Byce & Associates, Inc., a 28-person firm with 56 years of experience providing innovative & practical solutions for their clients, attributes their success to their company being built on a foundation of serving.
“Being a small firm takes extra effort to survive and to do so for 56 years is due to the relationships we have forged and fostered; it’s due to our adaptability, problem solving, forthright design and attention to detail,” says Vice President Fred Grunert. “We pride ourselves on the relationships we have made within the community and the clients that we continue to serve time and time again.”
Part of Byce & Associate, Inc.’s process, the specification writing, was streamlined in 2012 when the firm began using e-SPECS software.
“e-SPECS has allowed us to become much more consistent with our project specifications and allowed us to streamline the way we write and edit each required section. It has decreased the number of formatting and other clerical type errors in the specification books,” shares Vice President Brenda Longman.
Pictured above: 2700 WEST – Mixed Use Development
Four years ago, Byce & Associates, Inc. began looking at options to make the specification writing process more efficient, as the firm does not employ dedicated specification writers and required a multi-user system that would reduce common errors due to edits and changes made during the process.
In place of individual spec writers, Byce & Associates, Inc.s’ specifications are coordinated and written by the individual Architects and Engineers designing a project, in collaboration with the firm’s Administrative Department. “For us,” says Longman, “This ensures a consistency between the design, documentation, and specifications for every project.”
e-SPECS was the software they selected to enhance the spec writing process. Currently, Byce & Associates, Inc. is using e-SPECS for all their written book specifications, which they estimate is about 35% of their projects.
Byce & Associates, Inc. projects include a strong emphasis in local, county and state government related projects, as well as healthcare, correctional, industrial, educational, commercial and institutional facilities. In 2015, Byce & Associates, Inc. was awarded the Small Firm of the Year award by The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan for their leadership in professional practice and community service.
InterSpec, Inc., developers of e-SPECS software are proud to list Byce among their users.
Pictured above: BELL’S BREWERY, INC. Warehouse and Bottling Hall Expansion
About Byce & Associates, Inc.
Located in Kalamazoo, MI, Byce & Associates, Inc. has provided design services to clients throughout Michigan and nationwide for over fifty-five years. Their Professional Architectural and Engineering services include initial Facility Assessments, Planning, Project Studies, and Master Plans, in addition to full-scale, full service Architectural & Engineering services. Learn more online at byce.com.
About InterSpec, Inc.
InterSpec, Inc. provides software solutions and spec writing services built on its patented e-SPECS technology, saving time and cost while producing a higher quality project. e-SPECS integrates directly with Autodesk Revit and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, SpecsIntact Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS), Canadian Master Specifications and offers the ability to integrate custom masters. Learn more online at e-SPECS.com.
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