• Asia
  • Australasia
  • Europe
  • North America

Japan - Institute of International Harmonisation for Building and Housing (IIBH)


IIBH was established with the intent to promote the development of the domestic field of buildings and housing by means of effective international harmonisation of technologies, systems, codes and standards, and communication of information with other countries and organisations in the field of buildings and housing.

IIBH membership consists of the organisations listed below who have interest in the objectives of IIBH:

  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials
  • Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation
  • The Japan Architectural Education and Information Center
  • Information Center for Building Administration
  • Foundation for Senior Citizens’ Housing
  • The MACHINAMI Foundation
  • Center for Housing Renovation and Dispute Settlement Support
  • Organization for Housing Warranty
  • Japan Building Equipment and Elevator Center Foundation
  • The Building Center of Japan
  • General Building Research Corporation of Japan
  • The Japan Building Disaster Prevention Association
  • Japan Housing and Wood Technology Center
  • Better Living
  • Curtainwall Fire Window’s Association
  • Building and Equipment Long-Life Cycle Association
  • Japan Association for Building Research Promotion
  • Public Buildings Association
  • Japan Federation of Housing Organizations
  • Urban Renewal Association of Japan
  • Association of Urban Housing Sciences
  • Japan Construction Material & Housing Equipment Industries Federation
  • Japan Federation Of Construction Contractors
  • The Japan Institute of Architects
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Japan Structural Consultants Association
  • Japan Federation of Architects and Building Engineers Association
  • Japan Association of Architectural Firms
  • Japan Rolling Shutters & Doors Association
  • Japan 2X4 Home Builders Association
  • Membrane Structures Association of Japan
  • Mokujyukyo Association
  • Japan Prefabricated Construction Suppliers and Manufacturers Association
  • Association of Living Amenity
  • Flat Glass Manufacturers Association of Japan
  • Interior Floor Industrial Associates
  • Japan Conference of Building Administration
  • Rock Wool Association Japan

Active ICIS Members

  • Takayoshi Sato
  • Tomohiro Kodera
  • Masaki Muto
  • Tsuyoshi Yamada


AIJ Bldg., 5-26-20, Shiba, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 108-0014


+81 (3) 6435 3192


Australia - NATSPEC


NATSPEC is a national not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through professional associations and government property groups. NATSPEC’s objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information.

NATSPEC is owned by the following organisations:

  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Australia
  • Australian Council of Built Environment Design Professions
  • Australian Elevator Association
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Australian Institute of Building
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (ACT)
  • Construction Industry Engineering Services Group
  • Consult Australia
  • Dept. of Finance (Federal)
  • Department of Finance (WA)
  • Dept. of Housing and Public Works (QLD)
  • Dept. of Infrastructure (NT)
  • Dept. of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA)
  • Dept. of Treasury and Finance (TAS)
  • Dept. of Treasury and Finance (VIC)
  • Engineers Australia
  • Master Builders Australia
  • Office of Finance and Services (NSW)
  • Standards Australia

NATSPEC is the trading name of Construction Information Systems Limited.


For over thirty years, NATSPEC has been delivering the national, comprehensive construction specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies. NATSPEC, the National Building Specification, is for all building structures with specialist packages for architects, building designers, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners. AUS-SPEC is the Local Government specification system for the life-cycle management of assets. NATSPEC maintains the National Classification System to assist specification writers organise the content of specifications, and their users to find the information they need. NATSPEC is also responsible for the National BIM Guide and its associated documents.

Active ICIS Members

  • Richard Choy – CEO
  • Kevin Rooney



Level 4, 263 Clarence Street

Sydney NSW 2000


1300 797 142


New Zealand - Construction Information Limited (CIL)


Construction Information Limited (CIL) is New Zealand’s market leader in providing specification systems and supporting software for the construction industry.

Formed in 1995, CIL provides the Masterspec specification systems, on subscription, to architects, engineers, designers, utility companies, government organisations and tertiary institutions.

The strength of CIL’s product range is enhanced by the broad spread of industry ownership: New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Registered Master Builders’ Association.


CIL maintains the following specification systems:

  • Masterspec Standard for commercial, industrial and large residential projects
  • Masterspec Structural & Civil for structural and civil engineered projects
  • Masterspec Services for building services in commercial and industrial projects
  • Masterspec Landscapes for landscape projects
  • Masterspec Basic for residential projects
  • Masterspec Interiors for all interior projects
  • Masterspec Minor Residential for minor residential alterations

Subscribers to CIL’s specification systems have access to the leading-edge NextGen2 internet-based specification platform, a range of branded specification sections, ongoing guidance via regular news bulletins, the Masterspec website and direct phone assistance. In-house training is also available, complimenting CIL’s regular seminars and workshops held throughout New Zealand.

