s:5545:”InterSpec Inc., the industry leading provider of construction specification software and specification writing services, has been selected by California-based Kollin Altomare Architects as their complete specifications solution provider. Whether writing project manuals in house using e-SPECS software or leveraging the expertise of InterSpec’s professional Specification Services, Kollin Altomare Architects has the best of both worlds.
Kollin Altomare Architects – a leading full-service architectural firm led by Michael Kollin, AIA, and Paul Altomare, AIA, LEED – has been widely recognized for its compelling and original hospitality, residential and commercial architecture. Focused on the fusion of sophisticated and sustainable design, Kollin Altomare Architects (KAA) has taken an innovative and efficient approach to their construction documentation process: utilizing InterSpec’s team of professional specifications experts’ while also employing e-SPECS specification software in-house.
By deploying e-SPECS software, KAA has benefitted from the e-SPECS intelligence to easily select project sections, edit MasterSpec guide content and produce project manuals. In addition, KAA has engaged InterSpec Specification Services as the lead specification consultant for a number of recent commercial and hospitality projects, including the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, the Crowne Plaza San Gabriel and the new headquarters for the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County. With a proven knowledge and demonstrated excellence in specifying large, complex commercial and hospitality projects, InterSpec’s Specification Services have provided the competitive edge to give KAA added advantage in the booming markets of southern California.
“We initially implemented e-SPECS to offer our internal team the ability to produce specifications quickly and accurately,” said Paul Altomare, partner and principal at Kollin Altomare Architects. “Expanding our relationship with InterSpec – in response to our recent and continued growth – we’ve employed their remote team of specification experts to multiply our efficiency and advantages. Using e-SPECS, they coordinate our preferences and collaborate with our internal team, presenting us with maximum time and cost savings.”
Since its founding in 1998, InterSpec’s team of specifiers have completed hundreds of project manuals for residential and commercial projects of all shapes and sizes in nearly every state in the country, as well as internationally. By using its industry leading e-SPECS specification software solutions, InterSpec readily applies customer-preferred requirements in the specification content, while providing convenient, streamlined collaboration to the firm’s in-house project team throughout the process. InterSpec is the only company to offer such a combination of software solutions and spec writing services, enabling firms to select the best alternative for their specific needs, relative to the project and resources available.
“Today’s design firms have many design options and decisions to make on each project they manage,” said Seamus McGrady, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at InterSpec. “InterSpec provides firms like Kollin Altomare Architects the ability to make the right choice for each project, with options to write the construction specs internally or to utilize InterSpec’s expert Specification Services team. The choice we offer helps firms reduce the risk of missing project deadlines, exceeding budgets, or reducing the quality of product delivered. ”
Whether customers choose to use internal resources to implement e-SPECS software or take advantage of InterSpec’s professional Specification Services, InterSpec is focused on providing AEC professionals with the tools and resources they need. With InterSpec’s services and software, project teams can easily implement design preferences and lessons learned, while world-class collaboration tools allow for on-demand access to projects, helping them stay ahead of schedule.
InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and specification writing services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECS software can also automate the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models and drawings. e-SPECS can integrate directly with Autodesk CAD and BIM applications and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, SpecsIntact Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS), Canadian Master Specifications as well as the ability to integrate custom guide specification masters. For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, InterSpec’s products and online specification management services saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings and models are coordinated with the specifications. For more information visit www.e-SPECS.com or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email sales@e-SPECS.com.
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Contact: Seamus McGrady