RLF Redefines How Projects Come to Life with Deltek Specpoint

January 04, 2024
Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz

An interview with Kim Piety, Specifications Manager at Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz

Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz (RLF) brings architects, engineers, interior designers, and planners together with a shared commitment to exceptional design and unsurpassed customer service. Renowned for its prowess in federal, community, and educational projects, RLF has carved out a leadership position in the healthcare sector, constituting over 80% of its diverse global portfolio.

In the intricate world of innovative facility design, the importance of expertise is only part of the equation. Equally critical is the use of the right tools to deliver project excellence. With Deltek Specpoint, Home of AIA MasterSpec®, RLF intends to accelerate the specification writing process with seamless integration to Building Information Modeling (BIM) for complete coordination between the model and specifications.


“Deltek Specpoint is our strategy's linchpin, allowing architects to manage technical specifications better. Our architects can focus on what they do best – creating exceptional projects without unnecessary obstacles.”

– Kim Piety, Specifications Manager at RLF


Empowering Architects and Project Managers

The challenge of specifications and designs falling out of sync poses a significant hurdle at RLF. When specifications diverge from the evolving design, it can lead to misinterpretations, errors, and inefficiencies. This misalignment may result in construction discrepancies, additional costs, and delays. Misalignment between the specifications and designs puts the project's integrity at risk and requires considerable time and resources to address the errors.

Kim understands this challenge firsthand, recognizing the intricate juggling act architects face in managing specifications and design work. In response, she and her team help architects navigate this complexity easily, ensuring they can focus on delivering outstanding projects without unnecessary hurdles. With Deltek Specpoint, each project architect can develop their specifications efficiently and confidently and contribute to creating and delivering exceptional projects.

BIM Coordination Simplified

When the BIM model and specifications are not coordinated, the repercussions can be substantial for construction and design projects. The lack of synchronization can result in increased rework, communication breakdowns, and unforeseen costs. Coordination issues require additional time to resolve, impacting overall project efficiency.

With specification software such as Deltek Specpoint, architects experience a streamlined workflow, ensuring smooth coordination between the specifications and the BIM model. The software's integration with Autodesk Revit® establishes bidirectional communication, maintaining synchronization between specs and designs as changes unfold. This connection between the specifications and design increases accuracy and improves coordination and communication among team members.

Kim appreciates the integration with Revit, enabling architects to bypass the time-consuming task of manually synchronizing specifications.


Considering Specification Software?

Discover the benefits of Deltek Specpoint

Explore Now


Final Thoughts

In the upcoming year, RLF foresees a significant reduction in time and costs as they transition to Deltek Specpoint. The team intends to optimize their workflows, improving the overall project experience. Kim underscores that when architects develop their specifications, Deltek Specpoint stands out as the tool they can rely on. Adding, "With Deltek Specpoint’s integration with Autodesk Revit, RLF is not just creating exceptional designs; they are redefining how projects come to life.”


About Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz

RLF is an Orlando, Florida-based firm comprised of architects, engineers, interior designers, and planners dedicated to crafting outstanding, high-performance spaces. With a diverse portfolio, RLF has successfully executed projects in healthcare, education, cultural, and federal sectors across more than thirty-three states, twenty-three countries, and five continents.