MasterSpec and e-SPECS Software to be Integrated

Agreement signed with ARCOM to integrate MasterSpec® with InterSpec’s e-SPECS® specification automation software and to work together to further improve the interoperability of building information modeling programs and construction specifications.

InterSpec, Inc. (InterSpec) and Architectural Computer Services, Inc. (ARCOM) announced today an agreement to integrate MasterSpec® with InterSpec’s e-SPECS® specification automation software and to work together to further improve the interoperability of building information modeling programs and construction specifications. InterSpec’s e-SPECS family of specification systems interface with Autodesk® Revit, Autodesk® Architectural Desktop, Autodesk® Building Systems, and AutoCAD® design software, and are fully compatible with ARCOM’s MASTERWORKS™ software. MasterSpec is the leading master specification system in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

The agreement will allow InterSpec to bundle MasterSpec with its e-SPECS software to InterSpec’s customers, while providing ARCOM the opportunity to offer e-SPECS’ automation capabilities to MasterSpec Licensed Users. “This agreement will provide improved integration, automation, and error checking,” said ARCOM President Edward F. Smith, D.Arch, FAIA, CSI, “and will facilitate the integration of construction specifications with the leading building information modeling programs in the AEC industry. All versions of MasterSpec will be available for integration and automation, making project manual preparation even easier.”

“InterSpec’s e-SPECS software automates the preparation of construction specifications for architects and engineers, saving them time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings agree with the specifications,” said Michael Brennan, Chief Executive Officer of InterSpec. “MasterSpec is an especially powerful combination with our product because of its comprehensive product and material specifications and its specification tutorials. We are very excited about this opportunity to work with ARCOM to further automate this industry, helping architects and engineers reduce errors and omissions, reduce costs, and increase their bottom line.”

About InterSpec, Inc.
InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and services built on its e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECS software automates the specification process by extracting product and material requirements directly from the project’s design systems, eliminating many hours of tedious preparation time and ensuring that the drawings and specifications always agree. e-SPECS integrates the entire project team into the specification development process, streamlining the document management process. For more information visit www.e-specs.com, contact sales at 207-772-6135, or email to sales@e-specs.com.

About ARCOM
ARCOM is the exclusive publisher and distributor of MasterSpec, which has been the number one master specification system and the standard of the industry for 35 years, and is a product of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). ARCOM also offers the SPECWARE® family of specification enhancement software for architects and engineers, which includes MASTERWORKS. ARCOM has offices in Salt Lake City, UT and Alexandria, VA. For more information about ARCOM and MasterSpec, visitwww.arcomnet.com, or contact sales at (800) 424-5080, or email toarcom@arcomnet.com.

InterSpec, Inc.
100 Commercial Street, Suite 417
Portland, ME 04101

Architectural Computer Services, Inc.
332 East, 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3309