News & Blog

Welcome to our News & Blog where our Subject Matter Experts cover a variety of AEC topics every week!

Join the eMERC Committee

Seeking Engineering Peer Reviewers for AIA MasterSpec We understand how critical it is for engineers and architects to have access to a trusted source for specification content to build better buildings, and positively impact our lives and communities. That is why we...

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Five Takeaways and Technologies from BiLT NA 2018

While the roots of MasterSpec are in specification content, we are working more and more with partners in the BIM space, so we decided to check out BiLT NA and the Building Content Summit (BCS) in St. Louis this year. It felt like an especially good fit considering...

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MASTERSPEC AND MASTERFORMAT 18

By Joseph Berchenko AIA, CSI, CCS AIA MasterSpec is the pre-eminent specification resource for the design community in the construction industry. Adopting industry standards to be compatible with other industry assets is an important obligation that the MasterSpec...

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Our Partners: Alliance Partners

Avitru recently announced new partnerships with AIAS, Newforma, UL, and BIMsmith. Those announcements bring our current partner count to 13. What does this mean for our customers? In short, it means we are committed to partnering with select organizations that enhance...

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Our Partners: Technology Partners

Avitru recently announced new partnerships with AIAS, Newforma, UL, and BIMsmith, adding 1 more Alliance Partner and 3 more Technology Partners to our list. What does this mean for our customers? As I explained in my previous blog post here, Avitru does not partner...

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Recap of A’18 in New York City

After another great Conference on Architecture with the AIA, we wanted to share some of the big events that happened. The theme of A’18 was Blueprint for Better Cities, and there is no better place to showcase this than New York City, which is going through an...

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AIAS and Avitru Partner for New Membership Benefit

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2018 - The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Avitru, the developer of AIA MasterSpecⓇ that will offer AIAS members exclusive access to AIA MasterSpec  via a free educational license to...

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Grass America Inc. and Avitru Sign Agreement

Kernersville, NC, May 31, 2018 — Grass America Inc., manufacturer and supplier of premier functional hardware, andAvitru, the leader in specification software, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will help position Grass America’s best-in-class cabinet...

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Avitru’s Michael Heinsdorf on Protecting Architect Data

As an architect, do you know who is collecting and using your data? Collection and analysis of data has become a big business, including for the AEC space. Because of its influence in the selection of construction products, the design community has an enormous impact...

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Avitru’s Product MasterSpec Program

Have you ever wondered how Avitru’s specification writers consistently deliver the industry’s most trusted spec content? Jonathan Miller, AIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA and SCIP, recently detailed the multi-phased process by which Avitru writers develop for Product MasterSpec....

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Meet the Experts: Tanya Coachman

Behind the Scenes: Meet Tanya Coachman Go behind the scenes as we introduce the critical members of the team that deliver the best content, technology and services for the AECO industry. This week, we catch up with Tanya Coachman. Tanya  joined the company seven years...

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MasterSpec as a Trusted Resource: We’ve Got Your Back

In recent news, the controversy surrounding data privacy at Facebook has come to light in the popular press and caused many of us to realize that we really aren’t certain what data is being collected about us on various sites and apps, or how that data is being used....

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MasterSpec’s Content Requests Link

The strength of AIA MasterSpec is its user base, which is three to four times larger than any comparable master guide specification system, and one of the most knowledgeable. Avitru believes that by leveraging the wisdom of MasterSpec’s user base and by being more...

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Editing Specifications in the Cloud

Cloud computing has been around for approximately two decades. Now there is a body of evidence pointing to the business efficiencies and cost benefits that cloud-based solutions provide compared to desktop-delivered solutions. Though a large portion of the business...

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GREENBUILD

Avitru will be at Greenbuild in Boston from November 8-9. Visit us at booth...

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AVITRU AND SUSTAINABLE MINDS® PARTNER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AVITRU LeAnn Boucher for AVITRU 404-932-8677 leann@trilucentgroup.com Sustainable Minds Terry Swack 617-877-5416 terry@sustainableminds.com AVITRU AND SUSTAINABLE MINDS® PARTNER TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT TRANSPARENCY DATA WITHIN...

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MasterSpec® Developer ARCOM Rebrands As Avitru

MASTERSPEC® DEVELOPER ARCOM REBRANDS AS AVITRU Signals shift to technology-forward approach to better serve the AECO community Boston,  Nov. 7, 2017 – For 30 years, architects and engineers have trusted the MasterSpec® content developed by the deeply experienced...

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