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AIA members receive a 10% discount on their MasterSpec licenses and have access to free continuing education opportunities offered exclusively to MasterSpec licensees.


Publishes AIA’s MasterSpec®, the industry standard
Develops MasterWorks and SpecBuilder Desktop, specification automation tools
Develops comprehensive and up-to-date manufacturer and product information

Provides continuing education and training programs for AIA members


MasterSpec, building and construction specifications, used by 88% of the top architectural firms in the industry.

    • Extensive tips and instructions for the specifier

    • The only formal peer reviewed product in the industry

    • Expert knowledge base/research documents supporting each section

    • Specifications for projects of any size, phase, type, or complexity

    • Unbiased cloud-based manufacturer/product selection and research tools

    • Sustainability tool with global editing for LEED v4, LEED 2009, Green Globes, IGCC and ASHRAE 189.1

    • Regular updates address industry changes

    • A product of the AIA Endorsed or recommended by ACEC, AmericanHort, ASID, ASLA, NSPE, and SDA

    • 850 sections organized into 17 libraries, including:

    o Architecture

    o Mechanical/Electrical

    o Site Civil

    o Historic Preservation

    o Small Project A/E

    The most trusted, comprehensive, and accurate master guide specification system available



Suite of specification automation tools, from simple word-processing tools to powerful cloud-based solutions.


    • FREE “spec-processor” – Plug in to MS® Word; PC and Mac compatible.

    • Powerful word processing tools – Automate routine editing tasks saving you time and money.

    • Innovative technology – Multiple tools help you quickly customize office masters and maneuver through repetitive tasks.

    SpecBuilder Desktop

    • Question-and-Answer Wizard – Intelligently and automatically edits specification content.

    • Project Management Tools – Globally format all sections, generate submittal logs, and print reports.

    • Guided Decision-making Tools – Research resources provide guidance, tips, and instructions saving research time. Speed production with cloud-based manufacturer, product, and sustainability tools.


Manufacturer Product Information

Cloud-based tools with up-to-date comprehensive manufacturer and product resource information

    • Manufacturer Listings – Links to approved manufacturer and product information relating to sections specifiers are working on

    • Product MasterSpec – Provides specifiers with unique content applicable to specify products by brand name

    • SpecBuilder Expert – Cloud-based platform with “expert” guided assistance for specific products


Education and Training

Extensive and exclusive programs, many of which are HSW and SD eligible

    • Independent Study programs – FREE and convenient

    • Webinars – Multiple topics allow you to learn from your desk or conference room

    • Workshops – Hands-on workshops located in cities near you

AIA members receive a 10% discount on MasterSpec


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