Architecture Library

VMDO - Buckingham County Schools

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 over 520 sections covering procurement and contracting requirements, general requirements, and technical construction specifications for architectural, structural, civil, and landscape disciplines.

MasterSpec® gives you everything you need to create quality architectural specs in less time. Enjoy your one source that combines the most thoroughly written specifications, extensive background research, and automated editing software — all on the same, user-friendly screen.

Benefits
From creating your architectural specifications to working with consultants, you can rely on MasterSpec for:
  • Easy Integration — This comprehensive master specification system complements your project drawing information and coordinates with standard AIA Contract Documents.
  • Cloud-based Background Research — Create on-target specifications in less time with 24/7/365 access to MasterSpec’s industry-recognized Supporting Documents.
  • Answers for Varied Project Sizes, Types, and Complexities — Successfully navigate the construction specification challenges of healthcare, educational, multi-family residential, retail, hospitality, office, airport, institutional, detention, and municipal and government facilities.
  • Sustainable Design Information — Easily access and integrate LEED v4, LEED 2009, Green Globes, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and ASHRAE 189.1 information.
  • A Formal Peer-Review Process — MasterSpec is the only commercial specification system reviewed by a formal committee of practicing architects and specification writers.
  • Industry Validation — A product of the AIA, MasterSpec is endorsed or recommended by ASID, CASE, IIDA, SDA, and other professional organizations.
Uses
With the Architecture Specifications Library, you can specify:
  • Structure and selective demolition
  • Cast-in-place and precast concrete
  • Brick, stone, and unit masonry
  • Structural and cold-formed steel framing and decking
  • Wood framing and carpentry
  • Cabinets, casework, and countertops
  • Waterproofing, weather barriers, air barriers, and insulation
  • Siding and roofing
  • Windows, storefront, and curtain walls
  • Doors and hardware
  • Finishes, including gypsum board and plastering, tiling, ceilings, flooring, painting, and wall coverings
  • Toilet accessories and compartments
  • Signage, lockers, flagpoles, and other specialties
  • Parking control, loading dock, foodservice, and other equipment
  • Fixed furnishings
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Security and detention systems
  • Water storage, drainage, and piping
  • Earthwork, paving, plants, and grasses
Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
Basic Package
Expanded Package
Supplemental Package
Samples
Explore MasterSpec Architecture Specifications Library sample sections and Supporting Documents:
Sample Section – 092900 Gypsum Board
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Outline
View Supporting Documents forSection 092900, Gypsum Board

 

MasterSpec Supporting Documents include:

  • Summary
  • Evaluations
  • Drawing Coordination Checklist
  • Specification Coordination Checklist

Solutions

Select the solution that best fits your needs:

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Basic Solutions — Sections for typical projects

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* SpecBuilder Desktop - Includes one server license and one seat. Additional licenses are at $290/seat.

Expanded Solutions — Basic solutions plus supplemental specialty sections

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* SpecBuilder Desktop - Includes one server license and one seat. Additional licenses are at $290/seat.

MS Glossary

Glossary

CompletePremium + Professional + Outline (discounted)
MasterWorksMicrosoft® Word plug-in for automating spec editing, production, & reporting
OutlinePreliminary specifications (for use in the design development phase) that may be added on to Professional and/or Premium libraries
PremiumMost comprehensive specification text for your various projects, including those with complex contractual requirements
Premium +Premium plus Outline specs for design development phase (discounted)
ProfessionalFull but streamlined specification text for your typical projects and contractual requirements
Professional +Professional plus Outline specs for design development phase (discounted)
SpecBuilderSophisticated management tool for office masters and project manuals. Add-on software that works with the Premium specifications only.
ValuePremium + Professional (discounted)