MiTek® Releases New Version (1.5) of USP Specifier™ Software

For Dealers, Contractors, Engineers, and Estimators, USP Specifier Automates the Connector Selection Process

CHESTERFIELD, Miss. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 23, 2016 — MiTek announced today that it has just released a new version (1.5) of its widely used USP Specifier software.

With USP Specifier, users can design beam-to-joist type hangers, input load requirements, and generate connector schedules that can easily be input into CAD drawings. USP Specifier also lets users define product lists, group connectors by project, print pick list reports, and compare USP’s products alongside its competitors’ offerings.

The new version of the USP Specifier software contains these enhancements:

  • Hanger specs. Users can use a Quick Select design feature that accesses USP’s full hanger product line.
  • Full catalog. Users can access a wealth of new connector products, because the entire 2015-2016 Product Catalog is available in USP Specifier today.
  • Updated codes. The latest building codes have been updated in USP Specifier’s design data, presented with an improved graphical display.

As with past versions of USP Specifier, users will find quick views of code compliance reports, as well as access to a reports-generating tool that is highly configurable. With USP Specifier, it’s also easy to prepare documents for engineers of record and building designers or to import cost and price information for comprehensive project management.

To install USP Specifier 1.5, visit, and click the "Download USP Specifier" button. New users will receive an authorization code via email. Anyone can also download the entire USP catalog app for free at USP Mobile Catalog.

“The USP Specifier software offers access to our entire catalog of hangers and connectors, while providing tools that simplify code-compliance,” said Robert Shupe, VP of Engineering Software Services. “We’re delighted to offer the enhanced Version 1.5, which is further evidence of our commitment to our customers in their efforts to build safe, code-compliant structures.”

About MiTek

MiTek is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being and its customers’ success is the company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: and

About MiTek Builder Products

A division of MiTek USA, Inc., MiTek Builder Products integrates a number of businesses, building products, and brands, which MiTek has assembled after a remarkable series of acquisitions. These product brands include USP Structural Connectors, the Z4 Tie-Down System, and Hardy Frame, as well as design software solutions for decks. Also offered through the MiTek Builder Products division is SAPPHIRE™ Supply, an estimating and design module within the MiTek SAPPHIRE software suite. Learn more:




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