Deltek Specpoint: Ushering in a New Era of AI-Powered Specification Management

June 03, 2024
Denise McDaniel
Product Marketing Manager
Ushering in a New Era of AI-Powered Specification Management

The scope of developing and managing construction specifications is experiencing an exciting transformation, and Deltek stands at the forefront, spearheading this revolution with the introduction of cutting-edge AI capabilities in our specification management software, Deltek Specpoint, the home of AIA MasterSpec®. Through the integration of AI capabilities, with the digital assistant component of Dela™, Deltek's AI-powered, intelligent business companion, Deltek is redefining the boundaries of what is possible. Dela represents a comprehensive suite of advanced AI technologies seamlessly woven into Deltek's portfolio of software solutions, equipped to elevate productivity, accuracy, and value to new heights, ultimately enabling project teams to accelerate the delivery of building projects. Dela drives Specpoint’s AI capabilities and Deltek will introduce Specpoint’s AI Assistant at the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024 (AIA24), June 5-8 in Washington, D.C.

Specpoint Elevates Specs with New Innovative Features

Specpoint, the home of AIA MasterSpec®, will deliver two game-changing features in the June 2024 release: Smart Reporting and the Ask Dela digital assistant. Let's define and elaborate on the benefits of these two groundbreaking features.

Smart Reporting

Specpoint’s Smart Reports provide real-time access to project data, enabling design professionals to make data-driven decisions that benefit their projects. By leveraging critical project insights, teams can make informed choices that positively impact project outcomes.

Ask Dela Digital Assistant

We are excited to unveil Ask Dela, Deltek’s new AI-powered digital assistant now available in Specpoint. Ask Dela is a leading-edge innovation that elevates spec development efficiency and accuracy. It sources content from AIA MasterSpec, MasterSpec Supporting Documents, and the Specpoint online help, providing quick and accurate answers to user queries. Best of all, it runs seamlessly within Specpoint’s project workspace, ensuring a seamless and intuitive user experience.

The Benefits of Data-Rich Smart Reporting and AI Guidance

Reporting plays a crucial role in the success of project-based businesses, especially for design professionals. For example, the submittal register is an essential tool in the design process, promoting collaboration, quality control, and efficient project delivery. It helps ensure that the constructed building meets the design specifications and requirements, ultimately contributing to the success of the building project. The Smart Reporting Submittal Register feature within Specpoint fosters collaboration by bringing together design teams, contractors, and construction administration teams within the Specpoint ecosystem. It also automates the submittal register generation, ensuring accuracy and eliminating data inconsistencies. Specpoint’s Smart Reporting empowers users to:

  • Elevate Collaboration: Promoting valuable collaboration among project stakeholders, including Contractors and Construction Administration teams, to leverage diverse expertise and perspectives for more efficient project outcomes.
  • Save Time Using Automation: Specpoint's Smart Reporting Submittal Register is generated in parallel as the project is developed, providing a seamless workflow for Construction Documentation and Bidding. This saves valuable time and improves project workflows.
  • Improve Accuracy: Utilizing Specpoint’s Smart Reporting capabilities minimizes data inconsistencies by keeping project data native to the application rather than relying on imports.
  • Real-time Information: Enabling users to quickly access a list of highly accurate, real-time project submittals to keep projects on schedule and mitigate time-consuming requests for information (RFIs).

Additional benefits are realized by combining the advantages of Specpoint’s Smart Reporting Submittal Register functionality with the intelligence provided by the Ask Dela digital assistant, which is natively integrated into Specpoint’s project workspace. Users will:

  • Accelerate Research: Eliminate endless Google searches and source industry-renowned AIA MasterSpec guide specifications and Supporting Documents for instant navigation of superior content to drive spec development.
  • Simplify Knowledge-Building: Specpoint’s Ask Dela digital assistant bridges the gap as institutional knowledge erodes over time by simplifying knowledge-building for less experienced design professionals, aiding in understanding specification processes and best practices.
  • Gain Efficiencies and Ease of Use: The Ask Dela digital assistant simplifies the learning process for Specpoint users by answering questions about application functionalities and definitions helping project teams maximize time and maintain project schedules.

See for Yourself the Power of Specpoint

As the industry embraces this cutting-edge technology, Deltek continues to lead the way in delivering innovative solutions that empower project success. The unveiling of Specpoint’s latest features at the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024 marks an exciting new chapter in the evolution of specification management, paving the way for a future where AI plays a pivotal role in driving efficiency and excellence across the architecture, engineering, and construction sectors. These advancements reflect Deltek's ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in construction specifications. By setting new standards for what is possible in project specification and management, Deltek Specpoint is advancing the industry.


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