There are now over 1,200 design offices subscribing to Masterspec, representing more than 3,000 registered technical designers.

A growing number of product suppliers are joining Masterspec to list their products in dedicated branded sections. These Product Partners benefit from offering construction specifiers accurate branded specifications which seamlessly integrate into the Masterspec framework.

CIL also manages and maintains the CBI classification and coding system on behalf of the construction industry.

CIL’s policy is to respond to market needs, with a number of new specification and support products currently under development.

Active ICIS Members

  • Russell Turner – CEO


P.O. Box 108 214

Auckland, 1150

New Zealand

+64 (9) 631 7044


Czech Republic - BIM Project


Founded in 2013, BIM Project is a team of architects, engineers and programmers that is providing software services for BIM industry. Main focus of the company is to help digitize processes for product specifications in construction industry. Our main product is BIMProject.Cloud platform, where architects and designers can find products for BIM published by manufacturers.

BIM Project is a member of Smart CE-marking in CEN and Czech BIM Council. We are also helping to create BIM standards in Czech Republic and Slovakia.


BIM Project.Cloud

We created a free BIM Project.Cloud platform (see https://bimproject.cloud) where architects and designers can search and share data about their projects and products. Any user can search the database for products needed and then download them as BIM objects or BIM libraries. These configurators work in a web environment and also as plugins in most common design software, such as Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad, Nemetschek Allplan or Trimble SketchUp. Therefore, users that have one of these design software can specify products directly in their projects. Any manufacturer may publish any number of his products for free.

Branded configurators

For manufacturers in construction industry we deliver branded solution of our Cloud – customized configurators with products limited to certain brands.

Active ICIS Members

  • Petr Vokoun


BIM Projects s.r.o.

Hostalkova 740/48

148 00 Prague

Czech Republic

+420 775 691 534


Czech Republic - URS CZ

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URS CZ, as, currently capitalises on 50 years of experience in the construction industry. The basic activity of the company is services in valuation of building production and distribution of software for creating construction budgets and calculations. Further, in analysing and forecasting developments in construction, regional development and housing issues for both public and private sector.

URS CZ, was established in 1992 as the successor organisation of the Institute of Rationalization in Construction. The company headquarters is in Prague, with branches in Brno, Hradec Králové, Ostrava, Plzen and Czech Budejovice.


  • Valuation of construction output – Price formation and distribution system URS SW KROS plus – valuation and construction management, creation of custom databases, construction budgets to order for all participants in construction output.
  • Courses and training – valuation of construction work – Training courses and seminars for accountant, building managers, investors, governments, claims adjusters and other.
  • Engineering – analysis, charts, studies and forecasts construction – Studies, analysis, development, strategy building, processing top ranking construction companies, classification and grading of construction output.
  • Valuation of real estate, buildings and businesses – Creation of expert opinions for courts, insurance companies, ivestory, banks and other.
  • Regional Development and Housing Policy – Study population development, population, housing, the conception of housing policy and urban regions, with the keeping of the register of residential units.

Active ICIS Members

  • Ing. Daniel Cihelka
  • Pavel Krajicek
  • Jan Blahonovsky


URS CZ, a.s.

Tiskařská 257/10

108 00 Prague 10

Czech Republic

+420 735 768 768


Denmark - Molio


Molio is a member-driven non-profit association that is the unifying forum for the development of standards and tools across industries in the construction sector. Molio represents: Construction – Information Technology – productivity – cooperation.

Molio develop common digital structures and standards for language, concepts, working methods, exchange formats and other tools and supports the implementation and use as de facto standards in building and construction.

Molio develop overall sector and industry standards for the construction and engineering sector, specific practices and tools for member companies and subscribers. Molio aims to streamline building processes and elevate the quality of the construction program for operation and maintenance. It is part of the objective to be achieved productivity gains here-and-now. Molio must simultaneously control for a long-term perspective, and ensure that activities are coordinated with other initiatives in the sector and internationally.

Active ICIS Members

  • Gunnar Friborg
  • Kim Streuli


Lyskær 1, 2730



+45 (70) 12 06 00


England - NBS


At NBS, we are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals.

