Systems UpdatedFootnote*
23 31 13.01 Metal Ducts - Low Pressure to 500 Pa UpdatedFootnote*
23 31 13.02 Metal Ducts - High Pressure to 2500 Pa UpdatedFootnote*
23 33 16 Dampers - Fire and Smoke UpdatedFootnote*
25 05 60 Emcs: Field Installation UpdatedFootnote*
25 30 02 Emcs: Field Control Devices UpdatedFootnote*
26 05 05 Selective Demolition for Electrical UpdatedFootnote*
26 05 36 Cable Trays for Electrical Systems UpdatedFootnote*

NMS summary of updates 2017-10

The 2017–10 NMS publication includes updates to technical content in Divisions 21, 22, 23, 33 and 42. Extensive editorial changes were made to all Sections listed as well as renumbering and renaming a large number of Sections in alignment with MasterFormat® 2016.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 12 00 Multiple Contract Summary Updated
01 33 29

Formerly: 01 47 17

Sustainable Design Reporting

Formerly: Sustainable Requirements: Contractor's Verification

Renumbered and Renamed
01 74 00 Cleaning Editorial Changes
01 91 13.16 Commissioning Forms Editorial Changes
02 56 13 Waste Containment Editorial Changes
06 41 93

Formerly: 08 70 05

Cabinet and Miscellaneous Hardware

Formerly: Cabinet and Miscellaneous Hardware

Renumbered
08 03 52 Conservation Treatment for Period Wood Windows Editorial Changes
08 36 13.13

Formerly: 08 36 13.01

Sectional Wood Doors

Formerly: Sectional Wood Doors

Renumbered
08 36 13.16

Formerly: 08 36 13.02

Sectional Metal Doors

Formerly: Sectional Metal Doors

Renumbered
08 36 13.19

Formerly: 08 36 13.03

Sectional Plastic Doors

Formerly: Sectional Plastic Doors

Renumbered
08 36 19.13

Formerly: 08 36 19.01

Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Wood Doors

Formerly: Vertical Lift Wood Doors

Renumbered and Renamed
08 36 19.16

Formerly: 08 36 19.02

Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Metal Doors

Formerly: Multi-Leaf Vertical Lift Metal Doors

Renumbered
08 44 23

Formerly: 08 44 26.13

Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Walls

Formerly: Structural Sealant Glazed Assemblies

Renumbered and Renamed
08 62 00

Formerly: 08 62 10

Plastic Skylights

Formerly: Plastic Skylights

Renumbered
08 80 00

Formerly: 08 80 50

Glazing

Formerly: Glazing

Renumbered
08 87 23.16

Formerly: 08 87 53

Security Films

Formerly: Security Films

Renumbered
09 01 90.62

Formerly: 09 91 13.01

Exterior Repainting

Formerly: Exterior Re-Painting

Renumbered and Renamed
09 01 90.63

Formerly: 09 91 23.01

Interior Re-Painting

Formerly: Interior Re-Painting

Renumbered
09 03 25

Formerly: 09 03 51

Conservation Treatment for Period Plastering

Formerly: Historic - Plaster

Renumbered and Renamed
09 03 91.13

Formerly: 09 03 61

Conservation Treatment for Period Exterior Painting

Formerly: Historic - Repainting Exterior Surfaces

Renumbered and Renamed
09 03 91.23

Formerly: 09 03 62

Conservation Treatment for Period Interior Painting

Formerly: Historic - Repainting Interior Surfaces

Renumbered and Renamed
09 21 16.08

Formerly: 09 21 99

Gypsum Board Assemblies for Minor Works

Formerly: Partitions for Minor Works

Renumbered and Renamed
09 22 00

Formerly: 09 22 14

Supports for Plaster and Gypsum Board

Formerly: Furring and Lathing

Renumbered and Renamed
09 51 99 Acoustical Ceilings for Minor Works Deleted
09 53 00.01 Acoustical Suspension Deleted
09 65 00.08

Formerly: 09 65 99

Resilient Flooring for Minor Works

Formerly: Resilient Flooring for Minor Works

Renumbered
09 66 16 Terrazzo Floor Tile

Formerly: Terrazzo Floor Tiling

Renamed
09 91 00.08

Formerly: 09 91 99

Painting for Minor Works

Formerly: Painting for Minor Works

Renumbered
10 22 19.54

Formerly: 10 22 19

Demountable Partitions - Post and Panel

Formerly: Post and Panel Demountable Partitions

Renumbered and Renamed
10 22 19.55

Formerly: 10 22 19.01

Demountable Partitions - Stud Type

Formerly: Stud Type Demountable Partitions

Renumbered and Renamed
10 22 33

Formerly: 10 22 26.13

Accordion Folding Partitions

Formerly: Accordion Folding Partitions

Renumbered
10 22 39

Formerly: 10 22 26.33

Folding Panel Partitions

Formerly: Folding Panel Partitions

Renumbered
10 26 00

Formerly: 10 26 00.01

Wall and Door Protection

Formerly: Wall and Corner Guards

Renumbered and Renamed
10 28 00

Formerly: 10 28 10

Toilet and Bath Accessories

Formerly: Toilet and Bath Accessories

Renumbered
10 44 00

Formerly: 10 44 16.19

Fire Protection Specialties

Formerly: Fire Extinguishers and Safety Blankets

Renumbered and Renamed
11 11 00

Formerly: 23 10 01

Vehicle Service Equipment

Formerly: Service Garage Systems

Renumbered and Renamed
11 13 19.23

Formerly: 11 13 30

Loading Dock Lifts

Formerly: Elevating Docks

Renumberedand Renamed
11 41 23

Formerly: 11 41 10

Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

Formerly: Walk-In Freezers and Coolers

Renumbered and Renamed
11 53 13

Formerly: 23 38 16.13

Laboratory Fume Hoods

Formerly: Fume Hoods [for Laboratories]

