ARCOM Congratulates Newly Inaugurated AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA

Dreiling has nationally served AIA more than 19 years through her numerous leadership positions, including AIA secretary, national vice president, and national board membership.

ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Gypsum Association

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ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Gypsum AssociationGypsum Association to Participate as Collaboration Partner of ARCOM’s SpecBuilder+Expert PlatformARCOM is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with the Gypsum Association as the expert collaboration partner of ARCOM's SpecBuilder+Expert platform in the area of gypsum construction.

ARCOM to Support USGBC's LEED v4

ARCOM to Support USGBC's LEED v4 ARCOM will update MasterSpec to incorporate U S. Green Building Council's LEED v4.  USGBC’s LEED v4 is the new rating system USGBC will unveil at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Breaking out the Lighting Sections: Organization

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Breaking out the Lighting Sections: OrganizationMichael A.

MasterSpec Lighting Specifications Update

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MasterSpec Lighting Specifications Update Michael A. Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED APMasterSpec Engineering Specification WriterHere is a quick guide to the upcoming MasterSpec lighting sections.

Ask the Experts: Why Were MasterSpec Performance Requirements Moved?

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Ask the Experts: Why Were MasterSpec Performance Requirements Moved?Occasionally as a part of our Ask the Experts series we'll post questions asked by users, along with a response by an ARCOM staff member. Today we'll look at the justification behind why MasterSpec performance requirements were relocated.   Q: Why did ARCOM move performance requirements in MasterSpec to Part 2? It was in Part 1.  

Master Guide Specifications and Office Masters

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Master Guide Specifications and Office MastersDavid Furry, P.E., CSI, CSSSpecText Master Guide Specifications DirectorWhy do most firms develop their own office masters?Save time and budget - more cost effective to prepare specifications from a pre-written text than from scratchUp-to-date - ensures that the latest versions of reference standards are includedMore consistent formatting - reduces the risk of errors and omissions and provides more efficient interfacing with subcontractorsCustomization - ability to tailor master

ARCOM is now an ACEC RCEP Provider

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ARCOM is now an ACEC RCEP Provider The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recently welcomed ARCOM as a registered provider for the Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP), a continuing education system for professional engineers.

A Discussion on Incorporation by Reference

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A Discussion on Incorporation by ReferenceMichael A. Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED APMasterSpec Engineering Specification WriterIn a recent blog post on Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE), I discussed the theory behind incorporation by reference, which is used to include voluntary, consensus based standards in both federal standards and commercial contract documents, such as signed and sealed contract documents.

AIA MERC Member Don Steiner Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Henry Adams

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Since 2009, Steiner has helped develop and maintain the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sections of MasterSpec as a valued member of the MasterSpec Engineering Review Committee (MERC).

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