New acquisition expands availability of MasterSpec® to design, construction

WASHINGTON – Jan. 4, 2019 – Deltek’s recent acquisition of Avitru, the strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and developer of AIA’s MasterSpec®, will expand availability of the software to the design and construction industries.

AIA created MasterSpec 50 years ago in order to support the development of accurate specification documents for construction projects. Currently, AIA’s MasterSpec® is the most comprehensive and trusted collection of master guide specifications in the architecture and design profession with more than 900 created. Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, is partnering with AIA to enhance MasterSpec®’s resources, capabilities and expertise for building professionals. By doing so, Deltek and Avirtru will provide unmatched solutions and services to architects, engineers, contractors, owners and product manufacturers.

“This partnership will provide AIA members with a valuable benefit,” said AIA EVP and Chief Operating Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “By working together, we can deliver exceptional software solutions that position architects with the best possible tools available for specifying building products and materials.”

“For decades, Deltek has been working closely with thousands of AEC firms to deliver the most comprehensive software solutions. Acquiring Avitru is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in innovation and offer deeper solutions for our customers. Together with Avitru, we will deliver even more capabilities to help AECO firms and building product manufacturers serve their clients more efficiently and effectively,” said Mike Corkery, President and CEO at Deltek. “We also are thrilled to partner with the AIA and offer our customers more resources and more expertise.”


From conception to construction, AVITRU empowers architects, engineers, contractors and owners to make better, faster decisions. As the developer of AIA MasterSpec®, Avitru has leveraged its position in the market to enable the collaborative exchange of expert knowledge to design, build, and operate a better built environment. The Avitru team is committed to constructing a world where better building leads to better lives. Previously known as ARCOM LLC.

About Deltek
Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.