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 our customers’ experience while using MasterSpec. Like our approach to developing MasterSpec itself, we are very selective and measured when it comes to partnering. There must be tangible benefit for our customer, either through aligning Avitru with an organization that is important to our customer or a through added content or software functionality that enhances the value of their work.
Our alliance partners are organizations that represent the diversity of the A/E universe. Each organization is dedicated to furthering the interests of their professional members, the key phrase being, “professional members.” The ability to practice architecture, engineering, interior design, and horticulture is legally protected within the United States to those who have the education, professional experience, and have passed the appropriate licensing tests. This is a core customer base for Avitru products. Our alliance partners allows Avitru to give back to the professionals who support our business, broadens our exposure to the A/E market, and opens up opportunities to pursue activities that advance the goals of both organizations. Our current list of alliance partners includes:
- The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
- The American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS)
- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP)
How we partner with each is a bit different. With our newest alliance partner, AIAS, Avitru will be offering architecture students exclusive free access to MasterSpec content in SpecBuilderCloud. This will provide architecture students with access to a trusted and objective resource that they can use to research common building materials and products, while enabling these architecture students with skills development that can help immediately build out their resume.
In future blog entries, I’ll discuss how we work with software partners, and how partnering helps our A/E and manufacturing customers.