ASCE - American Society Civil Engineers

ASCE members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec® and SpecText®.

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 174 countries.  ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public. ASCE is a RCEP provider.


ASHRAE members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec.

ASHRAE develops standards which guide the industry for both its members and others professionally concerned with refrigeration processes and the design and maintenance of indoor environments. ASHRAE also publishes three types of voluntary consensus standards which define minimum values or acceptable performance: Method of Measurement or Test, Standard Design, and Standard Practice. ASHRAE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ANSI's requirements for due process and standards development.

ARCOM writers are members of ASHRAE and participate in committees, activities, and conferences. They have also been featured as guest speakers at various events.

ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec.

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. ASLA works to increase the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the profession of landscape architecture and its contributions to quality of life. ASLA is an active advocate for the profession at the local, state, and national levels on public policy involving licensure, the environment and sustainable design, livable communities, surface transportation, historic preservation, and storm-water management issues, among others.

MasterSpec's Landscape Library supports the interests of landscape architecture firms.

BICSI - Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec.

BICSI is a professional association providing information, education and knowledge assessment for the constantly evolving information and communications technology industry. BICSI encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ARCOM architects and engineers in delivering critical products and services. They offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.


CSI - Construction Specifications Institute

CSI members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

CSI is a national association that includes specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein. CSI was founded by the specification writers of government agencies who came together to improve the quality of construction specifications. Development of specifications best practices, promulgating standards/formats, professional education, and certification were cornerstones of the Institute.

ARCOM follows MasterFormat, SectionFormat, and PageFormat standards.

ICIS – International Construction Information Society

ICIS is a worldwide association of organizations which provide national master specification systems and/or cost information systems for the construction industry.

As one of the United States representatives to ICIS, ARCOM clients can benefit from ICIS’ technical reports and solutions regarding topical issues. 

ARCOM's President/CEO, Christopher Bushnell, is the current president of ICIS.

SCIP - Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice

SCIP members receive a 5% discount on MasterSpec.

SCIP is an international technical resource organization assisting design firms, owners, and manufacturers in acquiring professionally written construction specifications from qualified independent and employed specifiers. They share their knowledge, experience, and resources through discussions, conferences, and educational programs.

ARCOM architects and engineers enhance thier knowledge using resources available through SCIP, relative to building and construction specifications.

USGBC - U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council is a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers and citizens that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation. USGBC and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, promoting sustainability in the building and construction industry, creating a green building rating system.

In March 2000, USGBC unveiled LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a certification program for buildings, homes and communities that guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance. The LEED Green Associate credential and the various LEED AP credentials offer professionals a designation designed to help them stand out in the building industry by making cost-efficient, energy-saving green buildings a reality across the country.

ARCOM supports the LEED rating system and includes appropriate sustainable and LEED language in MasterSpec and SpecText. MasterSpec includes a sustainability tool featuring LEED. ARCOM is a USGBC member.