Renumbered and Renamed
11 81 19

Formerly: 11 24 19

Vacuum Cleaning Systems

Formerly: Vacuum Cleaning Systems

Renumbered
11 82 26 Facility Waste Compactors

Formerly: Waste Compactors and Destructors

Renamed
12 35 39

Formerly: 11 40 20

Commercial Kitchen Casework

Formerly: Food Service Custom Equipment

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
12 35 53.13 Metal Laboratory Casework

Formerly: Steel Laboratory Casework

Renamed
13 34 23 Prefabricated Structures

Formerly: Prefabricated Buildings

Renamed
21 05 01 Common Work Results for Mechanical Deleted
21 05 00

Formerly: 21 05 05

Common Work Results for Fire Suppression

Formerly: Common Work Results for Fire Suppression

Renumbered and Updated
21 12 00

Formerly: 21 12 01

Fire-Suppression Standpipes and Hose Assemblies

Formerly: Standpipe and Hose Assembly

Renumbered and Renamed
21 21 16.13

Formerly: 21 21 00.01

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Equipment: Total Flooding

Formerly: Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems - Total Flooding

Renumbered and Renamed
21 21 16.16

Formerly: 21 21 00.02

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems: Local Application

Formerly: Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems - Local Application

Renumbered and Renamed
22 05 00 Common Work Results for Plumbing Updated
22 05 15

Formerly: 22 42 01

Plumbing Specialties and Accessories

Formerly: Plumbing Specialties and Accessories

Renumbered
22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping Updated
22 13 16.13

Formerly: 22 13 17

Sanitary Waste and Vent Piping - Cast Iron and Copper

Formerly: Drainage Waste and Vent Piping - Cast Iron and Copper

Renumbered and Renamed
22 13 16.16

Formerly: 22 13 18

Sanitary Waste and Vent Piping - Plastic

Formerly: Drainage Waste and Vent Piping - Plastic

Renumbered and Renamed
22 15 00 General Service Compressed-Air Systems Updated
22 31 16 Commercial Domestic Water Softeners

Formerly: Commercial Domestic Water Softening

Renamed
22 33 00

Formerly: 22 30 05

Electrical Domestic Water Heaters

Formerly: Domestic Water Heaters

Renumbered and Renamed
22 42 13

Formerly: 22 42 03

Commercial Water Closets, Urinals, and Bidets

Formerly: Commercial Washroom Fixtures

Renumbered and Renamed
22 42 19

Formerly: 22 42 20

Commercial Bathtubs and Showers

Formerly: Commercial Showers and Bathtubs

Renumbered and Renamed
23 01 05

Formerly: 23 05 01

Operation and Maintenance of HVAC Systems During Construction

Formerly: Use of HVAC Systems During Construction

Renumbered and Renamed
23 01 31 Air Duct Cleaning for HVAC Systems Editorial Changes
23 05 00 Common Work Results for HVAC Updated
23 05 05 Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Editorial Changes
23 05 15 Common Installation Requirements for HVAC Pipework Editorial Changes
23 05 16 Expansion Fittings and Loops for HVAC Piping Editorial Changes
23 05 17 Pipe Welding Editorial Changes
23 05 19 Meters and Gauges for HVAC Piping Editorial Changes
23 05 19.13

Formerly: 23 05 19.01

Thermometers and Pressure Gauges - Piping Systems

Formerly: Thermometers and Pressure Gauges - Piping Systems

Renumbered
23 05 23.01 Valves - Bronze Editorial Changes
23 05 23.02 Valves - Cast Iron Editorial Changes
23 05 23.03 Valves - Cast Steel Editorial Changes
23 05 23.04 Valves - Lubricated Plug Editorial Changes
23 05 23.05 Butterfly Valves Editorial Changes
23 05 29 Hangers and Supports for HVAC Piping and Equipment Editorial Changes
23 05 33 Heat Tracing for HVAC Piping

Formerly: Heat Tracing for HVAC Piping and Tanks

Renamed
23 05 48 Vibration and Seismic Controls for HVAC

Formerly: Vibration and Seismic Controls for HVAC Piping and Equipment

Renamed
23 05 48.16

Formerly: 23 05 49.01

Seismic Restraint Systems (SRS) - Type P2 Buildings

Formerly: Seismic Restraint Systems (SRS) - Type P2 Buildings

Renumbered
23 05 53

Formerly: 23 05 53.01

Identification for HVAC Piping and Equipment

Formerly: Mechanical Identification

Renumbered and Renamed
23 05 93 Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing for HVAC Editorial Changes
23 05 93.13 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Fume Hoods Editorial Changes
23 05 94 Pressure Testing of Ducted Air Systems Editorial Changes
23 07 13 Duct Insulation Editorial Changes
23 07 16

Formerly: 23 07 14

HVAC Equipment Insulation

Formerly: Thermal Insulation for Equipment

Renumbered and Renamed
23 07 19

Formerly: 23 07 15

HVAC Piping Insulation

Formerly: Thermal Insulation for Piping

Renumbered and Renamed
23 08 13

Formerly: 23 08 01

Performance Verification HVAC Systems

Formerly: Performance Verification Mechanical Piping Systems

Renumbered and Renamed
23 08 16

Formerly: 23 08 02

Cleaning and Start-Up of HVAC Piping Systems

Formerly: Cleaning and Start-Up of Mechanical Piping Systems

Renumbered and Renamed
23 09 33 Electric and Electronic Control System for HVAC Editorial Changes
23 09 43 Pneumatic Control System for HVAC Editorial Changes
23 11 13 Facility Fuel-Oil Piping Editorial Changes
23 11 23 Facility Natural Gas Piping Editorial Changes
23 11 26 Facility Liquefied-Petroleum Gas Piping

