Our people are a lot like you. We are experienced architects, engineers, specification writers, and software and data experts. A passion for improving the specification process has driven BSD’s industry-shifting innovations since 1983.
SpecLink was created by design professionals for design professionals. We know the challenges you face every day, because we’ve been there. SpecLink is our solution.
BSD’s forward-thinking leadership has unmatched industry experience. Under this leadership, our goal is to create advanced technology that’s designed to make your job easier—including seamless BIM integration and cloud technology that revolutionizes collaboration.
Prior to his acceptance of the position at BSD, Mr. Anderson served as Vice President, Data Strategy & Consulting with The Gordian Group, which in 2014 acquired RS Means, the premier U.S. source of building cost data. In his role at Gordian, Mr. Anderson specialized in data strategy and analytics, covering all aspects of the building construction lifecycle from conception through facility management.
Prior to the Gordian Group position, Chris was General Manager at RS Means, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business, including development and execution of customer growth strategy for the company’s construction pricing data and consulting services to building owners and facility managers.
Arol Wolford is a pioneer and passionate advocate of building intelligence. He has devoted his career to the proposition that sharing information among owners, architects, contractors, and manufacturers is the key to creating better and more efficient buildings.
Arol is the founder of Construction Market Data (CMD), a global leader in building information serving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. The company grew from 5 employees in 1982 to 1300 employees in 2000 and offered well-known information sources such as CMD Bulletins, Architects’ First Source, CanaData, Clark Reports, CMD Electronic, CMD Connect to Sales Force and Microsoft CRM, Manufacturers’ Survey Associates, and RSMeans. CMD Group was acquired by Reed Elsevier for $300 million in 2000.
Arol is a Board Member of Revit Technology Corporation, creator of the first parametric building modeler. Revit was sold to Autodesk in 2002 for $133 million. In 2003, Arol founded SmartBIM, a creator of Revit Objects. Arol most recently founded VIMtrek in 2010.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) named Arol an honorary member in 1997, and in 2007 chose him to serve on the AIA 150 Board, the first non-architect to be so honored. Arol was the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) President's Award Winner in 1999.
The Executive Chairman of BSD, Iain Melville is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated reputation for achieving great outcomes for customers through businesses that maximize the potential of people, systems and information in data and technology driven environments. Melville now brings that experience to BSD to help its customers succeed and thrive as digital transformation drives change within the AECO industry.
Following a 30-year corporate career, Melville is now an investor, mentor and entrepreneur fostering the prosperity, growth and development of software and data businesses serving the construction industry internationally. He is chairman of VIMaec and founder of Blaszt in the UK.
Melville served as Chief Executive of Construction Market Data and RS Means at the RELX Group from 2006 to 2013. While there, he transformed the company’s digital business and delivered sustained growth and multiple new products, also aligning the company as the inaugural strategic partner of the AIA.
Prior to that, from 2001 to 2006, he was Managing Director of Reed Business Information where he was responsible for company-wide online strategy, acquisitions and innovation, and liaised with the UK Government on digital strategy. Melville was also a founding director of the UK association of online publishers (UKAOP) and served on the board of directors.
From 1996 to 2001, Melville was Executive Director of United Business Media where he was responsible for multiple vertical markets and early internet ventures. He was previously European Managing Director for IIR (now part of Informa Group) and spent his early career in a variety of roles with Reed Exhibitions. He is a graduate of Lancaster University.
Janet E. Diercks is a Specifications Writer with the Wisconsin-based architectural firm Flad Architects. Janet is responsible for writing architectural, interior and landscape specifications for various project types and compiling project manuals in multiple formats, as well as supporting firm-wide specification procedures and resources for multiple offices. As a member of the specification writing team, Janet serves as a technical resource to the firm and project teams by researching products, industry standards and technologies.
Janet has been a member of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) since the early 1980s and has served in numerous positions on the local and national levels, including President of the Atlanta Chapter, Certification Chair in the Atlanta and Madison Chapters, and member of the Certification Maintenance Group for four years.
Chip Bullock is a registered architect and the Director of AEC Content at BSD. He manages various teams responsible for different areas of SpecLink development. He has been actively involved in architectural and engineering design, including development of construction specifications, over the course of his career. He is a member of AIA, CSI, and USGBC.
Chip is committed to the continuous improvement and integration of BSD’s products for design and construction professionals, facility owners and operators, and building product manufacturers.
Prior to joining BSD, Chip was the Managing Principal and Director of Architecture for the HDR Atlanta office. Chip has over 30 years of diverse experience, including from the owner’s perspective as a facility management leader at the Centers for Disease Control and at Emory University in Atlanta.
Paul Worosz is an accomplished, high-energy sales professional with experience in both quick and long cycle transactional sales. His strong solution sales skills have enabled him to consistently grow revenue for his employers. He is an accomplished and seasoned sales professional and team leader who consistently proves his ability to build outstanding rapport with clients at all levels. Paul is a passionate salesman who leads by example.
Prior to joining BSD in 2012, Paul spent several years in the motorsports industry working with Mylaps Sports Timing, the leader in automatic sports timing systems.
