By Gill Letourneau, Sr. Director of Product Management of AECO, Deltek
Deltek has supported the Architecture and Engineering (A&E) industry for more than 35 years, continuing to grow and transform our solutions to support the changing needs of the industry. In our continued pursuit to empower firms to deliver better built projects through innovative technology, Deltek is excited to announce the launch of Deltek Specpoint, the revolutionary next generation specification management solution.
What is Deltek Specpoint?
Deltek Specpoint, home of AIA MasterSpec®, is a collaborative, all-in-one specification tool that empowers architects, engineers and specifiers to efficiently write construction specifications by intelligently researching and selecting building products, using design automation to streamline spec writing and production of project manuals to deliver successful building projects. Building product manufacturers (BPMs) will leverage Specpoint as a vehicle to increase product visibility with A&Es to improve their product’s specification rates.
Whether you’re an architect, engineer, spec writer or a BPM, each shares a common goal to provide the right building products to deliver successful building projects. Specpoint unifies design professionals and BPMs in one platform to streamline product research, selection and production of construction specifications.
Here are some reasons your firm should take a closer look at Specpoint:
Make Better, Faster Product Decisions
AIA MasterSpec is the most trusted guide specification content for architects and engineers. Using the latest in technology and design automation, Specpoint replaces unintelligent Word documents and time consuming manual updates to keep your projects on track. Specpoint gives you access to more than 50,000 product listings, including AIA MasterSpec approved products, so you can confidently research, select and specify the right building products and produce high quality construction specifications. Specpoint’s in-app product information provides you with critical product information at your fingertips to make informed decisions including: product characteristics, BIM model, sustainability data, product photos, technical sheets, installation methods and more.
Improve Specification Quality & Accuracy
Specpoint uses an assembly-driven approach for organization of the performance requirements of a building’s functional elements down to the work results. The advantage of an assembly structure is it empowers you to organize project elements into a workspace to generate data into a variety of useful outputs such as reports, custom packages for issuance, or sync information with a Revit model for more informed project decisions.
Streamline Spec Writing
If there is one thing architects, engineers and specifiers can agree on it is that construction specifications can take a lot of time to develop. With hundreds of building products to research, specifications to write and manuals to produce, construction specifications are labor intensive to make sure they are done well. Specpoint is built to streamline spec writing from start to finish. Built on a structured, web-based data-driven environment, Specpoint makes it seamless for architects, engineers and specifiers to have up-to-date in-app product information and eliminate searching product manufacture websites for critical product details. Product information is at your fingertips and with intelligent automated one-click product specification capabilities, spec writers can quickly and accurately produce construction specifications.
Improve Project Results With Integrated & Collaborative Systems
Building projects are complex: drawings, product selection, construction specifications and collaborating with project team members. With most projects, internal and external team members are using disconnected systems and processes and wasting valuable time trying to coordinate project details, resulting in errors and costly rework. With Specpoint, internal and external team members work in a single cloud-based tool to consolidate and share information eliminating silos of information to deliver better projects. Connected teams and integrated systems empowers confident data-driven decisions to improve team collaboration and project outcomes.
What Industry Leaders Are Saying
Deltek had several industry leaders participate in a Specpoint Early Adopter program to provide valuable product feedback on specific features, functionality and usability. Here’s a few comments from some participants:
“The goal of Deltek Specpoint’s user-friendly software is to streamline the product research, selection and spec authoring process. The real-time data fosters greater project insight and next level efficiency.”
– Steven Danielpour, RA, WELL AP, CCS, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Principal, Director of Specifications, HOK
“Specpoint is a game changer for our industry.”
– Jeff Potter, CDT, LEED Green Associate – Specifications Writer, HMC Architects
Now’s the Time For Specpoint
In a world of constant technological change, there is no better time than now to take a closer look at your firm’s specification workflows and identify where there is room for improvement. Deltek Specpoint represents a powerful paradigm shift for the A&E industry that will provide long-term benefits enabling firms to deliver better built projects. Learn more about Deltek Specpoint at Deltek.com/Specpoint.
Deltek Specpoint Speed Session
September 29 – 2PM (ET)
About the Author
Gill Letourneau, Sr. Director of Product Management, AECO brings a practitioner's point of view and experience as he drives the next generation of solutions for AECO applications at Deltek. Gill earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University. Connect with Gill on LinkedIn.
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