Formerly: Facility Liquid-Petroleum Gas Piping

Renamed and updated
23 21 13.01 Hydronic Systems: Copper Updated
23 21 13.02 Hydronic Systems: Steel Updated
23 21 13.03 Press Joint Piping Systems Hydronic Systems Updated
23 21 16

Formerly: 23 21 14

Hydronic Piping Specialties

Formerly: Hydronic Specialties

Renumbered and Renamed
23 21 23 Hydronic Pumps Editorial Changes
23 22 13 Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Updated
23 22 13.13

Formerly: 23 20 13

High Pressure Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Systems

Formerly: High Pressure Piping Systems Inside Buildings and CHC Plants

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
23 22 16

Formerly: 23 22 14

Steam and Condensate Heating Piping Specialties

Formerly: Steam Specialties

Renumbered and Renamed
23 22 23 Steam Condensate Pumps Editorial Changes
23 23 00 Refrigerant Piping Editorial Changes
23 25 00 HVAC Water Treatment

Formerly: HVAC Water Treatment Systems

Renamed and updated
23 31 13.01 Metal Ducts - Low Pressure to 500 Pa Editorial Changes
23 31 13.02 Metal Ducts - High Pressure to 2500 Pa Editorial Changes
23 32 48 Acoustical Air Plenums Editorial Changes
23 33 00 Air Duct Accessories Editorial Changes
23 33 14 Dampers – Balancing Editorial Changes
23 33 15 Dampers – Operating Editorial Changes
23 33 16 Dampers - Fire and Smoke Editorial Changes
23 33 46 Flexible Ducts Editorial Changes
23 33 53 Duct Liners Editorial Changes
23 34 00 HVAC Fans Editorial Changes
23 34 00.13

Formerly: 23 34 24

Domestic Fans

Formerly: Domestic Fans

Renumbered
23 34 23.13

Formerly: 23 34 25

Packaged Roof and Wall Exhausters

Formerly: Packaged Roof and Wall Exhausters

Renumbered
23 35 16 Engine Exhaust Systems Editorial Changes
23 36 00 Air Terminal Units Editorial Changes
23 37 13 Diffusers, Registers and Grilles Editorial Changes
23 37 20 Louvres, Intakes and Vents Editorial Changes
23 38 13 Commercial Kitchen Hoods Editorial Changes
23 38 17 Perchloric Acid Fume Hood and Exhaust System - Stainless Steel Editorial Changes
23 38 18 Perchloric Acid Fume Hood and Exhaust System - Plastic Editorial Changes
23 40 00

Formerly: 23 44 00

HVAC Air Cleaning Devices

Formerly: HVAC Air Filtration

Renumbered and Renamed
23 51 00 Breechings, Chimneys and Stacks Editorial Changes
23 52 00 Heating Boilers Editorial Changes
23 54 13 Electric-Resistance Furnaces Editorial Changes
23 54 16 Fuel-Fired Furnaces Editorial Changes
23 55 13

Formerly: 23 55 01

Fuel-Fired Duct Heaters

Formerly: Duct Heaters

Renumbered and Renamed
23 56 13.13

Formerly: 23 56 13.01

Heating Solar Flat- Plate Collectors

Formerly: Heating Solar Flat Plate Collectors

Renumbered and Renamed
23 57 00 Heat Exchangers for HVAC Editorial Changes
23 64 13 Absorption Water Chillers Editorial Changes
23 64 16 Centrifugal Water Chillers Editorial Changes
23 64 19 Reciprocating Water Chillers Editorial Changes
23 64 26 Rotary-Screw Water Chillers Editorial Changes
23 65 10 Condensers, Coolers and Cooling Towers Editorial Changes
23 65 16 Natural- Draft Cooling Towers Editorial Changes
23 72 00 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Equipment Editorial Changes
23 73 00.13

Formerly: 23 73 10

Air Handling - Built-Up

Formerly: Air Handling - Built-Up

Renumbered
23 73 00.16

Formerly: 23 73 11

Air Handling Units – Packaged

Formerly: Air Handling Units – Packaged

Renumbered
23 74 00 Packaged Outdoor HVAC Equipment Editorial Changes
23 81 23 Computer Room Air Conditioning Editorial Changes
23 81 40 Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps Editorial Changes
23 82 00.13

Formerly: 23 82 20

Forced Air Heaters

Formerly: Forced Air Heaters

Renumbered
23 82 00.16

Formerly: 23 82 21

Incremental Heating and Cooling Units

Formerly: Incremental Heating and Cooling Units

Renumbered
23 81 40 Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps Editorial Changes
23 81 40 Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps Editorial Changes
23 82 00.13

Formerly: 23 82 20

Forced Air Heaters

Formerly: Forced Air Heaters

Renumbered
23 82 00.16

Formerly: 23 82 21

Incremental Heating and Cooling Units

Formerly: Incremental Heating and Cooling Units

Renumbered
23 82 19 Fan Coil Units Editorial Changes
23 82 23 Unit Ventilators Editorial Changes
23 82 33.13

