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Avitru and BIMsmith Join Forces to Develop Groundbreaking BIM and Specification Integrations

Avitru and BIMsmith Join Forces to Develop Groundbreaking BIM and Specification Integrations

ATLANTA and CHICAGO,  June 19, 2018 – BIMsmith, the leading building product research and selection platform, and Avitru, the developer of AIA MasterSpec, today announced a partnership to introduce new integrations between the BIMsmith and MasterSpec platforms.

The partnership creates interoperability between BIMsmith and MasterSpec, providing building professionals with a seamless link between Building Information Modeling (BIM) data and product specifications. As leaders in their respective segments of the building product lifecycle, the link will help streamline and enhance the workflows of users who utilize both platforms. 

“BIMsmith is the leading provider of BIM strategy solutions for building product manufacturers. Their approach to BIM data is a natural fit with the curated and industry-leading content within MasterSpec,” said Jim Contardi, Chief Executive Officer of Avitru. “We are very excited about embedding specification and BIM content not only within BIMsmith Market, but also within BIMsmith Forge, an innovative tool that allows users to create BIM assemblies from individual BIM components.”

“We are proud to partner with Avitru, the developer of MasterSpec, who has led the way in specification technology for years,” said Benjamin Glunz, Assoc. AIA, CEO of BIMsmith. “This is a groundbreaking offering for building product manufacturers and provides the design community with the workflow integration that they crave. ”

“BIMsmith is an exciting platform because of its commitment to a 4-point BIM strategy that includes significant quality control and quality assurance procedures,” said Gilles Letourneau, AIA, General Manager of A/E Product at Avitru. “High quality, lightweight BIM data that scales and is able to be quickly manipulated by designers is a product that marries perfectly with the content and capabilities of our e-SPECS and SpecBuilderCloud platforms.”

BIMsmith and Avitru are scheduled to host product demonstrations and discuss the new partnership at A’18, the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City, NY on June 21 (9:00am for an exhibitor coffee hour and 1:30pm and 3:30pm for product demonstrations). Learn more by calling (800) 424-8050 or (224) 505-4BIM.

About Avitru
From conception to construction, Avitru empowers architects, engineers, contractors and owners to make better, faster decisions.  As the developer of MasterSpec®, a trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system, Avitru has leveraged its position in the market to launch a cloud-based platform that enables the collaborative exchange of expert knowledge to design, build, and operate a better built environment. With some of the most highly regarded experts in the industry, the Avitru team is committed to construct a world where better building leads to better lives. Previously known as ARCOM LLC, Avitru LLC is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors and a strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects. 

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About BIMsmith
BIMsmith®, the leading cloud-based building product discovery and selection platform, cultivates global business-to-business relationships between building industry professionals and building product manufacturers. Through direct integration of real product data into the BIM workflow, BIMsmith continues to shape the future of building science technology, placing its clients at the forefront of BIM innovation while addressing the true needs of industry professionals. 

Learn more about BIMsmith at or call (224) 505-4BIM to add your products to the BIMsmith lineup.