Comprehensive Specifications

  • Guided decision making — Edit-by-deletion choices and extensive editor’s notes.
  • In-depth sections — Thoroughly researched sections and unbiased product information.
  • Simplified integration — MasterSpec® coordination with drawings, AIA/EJCDC contract documents, Division 00/01 documents, and specs developed by others on the design team.

Cost-Effective Solutions for the Way You Work

  • Site-based MasterSpec license — For everyone in your office.
  • Tailored licensingSolutions for varied practice types, project sizes, types, and complexities:
    • 16 practice-specific libraries
    • Basic and Expanded packages to suit your projects
    • Premium, Professional, and Outline format options in the current MasterFormat®
    • Small Project A/E specs for residential, light commercial, and remodelling projects
  • Industry discounts — Membership in key industry professional organizations: ACEC, AIA, ASLA, ASHRAE, ASID, BICSI, CASE, CSI, IIDA, NSPE, SCIP, and SDA; multi-year, volume, and corporate discounts.

Accuracy You Can Count On

  • Full-time, expert master specification writers and over 20 specialty consultants — These experts spend over 30,000 hours creating specifications you can trust and keeping them up to date.
  • Professional staff editors — Each section is painstakingly reviewed for consistent and correct language.
  • Unique, formal peer review committees — Licensed users as well as the top practicing architects, professional engineers, and specification experts provide real-world feedback.

Industry-recognized Reliability

  • Industry validation — A product of the AIA, MasterSpec is endorsed or recommended by the industry’s key professional organizations.
  • Conforms to CSI formats — MasterSpec follows the most current MasterFormat®, PageFormat™, and SectionFormat™ standards.
  • Proven track record — For over 45 years, MasterSpec has created specification solutions for design professionals: Rely on a system that is mature, trusted, and continually improved.

Timesaving Productivity Software and Resources

  • Compatible with your everyday tools — Save time with MasterSpec’s companion productivity software, MasterWorks, which works with Word for Windows or Mac.
  • Optional add-ons to accelerate spec development — Work smarter with SpecBuilder Desktop, a Q&A and auto-updater software. MasterSpec also integrates with the industry’s top Revit BIM integration software.
  • Cloud-based background research — Create your project specifications in less time with 24/7/365 access to MasterSpec’s manufacturer, product, and sustainable design information.

FREE Background Research

  • Supporting Documents — MasterSpec is the only specification system that includes extensive background research alongside every section, including:
    • Summaries
    • Evaluations
    • Coordination checklists
  • Sustainable design information — Easily access and integrate LEED v4, LEED 2009, Green Globes, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and ASHRAE 189.1 information.
  • Product MasterSpec — Use tailored MasterSpec sections created around your “or-equal” manufacturer and product preferences.
  • Paragraph Builder — Enjoy full, cloud-based access to the most current manufacturer and product information you need while editing your specification sections. Select manufacturers or products by product type or for the entire section.

FREE Training and Support

  • Getting started webinars — Jumpstart your MasterSpec, MasterWorks, and SpecBuilder Desktop productivity with regularly scheduled webinars.
  • Online tutorials — View short videos on a variety of topics related to MasterSpec use and sustainability; available at your desktop 24/7/365.
  • Independent study — Read updated specifications and companion Supporting Documents with each update, and earn one CE credit (HSW eligible) for each section reviewed (AIA credit requires passing a short test).
  • Specification or technical questions — With our FREE support services, you can always talk directly to our in-house specification experts and technical staff via phone, email, or online chat.

Cloud-based Resources for Getting Answers

  • Supporting Documents — Access the most current product data in the industry, including standards, references, and product comparison tables, all within your technical specs.
  • Manufacturer-updated product information — Quickly search/filter the info you need by manufacturer, product, or basis of design; select intro paragraphs and insert manufacturer/product selections either by product type or for the entire section.
  • New sustainability resource — Select the sustainable design system you use, and automatically integrate appropriate language and editor’s notes throughout your specification section.