Category: Specification software

CSI Announces Project Dynamo, an Industry Wide Digital Construction Initiative

Driven by rapid change and the need to better integrate specifications, building products, and building information modeling (BIM), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced CSI Project Dynamo, an initiative to expand its industry standard organizing principles to work more effectively with BIM to support the digital needs of design and construction professionals.

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UL and USGBC Announce Strategic Collaboration to Help Architects and Designers Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4 Requirements

“UL strives to solve the challenges that architects, designers and purchasers face finding products that help contribute to LEED v4 credits,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment. “UL’s SPOT platform is the largest credible green database in the market and enables users to search more than 50,000 products by the LEED credit they contribute to. This greatly simplifies the LEED design, building and submittal process.”

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BSD Announces Exclusive Alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to Deliver Canadian National Master Specification (NMS)

“CSC has shown a clear commitment to industry advancement and professional education, and has been an NMS provider for over 40 years,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of BSD. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with CSC to broaden access to high-quality content for firms working in the United States and Canada. With BSD’s SpecLink Cloud platform, customers will have access to the right content for the job, whether public or private, and SpecLink Cloud will become the first database solution to enable access to robust Canadian and U.S. content within the same platform.”

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MasterSpec® Developer ARCOM Rebrands as Avitru

“Avitru, formerly known as ARCOM, has a long history of providing leadership in the architecture and building design industry through delivery of MasterSpec, a product created by AIA for its members,” said Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. “We are very confident in the capabilities and expertise of the Avitru team as they continue to define our mutual legacy of helping architects succeed.”

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"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

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