ARCOM and GreenWizard take their partnership to the next level with product integration, revolutionizing the way the industry identifies and specifies materials.
CHARLESTON, S.C — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 1, 2015 — ARCOM, the leader in building specification services and tools and GreenWizard, Inc., the building product management solution and construction industry market leader in materials data and documentation, have taken the next step in their partnership to bring a brand new integrated product selection to specs. By finalizing their Joint Development Agreement (JDA), the first of its kind in the industry and the first product offering in the market, they have planned the initial launch to take place at the AIA 2015 conference in Atlanta, GA.
The partnership and development agreement are the first steps in introducing a brand new tool that integrates GreenWizard’s unique Building Product Management Solution with ARCOM’s Technology Offerings based on MasterSpec®. This innovation will revolutionize the way industry professionals search, evaluate, and specify products for all project needs across the construction space.
“This is the first for the industry and will revolutionize the way professionals select and specify products in the construction space. It is the future of specifications and another leap forward to improve collaboration and effectiveness for designers and specifiers,” said Jerry Lepore, CEO for GreenWizard. “All customers of GreenWizard or ARCOM will benefit from this partnership, saving time and money, and increasing accuracy and completeness for all who participate. There is strength in numbers with this partnership and the cooperation between our two organizations produces a stronger and more revolutionary solution for the market.”
“The new ArcomOne platform debuting in May will provide MasterSpec editing and collaborative project capabilities in the cloud. Central to this new platform is the ‘Add it to my project’ button that allows Architects and Engineers to utilize the websites of ARCOM trusted partners to select ‘self-editing’ products that are added to their specifications at ArcomOne,” said Matt Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at ARCOM. “We have taken the additional step of providing a shared Master Product Library to Building Product Manufacturers so product information need only be updated in one location and is ‘synced’ to partners.”
GreenWizard is the first ARCOM trusted partner to integrate their product selection system with ArcomOne. This provides users of both platforms with the ability to combine product selection and spec writing into one efficient process. With the ARCOM integration, designers and specifiers who use GreenWizard to identify, evaluate and select materials will now be able to dynamically specify products into project specifications, creating more accurate and complete product specs. Building Product Manufacturers benefit by being specified with complete and comprehensive product data and documentation originating from their GreenWizard listing, as well as by obtaining information and metrics for better management of project opportunities. ARCOM and GreenWizard view the development plan as a turning point for the building industry and expect this to be the start of many innovative solutions to come.
GreenWizard, Inc. is the Building Product Management Solution, enabling the design and construction community to better manage all products along with their green and sustainable attributes and data. GreenWizard efficiently enhances collaboration on projects, achievement of green goals, and assessment of LEED design and construction credits through direct integration with LEED online. The company's software is used by leading design and construction firms in the industry. Roughly $27 billion in construction projects are currently evaluating building materials on the GreenWizard platform. Architects, contractors, specifiers, consultants and others use GreenWizard's solution to identify, evaluate, track and manage building products for their individual firm and within specific construction projects. The Charleston SCbased company was founded in 2008. Follow GreenWizard on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the GreenWizard blog.
ARCOM is the leader in specifications and exclusively publishes MasterSpec® for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) for use by architects, engineers, landscape architects, specification writers, and design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText® for use by engineers for infrastructure projects, including water and wastewater utilities and equipment. ARCOM provides architects and engineers with the most thoroughly researched and reviewed specifications available in the construction industry. ARCOM also provides extensive product and manufacturer information through cloudbased specification resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform. ARCOM's suite of innovative specification productivity software tools dramatically simplifies specification creation, research, and use. Follow ARCOM on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and our blog.