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New Industry Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions of New Zealand Buildings
A new industry-led initiative aims to reduce the environmental impact of Aotearoa New Zealand’s buildings, which contribute up to 20% of the national...
04 Jul 2024
Masterspec Announces New MasterKey4 for Revit 2025 Enhancements
Streamlined Workflows and Improved Collaboration with MasterKey4. We are excited to announce the latest update to MasterKey4 for Revit 2025, designed...
04 Jun 2024
Building Code Updates 2023-2024
This month we have published amendments in response to building code updates. The 2023-24 NZBC changes were published by MBIE on the 2 November 2023,...
04 Jun 2024
NZ Building Code Changes: Type 1 Domestic Smoke Alarms
From November 2023 the Building Code Acceptable Solutions for Protection from Fire (C/AS1 and C/AS2) have been amended to make Type 1 interconnected...
05 Apr 2024
Understanding Project Scope and How to Specify Window Systems
It is vital that Movement and Deflection criteria are correctly defined in the Specification. We cannot over emphasize the importance of correctly...
04 Apr 2024
MBIE Building Consent System Review - Overview and Update
In July 2022, MBIE commenced a review of the building consent system, as part of the Building System Reforms to improve the consenting process. The...
30 Nov 2023
NZCIC Guidelines Responsibility Schedule Goes Digital
The new online tool enables real-time collaboration among multiple stakeholders, fostering efficiency and innovation in construction processes.
10 Nov 2023
BCA Requests to Modify Manufacturers Technical Content
mDocs allows the specifier to quickly access the latest version of a document uploaded by the manufacturer or supplier. Importantly, these detailed...
27 Sep 2023
Masterpec Specified: Award Winning Taharoto Lane by X Studio Architects
The development will have 19 units, including studio, office, and retail space. The residential units will have balconies with views of the city...
27 Sep 2023
Masterpec Specified: Award Winning Soaring Box House by Turner Road Architecture
The house’s unique design fits into the rural landscape. The house has a cantilevered structure and a soaring angular volume. The interior design is...
13 Sep 2023
Hallmark Group Opens Up About BPIR
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06 Sep 2023
Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi: Kinetic Architecture, Innovation and Sustainability
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05 Sep 2023
Silica - Understanding the Risks
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18 Aug 2023
Masterspec: Your Partner in BPIR Product Review Compliance
The Building Regulation Act 2022 comes into force on 11th December 2023, requiring building product suppliers in New Zealand to provide baseline...
27 Jul 2023
Masterspec Partners with NZCIC & CSA to Digitise the NZCIC Guidelines
Masterspec, has been working with the New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) and the Construction Sector Accord (CSA) in an exciting new...
24 Jul 2023
How Specifiers Reduce Risks by using Masterspec's Work Section Support
In the construction industry, collaboration is one of the keys to success. Masterspec, as a leader in providing specification solutions, has long...
24 Jul 2023
Belle View House Waiheke: An Innovative Design Response
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21 Jul 2023
Streamlined Documentation and Error Prevention with Masterspec
In the fast-paced world of architectural design and documentation, avoiding errors is paramount to the success of any project. Michael Pepper, from...
19 Jul 2023
Introducing New Building Product Information Requirements: Ensuring Compliance and Transparency
Leverage on Masterspec's expertise to meet the new Build Product Information Requirements (BPIR) requirements effective December 11, 2023. Our...
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Building Law Reforms 2022
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01 Oct 2021

Masterspec extends to many areas of the construction sector, that’s why we’ve made sure it’s versatile and interoperable!

This month, we’ll be focusing on four areas that Masterspec can assist your construction specification process. These functions will maximise your digital construction processes and ensure you are able to collaborate easily with others.

Let’s kick it off with the first topic: Using Different Libraries Together


Delivering your clients vision and project requirements can be made easier by using a combination of work sections from Masterspec’s eight libraries. With Masterspec’s platform capabilities and industry leading CBI classification systems, the combinations and flexibilities are endless.

If you are designing a residential project, you may be working within the Basic library. However, you may want to use a commercial window profile from our Standard library. If you have access to these libraries, then the integration is seamless! Any Masterspec sections from any library can work together thanks to the power of CBI. Or maybe you are a structural engineer. With the SCNZ steel structural library, you can use it as a standalone system, or you can combine it with the Masterspec structural and civil library.


The second way to use Masterspec’s interoperability is to re-use Office Masters and Work Sections from other projects.


Help save time and increase efficiency when creating your building specifications. Most specifiers like a familiar palette of products or often have repeatable project typologies, so why not use Office Masters? Masterspec allows you to save your own product specification favourites in your own office library. You can use these at any time in the future to start a new project with a flying start. Best of all, if you have previous customised and researched section content, you can save even more time by basing your new office master from your own current specification projects. Simply maintain your very own customised Office Master by using the update manager. You’ll even receive notifications to help keep your specification content up to date, so you can maintain your content in just a few clicks.


Our third topic is: Granting Access to External Consultants


Digital collaboration with other Masterspec practice professionals is simple. Masterspec has over 1800 subscribing practices across the construction sector. If you know their email address, you can give other Masterspec specifiers a range of access rights to any of your specifications. As a skilled professional working on your design, from time to time, you may need to collaborate with another construction professional. For example, you may want input from another consultant, such as design, structural, fire, interior fit-out, or a landscape architect. If they are a masterspec practice, then it’s a simple system to grant and remove access instantly to other consultants all under the same project umbrella. This also ensures the whole process is carried out in the one document and can be worked on collaboratively.


Lastly, our fourth topic. Working in Between Multiple Practices.

Did you know can switch between practices within the Masterspec platform? If you’ve recently changed jobs or are a contractor for a number of practices or consultancies, then your current login can gain you access to multiple practices. First, you will need the administrator to update the practice permission with your Masterspec username as an accepted user to that practice. Then, all you need to do is locate the ‘My Details’ tab while logged into your Masterspec account and simply ‘disconnect’ and ‘reconnect’ to jump to and from the organisations you have permission to access. Just note that you may need to reinstate your permissions when changing practices. Follow us on social media for more Masterspec tips.

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