We have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. Our NBS specification products cover building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

We also produce a range of information products, including The Construction Information Service, a joint venture with IHS. From 2005 we have been publisher of the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England and Wales. More than 5,000 offices subscribe to our products.

We employ 150 staff, most of which are based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, which is wholly owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


The NBS Construction Desktop is the name for our range of inter-related specification and information products. In bringing together the strengths of the NBS specification systems, their integral product and manufacturer information, links to the Construction Information Service and our NBS information resources, we can provide customers with access to all of their information needs.

Specifications, product information, regulatory and standards documents are now linked, allowing users quick and easy access to all documents.

Specification Products

Specification is an essential part of the design process. A badly written specification can cause major problems for every member of the project team, and can cost the client a great deal of money. A well written specification can enhance project delivery and save money.

  • NBS Create – our groundbreaking new specification tool. Authored by our in-house experts to make sure your time specifying is fast and efficient, saving you time and money.
  • NBS National BIM Library – the construction industry’s free-to-use resource of NBS standard BIM content, available in industry-neutral IFC format and formats compatible with Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Tekla and Bentley. Visit the NBS National BIM Library at www.nationalbimlibrary.com.
  • NBS Building – our most widely used specification system. It is a library of pre-written specification clauses with extensive guidance, suitable for a wide variety of construction projects. It is available in three levels of service depending upon the size.
  • NBS Landscape – the industry standard landscape specification system. It is a library of pre-written specification and contract preliminaries clauses with extensive guidance, suitable for both hard and soft landscape projects.
  • NBS Scheduler – a flexible software package for use on projects without bills of quantities. It creates high quality three part documents consisting of preliminaries, an automatically generated specification and priceable schedules of work, for smaller building.
  • NBS Domestic Specification – a simple, concise and easy-to-use document for use on small domestic projects. It is divided into elements of work likely to be encountered on a traditional domestic project, whether that is new build, alteration, or extension.
  • NBS Plug-ins – used for coordinating the information between your specification model and your CAD model, to produce robust, coordinated project documentation. NBS provides a range of tools to help in this area.
Project Management

Administration of a construction contract is a critical part of the building process. It is potentially high risk, is prone to dispute and litigation and requires detailed knowledge, understanding and experience to be done correctly. Having the right tools for the job will help to reduce the risk of error and save time.

  • NBS Contract Administrator – offers support and assistance with the important task of contract administration. It contains all the RIBA Contract Administration Forms and automates many of the aspects of completing these forms.
  • RIBA Building Contracts – The RIBA Domestic Building Contract and RIBA Concise Building Contracts are designed to be used in conjunction with RIBA’s Architect’s Appointment Agreements for Small Projects (domestic and concise forms); the new contracts are fully aligned with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.
  • NBS Landscape – the industry standard landscape specification system. It is a library of pre-written specification and contract preliminaries clauses with extensive guidance, suitable for both hard and soft landscape projects.
Information Resources

It is often difficult to keep up to date with the latest regulatory, industry and product information. To assist you, NBS has a comprehensive range of information resources.

  • NBS Building Regulations – an online resource that contains the official Approved Documents in an easy-to-use electronic format. It is linked to the guidance in NBS specification software and also includes a practical series of technical guidance – ‘NBS Shortcuts.’
  • RIBA Product Selector – the market-leading product directory for specifiers and other construction industry professionals. Designed to assist in searches for products and services, the award winning printed RIBA Product Selector is firmly established as a major reference source for the construction industry.
  • The Construction Information Service – an online resource developed by IHS and NBS. This unique knowledge tool delivers instant access to technical information critical to all construction projects in one easy-to-use package.

Active ICIS Members

  • Richard Waterhouse – CEO (Past ICIS President)
  • Paul Swaddle
  • Adrian Malleson
  • Sarah Delany



The Old Post Office

St Nicholas Street

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RH


+44 (0)191 244 5500


Finland - The Building Information Foundation RTS


Building Information Group is the leading provider of construction information in Finland. The Group consists of the Building Information Foundation RTS sr, which is the parent company and acts as the R&D unit for the whole group, Building Information Ltd, which is the publishing house and Building Information Model Ltd, which promotes development of open BIM systems. Both companies are totally owned by the Building Information Foundation RTS.

The Building Information Foundation RTS

The Building Information Foundation RTS is a private, non-profit making Foundation whose task is to foster both good planning and building methods and good property management practices. The Foundation and its activities are directed by a Board and an Assembly that represents the entire building and construction industry through 55 associations and organisations.

