Get a Masterspec subscription and become the Administrator

When a practice organises a Masterspec subscription they must decide which Masterspec libraries and services are most suited to their type of work, and who will be assigned to work with the tools to create specifications.

Each Masterspec subscription relies on a practice Master Administrator to control access to the various tools and functions of the system.

To organise a Masterspec subscription you need to decide:

Which Libraries to subscribe to (a tool to help decide is available here) - most practices subscribe to a combination of Libraries to cover their needs


What extra services (such as Standards Online or MasterKey) to add to our subscription.

Standards Online is a special library of the latest NZ Standards we have arranged with Standards New Zealand to suit the Masterspec work sections. These standards are hot linked within Masterspec - if you are subscribed to Standards Online selecting this link will open the Standard in a new tab.

MasterKey links your specification with your drawing set in ArchiCAD or Revit and draws information from the Selections fields of your work sections to create keynotes in your project.

Please note these services are add-ons to a Masterspec subscription - they cannot be purchased as stand-alone services. They can be added to your subscription at any time.


Once you have a clear idea of the structure of your subscription you can fill in the subscription form online. The system will work out your fee as you add staff or services.

Once completed, the system will generate your contract agreement. Download the agreement, fill it out, sign the agreement and the Direct Debit form (if paying monthly) and email it to us at

If you need to get a Masterspec subscription set up quickly you can call us on 09-631-7044 and we can arrange most things directly over the phone.

You have the option to pay in a lump sum or by regular monthly Direct Debit, however the one-off Joining Fee must be paid in full at the start of the subscription period


To be registered as the Masterspec Administrator

When your subscription is instituted on the system the person who has set up the contract is set up as the Master Administrator.

You will also need a personal Masterspec Account to log in to your subscription and operate as the Master Administrator.



You can login to the system by selecting the LOG IN button at the top of most pages.

Use the username (the email address you supplied in your application) and the password you would have been given when the account was set up and confirmed.

The system should recognise you as the Master Administrator and load the appropriate extra admin tools.