Daimon started with BSD as a Management Consultant and was so impressed that he joined full-time in July 2018. As the Senior Vice President of Sales, he is now responsible all company revenue.
Daimon brings to the table a broad range of executive level experience leading enterprise level sales organizations; a >150-person national customer success organization; general managing the P&L for a new analytics division; and building, launching, promoting and selling dozens of new products in the financial services (fintech), insurance, telecommunications and construction industries.
Daimon grew-up in England, but has lived in the USA since attending college on a golf scholarship. Upon receiving his MBA, Daimon built his resume at several of Atlanta’s leading SaaS and DaaS companies, including ADP, Equifax, LexisNexis, ConstructConnect and FiServ.
Subbu Vadali is an experienced senior technology leader with a demonstrated history working in several industries, including software, telecom, data and insurance. Prior to joining BSD, Subbu lead several mid to large-scale projects by providing architectural guidelines, introducing automation in data collection, directing migration to cloud platforms, and providing cloud-based solutions.
While at Reed Business Information (part of Reed Elsevier), Subbu was the Lead Architect for all of Reed’s companies in the U.S., where his responsibilities were to bring all the companies under the same technology, standards and procedures. Subbu also lead architecture and software development at Reed Construction Data as Director of Technology, and contributed to the Global Warranty project as a lead architect at Assurant. Before moving to the U.S. in 2000, Subbu was a software consultant in Germany and The Netherlands, where his focus was in the telecom industry for British Telecom.
Akshaya (AK) Dash is a passionate, highly driven technology thought leader with 25 years of extensive global experience in leadership, management, technology strategy and enterprise scale software product development. He is quite verse in leading Global 1000 companies building large scale high volume technology platforms, Data services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions.
He has nearly 10-years of experience in Construction Industry, including the transformational SaaS data & analytics platform development for a renowned company in construction Project & Cost information services space.
AK Dash holds MBA degree from Georgia Tech and Master's degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. He Has spent last 20 years in development of data and analytics platforms in Healthcare, eCommerce, Construction, FinTech, B2B Data Services & Insurance industries at enterprises like Reed Construction Data (currently Construct Connect), RSMeans, Rakuten, SPH Analytics, Progressive Insurance and Chase Bank.
Kristin Tiliakos is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the AEC industry. She focuses on Specification and BIM technology, while serving as the voice of the customer. Kristin serves as a trusted advisor to top AEC firms through longstanding partnerships and custom engagements. She has introduced a myriad of tools for BSD in areas that include specifications, BIM, visualization and sustainability.
Prior to BSD, Kristin was the Vice President, Building Product Manufacturers Division, for SmartBIM Technologies (VIMTrek Group), the leading provider of BIM content creation and distribution, BIM tools, and AEC market intelligence serving building professionals and building product manufacturers.
She was also a BIM Sales Specialist for Reed Construction Data, and Regional Sales Manager at Tectonic Network and Spec Source.
Laura Dempsey specializes in research, facilities dashboards, predictive cost modeling and benchmark solutions for “owners” within the industry. She has more than 20 years of consulting experience and 17 years with RSMeans. Dempsey has consulted with every vertical market to define strategic business solutions for bridging workflow gaps between design and construction through to facilities.
Her passion and experience lies in seeing BIM come to complete fruition, and assisting clients with solving complex collaboration and workflow solutions that provide maximum financial efficiency and efficacy to the AECO segment. Clients include Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, Port of Los Angeles, SFO Airport, NYC Housing Authority, Cook County School District, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, State of Louisiana and HUD. She is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute and NIBS.
Ryan Cummings is VP of Product Management at Building Systems Design. He holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Strategic Communication, and has more than ten years of experience in creating, managing, and marketing software and data solutions for the design and construction industry.
Prior to BSD, Ryan served in several roles at ConstructConnect (formerly CMD Group), where he managed multiple data analytics products.
Walter Broner is a graduate of Pratt Institute who has worked as a registered architect since 1982. He has designed, detailed, and specified many large and complex projects built both in the U.S. and abroad.
A LEED AP, Walter has served two terms as the President of CSI’s Princeton Chapter. Within the Specs Department, Walter is responsible for the content of Divisions 00, 01, 08, DC, sustainability, laboratory and medical equipment in Divisions 10 through 13.
Adrian Charest holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, respectively.
He is experienced with civil and construction engineering related to roadway construction, land development, and the related public utilities. He has hands-on design, construction, professional estimating, and project management experience on small to large projects in a variety of trades.
Additionally, he has developed whole building models for a variety of industries to predict anticipated costs of construction. Adrian joined BSD in 2017 and is responsible for updating and enhancing content in Divisions 31 through 33.
For almost two decades, Lance’s primary focus has been to accelerate the adoption of BIM and VDC practices amongst owners and their supply chain of designers and contractors. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, and also studied at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, coincidentally alongside the creators of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD.
During six years at various architecture offices, Lance helped produce everything from 400 SF fast food kiosks in shopping malls to 7,000,000 SF federal prisons. In 2000, he left the architecture firm Perkins+Will to join a new tech start-up to help produce a new design tool called Revit. In addition to helping develop Revit from version 1, and creating its early tutorials, Lance has supported hundreds of BIM projects and trained thousands of its users over the past 15 years.