Projects that the non-profit making Foundation develops into profitable independent businesses are transferred to its operative companies, Building Information Ltd and Building Information Model Ltd. The Foundation participates in the activities of the Group companies both on the personnel level through its representatives and by organising and financing extensive committee work. The Foundation’s own contribution to research remains constant in both personnel and budgetary financing.

The Building Information Group has also a building centre in Tallinn, Estonia: ET-INFOkeskuse AS.

Building Information Ltd.

Building Information Ltd is a publishing house owned by the Building Information Foundation RTS. In its operations, the company promotes good and sound building and property management practices.

Nearly all Finnish building professionals are clients of Building Information Ltd. The company publishes instructions for building and property management, regulations, contract documents and forms and product information. Also, a wide range of books on architecture and construction and magazines are included in the company’s publishing products.

Building Information Ltd has a building bookshop in Helsinki. All available domestic literature in the field of building and architecture and Finland’s best selection of building industry-related literature from other countries are available in our bookshop.


Our product and service range covers all information needs of the construction industry, from design to implementation and maintenance, and from interior design to the construction of infrastructure.

The information services; RT Building Information, HEVAC, SIT Interior Decorations, Ratu Construction Productivity, Infrastructure, KH Property Management, the Occupational Safety in Construction and the RT Contract Documents are up-to-date tools for daily use by professionals. We also offer a broad selection of books, software products, magazine and training.

Building Information Model Ltd.

At the end of the year 2020 the Building Information Foundation RTS established a new subsidiary, Building Information Model Ltd., the aim of which is to promote standardization related to information modelling. BuildingSMART Finland, which operates in connection with the Building Information Model Ltd., is Finland’s most significant information modelling cooperation forum. BuildingSMART Finland also operates as part of an extensive buildingSMART international network.

Active ICIS Members

(e-mail: first name.last name@rakennustieto.fi)

  • Markku Hedman
  • Tommi Arola
  • Heta Timonen


The Building Information Foundation RTS

P.O.B 1004, FI-00101, Helsinki, Finland

+358 207 476 400, www.rakennustieto.fi

e-mail: rts@rakennustieto.fi

Germany - Gemeinsamer Ausschuss Elektronik im Bauwesen (GAEB)


Since 1 January 2005, the German Joint Committee for Electronics in Construction (GAEB) is integrated in the Deutscher Vergabe und Vertragsausschuss für Bauleistungen (DVA). The foundation of GAEB’s work is based on the statues of DVA.

Even though the term “GAEB“ has become an inherent part of the daily construction routine, hardly anyone knows what really hides behind this abbreviation. On the one hand, GAEB stands for the entire organisation; on the other hand it stands for the concept “Data exchange according to GAEB”.

As an interest group of all parties involved in the building process, the GAEB organisation promotes an IT-supported common language in the building industry. For this, GAEB frames rules for the exchange of building data and quantity determination as well as service descriptions and develops standardised texts for the description of construction work (STLB-Bau and STLB-BauZ).

The work of GAEB serves the public benefit and orients itself towards the following basis:

  • Textual and product neutrality
  • Practicability
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Recognised technical standards

With this, GAEB provides the prerequisites for an integrated data processing in the carrying out of construction measures based on the VOB.

Experts from all essential parts of the construction process are represented in GAEB and provide their technical knowledge for general practical application in the respective committees and working groups free of charge. Thus, neutrality and the acceptance of the results are guaranteed.


  • Standardised texts for the description of construction works for new buildings, renovation and maintenance (STLB-Bau)
  • STLB-Bau is a database oriented textual system for the standardised description of construction works for new buildings, renovation and maintenance
  • Standardised texts for the description of constructions for term contract work (STLB-BauZ)
  • STL-BauZ supports recurring maintenance work in buildings through standardised texts that are specially coordinated with this area
  • Rules and standards for the electronic data exchange and the setup of bills of quantities (GAEB DA).

Through the “Aufbau Leistungsverzeichnis” (setup service description) and the “dv-technisches Schema XML” (dv-technical scheme XML), “GAEB DA” provides the normative interface for the exchange of professional information between the parties involved in construction.

Description of the proceedings for the electronic amount and construction invoicing (GAEB-VB). In GAEB-VB, regulations for the invoicing of construction works as well as geometric solutions for typical invoicing task are developed, updated and harmonised. The goal is to get the same results with the same initial data at differing places independently.

The work results of GAEB are published by DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. They are the preconditions for the bid call, award and billing process construction works (Ausschreibung, Vergabe und Abrechnung – AVA).

