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How Specifiers Reduce Risks by using Masterspec's Work Section Support

24 Jul 2023


In the construction industry, collaboration is one of the keys to success. Masterspec, as a leader in providing specification solutions, has long recognised the importance of collaboration between specifiers and suppliers. That's why we introduced Work Section Support, a powerful feature that enables active collaboration between you and the supplier within the specification writing process. In this article, we outline how you can use Work Section Support to get the benefit of the supplier's expert input and product knowledge into your specification.

A Powerful Tool for Enhanced Collaboration

Work Section Support enables specifiers to reach out to suppliers and request assistance while working within their branded work section.

Importantly, by collaborating with suppliers directly into the specification writing process, specifiers not only gain access to product expertise, but moreover, ultimately resulting in more accurate and comprehensive specifications reducing the risk element in your specifications.

Streamlined Communication

Rather than going back-and-forth emails and missed communications, with the live chat window embedded in the section workspace, specifiers and suppliers can communicate in real-time provided both parties are online. This feature allows for quick and efficient exchange of ideas, images, and important details, ensuring that the project progresses smoothly and efficiently.

Customisable Support Options

At Masterspec, we understand that every project is unique, and the level of assistance required from suppliers may vary. That's why Work Section Support offers customisable options to meet different needs:

  • Comment: suppliers can provide valuable insights and feedback by adding comments to specific clauses in the work section, without altering the content. Specifiers can then review these comments and make necessary adjustments using the regular edit function.
  • Edit: For more involved collaborations, suppliers have the ability to edit a copy of the work section. Specifiers can review the returned information and decide which parts to include or exclude, allowing for a seamless merging of ideas.
  • Replace: In cases where a complete revision is needed, suppliers can write an entirely new work section based on the information provided by the specifier. This feature offers a fresh perspective and can save valuable time on intricate projects.

Enhanced Project Efficiency

Leveraging Work Section Support significantly enhances project efficiency and reduces the risk of costly errors. The direct involvement of suppliers ensures that specifications are accurate, up-to-date, and comply with the latest industry standards. By collaborating closely with the suppliers, specifiers can confidently deliver more accurate specifications that meet your project requirements.

Collaborate using Work Section Support Today

We encourage our network of specifiers to maximise the use of Work Section Supports by engaging with product suppliers, access their expertise, and reduce risks on your specifications. 

For more information and training, contact our Support Desk.