SOURCE: BuildSite; Building Systems Design, Inc.

BuildSite; Building Systems Design, Inc.

August 02, 2011 09:00 ET

BSD SpecLink Adds BuildSite Product Search

BuildSite and BSD Announce Integration to Improve AEC Industry Workflows

ATLANTA, GA and OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - BuildSite and Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced plans to integrate their applications to improve workflows for architects, specifiers, engineers, and contractors. BSD SpecLink® automated specification software will include hundreds of hyperlinks to BuildSite's online construction product database.

"Design professionals will be able to quickly find detailed product information as they are making final design decisions and assembling their construction documents," said Ned Trainor, President of BuildSite. "During the construction phase of a project, contractors and subcontractors will be able to use SpecLink's built-in reporting to quickly locate information required for submittals to the design professional."

BSD specifications will incorporate links to manufacturers, products, categories, and reference standards on BuildSite, a database of over 60,000 product, material safety, installation, LEED® and other documents. Tied to each product page is a Distributor Directory for locating nearby suppliers, as well as software the contractor can use for assembling construction submittals.

BSD SpecLink is an automated specifications editing and production system used to produce construction specifications for over 26,000 projects annually. "This partnership agreement will enable BSD's design professional customers to gain direct access to a wealth of complementary BuildSite information with a minimum of effort," said Robert Dean, BSD President. "Integrated Project Delivery is a collaborative alliance of people and systems involved in a construction project to maximize efficiency and optimize project results, and this agreement is a major step toward realization of that goal."

About BSD
Building Systems Design has offered innovative software tools for the architecture, architectural engineering, and construction markets since 1983. The company creates and supports advanced cost estimating, specification writing, and interoperability products that are used for tens of thousands of projects annually. www.bsdsoftlink.com.

About BuildSite
BuildSite provides a single source of product information to the construction industry worldwide. The BuildSite database features over 20,000 products from more than 350 manufacturers, along with a Distributor Directory of over 800 locations. BuildSite was honored in Constructech Magazine's 2011 Top Products for its software tools for construction submittals, allowing data from the supply chain to flow into project management and Building Information Modeling (BIM) design models. BuildSite Green Data, a database of environmental and LEED® data for construction products, includes online submittal templates tied to the requirements of the US Green Building Council. BuildSite Mobile brings the BuildSite database to the jobsite. Visit BuildSite at www.buildsite.com.

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