CSC and BSD Announce Exclusive Alliance to Deliver the National Master Specification (NMS) at

 Two industry-leading organizations join forces to expand access to premier software, educational resources, and master specification content, including the NMS, the most comprehensive master guide for Canadian projects, available at

 Building Systems Design (BSD) is a leading provider of specification content, software and advanced specification and interoperability solutions to architects, engineers, specifiers and building owners in the construction industry. With BSD being focused on bringing technology to market that drives collaboration, simplifies design and increases efficiency for all stakeholders in the design and construction process, CSC sees this North American alliance with BSD as a perfect fit with CSC’s mission.

CSC has been a provider of the NMS for over 40 years and will continue to deliver the NMS to the North American construction industry. For all current or new subscribers of the NMS go to to obtain your new or updated NMS products.

 WWW.SpecMarket.combroadens access to high-quality content for firms working in the United States or Canada. With BSD’s SpecLink Cloud platform, customers will have access to the right content for the job, whether public or private, and SpecLink Cloud will become the first database solution to enable access to robust Canadian and U.S. content within the same platform.”

 CSC and BSD share a vision for delivering innovation and advancements that not only enhance the quality of design and construction, but also drive efficiency throughout the process. BSD and CSC have both maintained long-standing relationships with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), which contributed to the creation of this new alliance.



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Construction Specifications Canada and the Construction Specifications Institute Renew Agreement to License and Support MasterFormat®

 Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), committed to the improved of construction documentation, and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national association dedicated to improving the communication of construction information and, today announced the ten-year renewal of an agreement to license and support MasterFormat® in the United States, Canada, and worldwide.

 MasterFormat is used throughout the construction industry to format specifications for construction contract documents. The purpose of this format is to assist the user to organize information into distinct groups when creating contract documents, and to assist the user searching for specific information in consistent locations. An internationally recognized standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects, MasterFormat is a product of CSI and CSC.

 “We are thrilled to renew our work with CSC to better serve the construction industry worldwide, and proud of the contributions CSI and CSC members continue to contribute to this important organizational system,” said Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, CSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “renewing the long standing partnership with CSC for the next decade ensures maintenance and expansion of this vital resource.”

 “The successful completion of projects requires effective communication among the people involved, and that in turn requires easy access to essential project information. MasterFormat, Uniformat and other CSI and CSC standards represent a key benefit for our members.” said Nick Franjic, CSC’s Executive Director.“We’re excited to renew our agreement with CSI to better serve the construction industry in today’s global business environment.”






Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) and The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)Alliance - On June 7, 1997 CSC and CSI signed a memorandum of understanding that forged a five year alliance between the two organizations. The purpose of the alliance is to provide members of both organizations enhanced services and advance the technology and quality of building construction in the United States and Canada. Please visit




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