Formerly: 23 82 33.01

Residential Convectors

Formerly: Residential Convectors

Renumbered
23 82 33.16

Formerly: 23 82 33.02

Commercial Convectors

Formerly: Commercial Convectors

Renumbered
23 82 33.19

Formerly: 23 82 33.03

Cabinet Convector Heaters

Formerly: Cabinet Convector Heaters

Renumbered
23 82 36 Finned Tube Radiation Heaters Editorial Changes
23 82 39 Unit Heaters Editorial Changes
23 82 39.23

Formerly: 23 82 39.01

Unit Heaters – Electric

Formerly: Unit Heaters – Electric

Renumbered
23 82 39.26

Formerly: 23 82 39.02

Liquid Heaters

Formerly: Liquid Heaters

Renumbered
23 83 00 Radiant Heating Units Editorial Changes
23 83 00.13

Formerly: 23 83 00.01

Radiant Heaters - Electric Infrared

Formerly: Radiant Heaters - Electric Infrared

Renumbered
23 83 13 Radiant Heating Electric Cables Editorial Changes
23 83 13.19

Formerly: 23 83 13.01

Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Snow Melting

Formerly: Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Snow Melting

Renumbered
23 83 13.23

Formerly: 23 83 13.02

Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Floor Warming

Formerly: Radiant Heating Electric Cables - Floor Warming

Renumbered
23 84 13 Humidifiers Editorial Changes
26 13 16

Formerly: 26 13 17

Medium-Voltage Fusible Interrupter Switchgear

Formerly: Full Load Interrupter Switches to 15 kV

Renumbered and Renamed
26 33 53 Static Uninterruptible Power Supply

Formerly: Uninterruptible Power Systems Static (Ups)

Renamed
26 52 13.13

Formerly: 26 52 00

Emergency Lighting

Formerly: Emergency Lighting

Renumbered
26 53 13

Formerly: 10 14 43

Photoluminescent Signage

Formerly: Photoluminescent (PLM) Exit Signs

Renumbered and Renamed
28 10 00

Formerly: 28 13 00

Access Control

Formerly: Access Control

Renumbered
28 14 00

Formerly: 28 13 19

Access Control System Hardware

Formerly: Access Control Systems Infrastructure

Renumbered and Renamed
28 31 00

Formerly: 28 16 00

Intrusion Detection

Formerly: Intrusion Detection

Renumbered and Updated
28 46 00

Formerly: 28 31 00

Fire Detection and Alarm

Formerly: Fire Detection and Alarm

Renumbered
31 05 16 Aggregates for Earthwork

Formerly: Aggregate Materials

Renamed
31 08 13

Formerly: 31 09 16.28

Pile Load Testing

Formerly: Pile Tests

Renumbered and Renamed
31 53 13

Formerly: 31 53 13.01

Timber Cribwork

Formerly: Timber Cribwork

Renumbered
31 62 16.13 Sheet Steel Piles

Formerly: Steel Sheet Piles

Renamed
32 01 90.23

Formerly: 32 93 43.01

Pruning

Formerly: Tree Pruning

Renumbered and Renamed
32 12 19.13

Formerly: 32 12 16.16

Road-Mix Asphalt paving Wearing Courses

Formerly: Road-Mix Asphalt paving Wearing Courses

Renumbered
32 13 13.17 Roller Compacted Concrete Paving

Formerly: Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements

Renamed
33 05 14.03 Telethermics Pre-Fabricated Steel Maintenance Holes Updated
33 11 00

Formerly: 33 21 00

Groundwater Sources

Formerly: Water Supply Wells

Renumbered and Renamed
33 14 16

Formerly: 33 11 16

Site Water Utility Distribution Piping

Formerly: Site Water Utility Distribution Piping

Renumbered
33 14 16.13

Formerly: 33 11 16.01

Incoming Site Water Utility Distribution Piping

Formerly: Incoming Site Water Utility Distribution Piping

Renumbered
33 31 11

Formerly: 33 31 13

Public Sanitary Sewerage Gravity Piping

Formerly: Public Sanitary Utility Sewerage Piping

Renumbered and Renamed
33 31 23

Formerly: 33 34 00

Sanitary Sewerage Force Mains Piping

Formerly: Sanitary Utility Sewerage Force Mains

Renumbered and Renamed
33 41 16

Formerly: 33 46 16

Subdrainage Piping

Formerly: Subdrainage Piping

Renumbered
33 56 13 Aboveground Fuel -Storage Tanks Editorial Changes
33 56 16 Underground Fuel- Storage Tanks Editorial Changes
33 65 13 Telethermics - Distribution Piping – Steel Updated
33 65 33 Telethermics - Dryable Drainable, Testable Conduit Systems Updated
33 65 43 Telethermics - Steel Tunnel Systems Updated
33 65 46 Telethermics - Shallow Inverted Trench (SIT) Systems Updated
34 77 13 Passenger Boarding Bridges

Formerly: Passenger Loading Bridges

Renamed
42 20 00 Process Cooling Equipment Updated

NMS summary of updates 2017-07

The 2017–07 NMS update releases adjustments for 41 NMS Sections as follows:

  • Updating 34 Sections to incorporate comments received from a range of stakeholders including Public Services and Procurement Canada, and the Department of National Defence
  • Adding two new NMS Sections to Division 02 to specify selective demolition only for exterior and interior building elements, considering sustainability requirements
  • Renumbering and changing Titles of 19 NMS Sections to align with MasterFormat® 2016
Technical updates
Section Title Status
00 11 19.53

Formerly: 00 11 21

Request for Proposal - Design Build (Single Prime Contract)

