AVITRU, the industry leading provider of construction specification software and specification writing services, is pleased to congratulate BakerNowicki Design Studio, one of California’s leading architecture firms within the K-12 education market, on their implementation and coordination of construction documents.
Driven with a focus on BIM technology from the firm’s conception, BakerNowicki Design Studio sought to streamline processes with technology across the firm. e-SPECS was chosen as the natural fit for BIM specification automation an coordination process, fully synchronizing their specs with a robust Revit template and corresponding keynotes.
According to Buddy Gessel, Principal at BakerNowicki, “One of e-SPECS’ primary benefits is helping project architects author the spec manual fully coordinated with the BIM models throughout the entire design process. The spec is no longer an 11th hour effort. Instead of dealing with discrepancies between drawings and specifications, project architects can spend more time focusing on the design. On the construction site and in front of the owners, our project architects are much more knowledgeable on the entire product delivered.”
“From the beginning, we wanted to brand our company as embracing technology and integrated solutions. In the past, at other firms, there was always a breakdown in the creation of the specifications at the hand off from the designer to the spec writer,” said Gessel. “With e-SPECS, we are not dealing with discrepancies in the spec manual because of its tight integration with our BIM models. We’ve experienced a huge payback in efficiencies and improved product quality.”
During the firm’s pilot of e-SPECS, one such success was realized on a major project for California’s Poway Unified School District. On the design and construction of the K-8 school – known as the Design39 Campus – BakerNowicki had ZERO specification-drawing related change orders – a monumental accomplishment.
“We were looking for an integrated solution with our BIM applications and e-SPECS was the solution. We knew that integration and implementation would not be immediate, but the up front commitment paid off after just the second project,” said Gessel.“Now we are recognizing a huge payback in terms of efficiency, consistency, and product quality.”
About BakerNowicki Design Studio
You can learn more about BakerNowicki Design Studio by visiting their website at www.bndesignstudio.com.
Avitru provides software solutions and spec writing services built on its patented e-SPECS technology. For architects and engineers, e-SPECS saves time and cost while producing a higher quality project or ensuring your BIM models are coordinated with the specs. e-SPECS integrates directly with Autodesk Revit and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, SpecsIntact Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS), and offers the ability to integrate custom masters. For more information visit www.e-SPECS.com or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135.