Masterspec
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...
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...
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...
04 Aug 2021
PURLINS & GIRTS MOVING DAY
Masterspec existing branded Purlin and Girt sections are on the move, but not far. For a long time they have not quite been in the right CBI number,...

Introducing Masterspec Cloud Issue

23 Feb 2022

CLOUD ISSUE

Share Anywhere, Anytime, to Anyone. 

Masterspec has introduced a new way to output and share your specification, targeted to the recipient’s requirements and totally secure. The process is simple and can be performed at any stage of the project. Already live on the Masterspec system, a new export option allows you to generate a link to an online snapshot of your specification as it is at that moment. Sharing is easy and access can be controlled by you on an individual basis. You can share one, some, or all of the work sections in your spec, perfect for briefing partners, costings, RFQ’s and tracking progress of the job.
SHARE To cloud share your specification simply perform the usual output steps but choose the Cloud Issue option rather that PDF or Online Preview. As usual you can select the sections to be output and whether highlighting is active or hidden. The system will create and host an online version of the specification at that point in time and generate a link for you to share with recipients.  SELECT IMG
VERSION The Cloud Issue specification is a ‘snapshot’ of where your project is at any one time. Each issue is date-stamped and reflects the correct content at the time of creation. This allows you to keep a record of the content and changes made to the specification as and when they are made.
COLLABORATE Masterspec’s Cloud Issue can be output with just the content you wish, perfect for briefing collaborators such as Engineers, Contractors, even individual Tradespeople. You can remove the need for searching through the full documentation to find applicable sections. Importantly, mDocs documents associated with selected work sections are included with the output and can be referenced only by the recipient/s you target.
SECURE Cloud Issue allows you to know exactly who has read your specification and when. When outputting, you can make the specification Public so if you provide the secure link they or anyone who is forwarded the link can access the specification, this would be typical so that the link can be passed among the project team to get access. The link is not searchable so it can’t be discovered accidently or guessed as pattern.

For further security you can publish the link to named users (emails) and then only those users can access the content, it cannot be forwarded or accessed by anybody but your practice and the named users. Recipients do not need to be Masterspec subscribers, but they do need to have a free Masterspec account with an email and password. This will allow access to the Cloud Issue you have sent.

You can also change these permissions any time, including when you create a new issue, so you retain full control of project confidentiality.
CONTROL Masterspec’s Cloud Issue puts access control of your project firmly in your hands. It removes instances of editable versions of your project potentially getting into the ‘wrong’ hands and protects your Practice or Consultancy IP. It allows full control of ‘who gets what’ and ‘when they got it’, ensuring the information flow always reflects the purpose and intent of the creator. Additionally, any changes to the specification can only be made on the Master project, which only you control.
   


Cloud issue will help protect your design intent, articulate the quality or your build and communicate project specific products to everyone in the process of building your project. Masterspec’s Cloud Issue is live and available right now to all Masterspec subscribers. To watch a simple video on using Cloud Issue visit this link or go to this page for further reference. For more information email gen@masterspec.co.nz.

 

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