A MESSAGE FROM BSD CEO, CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON

I’m delighted to share with you, our valued customers, continuing developments with SpecLink, all focused on making your day-to-day work better, easier and more efficient.

In this newsletter, you’ll find details on our latest software release, SpecLink-E Version 9.3, as well as new, cloud-based functionality to simplify sharing and collaborating on project specifications, information on our most recent content updates and a summary of the latest manufacturers to incorporate their products. SpecLink-E Version 9.3 brings with it compatibility with Windows 10 and High-DPI display support, user defined tag reports in Excel and submittal log Excel export enhancements. Together, these further enhance accessibility, reporting and collaboration for SpecLink users.

From the owners of BSD, right through to the spec writers and support teams, we’re a company made up of AECO industry professionals steeped in the knowledge and experience of creating and delivering specification and construction software, content and data. With the introduction of SpecLink Cloud, 2017 has been a year of innovation, bringing a whole new level of collaboration capability to our customers. In 2018 SpecLink will move to the next stage of development, enabling real-time visual interaction between spec documents, data-rich BIM/Revit models and cost information (a quick preview is demonstrated in the video below). These all demonstrate our commitment to provide you with the tools you need to operate optimally in the world of digital construction workflow.

Thank you for your continued confidence in SpecLink.

Chris Anderson, CEO

SPECLINK-E 9.3 SOFTWARE RELEASE

SpecLink-E Version 9.3 is now available for download! The latest version offers several new enhancements and bug fixes.

Windows 10 and High-DPI Display Support. Several enhancements have been implemented to support customers that are using Windows 10 and/or that have high-DPI monitors. The enhancements include fixing the display of choice boxes, document panel, and dialog boxes.

User-Defined Tag Reports in Excel Format. SpecLink-E content associated with user-defined tags can now be exported to an Excel report, delivering more flexibility to review and share data aligned with your custom tags. User-defined tags allow you to create custom reports, such as quality control checklists and sustainable design tracking.

Submittals Log Excel Export Enhancements. The Excel version of the Submittals Log has been updated with several enhancements, such as the option to exclude child paragraphs from the report, and now sorts by the sequence number. The new changes allow you to simplify and streamline the report, and make it easier to reconcile data in SpecLink-E.

For more details, read through the Release Notes and then stop by our Download Center to update to SpecLink-E Version 9.3.

Visit Our Specifier's Library
We also invite you to visit our Specifier's Library. There you will find frequently asked technical questions, information about tutorials, the latest edition of the user manual, and more.

You can always reach our Support Team via email at support@bsdsoftlink.com or phone at 800-266-7732.

DID YOU KNOW?

Where do I find _____? Looking for an easy way to locate work results content, a checklist or find out what is in a job that should or shouldn’t be there? Run the “On Demand Section Includes” report for a one-line summary in the title sequence and all the work results available under the “Section Includes” Article.

MAJOR REVISIONS TO SPECLINK SECTIONS

Section 27 5313 – Clock Systems This section has been substantially revised with updated and expanded information, including new product categories wireless clock systems and IP network clocks.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN UPDATES: GREEN GLOBES AND LEED

Look for significant updates to the Sustainable Design content for the addition of Green Globes and a substantial LEED update.

Look for the Green Globes and LEED update soon. Rather than many separate updates, we have expanded the Sustainable Design content to deploy not only new Green Globes content for new and interior construction, we are expanding LEED V4 to include LEED V4 Homes (Multifamily) and other LEED programs that were previously not included. We know there are still active projects with Subscribers due to the LEED 2009 sunset last year and there will be concurrent updates will be made to LEED 2009, since LEED has evolved since our LEED 2009 sections were superseded with the initial LEED V4 release.

Also in the works: We have entirely new content in the works to address Well Building Certification.

EXPLORE THE NEWEST BUILDING PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS IN SPECLINK:

METACRYLICS

Metacrylics® coatings are uniquely formulated with the highest quality ingredients to provide maximum reflectivity, waterproofing, and durability.

TREMCO

Weatherproofing solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings that meet performance requirements for air, water and fire resistance.

GUARDIAN GLASS

Glass products including both float and value-added coated glass-products, such as tempered glass, low-emissivity (low-E) glass, mirrored and patterned glass, solar glass and insulating, and reflective glass.

POLYGUARD

Polyguard’s TERM Barrier building envelope materials stop moisture and energy leaks, and now also stop insect leaks.

NEXT DOOR COMPANY

Next Door Company engineers and manufactures quality stainless steel doors and frames, along with special-performance hollow metal, including non-standard configurations and profiles, all done within exceptional production lead times.

TEC

TEC - TEC® from H.B. Fuller Construction Products provides tile and stone setting systems for those who imagine great spaces and build them through commercial and residential tile installation.

ALL AMERICAN METAL CORP

All American Metal Corp has over 50 years of experience in the design, manufacture & sales of toilet partitions, screens, shower units & related products.

