MASTERSPEC

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3.9 out of 5 stars

MASTERSPEC is a building specifications resource for producing specifications that fit your needs with features and functions to help you manage your practice.

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MASTERSPEC review by John H.
John H.
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"Masterspec Review "

What do you like best?

The best thing about Masterspec is has the backing from the AIA for its use as an industry standard. Most specifications that I've had to find are usually referenced back to Masterspec format.

What do you dislike?

The software is antiquated. The interface in microsoft word is cumbersome. The overall feel of Masterspec feels dated to a couple decades ago and needs to be brought into a more streamlined universe immersed in BIM modeling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you need a program to be fully integrated into your BIM modeling, there is a lot of improvement needed. If you need a basic program to give you the specifications from scratch, there isn't another program that has a wider range of material to start from.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our documents are dependent on creating specifications for our projects. These are required by all principalities in our area, so without using the tool of Masterspec, our job to create the job specs would be a very long and tedious process.

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MASTERSPEC review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"The gold standard for specs"

What do you like best?

I like that this is universal. We work with people all over the US and having a standard for specs makes communication so much easier. Editing is a breeze.

What do you dislike?

I would like it if more sections were included in the base spec rather than having to buy additional sections. We are residential architects and I would like to see more residential sections included in basic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it. It is easy and customer support is fantastic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We produce a very high end product and rely on MasterSpec to make sure our subcontractors adhere to our standards.

What Architecture solution do you use?

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MASTERSPEC review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"Masterspec may have lost its "master" status. "

What do you like best?

Masterspec has been the go-to spec software for at least 15-20 years in my memory. It has an extensive and thorough database of specs to use for just about any project type.

What do you dislike?

Masterspec seems to be 2-5 years behind the industry. For example, if I get a new, yearly Revit releases, I don't feel like Masterspec moves adequately at the same pace. I would like it to better integrate into current software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I said, It has an extensive and thorough database of specs to use for just about any project type.

MASTERSPEC review by Administrator in Architecture & Planning
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"We use MasterSpec on all of our projects no matter the size or cost associated with it."

What do you like best?

This is a universally used product. Speaking with any product rep they typically have a template are already made with masterspec formatting,

What do you dislike?

There are really no particular things that I do not care for in regards to Masterspec.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Contractor arguments are constantly battled through the material put together by MasterSpec.

MASTERSPEC review by Erin A.
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"Don't know what we would do without it"

What do you like best?

Formatting and layout. We use this as a basis for all our projects, and it helps keep everyone on the same page.

What do you dislike?

Not having all the specs for specific products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are learning to coordinate projects better.

MASTERSPEC review by Consultant in Architecture & Planning
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"Too many updates and very confusing steps"

What do you like best?

The standardization we get with the product

What do you dislike?

Installation of the product - no longer have network version so have to install individually on machines.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Standardizing our documents

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