AltusWorks Selects e-SPECS for Crate & Barrel’s BIM Integrated Specifications

InterSpec Inc., the industry-leader of BIM-integrated specification software and services, announced today that Chicago-based architecture firm, AltusWorks, has selected its patented e-SPECS software to coordinate BIM-integrated specifications for their client, international home furnishings giant, Crate & Barrel.

“e-SPECS is the best solution we found to integrate Crate & Barrel’s design preferences into a cohesive BIM design flow,” said Joakim Bäckström, a senior Architect at AltusWorks. “Our previous use of e-SPECS on non-BIM integrated projects has saved us time and money. We’re excited about taking the next step: utilizing e-SPECS BIM integration, collaboration, and master guide specification management for our clients.”

Crate & Barrel has been an advocate for the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) to improve project performance and outcomes. e-SPECS is a BIM integrated solution enabling better design coordination, collaboration among project teams and on-demand access to information throughout design and construction phases.

Taking the lead in implementing this BIM Integrated Specification workflow, AltusWorks is employing e-SPECS software, along with Crate & Barrel master specifications, to ensure that early design coordination, use of client preferences and quality of product delivered are maximized.

“It is exciting to see our clients utilizing BIM integration and collaboration increasingly more on projects,” said Gilles Letourneau, InterSpec’s Chief Technology Officer. “We are proud to see BIM implementation leaders such as AltusWorks and Crate & Barrel leveraging e-SPECS and our team at InterSpec Specification Services to meet the demanding challenges in today’s A/E/C industry.”

About AltusWorks

AltusWorks is a technically oriented architectural design firm who strengthens communities by designing for the continued use of existing and historic structures. Working across standard market sectors, AltusWorks assists owners in leveraging their assets through adaptive reuse, restoration and new construction. You can learn more about AltusWorks by visiting their website at

About InterSpec

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, Canadian Master Specifications as well as the ability to integrate custom office 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 or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email

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