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24 May 2022
The Different Approaches to Specifying & What to Consider ​
In this article, we talk about the approaches to putting a specification together and what to consider.
18 May 2022
What is a Construction Specification?
A construction specification or, architectural specification, is a document that states how a building is to be constructed, demolished, altered, or...
18 May 2022
The Different Ways to Create a Specification
In previous articles, we defined what a specification was and its importance. Now that we understand the basics of specifying, it is important to...
23 Feb 2022
Boosting the Masterspec Writing Team
We’re happy to announce the appointment of five experienced professionals to the Masterspec team. This equates to an almost doubling of the...
23 Feb 2022
Introducing Masterspec Cloud Issue
Masterspec has introduced a new way to output and share your specification, targeted to the recipient’s requirements and totally secure. The process...
08 Dec 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE
Solutions Architecture is a small but knowledgeable team with over 20 years of experience in the industry. This highly skilled design practice uses...
01 Dec 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: MIA CASA ARCHITECTURE
Mia Casa Architecture is an Auckland based architectural practice driven to create functional designs that are aesthetically pleasing. With a growing...
24 Nov 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: CGW CONSULTING ENGINEERS
CGW Consulting Engineers is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with offices located across New Zealand. With over 40 professions, this...
23 Nov 2021
MASTERSPEC FAREWELLS MANAGING EDITOR ALEX SHAW
It is with some regret that we must announce that Masterspec Managing Editor Alex Shaw, having now completed a six-month handover period, has retired....
23 Nov 2021
WET AREA TIMBER FLOORS NOW AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION
With the adoption of the Building Code updates in November, timber-based products covering a wide range of timber flooring types are largely excluded...
17 Nov 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: FABRICATE ARCHITECTURE
Fabricate Architecture is an emerging, design-driven studio that is focused on delivering unique, functional, and affordable homes. Led by Hamish...
10 Nov 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: IGNITE ARCHITECTS
Ignite Architects is a full-service design practice that specialises in master planning, architecture, and interior design. Masterspec assist this...
28 Oct 2021
BUILDING MATERIAL SUPPLY SHORTAGES
It has been well publicised that there is currently a global shortage of building materials, stemming both from demand and a disrupted supply chain...
22 Oct 2021
A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: PONTING FITZGERALD ARCHITECTS
Ponting Fitzgerald Architects is an architectural practice committed to delivering world-class architecture through design and service excellence....
01 Oct 2021
WORKING TOGETHER - MASTERSPEC INTEROPERABILITY
Masterspec extends to many areas of the construction sector, that’s why we’ve made sure it’s versatile and interoperable.
30 Sep 2021
UNIVERSAL HOMES USES MASTERSPEC TO EXCEL DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Universal Homes are a major New Zealand building company and prepare over 200 sets of compliance documents for Building Consent every year, with that...
24 Sep 2021
AMPS MATTER WITH ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
In this article we will give a background of amps, cables and mains for house designers. It won't get too technical as that can get very complicated...
13 Sep 2021
THE HISTORY OF MASTERSPEC
Construction Information Limited (CIL) is a New Zealand owned and operated industry organisation incorporated in 1995 to manage and create information...
09 Sep 2021
THE BEST WAY TO COLLABORATE THROUGH MASTERSPEC
There’s nothing quite like the peace of mind of a professional, well-thought-out specification. Build quality specifications in Masterspec with...
31 Aug 2021
SPECIFYING SCNZ STRUCTURAL STEEL ON MASTERSPEC
Structural Steel New Zealand (SCNZ) has had a Structural Steel specification document based on AS/NZS 5131 since 2018. However, a new industry...

A SUBSCRIBER HIGHLIGHT: MIA CASA ARCHITECTURE

01 Dec 2021

Mia Casa Architecture is an Auckland based architectural practice driven to create functional designs that are aesthetically pleasing. Led by designer Lothar van Middelaar, this residential focused practice has a wealth of skill, experience, and knowledge. With a growing team of designers and technicians, they are dedicated to providing fantastic service and documentation for all of their projects.  

This architectural practice designs large, complex residential projects, and needed a way to simplify their workflow. Hours of time and resource continually went into ensuring their specification documentation was kept up to date. The practice also needed to ensure their documentation was kept up to date with relevant New Zealand codes and standards. As Mia Casa’s design team was occupied with exciting new projects, specifications tended to fall to the side-lines and they were potentially risking their documentations quality.

Luckily, Mia Casa learned about Masterspec. By subscribing to Masterspec’s Basic library, they were able to dramatically reduce their time spent on maintaining their documentation. “The overall time-savings when creating specifications for large complex residential projects is key. This way we are documenting the new house sooner!” says Mia Casa. Masterspec’s intuitive online, cloud-based platform also provided them the ability to repeat commonly used products and project specifications. “The ability to clone projects where they are similar to the current project is especially useful.”

By cloning projects, Mia Casa is able to simplify their documentation and create consistency within their workflow. This makes their team more productive. As Masterspec has an in-house team of professional editors that updates the documentation, Mia Casa has full confidence in the pre-made specification templates. “We’ve grown to trust the guidance notes to help create accurate content. The alert icons also indicate when clauses have been updated.”

Masterspec allows Mia Casa the peace of mind to focus on what matters most – designing functional homes. By streamlining their specification workflow, the team not only save time but also manage their risk by keeping up to date codes and standards. To learn more about Mia Casa and the projects they have worked on, visit their website. To learn more about how to use Masterspec to improve your businesses productivity, schedule a free demonstration with the Masterspec team.


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