InterSpec and Digicon Partner to bring BIM Integrated Specification Solutions to Canada

InterSpec and Digicon are partnering to deliver e-SPECS Software and Services Solutions integrated with the Canadian Master Specification (CMS) and the National Master Specification (NMS) construction specification documents for InterSpec’s customers in Canada.

InterSpec, Inc. and Digicon Information, Inc. are partnering to deliver e-SPECS Software and Services Solutions integrated with the Canadian Master Specification (CMS) and the National Master Specification (NMS) construction specification documents for InterSpec’s customers in Canada.

e-SPECS is the leading BIM Integrated Specification Solution providing a platform for customers to manage their design preferences, lessons learned, code requirements, LEED criteria and more. With the e-SPECS platform, users can save time and money developing project specification manuals coordinated with their building information models and drawings while reducing RFIs, change orders and addendums. e-SPECS is integrated with the leading design solutions, such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD and Autodesk Architecture products. Now in its sixth major release, e-SPECS has been available since 2004 and is used by the top AEC firms around the world.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the leading supplier of construction documents and services in Canada,” states Michael Brennan, InterSpec’s President. “Our partnership will enable us to deliver cost effective, integrated specification solutions to our customers in Canada with document content tailored to their local codes and preferences.”

Digicon Information Inc. develops the Canadian Master Specification (CMS) text, and publishes both CMS and the National Master Specifications (NMS) through the Spex.ca internet portal, in an alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). CMS is maintained by practicing Canadian Registered Specification Writers (RSWs), who respond quickly to changes in building standards and technology; CMS updates are published on a quarterly basis. Although CMS has been available since 1978, CMS and NMS are among a variety of master specifications that have been available from Spex.ca since 2003, offering the widest variety of choices for master specifications text and software in Canada.

“Digicon has always strived to be at the forefront of advancing technology in both document preparation and software. Partnering with InterSpec and offering CMS and NMS texts to e-SPECS customers is Digicon’s way of offering customers the electronic tools of their choice to accomplish their work,” adds David Watson, President of Digicon. “Our partnership will enable Digicon’s Canadian customers to enjoy the advantages of e-SPECS BIM integration today, using quality and current Canadian specification content.”

CMS integration with e-SPECS is available immediately, with NMS integration to follow. Digicon will continue to license CMS and NMS products while InterSpec and their resellers will license the e-SPECS software applications. Licensed CMS and NMS users can upgrade to the e-SPECS compliant content free of charge. Interested customers can learn more about the solution and availability atwww.e-SPECS.com and by contacting sales@e-SPECS.com.

About InterSpec
InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECSsoftware automates the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project’s building information models and drawings. e-SPECS integrates directly with all Autodesk Revit-based BIM products as well as with Autodesk’s AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Systems products. For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, e-SPECS software saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings and specifications are well coordinated. For more information visit www.e-SPECS.com or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email to sales@e-SPECS.com.

About Digicon Information Inc.
Digicon is a Canadian publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. Digicon publishes the Canadian Master Specification (CMS), and a wide variety of specialized master specification texts. Digicon also develops software for the manipulation of specification texts, including SpecMacros for Word/WordPerfect, Specnique, and BIMdrive. Digicon consults to all disciplines of commercial and industrial construction design firms, and offers technical services to product manufacturers. More information visit www.digicon.ab.caand www.spex.ca, or call 1-800-610-7732.

e-SPECS is a registered trademark of InterSpec. Autodesk, AutoCAD and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Canadian Master Specification (CMS) and BIMdrive are trademarks or copyrights of Digicon Information Inc. The National Master Specification is copyright of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Spex.ca is a marketing alliance between Digicon and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.