e-SPECS to Incorporate USG Corporations BIM Families and Specifications

e-SPECS for Revit software solutions now includes Building Product Manufacturer’s (BPM) proprietary BIM and specification content.

InterSpec Inc. announced today that it will begin shipping Building Product Manufacturer’s (BPM) proprietary BIM and specification content with its e-SPECS for Revit software solutions. The requirements and functionality have been established together with the company’s lead Charter Customer, USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems.

InterSpec’s patented e-SPECS software solutions automate the preparation of construction specifications and selection of products and materials, used by thousands of architects, engineers and construction professionals to help them keep their construction models and specifications in sync while reducing the overall cost of development. With the inclusion of BPM’s content, architects and engineers will be able to supplement their project manuals with specific proprietary information directly from their e-SPECS programs. As a manufacturer’s Revit family is used in a Revit model, the corresponding detailed specification criteria will automatically be included in the e-SPECS project manual with coordinated detailed keynotes for Revit.

USG is taking a leadership role in the use of technology to facilitate selection and integration of their product information, as witnessed by the variety of online tools that are available to their customers. USGDesignStudio.com, for instance, allows users to refine their product selections with the assistance of an online graphical selection guide. Architects can step through a simple point and click interface get access to BIM and specification content for the products and materials that best suit their needs. Now incorporating their content information directly into e-SPECS, their customers can get even more automation and ensure internal consistency between their Revit content and the resulting proprietary specification information that is inserted into the project manual.

“e-SPECS solutions allow architects and engineers to save countless hours and dollars while ensuring that their digital construction models and drawings agree with the specifications,” said Michael Brennan, CEO of InterSpec. “Now the designers will be able to ensure the same ease of integration of their BIM models and specification content for specific BPM products incorporated into their projects. We are very excited to have USG Corporation as our lead Charter Customer, helping us refine the requirements and functionality that will help the end user integrate BPM content into their construction document package.”

“We are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that help facilitate the selection of our products by the design community,” said Steve Martinez, architectural systems development manager, USG Corporation. “By integrating USG Design Studio content with e-SPECS, we are giving architects and engineers easy access to product information which is necessary for accurate specification in the BIM environment. We’re leveraging the investment in our BIM and specification content by linking the two together with e-SPECS. We look forward to further integrating our design tools with e-SPECS to provide even more functionality to our customers.”

About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is a Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems primarily through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc. and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG’s wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply center locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG Web site at www.usg.com.

About InterSpec
InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECS software automates the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models and drawings. e-SPECS integrates directly with all Autodesk Revit-based BIM products as well as with Autodesk’s AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Systems products and supports all libraries of MasterSpec and custom office masters. For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, e-SPECS software saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings are coordinated with the specifications. For more information visitwww.e-SPECS.com or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email tosales@e-SPECS.com.

e-SPECS is a registered trademark of InterSpec. MasterSpec is a registered trademark of the American Institute of Architects. Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.