Master Specs & Design Standards

These master specifications and design standards are intended to provide information and resources to architectural/engineering consultants design projects for the Port of Portland or its tenants. The documents are updated frequently; please download the current version when starting work on a new project. Please contact your Port contact with project questions.

These master specifications and design standards are intended for use by consultants to the Port of Portland and by others for construction and remodeling of Port-owned facilities. The Port of Portland bears no liability or responsibility for any other use of these specifications/design standards.

Construction Master Specs

The Port's master specifications are written in accordance with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat guidelines for organizing and numbering sections within 50 divisions. They are designed to be edited extensively for specific projects.

If you are looking for a section that is not part of the Port's master system, refer to the Port Preferred Section Numbers list. The Port spec writer assigned to your project may be able to provide a section from a recent past project to use as a starting point. If no master or past project section is available, you will be expected to develop the section yourself, matching the format of our masters.

CSI Master Specifications

FAA Master Specifications and Regional Modifications

The Port uses the FAA’s latest master specifications with regional modifications, as well as an additional set of Port-specific modifications to be applied to certain FAA sections. Links to these modifications are listed below. Please contact the Port engineer or spec writer assigned to the project prior to beginning work on any FAA specs.

AutoCAD Templates

AutoCAD Templates and Standards

The Port requires the use of AutoCAD for all project drawings. Use the AutoCAD templates below when designing work for the Port in order to produce consistent, neat, and accurate drawing sets.

Templates and Standards

Plot Styles


Standard Drawings

PDX Tenant Guide Details

Standard drawing details for the Port tenants are listed in AutoCAD format below.

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