Enjoy Peace of Mind
For over 45 years, MasterSpec® has been the industry’s “go-to” resource for well-researched and professionally written specifications. A product of the AIA, MasterSpec undergoes painstaking reviews by formal committees of independent practicing architects, engineers, and specification experts, who provide ongoing guidance to our team of master specification writers.
Rely on Guided Decision Making
Feel like there’s an expert spec writer at your side with extensive editor’s notes within each technical specification, discussions on products and technologies, and coordination checklists – all easily available while you’re editing the section.
Trust Your Product Information
MasterSpec is not a “pay-to-play” venue for manufacturers. MasterSpec sections list only prequalified manufacturers for the product types specified.
Get Anytime, Anywhere Access
Find answers 24/7/365 with cloud-based resources for sustainability requirements plus the most current product selection information. Prequalified manufacturers can provide more in-depth information for specifiers through ARCOM’s manufacturer support services.
Use the Tools you Know
Save frustrating “come-up-to-speed” time. Every MasterSpec library comes with the MasterWorks software, an enhancement to Microsoft<sup>®</sup> Word (both Windows and Mac).
Be Sustainability Savvy
Stay current with comprehensive info on relevant sustainability considerations. Choose the appropriate language for the sustainable design system you select and access extensive instructions to help you along the way.
Minimize Addenda and Change Orders
Write specs right the first time. MasterSpec’s technical specifications, extensive editor’s notes, and comprehensive Supporting Documents help you cover all your bases.
Reduce Production Costs
ARCOM’s timesaving software tools help you write specs quicker and more economically. With MasterWorks, turn your familiar Microsoft Word into a powerful spec-processing tool. With SpecBuilder Desktop (ARCOM’s intuitive database-driven software), accelerate your specification development and project manual preparation tasks. Plus, with MasterSpec, you can easily integrate your specifications with Revit and BIM.
Earn While You Learn
Earn continuing education credit (HSW eligible) while reading information relevant to individual specification topics.
Count on FREE Support
Get your questions answered directly by ARCOM’s specification writing and technical experts via email, live chat, and phone. In addition, access our tutorials, training videos, and user guides to help you get started.