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"Avitru has a long history of providing leadership in the architecture and building design industry through delivery of MasterSpec, a product created by AIA for its members. We are very confident in the capabilities and expertise of the Avitru team as they continue to define our mutual legacy of helping architects succeed."

Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects

MasterSpec®, a product of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is the ultimate resource for producing specifications your way. With MasterSpec master guide specifications, delete what doesn't apply, add your own customizations, and rest assured that your specifications are current and complete.

MasterSpec Features:

Comprehensive technical specifications — Three-part, CSI-formatted specification text, editor's notes, and section-by-section access to Supporting Documents

Extensive background research — Unique Supporting Documents that provide in-depth analyses of product characteristics, application considerations, and sustainability discussions for every specification section

Practice-specific and specialized libraries — More than 900 sections organized into practice-specific libraries.

Embedded Technology — Makes editing easier and updates a breeze; more than a database

Companion Software — SpecBuilder and e-SPECS help you complete your specifications faster, collaborate with colleagues and partners, and integrate with BIM

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    MasterSpec Site/Civil

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  • MasterSpec Site/Civil

    Learn More: Developed for Architects and civil engineers, this library gives you more than 120 specification sections and the comprehensive background resources you need to create specifications for site work, grading and drainage, stormwater management, underground infrastructure, roadway, and paving projects. Written by master specification writers, researchers, and Architects, this MasterSpec® library covers procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical specifications for site civil disciplines.

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    MasterSpec Small Project

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  • MasterSpec Small Project

    Learn More: The Small Project Specifications Library is a time saver for your low-risk projects, including:

    • Residential
    • Light commercial
    • Facilities maintenance
    • Renovation
    • Tenant improvement and interior fit-outs
    • Negotiated, fixed-price contracts, and design-build

    This library provides more than 320 simplified specification sections for projects limited in size, scope, budget, and duration, with streamlined contractual requirements and detailed drawings.

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    MasterSpec Structural

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  • MasterSpec Structural

    Learn More: This collection of more than 120 specification sections focuses on your structural design needs, including load-bearing and load-resisting assemblies, elements, and materials used in building construction. Quickly access well-researched, current, concisely written, and coordinated specification language for:

    • Product and material quality levels
    • Product selections
    • Detailed fabrication and mixing requirements
    • Installation and field quality control requirements
    • Regional practices for delegating design for portions of construction

    With the flexibility of MasterSpec®, you can edit sections to be proprietary, descriptive, or prescriptive.

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    MasterSpec Interiors

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  • MasterSpec Interiors

    Learn More: Access the comprehensive resources you need to create interior construction specifications and Office Masters. Written by Architects, specification experts, and researchers, this library offers more than 250 sections covering procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical construction specifications for interiors construction. Easily coordinate your project specifications with those created by other design team members.

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    MasterSpec Landscape

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  • MasterSpec Landscape

    Learn More: Put the authoritative U.S. master guide specifications for landscape construction to work in your practice. The Landscape Architecture Library, recognized and supported by the AmerHORT, covers hard and soft landscaping elements with well-researched, concisely written specifications. The library also includes coordinated language for:

    • Establishing quality levels of products and materials
    • Making informed product selections
    • Designating fabrication and mixing requirements
    • Setting installation requirements
    • Documenting maintenance and warranty expectations

    With the flexibility of MasterSpec®, you can edit sections to be proprietary, descriptive, or prescriptive, and several sections also support your performance specifying needs.

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    MasterSpec Mechanical

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  • MasterSpec Mechanical

    Learn More: Written by Professional Engineers, this library of more than 355 sections offers you a single source for the technical specifications and reference materials to specify:

    • Fire suppression systems
    • Plumbing
    • HVAC

    Endorsed by ACEC and NSPE, the Mechanical Specifications Library is compliant with building codes such as the Uniform Plumbing Code, IBC, and NEC. Integrate your projects easily with specifications that complement project drawing information and coordinate with standard AIA and EJCDC contract documents. Plus, your MasterSpec® sections will easily align with those used by the Architects, food service consultants, structural engineers, landscape architects, and civil engineers on your design team.

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    MasterSpec Comprehensive

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    MasterSpec Comprehensive
    Learn More: The resource for your multi-discipline firm’s full range of architectural, engineering, commissioning, and interior design practices. This library has more than 900 specification sections for thousands of building products and is the most comprehensive specification resource commercially available.

    Easily specify your client’s full range of projects, from new construction to historic preservation to an interior fit-out, with thoroughly written specifications and extensive background and supporting research.

    Written by architects, engineers, master specification experts, and researchers, the Comprehensive Specifications Library features procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical construction specifications for these disciplines:

    • Architecture
    • Historic preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction
    • Mechanical HVAC and plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Communications
    • Electronic safety and security
    • Structural
    • Site civil
    • Commissioning

    A product of the AIA, MasterSpec® is endorsed or recommended by ASID, ACEC, CASE, NSPE, IIDA, SDA, and other professional organizations, and is compliant with the latest building and specialty codes such as the IBC and NEC.

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    MasterSpec Electrical + Communication library

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  • MasterSpec Electrical + Communication library

    Learn More: Written by Professional Engineers, this library of more than 185 sections includes technical specifications and reference materials for:

    • Electrical
    • Communications
    • Electronic safety and security

    Endorsed by ACEC and NSPE, the MasterSpec® Electrical Specifications Library gives you one source for the most thoroughly written engineering specifications, backed by user-friendly editing software, and extensive background research (including key industry standards and their impact on product selection).

    MasterSpec electrical specifications are based on the latest versions of model building codes, such as the IBC and NEC.

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    MasterSpec Historic Preservation

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  • MasterSpec Historic Preservation

    Learn More: Simplify the complex task of specifying historic preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction projects with this specialized library for historic sites. The Historic Preservation Library has more than 85 sections that are organized according to historic treatments recognized by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Easily specify the repair, replacement, and cleaning work results you need for physical objects and special labor requirements.

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    MasterSpec Architectural

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  • MasterSpec Architectural

    Learn More: Access the comprehensive resources you need to create architectural, general building, and site work project specifications and Office Masters. Written by Architects, master specification experts, and researchers, this library offers more than 520 sections covering procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical construction specifications for these disciplines:

    • Architecture
    • Structural
    • Civil
    • Landscape

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    MasterSpec Building A/E

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  • MasterSpec Building A/E

    Learn More: The resource for your multi-discipline firm’s full range of architectural and engineering practices. This library has more than 700 specification sections with thousands of building products for firms focused primarily on architectural and engineering practices – it does not include the historic preservation, site civil, or landscaping libraries.

    Written by Architects, Engineers, master specification experts, and researchers, the Architectural/Engineering Specifications Library features procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical construction specifications for these disciplines:

    • Architecture
    • Mechanical HVAC and plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Communications
    • Electronic safety and security
    • Structural

    A product of the AIA, MasterSpec® is endorsed or recommended by ASID, ACEC, CASE, NSPE, IIDA, SDA, and other professional organizations, and is consistent with building and specialty codes such as the IBC and NEC.

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    MasterSpec Commissioning

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  • MasterSpec Commissioning

    Learn More: The new MasterSpec® Building Commissioning (Cx) Library is a master guide specification system developed for specifying Cx work. This set of comprehensive three-part specifications describes Cx activities performed by the Contractor during the construction phase.

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