Category: Specification software

Leica Geosystems and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Team Up to Transform Taliesin West into an Immersive Online 3D Experience

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, industry leader in measurement technology, announced a partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to capture, document, and deliver immersive 3D experiences featuring the iconic architect’s properties. Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio, is the first property that will be made available through an immersive online experience led by Leica Geosystems.

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Avitru and Newforma Announce Partnership to Streamline Project Workflows

Avitru, the developer of AIA MasterSpecⓇ and Newforma, the developer of Project Center, announced a partnership. Starting with submittal management, the two companies will collaborate and coordinate on content and software functionality, starting with software releases in the third quarter of 2018 to selected shared customers. The initial release will pass submittal information in AIA MasterSpec to the submittal tools that are a cornerstone of Project Center and will help Architects with the management and processing of architectural product submittals.

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Avitru and Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) Solidify Strategic Partnership

Avitru, the developer of MasterSpecⓇ, May 31 announced a partnership with the Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), an international organization that assists building professionals acquire professionally-written construction specifications from independent specifiers. “Accurate and well-written specifications are a critical building block of a thriving construction industry,” said Jim Contardi, Chief Executive Officer of Avitru. “Through this new partnership with SCIP, which engages their members around the world, we can advance the entire profession.”

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Avitru and UL Announce Technology Partnership to Simplify Access to Sustainability Data Within Masterspec

UL is a household name that is also heavily relied on by architects, engineers, contractors and owners (AECO) to provide third-party safety certifications, product performance evaluations and product testing and certifications for sustainable attributes. Architects and designers rely on SPOT, UL’s sustainable product database with more than 55,000 product families, to find products that meet green building and purchasing requirements in an easy, searchable tool. Demonstrations of the solution will be available during A’18 at Avitru Booth 1221.

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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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How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

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