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MARTA Leverages BSD SpecLink Software to Maximize Efficiency Gains and Enable Collaboration Among Remote Construction Teams
“Shelter–in–place” hasn’t stopped MARTA’s $2.7 billion public transportation expansion in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As a result, it has chosen BSD SpecLink as its organization-wide construction specification authoring tool.
Atlanta, GA, July 8, 2020—Building System’s Design, LLC (BSD SpecLink) an RIB Company, a leading provider of building specification content and software announces partnership with Atlanta’s principal public transportation operator, MARTA. In response to the announcement, BSD SpecLink CEO Christopher Anderson stated “BSD SpecLink has been part of the Atlanta community for more than 38 years and we are proud to partner with MARTA as they prepare for their groundbreaking expansion project,” Anderson continued “as an Atlanta resident and frequent MARTA customer, I have been extremely impressed by MARTA’s commitment to utilizing tools that increase efficiency, accuracy, and ultimately reduce construction costs.” MARTA will use BSD SpecLink to manage Design Standards and Guide Specifications for all construction projects. The cloud-based specification authoring software empowers both local and remote design teams to better collaborate on building specifications, which is particularly critical at the current time.
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BSD Ramps up Marketing Efforts in Support of Rapid Market Expansion
Marketing investment comes on the heels of BSD joining forces with Germany-based multinational company RIB Group, which has fueled market expansion in both the U.S. and abroad.
Kate Roberts and Sara Shuman bring a wealth of marketing experience in tech, SaaS and fast-paced digital initiatives to BSD. The company’s investment in marketing also includes expanded and evolving roles for several members of BSD’s team, including Daimon Bridge, Samantha Schrader, and Hannah Melville.
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BSD SpecLink And Global Construction Software Pioneer RIB Group Unite to Deliver Digital Transformation
Industry leaders RIB Group and BSD join forces to fuel international growth and accelerate cloud-based solutions and BIM integration throughout the construction industry.
ATLANTA, June 6th, 2019 – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), the leading provider of master guide specification writing software for the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner sectors, announced today it is joining forces RIB Group, a multinational company based in Germany that develops cutting-edge digital technologies for the construction industry. RIB Group is acquiring the majority ownership of BSD. “BSD has always been dedicated to making the job of design professionals easier and more effective,” said Chris Anderson, President and CEO of BSD. “Our goal is to make collaboration easier, including through seamless BIM integration and revolutionary cloud technology. RIB’s focus on MTWO and McTWO, cloud and AI based platforms for the construction industry perfectly aligns with BSD’s strategy. We are looking forward to working with RIB in this expanding area to push the digitization and transformation of a whole industry.”
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BSD Finalizes the Industry’s First Specification Content and User Experience Advisory Committee
Following an overwhelming response to the announcement of a groundbreaking new program, BSD has finalized a committee of 20 top industry professionals that bring expertise from all disciplines.
ATLANTA, March 6th, 2019 – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), the leading provider of specification writing software for the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner sectors, announced today the members of the main steering committee for the new Specification Content and User Experience Advisory Committee. Former CSI Board Chair Ron L. Geren, FCSI, AIA, CCS, CCCA, CSC, SCIP, and owner of RLGA Technical Services, worked with BSD to develop the program and will lead the committee in a comprehensive review of SpecLink’s content, style guide and user experience.
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Award-Winning Perkins+Will Dallas Office Adopts BSD SpecLink to Serve Texas Operations
The renowned architecture and design firm adds the industry's most advanced specification platform to their arsenal of cutting-edge tools to remain at the leading edge of innovation.
ATLANTA, November 27, 2018 – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), the leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors, announced today that Perkins+Will’s Dallas Office has adopted SpecLink in service of their specification writing operations across the state of Texas.
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BSD Invests in Expanding Leadership Team as Company Growth Accelerates with the Launch of SpecLink Cloud
A trio of forward-thinking industry experts brings a new level of skills and experience to BSD’s growing leadership team on the heels of SpecLink Cloud’s launch.
ATLANTA, July 27, 2018 Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), a leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner sectors, announced today three new additions to their leadership team.
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BSD Advances the A&E Industry with the Launch of SpecLink Cloud and BIM Integration
SpecLink Cloud will revolutionize the way design professionals work by seamlessly linking BIM models with National Master Specifications, and enhancing collaboration via the cloud.
ATLANTA, May 23, 2018 – Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors in the U.S. and Canada, announced today the launch of SpecLink Cloud.
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BSD Announces Exclusive Alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to Deliver Canadian National Master Specification (NMS)
Visionary thought leaders join company and secure capital to advance products, pioneer the convergence of specification and BIM technologies
ATLANTA, September 6, 2017 – Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner-operated (AECO) sector, announced today that two well-respected and highly experienced industry experts, Arol Wolford and Iain Melville, have joined the company and closed an investment from Caltius Structured Capital. BSD will continue to lead the built tech industry toward more accurate, collaborative and efficient design and construction through innovation made possible by the combined expertise across the team, investment in new products and the continuing minority equity involvement of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).
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New Leadership Team Brings Capital to Fuel Growth and Drive Innovation for Building Systems Design (BSD)
Visionary thought leaders join company and secure capital to advance products, pioneer the convergence of specification and BIM technologies
ATLANTA, September 6, 2017 – Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner-operated (AECO) sector, announced today that two well-respected and highly experienced industry experts, Arol Wolford and Iain Melville, have joined the company and closed an investment from Caltius Structured Capital. BSD will continue to lead the built tech industry toward more accurate, collaborative and efficient design and construction through innovation made possible by the combined expertise across the team, investment in new products and the continuing minority equity involvement of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).
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For Canada
Canada’s Most Comprehensive Commercial Architectural Specification Content is Now Integrated into SpecLink Cloud
BSD teamed up with DIALOG to adapt SpecLink’s master guide content for the Canadian market. The completed Canadian architectural content is now available.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, February 13, 2020 - Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), the leading provider of master guide specification content and intelligent software for the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner sectors, announced today that SpecLink’s complete architectural catalog has been adapted for the Canadian market and is fully integrated into SpecLink Cloud, BSD’s sophisticated database-driven specification platform.
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BSD Partners with DIALOG to Integrate Commercial Canadian Content into SpecLink Cloud
Industry leading specification experts at DIALOG are converting SpecLink’s spec-writing content for the Canadian market. The country’s most extensive content will be available alongside innovative tools like cloud collaboration and BIM integration for the first time.

ATLANTA, November 26, 2018 – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD), the leading provider of master guide specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors, announced today a collaboration with the integrated architecture and engineering design firm DIALOG, which has a presence in both Canada and the United States.

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BSD Advances the A&E Industry with the Launch of SpecLink Cloud and BIM Integration
SpecLink Cloud will revolutionize the way design professionals work by seamlessly linking BIM models with National Master Specifications, and enhancing collaboration via the cloud.
ATLANTA, May 23, 2018 – Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors in the U.S. and Canada, announced today the launch of SpecLink Cloud.
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