Formerly: Request for Proposal - Design-Build

Renamed and Renumbered
01 32 16.19

Formerly: 01 32 16.07

Construction Progress Schedule - Bar (Gantt) Chart

Formerly: Construction Progress Schedule - Bar (Gantt) Chart

Renumbered and Updated
01 35 29.13

Formerly: 01 35 29.14

Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Procedures for Contaminated Sites

Formerly: Health and Safety for Contaminated Sites

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
01 35 35 DND Fire Safety Requirements Updated
01 47 17 Sustainable Requirements: Contractor's Verification Updated
01 74 00

Formerly: 01 74 11

Cleaning

Formerly: Cleaning

Renumbered and Updated
01 74 19.13

Formerly: 01 35 43.10

Carpet Reclamation

Formerly: Carpet Reclamation

Renumbered
01 79 00.13

Formerly: 01 91 41

Demonstration and Training for Building Commissioning

Formerly: Commissioning: Training

Renumbered and Renamed
01 91 13.13

Formerly: 01 91 31

Commissioning Plan

Formerly: Commissioning (CX) Plan

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
01 91 13.16

Formerly: 01 91 33

Commissioning Forms

Formerly: Commissioning Forms

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
01 92 00

Formerly: 01 91 51

Facility Operation

Formerly: Building Management Manual (BMM)

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 03 44 Shoring and Support of Period Structures

Formerly: Shoring and Support of Historic Structures

Renamed
02 25 29.23

Formerly: 02 27 16

Roofing Investigations - Thermographic

Formerly: Thermographic Assessment - Roof

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 41 13 Selective Site Demolition Updated
02 41 16 Structure demolition Updated
02 41 19.13 Selective Building Demolition New
02 41 19.16 Selective Interior Demolition New
02 50 00

Formerly: 02 61 00.01

Site Remediation

Formerly: Soil Remediation

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 56 13

Formerly: 02 50 13

Waste Containment

Formerly: Management of Toxic Waste

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 87 13.13

Formerly: 02 85 00.01

Precautions for Mould Remediation - Minimum Precautions

Formerly: Mould Remediation - Minimum Precautions

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 87 13.14

Formerly: 02 85 00.02

Precautions for Mould Remediation - Medium Precautions

Formerly: Mould Remediation - Medium Precautions

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 87 13.15

Formerly: 02 85 00.03

Precautions for Mould Remediation - Maximum Precautions

Formerly: Mould Remediation - Maximum Precautions

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
03 10 00 Concrete Forming and Accessories Updated
03 11 19 Insulating Concrete Forming

Formerly: Insulated Concrete Forms

Updated and Renamed
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Updated
03 30 00.09 Cast-In-Place Concrete Short Form Updated
03 31 23.13 High Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks Updated
03 41 00 Precast Structural Concrete Updated
04 01 20.93 Testing and Sampling Brick Units for Restoration Updated
04 03 01.13 Period masonry cleaning Updated
04 03 05.13 Period masonry mortaring Updated
04 03 05.16 Period masonry grouting Updated
04 03 05.21 Period masonry repointing Updated
04 03 43.13 Period stone Repairing Updated
04 03 43.16 Period stone Replacing Updated
04 03 43.19 Period stone Dismantling Updated
04 20 00.08 Masonry for Minor Works Updated
04 71 13.13

Formerly: 04 71 14

Prefaced Calcium Silicate Manufactured Brick Masonry

Formerly: Calcium Silicate Manufactured Unit Masonry

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
09 68 13 Tile Carpeting Updated
34 43 05.39 Airfield Approach Light Support Structures Updated
34 43 26.19 Airfield Lighting Regulator Assembly Updated

NMS summary of updates 2017-04

The 2017–04 NMS update features updates to several material categories such as concrete and steel as well as updates to Sections on transportation and disposal of hazardous materials and Regulatory requirements. In addition to updates on selective demolition, this publication introduces new Sections related to selective demolition for electrical, plumbing and HVAC.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 32 16.16

Formerly: 01 32 16.06

Construction Progress Schedule - Critical Path Method (CPM)

Formerly: Construction Progress Schedule - Critical Path Method (CPM)

Updated and Renumbered
01 41 00 Regulatory requirements Updated
01 74 19

Formerly: 01 74 21

waste management and disposal

Formerly: Construction/Demolition waste management and disposal

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 03 43 Period Structure Relocating Updated
02 41 00.08

Formerly: 02 41 99

Demolition - Minor Works

Formerly: Demolition for Minor Works

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
02 41 13.13 Paving Removal Updated
02 41 16.09

Formerly: 02 41 16.01

Structure demolition - Short Form

Formerly: Structure demolition - Short Form

Renumbered and Updated
02 42 00 Removal and Salvage of Construction Materials Updated
02 42 13 Deconstruction of Structures Updated
02 65 00 Underground Storage Tank Removal Updated
02 81 00

Formerly: 02 81 01

Transportation and Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Formerly: Hazardous Materials

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
03 20 00 Concrete Reinforcing Updated
03 35 00 Concrete Finishing Updated
03 35 46

Formerly: 03 35 05

Concrete Topical Treatments

Formerly: Concrete Floor Hardening

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
03 41 36 Precast Structural Post-Tensioned Concrete Updated
04 05 00 Common Work Results for Masonry Updated
04 05 13

Formerly: 04 05 12

Masonry Mortaring and Grouting

Formerly: Masonry Mortar and Grout

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 05 19 Masonry Anchorage and Reinforcing Updated
04 05 23 Masonry Accessories Updated
05 14 00

Formerly: 05 14 11

Structural Aluminum Framing

Formerly: Structural Aluminum for Buildings

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing Updated
05 31 00 Steel Decking Updated
05 41 00 Structural Metal Stud Framing Updated
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications Updated
05 51 00

