AIA - American Institute of Architects

AIA members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec®.

The American Institute of Architects has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. AIA's vision is 'Driving positive change through the power of design.' AIA promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement for its members.

MasterSpec is a product of the AIA.

ACEC - American Council of Engineering Companies

ACEC members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText®.

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. ACEC is a RCEP provider.

ACEC members serve on the MasterSpec Review Committee, ensuring MasterSpec's Engineering libraries and sections contain high quality content that meets the industry standards and needs. ACEC endorses Masterspec. ACEC endorses MasterSpec.

AmericanHort - The Consolidation of ANLA and OFA

AmericanHort members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec.

AmericanHort was born in 2014 by the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and The Association of Horticultural Professionals (OFA). Their mission is to unify the industry, improve collaboration, increase organizational efficiencies, and expand the support for the industry’s businesses. AmericanHort represents the entire horticulture industry, including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain.

ASID - American Society of Interior Designers

ASID members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people consisting of designers, industry representatives, educators and students committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, they strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. The Society’s professional membership works in all areas of commercial and residential design.

ARCOM works with ASID member companies and individual representatives, uniting the professional designer with quality specifications and manufacturers of design-related products and services. MasterSpec's Interiors Library is used by ASID members. ASID endorses Masterspec.


BIMobject, Inc., is the global leader in the creation and distribution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) content. BIMobject® hosts a cloud based portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas – BIM objects – of manufactured building and interior products.

This partnership allows MasterSpec and ARCOM One user’s immediate and convenient access to the world’s largest library of high-quality 3D BIM objects and content from building product manufacturers hosted on the BIMobject cloud platform. Many manufacturers have also included BIMobjects in their MasterSpec listings. ARCOM clients who prefer to work with BIM software technology will be able to include high-quality 3D objects directly into their specifications.

CAMEE - Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers

CAMEE members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

The Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) represents mechanical/electrical engineering firms, providing a forum for improving bottom-line business with improved business practices, reduced professional liability, and increased profitability. CAMEE addresses the unique needs of MEP firms allowing you to share knowledge and best practices with peers in your area of specialization.

CAMEE is a coalition of ACEC which endorses MasterSpec.

CASE - Council of American Structural Engineers

CASE members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

The Council of American Structural Engineers represents more than 200 structural engineering firms dedicated to making structural engineering a fair, profitable, and robust industry. CASE develops guidelines and contracts outlining best practices, along with extensive risk management tools designed to keep liability in check. CASE is the recognized authority in the SE industry and the leading provider of risk management and business practice education and information for structural engineering firms. CASE is very active with ACEC’s advocacy and outreach efforts, and maintains established relationships with NCSEA, SEI, and AISC.

CASE members assist in reviewing MasterSpec Structural Library sections to ensure the content meets the industry standards and needs. CASE endorses MasterSpec.


Digicon is known throughout Canada and North American commercial construction industry as the provider of quality construction documents. The company is also recognized for its ability to introduce customers to new construction technology and building methods. Excellence in up-to-date document templates, modern software tools, and consulting services is predicated on adherence to standards of practice, timely services, and ensuring that the needs of clients are paramount.

ARCOM and Digicon cooperatively develop and market specification products, software and tools.

DPC – Design Professionals Coalition

DPC members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

The Design Professionals Coalition is a highly focused and effective organization of senior executives of leading companies, and constitutes a major portion of the Design/Engineering industry. These industry leaders embrace a philosophy of timely and effective actions to promote and protect the interests of our industry, our individual companies, and the public good. DPC harnesses the combined resources and capabilities of leading firms for dealing with critical political and public policy issues as well as providing a peer group forum for networking, discussion, and exploration of business issues of interest to Senior Principals.

DPC is a coalition of ACEC which endorses MasterSpec.

IIDA - International Interior Design Association

IIDA members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec.

IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent Interior Designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to convene communities of Interior Designers across regions and specialties representing the interests for the entire community. IIDA advances the profession of Interior Design through the progressive cultivation of innovative leadership and by constantly advocating for exceptional design. IIDA endorses Masterspec.

MPI - Master Painters Institute

Formed in 1995, the Master Painters Institute grew out of an association that started in 1899 and was incorporated as a society in 1927. MPI standards and approved products list have been adopted by several organizations. In 2003, ARCOM incorporated MPI standards and paint systems into its specwriting program MasterSpec. The Master Painters Institute website includes information for professional coating specifiers, architects, designers, property managers, painters and applicators.

ARCOM and MPI have developed an innovative web-based specification tool that combines MPI’s Architectural Decision Tree system with ARCOM’s SpecBuilder Expert platform. Manufacturers can customize the specifications, add information about their products, and provide knowledge articles and other information to make decision-making easier for design professionals. Specifiers have the ability to create MasterSpec-based painting specifications free of charge.

NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers

NSPE members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

The National Society of Professional Engineers is the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed professional engineers across all disciplines. NSPE is a member-centric, future-focused and responsive organization, serving as the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. NSPE serves as the recognized and authoritative expert in licensure, ethics, and professional practice, promoting licensure and assisting individuals in becoming licensed. Their mission is to protect and enhance the value of licensure and the opportunities for the licensed engineer. NSPE effectively engages on a proactive basis with the broader engineering community on issues directly relevant to the professional licensed engineer.

NSPE members are part of the MasterSpec Engineering Review Committee, ensuring MasterSpec's Engineering libraries and sections contain high quality content that meets the industry standards and needs. NSPE endorses MasterSpec and SpecText.

Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.

Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. – Continuing Education

Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates are leading providers of continuing education for building design professionals, through online courses, Lunch & Learns, webinars, and CE Academies. RBA physically meets with architects, engineers, interior designers, and other design professionals in over 50 different markets across the U.S. every year through their architectural specification program. RBA is an AIA Cornerstone Partner and winner of the AIA’s Continuing Education Award For Excellence in 2002 and 2008. Since 1985, they have helped bridge the gap between building product manufacturers and design professionals.

ARCOM participates with Ron Blank & Associates through Lunch & Learns.

SDA - Society for Design Administration

SDA members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

For over 50 years, the Society for Design Administration has promoted education and best practices in management and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel. SDA membership is composed of personnel in the design profession, including architecture, engineering, construction, landscape and interior design.

SDA enhances the professional development and personal growth of its members, and consequently the development and growth of their respective companies. To accomplish this, SDA provides a host of networking opportunities, as well as educational resources in the areas of: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Office Administration, and Project Management.

The mission of SDA has always been one of education, while the vision has been to promote good practice management and the professional standards of design firm administrative personnel. To that end, SDA provides educational opportunities, accredited through both SDA and AIA continuing education criteria, for members of the organization and the design community.

ARCOM supports SDA through its training workshops. SDA endorses Masterspec.

SFC – Small Firm Council

SFC members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec and SpecText.

SFC provides a forum that focuses on the unique needs and challenges facing small firms in the engineering industry. From ensuring that small firms remain an active and respected element of ACEC, to working with the US Congress to expand US Federal Government contracting opportunities for small firms. SFC identifies and advocates for expanded contracting opportunities with federal, state, and local agencies, putting forth initiatives that directly affect and support small firms.

SFC is a coalition of ACEC which endorses MasterSpec.


SpecGuy is a consulting firm helping construction industry team members communicate with each other. Their business motto is, “Building Relationships through Education.” SpecGuy provides product research and specification writing, education program development and training, and related consulting services.

ARCOM and SpecGuy work together to provide building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, and facility owners with the education programs they need.