Is Your Firm Up-to-Date with Masterspec® and Construction Specifications?

Posted by Joanna Sinclair on May 29, 2019

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Half a century ago, the American Institute of Architect’s MasterSpec® revolutionized the architecture, construction, and engineering industry. By standardizing and simplifying the use of building specifications to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, MasterSpec continues to promote a more efficient and cost-effective design and construction process. 

As the marketplace continues to evolve, AE firms of all sizes and scopes need the ability to quickly research products, edit sections and manage specification documents; in fact, it’s critical to their success. “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.”

While much has changed in the built world since 1969—from technology, to economic pressures, to the public’s expectations of the roles and responsibilities of design professionals – MasterSpec’s value proposition continues: maximize efficiency and limit risk. In fact, we know those demands are on the rise and will be diving deeper into those trends throughout our 40th Annual Clarity Report webinar series.

“For decades, Deltek has been working closely with thousands of architecture, engineering and construction 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 and AIA, 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.

The partnership between AIA and Deltek ensures that MasterSpec’s decades-long history as the premier and preferred resource for the industry and as the market leader continues for many years to come. 

What’s next for MasterSpec?

In the months since Deltek’s acquisition of Avitru, you may be wondering:

  • Why is it important to have up-to-date and compliant specifications?
  • What is MasterSpec and how can it help my business?
  • What is the outlook for Deltek's partnership with AIA and the evolution of MasterSpec?
  • How will the partnership between AIA and Deltek enhance MasterSpec's resources, capabilities, and expertise?

Bret Tushaus and Gill Letourneau, product leaders at Deltek, recently presented a thought leadership webinar about the Avitru acquisition and the future of MasterSpec addressing those topics and much more. We invite you to watch it on demand and learn more about building specifications and which tools might be a good fit for your firm.


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Connect with us in person!

The 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture is right around the corner and is the perfect opportunity to meet with us face-to-face, ask questions of our product experts and learn more about what Deltek is doing in the AECO space.

Visit us at Booth 7136 where the Deltek+Avitru team will be showcasing the latest enhancements to our best-in-class ERP and email/document management systems, plus celebrating the 50th anniversary of MasterSpec and the new partnership between AIA and Deltek+Avitru. We look forward to meeting and networking with leaders in design and building product manufacturing and encourage you to schedule some one-on-one time with our team of experts. 


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About the Author

Joanna Sinclair is a marketing manager at Deltek with a focus on specification tools and building product manufacturers. She has worked in the building materials and distribution space for most of her career and is passionate about connecting design professionals with the resources they need to build better.