ARCOM Releases Mechanical/Electrical Specifications for Altarix Software

Engineers Can Now Take Advantage of Smart Specification Software That Has Been Available to Architects Since Early 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2014) ARCOM is pleased to announce that Altarix® now includes the ability to process MasterSpecMechanical/Electrical (M/E) specifications. This new capability will increase Engineers’ efficiencywhen creating specifications for M/E projects.

Altarix is innovative specification productivity software that helps engineers produce specifications witha sleek on-screen editor or smart Q&A editor. Altarix goes beyond the basic capabilities of traditional specification editors and allows specifiersto reuse specification sections from existing projects to create new, custom sections.

Engineers can also use Altarix tocreate and maintain an office master and automatically incorporate the extensive, regularly updated content of the MasterSpec specification system.
Altarix simplifies the production of complete project manuals by:

  • generating on-demand tables of contents and submittal logs
  • tracking important design and code criteria in an easy-to-use, centrally located project summary
  • globally formatting all sections of each project
  • allowing engineers to export their Altarix documents directlyto Microsoft Word


ARCOM is the leader in specifications and exclusively publishes MasterSpec for The American Institute of Architects for use by architects, engineers, landscape architects, specification writers, and design professionals involved in building projects. MasterSpec is also exclusively endorsed by the American Council of Engineering Companies and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText for use by civil and environmental engineers for infrastructure projects, including water, wastewater, and sanitary engineering.

ARCOM's MasterSpec review committees and full-time staff of researchers, specifications writers, editors, and consultants provide specifiers with the most thoroughly researched and reviewed specifications. ARCOM also provides the most extensive product and manufacturer information in the industry through cloud-based resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform.

ARCOM's SpecWare suite of innovative specification software tools dramatically simplifies specification creation, research, and use. The SpecWare suite includes easy-to-use Masterworks word-processing plug-in, Altarix Q&A project and office master editor, and BIM integration.


Angie Matinkhah
Vice President,
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