Active ICIS Members

  • Sebastian Goitowski


GAEB (Gemeinsamer Ausschuss Elektronik im Bauwesen)

Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW

Zentrale am Standort Aachen

Robert-Schumann-Straße 51

52066 Aachen


+49 (30) 2601 2668


Sweden - Svensk Byggtjänst (The Swedish Building Centre)


Svensk Byggtjänst (The Swedish Building Centre) is a limited liability company and is owned by around 30 organisations representing the entire construction industry and the entire construction process. Our mission is to offer products and services that contribute to a more efficient construction process. This means, among other things, that the majority of our profits are returned to the industry, as the company continuously invests in competence, service and product development.


Our bookstore is Sweden’s largest for building literature. Here are books published by Svensk Byggtjänst, other publishers, authorities and associations.

  • “AMA” (Common Material and Work Description) contains the framework that describes the standard for materials and work performance. With AMA online and our “description tool” you can read and create technical descriptions.
  • “Byggkatalogen” (Building Product Catalog) contains information about building products and material suppliers.
  • “Omvärldsbevakning“  (Global scanning ) Online keeps you updated about new laws, rules and new technologies.
  • With a world of constant change, it is difficult to capture everything that concerns your business area – therefore, we also have a service called “Bygginfo”(Construction information).
  • “Renoveringsinfo” (Renovation advice) online provides you with news, research results and articles about professional energyefficient renovation.
  • “Företagssök”(Business Search) online collects companies in the construction industry.

Active ICIS Members

Jan-Olof Edgar, Product Manager AMA


AB Svensk Byggtjänst

S-113 87 Stockholm


Visiting address: Odengatan 65, Stockholm

+46 8 4571000


Switzerland - CRB Swiss Centre for Building Rationalisation


The Swiss Research Centre for Rationalisation in Building and Civil Engineering CRB has served the industry for over 55 years. CRB’s fields of activity includes the development, deployment and distribution of standards and tools for the production of Bills of Quantities, for an efficient and transparent management of construction costs and strive to increase competitiveness and better understanding between developers, planners, contractors and suppliers.

All products of CRB are published in German, French and Italian and they are provided as electronic data or print media. Each language includes more than 35,000 defined construction terms and about 1 million standard building descriptions.

CRB was established in 1959 by BSA (Federation of Swiss Architects). Further supporting bodies – SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) and SBV (Swiss Contractors’ Association) – soon joined. Today CRB has got about 5’000 members throughout Switzerland and works together with important public and private builders and many partner organisations of the Swiss construction industry.


For the construction industry in Switzerland the CRB standards are reliable and consistent tools for the entire building lifecycle – from planning through to implementation and management.

  • The Catalogue of Standard Descriptions NPK is the main product. It is used for the systematic development of clear and precise descriptions of work and materials in construction. It also functions as a check list during the production of Bills of Quantities and it is linked to the cost planning and cost control activities.
  • With the product entries PRD, planners, builders and entrepreneurs can reference available products related to the specific NPK description. With free access to the PRD platform on the Internet they can view the relevant product and manufacturer information.
  • Cost plans can be produced in accordance with the Elemental Cost Analysis Building eBKP-H and the Elemental Cost Analysis Civil Engineering eBKP T through the use of building elements. This increases the efficiency in cost planning, quickly showing the items for which the costs are highest and where a potential for optimisation lays. The cost plans contain common definitions for terms, costs and reference variables.
  • The Element Catalogue EAK is a collection building elements constructed using the NPK in accordance with the eBKP. The element types are described with the cost-determining positions from the NPK including reference quantities.
  • The Building Types Catalogue OAK contains a collection of Swiss residential properties with cost data and parameters based on the eBKP-H and rich illustrations for the individual objects. Information and documentation regarding the areas, volumes, use, building systems and the energy concept of the objects are included.
  • Over the last 15 years, various ancillary tools have been developed to cater for building maintenance/refurbishment applications like ProLeMo, process/plan of work model for facility management and pbFM, which means Facility Management that is already part of the planning.
  • Since 1981 CRB distributes the Natural Colour System NCS exclusively in Switzerland. The NCS colour system is based on the human colour perception – regardless of products, materials or manufacturing processes. NCS describes the appearance of colours and colour relationships in such a way as to make them clearly visible. To its users include foremost architects, painters, designer, colour and product manufacturers, institutional building owners and trainers in schools and businesses.
  • Under the motto «small investment, big profits with a sustainable impact» CRB has developed a comprehensive training program. It is suitable at every level and provides the appropriate training materials to the CRB standards. The training is divided into three levels: basic, practical and extras. Additionally various workshops and half-day crash courses are made available.