Formerly: 05 51 29

Metal Stairs and Ladders

Formerly: Metal Stairs and Ladders

Renumbered and Updated
06 18 00 Glued-Laminated Construction Updated
06 20 00 Finish Carpentry Updated
06 40 00 Architectural Woodwork Updated
07 46 16 Aluminum Siding Updated
07 46 19 Steel Siding Updated
07 46 23 Wood Siding Updated
07 46 33 Plastic Siding Updated
08 11 16 Aluminum Doors and Frames Updated
08 11 19 Stainless-Steel Doors and Frames Updated
08 50 00 Windows Updated
09 21 16 Gypsum Board Assemblies Updated
09 22 16 Non-Structural Metal Framing Updated
09 68 13 Tile Carpeting Updated
22 05 05 Selective Demolition for Plumbing New
23 05 05 Selective Demolition for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) New
23 05 15

Formerly: 23 05 05

Common Installation Requirements for HVAC Pipework

Formerly: Installation of Pipework

Renumbered and Renamed
26 05 05 Selective Demolition for Electrical New
26 52 13.16

Formerly: 26 53 00

Exit Signs

Formerly: Exit Signs

Renumbered and Updated
32 16 00

Formerly: 32 16 15

Curbs, Gutters and Sidewalks

Formerly: Concrete Walks, Curbs and Gutters

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
32 17 23 Pavement Markings Updated

NMS summary of updates 2017-01

The 2017–01 NMS includes a new Section that focuses on removal and salvage of construction materials and forming a preliminary component to other selective demolition activities. It also covers updated Sections related to deconstruction of structures, removal of construction materials, removal of underground storage tanks, conservation treatment of period masonry and stone, as well as Sections for cast-in-place concrete, wood treatment and rough carpentry. As a significant enhancement to the data set, descriptions are now provided for each NMS Section. The descriptions will help users find appropriate Sections, and will be searchable on the NRC's website, and within some of the third party software tools.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 41 00 Regulatory requirements Updated
02 03 43 Period Structure Relocating Updated
02 41 13.13

Formerly: 02 41 13.14

Paving Removal

Formerly: Asphalt paving Removal

Updated, renamed and renumbered
02 42 00 Removal and Salvage of Construction Materials New
02 42 13 Deconstruction of Structures Updated
02 65 00 Underground Storage Tank Removal Updated
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete Updated
03 30 00.09

Formerly: 03 30 00.01

Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form

Formerly: Cast-In-Place Concrete - Short Form

Updated and renumbered
03 31 23.13

Formerly: 03 30 51

High-Performance Structural Concrete for Bridge Decks

Formerly: Concrete for Bridge Decks

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 01 20.93

Formerly: 04 03 32

Testing and Sampling Brick Units for Restoration

Formerly: Historic - Testing and Sampling Brick Units

Renumbered and Renamed and updated
04 03 01.13

Formerly: 04 03 06

Period masonry cleaning

Formerly: Historic - Cleaning Masonry

Renumbered and Renamed and updated
04 03 05.13

Formerly: 04 03 08

Period masonry mortaring

Formerly: Historic - Mortaring

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 05.16

Formerly: 04 03 09

Period masonry grouting

Formerly: Historic - Grouting

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 05.21

Formerly: 04 03 07

Period masonry repointing

Formerly: Historic - Masonry Repointing

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 21.19

Formerly: 04 03 31

Clay Brick Conservation Treatment

Formerly: Historic - Repairing Brickwork

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 21.26 Period Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile Repair New
04 03 43.13

Formerly: 04 03 41

Period stone Repairing

Formerly: Historic - Repairing Stone

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 43.16

Formerly: 04 03 42

Period stone Replacing

Formerly: Historic - Replacing Stone

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
04 03 43.19

Formerly: 04 03 43

Period stone Dismantling

Formerly: Historic - Dismantling Stone Masonry

Renumbered and renamed
04 20 00.08

Formerly: 04 04 99

Masonry for Minor Works

Formerly: Masonry for Minor Works

Renumbered and updated
05 52 16

Formerly: 05 52 16

Modular Workplace Guardrail System

Formerly: Handrails at Roof Areas

Updated and renamed
06 05 73 Wood Treatment Updated
06 10 00 Rough Carpentry Deleted
06 10 53 Miscellaneous rough carpentry Updated
06 40 23.13 Plastic Laminate Finishing for Interior Architectural Woodwork Updated
07 42 13.23

Formerly: 07 42 43.01

Metal Composite Material Wall Panels

Formerly: Composite Metal Building Panels

Renumbered and renamed
07 42 46

Formerly: 07 44 56

Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Wall Panels

Formerly: Mineral Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Panels

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
07 56 13

Formerly: 07 55 56.14

Hot Fluid Applied Rubberized Asphalt Roofing

Formerly: Hot Fluid Applied Rubberized Asphalt Roofing

Renumbered
07 62 00 Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim Updated
07 71 29

