The Masterspec specification system is based on a range of generic (i.e. non-branded) specification section templates. Since 1997 this approach has been extended to include branded information in parallel to generic.
Specifiers gain from this new 'inclusive' approach through increased efficiency (no need to re-write a section or a clause) as well as from increased risk management (data is maintained by Product Partner and Masterspec).
Product Partners benefit as their brand is presented to specifiers at the point of decision making . Correctly formatted and updated specification text provides a convenient, efficient and accurate way for specifiers to select and specify branded products . The technically accurate text does not just list a brand but fully integrates it into the overall Masterspec framework. This helps to have a branded product specified correctly and reduces incidents of potential substitution.
A growing number of Product Partners (refer list below) value the service and expertise they can offer specifiers by having a branded specification section in Masterspec.
Having branded specification sections covering your product range is a powerful way to achieve the first critical step in getting your products used on projects - having them listed in project specifications.
A 'branded specification section' is a complete work section based on the generic Masterspec format but customised to the requirements of the branded product(s). Branded product details, including accessories, relevant installation details, related documentation references, guarantees, etc, are fully integrated into a specification section. In consultation with the Product Partner, Masterspec's technical editors work to achieve the best possible presentation and integration of branded product details into the Masterspec framework. Once the branded specification section is ready and signed off by the Product Partner, the branded section is incorporated into all applicable Masterspec specification systems and distributed to subscribers at the next available entry point. Features such as Guidance Notes and Weblinks add further value to this product.
Current Product Partners