Enhance the specification process at every stage

In the Pre-Design phase, SpecLink makes it simple to:

Build upon
better information
  • Collaborate more efficiently via a common data environment
  • Minimize change orders and RFIs with improved coordination
  • Update ref. standards automatically with one click
Generate early,
accurate, cost estimates
  • Create an assemblies-level estimate in 10 mins
  • Customize based on location, scope and components
  • Align project scope and budget seamlessly
Easily assemble
design criteria
  • Clearly articulate design requirements with concise language
  • Instantly coordinate related requirements with intelligent linking
  • Record key decisions early for more efficient spec production

In the Design phase, SpecLink makes it simple to:

Speed up
spec production
  • Edit faster with templates,checklists and intelligent linking
  • Stream continuous updates without disrupting workflow
  • Build your own intelligent linking to maximize efficiency
Synchronize specs
with BIM models
  • Link BIM models with specs, and view without special software
  • Evaluate changes instantly with data from RSMeans
  • Easily identify conflicts between Revit models and SpecLink
Create outline
and short-form specs
  • Expand or collapse 783 sections from a single database
  • Easily transition from design to development to full specs
  • Deliver the level of detail you need from a consolidated source

In the Construction phase, SpecLink makes it simple to:

Communicate
more effectively
  • Easily align design intent, cost data and specifications
  • Improve coordination to prevent communication breakdowns
  • View federated BIM models on any device without special software
Streamline clarifications and changes
  • Automatically sync changes in costs, specs and Revit models
  • Address RFIs faster with database-driven responses
  • Quickly prepare and issue fully coordinated addenda
Manage projects
more efficiently
  • Produce bid packages faster
  • Streamline submittal reviews
  • Simplify closeout with a consolidated record

In the Facility Management phase, SpecLink makes it simple to:

Streamline operations
and maintenance
  • Utilize design, construction or consultants’ models—without a Revit license
  • Walk through VIM models for better planning and analysis
  • Simplify reconfigurations with coordinated BIM integration
Build custom
facility masters
  • Reduce errors and omissions with intelligent links
  • Import images, tables and unique notes to direct best practices
  • Create tailored sub-masters for repeat project types
Maintain current,
accurate masters
  • Keep up with codes and regulations via continuous updates
  • Make updates without impacting customized text
  • Manage updates automatically, or on your timeline

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Building Project Counts Soar as Specification Writers Adopt Remote Collaboration Software

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus, BSD has experienced a pronounced surge in new users and activity, which has resulted in a substantial increase in active building projects in the SpecLink software platform. This growing trend provides Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) a great opportunity to get in front of design professionals and decision-makers while they’re actively authoring design documents...

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(Webinar) Design Guidelines, Guide Specifications and Project Specifications

Specifications are all about the details, big and small, that ensure a building project goes smoothly and that all stakeholders, owners, design professionals, and contractors are on the same page. A well-coordinated project is vital to achieving a build that reflects the owner’s vision without too many delays and change orders along the way. The distinctions between design guidelines, guide specifications and project specifications can be confusing, so we put together this free webinar to help break it down with the help of Janet Diercks, Registered Architect and Director of Professional Content at BSD, and Laura Dempsey, BSD’s Vice President of Sales for the owner’s channel...