Formerly: 07 95 23

Manufactured Roof Expansion Joints

Formerly: Prefabricated Roof Expansion Joints

Renumbered, Renamed and updated
08 14 73

Formerly: 08 14 80

Sliding Wood and Plastic Doors

Formerly: Sliding Wood and Plastic Doors

Renumbered
08 31 00

Formerly: 08 31 00.01

Access Doors and Panels

Formerly: Access Doors - Mechanical

Renumbered and renamed
08 33 00

Formerly: 08 33 23.01

Overhead Coiling Doors and Grilles

Formerly: Overhead Coiling Doors and Grilles

Renumbered
08 34 59.13

Formerly: 08 34 58.01

Vault Doors and Frames

Formerly: Vault Doors and Frames

Renumbered
08 35 13.33

Formerly: 08 35 13.01

Panel Folding Doors

Formerly: Panel Folding Doors

Renumbered
08 42 26.33

Formerly: 08 34 83

Swinging All Glass Entrances

Formerly: Hinged Safety Glass Doors

Renumbered and renamed
09 51 13 Acoustical Panel Ceilings Updated
11 81 29

Formerly: 07 72 69

Facility Fall Protection

Formerly: Roof Anchors and Safety Restraints

Renumbered and renamed

NMS summary of updates 2016-10

The 2016–10 NMS Update focuses on changes to Sections related to conservation treatment of period construction, with four new Sections on topics such as copper sheet roofing and period doors and windows. The domestic water piping Section was expanded to include Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) tubing. The Section on wastewater utility storage tanks now includes fibreglass reinforced polyester polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride in addition to precast concrete septic tanks.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
06 03 01.31

Formerly: 06 03 16

Period wood storage and protection

Formerly: Historic - Storage and protection of wood

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 05.73

Formerly: 06 03 74

Long-term period wood treatment

Formerly: Historic - Long-term treatment of wood

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 05.74

Formerly: 06 03 75

Eradication of insects in period wood

Formerly: Historic - Eradication of insects in wood

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 05.75

Formerly: 06 03 76

Antiseptic treatment of period wood

Formerly: Historic - Antiseptic treatment for wood

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 13

Formerly: 06 03 12

Conservation treatment of period log construction

Formerly: Historic - Period horizontal log work

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 13.23

Formerly: 06 03 15

Conservation treatment of period heavy timber

Formerly: Historic - Splicing of wood components

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 50.13

Formerly: 06 03 13

Carvel planking

Formerly: Historic - Carvel planking

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 50.16

Formerly: 06 03 18

Steam bending and replacement of curved wood members

Formerly: Historic - Replacement of curved wood members: Steam bending

Renamed and renumbered
06 03 50.19

Formerly: 07 03 90

Caulking period vessels

Formerly: Historic - Caulking period vessels

Updated and renumbered
06 10 53

Formerly: 06 10 00.01

Miscellaneous rough carpentry

Formerly: Rough carpentry - Short form

Renamed and renumbered
06 47 00

Formerly: 06 10 00.01

Plastic laminate finishing for interior architectural woodwork

Formerly: Plastic laminate finishing

Renamed and renumbered
07 03 30.13

Formerly: 07 03 34

Conservation treatment for period canvas roofing

Formerly: Historic - Canvas roofing

Updated and renumbered
07 03 30.16

Formerly: 07 03 36

Conservation treatment for period board roofing

Formerly: Historic - Board roofing

Updated and renumbered
07 03 31.26

Formerly: 07 03 13

Conservation treatment for period slate shingles

Formerly: Historic - Slate shingle roofing

Renumbered and renamed
07 03 31.29

Formerly: 07 03 32

Conservation treatment for period wood shingles and shakes

Formerly: Historic - Wood shingles and shakes roofing

Updated, renamed and renumbered
07 03 32.16

Formerly: 07 03 31

Conservation treatment for period concrete roof tiles

Formerly: Historic - Concrete unit roofing

Renamed and renumbered
07 03 33.13

Formerly: 07 03 33

Conservation treatment for period sod roofing

Formerly: Historic - Sod roofing

Updated and renumbered
07 03 41.13

Formerly: 07 03 35

Conservation treatment for period metal roof panels

Formerly: Historic - Tin-plate and terne plate roofing

Renumbered and renamed
07 03 61.21

Formerly: 07 03 61

Period copper sheet roof repair

Formerly: Historic - Copper sheet roof repair

New, renumbered and renamed
07 03 61.24

Formerly: 07 03 62

Period copper sheet roof replacing

Formerly: Historic - Period copper sheet roof replacing

New, renumbered and renamed
08 03 14.33 Conservation treatment for period stile and rail wood doors

Formerly: Historic - Period stile and rail wood doors

Updated and renamed
08 03 51.23 Conservation treatment for period steel windows

Formerly: Historic - Period hot-rolled steel casement window repairing

New and renamed
08 03 52 Conservation treatment for period wood windows

Formerly: Historic - Period wood windows repairing

New and renamed
22 11 16 Domestic water piping Updated
33 36 00 Wastewater utility storage tanks

Formerly: Historic - Utility septic tanks

Updated and renamed

NMS summary of updates 2016-07

The 2016–07 NMS Update focuses on changes to Sections in Divisions 26 and 34. Revisions were based on Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices TP 312 5th edition. New airfield lighting systems and LED lighting systems were introduced and the obstruction light Sections were updated.