Lance co-authored “Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture” and “Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018,” the leading industry books on the use of Revit and BIM in the architecture and design field. He organized and executed assigned business projects on behalf of 15 of the ENR’s 2017 Top 20 Design Firms, including: AECOM, CH2M and Jacobs
Lance has developed implementation planning for 30+ architecture and engineering firms deploying BIM into their project workflows, including: AECOM, CallisonRTKL, Cannon Design, Gensler, HKS, HOK, Jacobs, Perkins + Will, SOM and WSP. As part of his customer success work, he managed relationships between Autodesk and five major AEC firms by developing strategic plans with C-level leadership to optimize $20M+ in investments for design technology.
Tony Horton attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (Fort Monmouth, NJ) and the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY) as an Army Invitational Reservist from 1995 to 1999. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Persian Gulf War, and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).
Tony has more than 14 years experience as a full-time mechanical HVAC and plumbing consultant. Tony has been reviewing and writing specifications for 12+ years, and has been with BSD since November of 2015. Tony is responsible for the content of Divisions 21 through 25. He volunteers with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at the chapter, regional, and society level, and has deep sustainable design expertise.
G. Scott McIntosh-Mize earned a degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds CSI’s master level certification in specification writing, and has more than 20 years’ experience as a full-time specification writer.
He has been with BSD for more than a decade. Within the Specs Department, Scott is responsible for the content of Divisions 02, 03, and 05.
He also manages production to BSD Support, checking and publishing new content to the subscriber version of SLE.
Vance Mitchell attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with a Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management, and spent his undergraduate career at Southern University and A&M College, where he started the Bachelor of Architecture program. Shortly after, he changed curriculums and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in French. During his tenure at Southern, he participated in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Program for two years doing transportation-related research; he has also received both the Most Outstanding Student and Student Achievement Awards in the Department of Civil Engineering, and a host of other achievements in his extracurricular activities.
Vance has been at BSD since February of 2017 as a Professional Content Research Assistant, managing the Reference Standard content within the Speclink-E software and helps review/create new sections in different Divisions. His current title is Journeyman Specifications Designer, where he is developing and updating new core content projects for the Civil Engineering Discipline Subject Matter Area and participating with the SE Team in the development of BSDs current and new applications and products with BIM in design, estimating and construction.
Joe I. Moreland is a registered engineer who graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994.
Before coming to BSD, he worked for 16 years as a consulting electrical engineer, including 10 years as an associate.
He has been with BSD since 2010, and is responsible for the content of Divisions 26 through 28, as well as coordinating with the Support and Software Departments on software issues related to specifications development.
Pedro Pacheco is a licensed Mechanical Engineer registered in various states, who earned a BSME degree from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He has over 20 years of experience which includes HVAC design, HVAC/Life Sciences controls design, process controls, integrated automation, commissioning, plumbing, industrial ventilation, fire alarm systems, electronic security, and IT framework applications for diverse markets such as mission critical, federal, military/defense, industrial, state, institutional, universities, schools, and commercial clients with facilities ranging to over 1 million SF.
Pedro is responsible for the content of Divisions 21 through 25. He currently serves as Board of Governors Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and has deep sustainable design expertise.
David R. Trudell was enlisted in the U.S. Navy with four years of service before being honorably discharged in 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture in 1985 from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, where he also earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1992.
He became a Registered Architect in Wisconsin in 1991, and Michigan in 1992. He has been an active member of CSI since 1992; David is Chapter President for local chapters in Wisconsin and Michigan, and was a contributing member of the Institute Certification Committee from 2012 to 2014.
David has experience as a Project Architect for commercial, healthcare, religious, educational, and retail projects. He has been with BSD for more than four years, and is responsible for Divisions 07, 08, 11 and 14. He also has deep sustainable design expertise.
Bob earned architectural degrees from the University of Tennessee (B. Arch.) and McGill University (M. Arch.). Bob is a registered Architect with extensive experience in design and construction of hospitals and medical clinics for both the private and federal market sectors, utilizing both Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build delivery methods.
His medical project experience included facility master planning, facility evaluations, preparation of CON application documents, space programming, planning, design, equipment planning, scheduling, project management, preparation of specifications, construction administration, business development, and more.
Bob has been with BSD since 2017 and is responsible for the content for Divisions 04, 10, and 12.
Kelli Gantt earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. After a nine-year career in the cable advertising industry, she went back to school and earned a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Georgia State University. Pursuing her love of everything related to historic buildings and building materials, she lived in New York City and held internships with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the New York Historical Society
After moving back to Atlanta, she worked at Lord, Aeck, and Sargent as their specifications coordinator for five years. At LAS she earned the Construction Documents Technologist certificate from CSI, became the go-to person for training new architects on Speclink-E software, and cut her teeth in specifications writing. She has been a specifications writer with BSD for more than four years. Within the Specs Department, Kelli is responsible for the content of Division 9, as well as working with BPM sales in this division.