Read and click the links below to find answers to some frequently asked questions about InterSpec’s Specification Writing Services:

PRODUCTION

Q. Who writes the specifications?

Q. How do you write the specifications?

REVIEW

Q. How do I provide feedback for the developing project?

Q. How do I get a copy of e-SPECS Desktop?

DELIVERY

Q. How is the final specification document delivered to me?

Q. How do I get my consultant’s sections into your final output?

PRICING

Q. What are your general fees?

MASTERS

Q. What master guide specifications do you use?

Q. Can I use my own office masters?

BIM/CAD DRAWINGS

Q. Do I need CAD/BIM drawings in order to take advantage of your service?

Q. In what format would you like my CAD/BIM drawings?

Q. How do I get my drawings to you?

Q. What if I don’t have drawings available when we start specification production?


PRODUCTION

Q. Who writes the specifications?

Our Specifications and BIM experts do, based on the information you provide through your drawings and the InterSpec RFP. Our team also offers the option to interact directly with your Revit team through our advanced e-SPECS Revit Plugin, to keep the specifications completely coordinated with your models and drawings.

 

Q. How do you write the specifications?

Our team of specifiers has on average 30 years experience writing specifications for projects all over the world. We use the e-SPECS for Revit software to write complete, quality, spec manuals for all projects.

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REVIEW

Q. How do I provide feedback for the developing project?

The specifications will be posted online in file formats .doc and .PDF and made available through the e-SPECS Desktop program. e-SPECS Desktop includes section redlining and markup capabilities along with adding and responding to project notes.

 

Q. How do I get a copy of e-SPECS Desktop?

You will receive a link to download the program at the start of your project manual development.

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DELIVERY

Q. How is the final specification document delivered to me?

The completed specification manual can be delivered in the format of your choosing.

 

Q. How do I get my consultant’s sections into your final output?

Simply have your consultants e-mail their completed specs to us. We will incorporate them into the final specification manual, complete with consistent type style, headers and footers.

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PRICING

Q. What are your general fees?

Each project price is based upon a series of options specific to the project. Contact your trained sales engineer for a project specific proposal.

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MASTERS

Q. What master guide specifications do you use?

We link to a variety of the popular master guide specifications. In general, we support all libraries of the AIA MasterSpec, the DoD’s UFGS SpecsIntact, the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA) Master as well as Canadian masters, including CMS and NMS. Check with our team to see if your preferred guide is supported.

 

Q. Can I use my own office masters?

Yes. InterSpec will provide custom mappings and other system customizations to fit any project. InterSpec is glad to discuss how your firm can benefit and best utilize an integrated custom office master.

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BIM/CAD DRAWINGS

Q. Do I need CAD/BIM drawings in order to take advantage of your service?

No. Once you fill out our start-up checklist, our team is provided the needed information to draft your specifications. If additional information is required, our team will post a project note which is then available in e-SPECS Desktop.

 

Q. In what format would you like my CAD/BIM drawings?

PDF copies of your CAD/BIM drawings are preferred.

 

Q. How do I get my drawings to you?

Simply e-mail the InterSpec Specification Services team.

 

Q. What if I don’t have drawings available when we start specification production?

If no drawings are available, our sales engineers will work with you to get the most verbal details on the project to provide a preliminary pricing estimate. When the drawings are finalized, we will provide a final estimate on the project.

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