Input for these updates was received from a range of stakeholders including manufacturers, the Canadian Airport Electrical Association, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Transport Canada and the Department of National Defence.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 35 13.13 Special project procedures for airport facilities

Formerly: Special procedures for airport facilities

Renamed
01 50 13

Formerly: 01 52 01

Temporary facilities and controls for dredging

Formerly: Temporary facilities dredging

Renamed and renumbered
01 55 26

Formerly: 01 35 00.06

Traffic control

Formerly: Special procedures for traffic control

Renamed and renumbered
02 03 44

Formerly: 31 04 31

Shoring and support of historic structures

Formerly: Historic - Subgrade shoring and bracing

Updated, renamed and renumbered
06 40 00 Architectural woodwork Updated
07 46 16 Aluminum siding New Sections created by splitting original content
07 46 19

Formerly: 07 46 13

Steel siding

Formerly: Preformed metal siding

09 91 23 Interior painting Updated
26 12 16.13 Pad-mounted, dry-type transformers for airfield visual aids

Formerly: Pad-mounted, transformers for airfield visual aids

Updated, renamed
26 29 02 Fire pump control Part 3 content restored
26 55 36.13 Medium-intensity red flashing obstruction lighting

Formerly: Medium-intensity (m.I.) red flashing obstruction light

Updated
26 55 36.16 Medium-intensity white flashing obstruction lighting

Formerly: Medium-intensity (m.I.) white flashing obstruction light

Updated and renamed
26 55 36.19 Low-intensity red flashing obstruction lighting

Formerly: Low-intensity (l.L.) red obstruction lighting

Updated and renamed
32 93 23.13

Formerly: 12 92 16

Interior plantings

Formerly: Interior plantings

Updated and renumbered
34 43 05 Common work results for airfield lighting Updated
34 43 05.39

Formerly: 34 43 16.39

Airfield light support structures

Formerly: Airfield aluminum approach towers

Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 13.11

Formerly: 34 43 23.19

Airfield beacons and towers

Formerly: Aerodrome beacons

Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 13.13 Airfield threshold runway identification lights Updated
34 43 13.14 Airfield visual alignment guidance system New
34 43 13.15

Formerly: 34 43 10

Airfield illuminated guidance signs

Formerly: Airfield illuminated guidance signs

Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 13.16 Airfield runway and taxiway inset lighting Updated
34 43 13.17

Formerly: 34 43 13.19

Airfield elevated edge lighting Updated and renumbered
34 43 13.18

Formerly: 34 43 13.23

Airfield runway guard lights Updated and renumbered
34 43 13.23

Formerly: 34 43 16.23

Airfield simplified short approach light system with runway alignment indicator lights (SSALR)

Formerly: Airfield short approach lighting system

Updated and renumbered
34 43 13.24 Airfield simplified short approach light system-(SSALS) New
34 43 13.26

Formerly: 34 43 16.26

Airfield omni-directional approach lighting equipment

Formerly: Airfield omni-directional approach lighting system

Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 13.30 Airfield medium intensity approach light system (MALS) New
34 43 13.31 Airfield medium intensity approach light system with runway alignment indicator lights (MALSR) New
34 43 13.32 Airfield medium intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashing lights (MALSF) New
34 43 13.35 Approach lighting system CAT.II or CAT.III - ALSF-2 New
34 43 13.36

Formerly: 34 43 16.36

Airfield precision-approach path indicator equipment

Formerly: Airfield precision approach path indicator (PAPI)

Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 13.43

Formerly: 34 43 23.43

Airfield apron floodlighting Updated, renamed and renumbered
34 43 23.16 Airfield wind cones

Formerly: Wind direction indicators

Updated and renamed
34 43 26.16 Airfield lighting PLC control equipment Updated
34 43 26.19

Formerly: 34 43 26.23

Airfield lighting regulator assembly Updated and renumbered
34 73 16.13 Aircraft static grounding Updated
35 01 40.51

Formerly: 35 42 60

Waterway maintenance dredging

Formerly: Waterway channel maintenance

Renamed and renumbered
35 01 40.92

Formerly: 35 42 19

Preservation of water courses and wetlands Updated and renumbered
35 20 24

Formerly: 35 20 23

Dredging Renumbered

NMS summary of updates 2016-01

A series of corrections were made as part a of a general quality assurance review. Thousands of punctuation and spelling changes were made to improve consistency and ensure Canadian spelling throughout, for example 'colour' rather than 'color', 'fibre' rather than 'fiber'.

Enhancements were also made to align with SectionFormat™, such as listing standards under a heading of Reference standards. For consistency in tab levels, Abbreviations, Definitions and Reference standards were all promoted to top-level article Titles. Other changes were made to reflect specification writing language such as changing the requirement to submit (rather than provide) engineer sealed drawings.

There are over one hundred references to Codes Canada 2015 throughout. Each was reviewed and updated to the 2015 editions. There are a few exceptions related to seismic design that require additional review before updating code references are updated.

A few Sections were renumbered or re-Titled to align with MasterFormat® and a more extensive adjustment will be released on the next NMS publication.

Technical updates
Section Title Status
01 23 00

Formerly: 01 23 10

Alternatives Renumbered
02 03 43

Formerly: 02 43 13.05

Period structure relocating

Formerly: Historic - Structure relocation

Updated, renamed and renumbered
08 36 19 Multi-leaf vertical lift doors Renamed and renumbered
09 91 13 Exterior painting Updated
09 91 13.23

Formerly: 09 97 19

Exterior painting of structural steel

Formerly: Painting exterior metal surfaces

Updated, renamed and renumbered
31 11 00 Clearing and grubbing Updated
31 31 19.13 Chemical vegetation control Updated
31 32 19.13 Geogrid soil stabilization Updated
31 32 19.16

Formerly: 31 32 19.01

Geotextile soil stabilization

Formerly: Geotextiles

Updated, renamed and renumbered
32 01 90.33 Tree and shrub preservation Updated
32 32 34 Reinforced soil retaining walls Updated
32 33 00

Formerly: 32 37 00

Site furnishings

Formerly: Exterior site furnishings

Updated, renamed and renumbered
33 32 13.13

Formerly: 32 32 13.13

Packaged sewage lift, wet well type Renumbered
33 47 13

Formerly: 31 32 19.02

Pond and reservoir liners

Formerly: Geomembranes

Updated, renamed and renumbered
35 31 19 Revetments Updated

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