  • Amadeo Sarbach (President)
  • Michel Bohren (CEO)

Active ICIS Members

  • Amadeo Sarbach
  • Michel Bohren
  • Tanja Heublein



Steinstrasse 21

8036 Zurich


+41 (44) 456 45 45


United States of America - Deltek


Deltek Specification Solution products are recognized as the leading master guide specification system in the U.S. Trusted by design and building professionals for decades, Deltek’s MasterSpec content serves an estimated 5000 design firms in all 50 states and more than 25 countries.

Deltek understands that design professionals need to create accurate, high-quality, comprehensive specifications for their construction projects. To meet this need, Deltek provides pre-written master guide specifications, which are thoroughly researched and written by its team of specification experts, helping to limit costly change orders. Coordination checklists are also provided to help users ensure that the specification sections are coordinated with each other and with the drawings.

Deltek also recognizes the time pressure of design professionals to produce specifications as quickly and accurately as possible. Deltek’s advanced specification productivity software tools meet this need by simplifying specification creation, editing, formatting, and use. These tools are intuitive to use and automate repetitive tasks, thereby saving time in producing complete construction specifications.

Deltek knows that design professionals also need product information as they are creating their specifications. To minimize the time researching products, Deltek provides extensive product and manufacturer information through its cloud-based resources. Deltek’s specifications include links to manufacturers and their products that meet the specification requirements. Design professionals have access to this information at their fingertips – when it matters most.

Deltek’s Specifications Solutions team are professional architects, engineers, and software developers with combined experience of more than 150 years. Deltek Specifications Solutions employs more than 45 full-time professionals, including some of the most innovative software developers in the industry who leverage the expertise of AVITRU’s highly experienced specification writers.


MasterSpec Specifications

Deltek publishes the MasterSpec specification system, currently celebrating 45 years, for The American Institute of Architects (AIA). It is used by 85% of the top architects and engineers in the U.S. for building projects. MasterSpec features more than 915 specification sections organized into CSI Divisions. Rigorously reviewed by top specification experts, MasterSpec is updated regularly to address ongoing industry changes. All specifications conform to industry standards published by The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

SpecText Specifications

Deltek publishes the SpecText specification system for infrastructure projects, and is the only specification system available for water and wastewater engineering. SpecText features more than 600 specification sections organized into 12 libraries. SpecText is written by Deltek professional engineers and specification experts and updated regularly to address ongoing industry changes. All specifications conform to industry standards published by The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Specpoint Software

Specpoint is the new and improved platform that replaces Product MasterSpec and enables architects and engineers to research and select the best products and materials for building projects. Specpoint provides over 50,000 product listings to help streamline building product research and empowers the built community with information and data to make educated product decisions for better project outcomes.

Manufacturer Resources

Deltek provides manufacturer and product information the thousands of products specified in its specifications. Because this information is stored in a cloud-based database Deltek can quickly make changes and updates, thereby ensuring that users have the latest and most accurate information.

Active ICIS Members

  • Gilles Letourneau, AIA





2291 Wood Oak Drive

Herndon, VA 20171-2823



Canada - Canadian National Master Construction Specification

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is Canada’s largest federal research and development organization.

The NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people’s lives and addresses some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future.

NRC’s mission is to have an impact by advancing knowledge, applying leading-edge technologies, and working with other innovators to find creative, relevant and sustainable solutions to Canada’s current and future economic, social and environmental challenges.


The Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS) is a resource and reference tool for specification writers in Canada. NMS is primarily used for federal government construction projects, but also by other levels of government and by the private sector. It has developed, over the last 35 years, into an extensive database of master specifications. It is the culmination of contributions from many professionals and industry specialists who are well recognized in their fields.

NMS is an extensive library of performance and construction specification sections, which are used by government and the private sector. Available in English and French, NMS is a resource tool designed for the Canadian building construction industry, containing more close to 800 specification sections.

NMS is supported by major construction industry associations and is updated regularly by industry specialists to incorporate changes in:

  • technology
  • environmentally responsible choices for materials, products and systems
  • installation requirements and methods
  • current industry practices

Active ICIS Member

  • Jason Urquhart


Canadian National Master Construction Specification

National Research Council of Canada

1200 Montreal Road,

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6


(613) 993-9960

Canadian National Master Construction Specification