VORTEX INDUSTRIES

Vortex Industries manufactures the only hand and hair dryers with Steri-Dri™ Technology assuring a bacteria free hand or hair dry every time.

US RUBBER, RECYCLING INC.

US Rubber, Recycling Inc. is a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing high performance-cost-effective acoustic underlayment and sport flooring products from recycled rubber tires.

AGC GLASS

AGC Glass is one of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, offering a broad range of glazing solutions for commercial, residential, interior and industrial applications, as well as innovative products for the automotive and electronic display glass markets.

ELITE CRETE SYSTEMS, INC.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc. is a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty high-performance flooring products for industrial high-wear protective floor coatings, custom/seamless fluid-applied commercial flooring, decorative concrete systems and finishes and concrete surface repair and protection.

NATIONAL TIME & SIGNAL

National Time & Signal has been family owned & operated since 1918. We are clock industry pioneers, and provide institutional and architectural clock expertise and solutions.

SPECLINK-E 9.3 SOFTWARE RELEASE

SpecLink-E Version 9.3 is now available for download! The latest version offers several new enhancements and bug fixes.

Windows 10 and High-DPI Display Support. Several enhancements have been implemented to support customers that are using Windows 10 and/or that have high-DPI monitors. The enhancements include fixing the display of choice boxes, document panel, and dialog boxes.

User-Defined Tag Reports in Excel Format. SpecLink-E content associated with user-defined tags can now be exported to an Excel report, delivering more flexibility to review and share data aligned with your custom tags. User-defined tags allow you to create custom reports, such as quality control checklists and sustainable design tracking.

Submittals Log Excel Export Enhancements. The Excel version of the Submittals Log has been updated with several enhancements, such as the option to exclude child paragraphs from the report, and now sorts by the sequence number. The new changes allow you to simplify and streamline the report, and make it easier to reconcile data in SpecLink-E.

For more details, read through the Release Notes and then stop by our Download Center to update to SpecLink-E Version 9.3.

Visit Our Specifier's Library
We also invite you to visit our Specifier's Library. There you will find frequently asked technical questions, information about tutorials, the latest edition of the user manual, and more.

You can always reach our Support Team via email at support@bsdsoftlink.com or phone at 800-266-7732.

DID YOU KNOW?

Where do I find _____? Looking for an easy way to locate work results content, a checklist or find out what is in a job that should or shouldn’t be there? Run the “On Demand Section Includes” report for a one-line summary in the title sequence and all the work results available under the “Section Includes” Article.

MAJOR REVISIONS TO SPECLINK SECTIONS

Section 27 5313 – Clock Systems This section has been substantially revised with updated and expanded information, including new product categories wireless clock systems and IP network clocks.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN UPDATES: GREEN GLOBES AND LEED

Look for significant updates to the Sustainable Design content for the addition of Green Globes and a substantial LEED update.

Look for the Green Globes and LEED update soon. Rather than many separate updates, we have expanded the Sustainable Design content to deploy not only new Green Globes content for new and interior construction, we are expanding LEED V4 to include LEED V4 Homes (Multifamily) and other LEED programs that were previously not included. We know there are still active projects with Subscribers due to the LEED 2009 sunset last year and there will be concurrent updates will be made to LEED 2009, since LEED has evolved since our LEED 2009 sections were superseded with the initial LEED V4 release.

Also in the works: We have entirely new content in the works to address Well Building Certification.

EXPLORE THE NEWEST BUILDING PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS IN SPECLINK:

METACRYLICS

Metacrylics® coatings are uniquely formulated with the highest quality ingredients to provide maximum reflectivity, waterproofing, and durability.

TREMCO

Weatherproofing solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings that meet performance requirements for air, water and fire resistance.

GUARDIAN GLASS

Glass products including both float and value-added coated glass-products, such as tempered glass, low-emissivity (low-E) glass, mirrored and patterned glass, solar glass and insulating, and reflective glass.

POLYGUARD

Polyguard’s TERM Barrier building envelope materials stop moisture and energy leaks, and now also stop insect leaks.

NEXT DOOR COMPANY

Next Door Company engineers and manufactures quality stainless steel doors and frames, along with special-performance hollow metal, including non-standard configurations and profiles, all done within exceptional production lead times.

TEC

TEC - TEC® from H.B. Fuller Construction Products provides tile and stone setting systems for those who imagine great spaces and build them through commercial and residential tile installation.

ALL AMERICAN METAL CORP

All American Metal Corp has over 50 years of experience in the design, manufacture & sales of toilet partitions, screens, shower units & related products.

VORTEX INDUSTRIES

Vortex Industries manufactures the only hand and hair dryers with Steri-Dri™ Technology assuring a bacteria free hand or hair dry every time.

US RUBBER, RECYCLING INC.

US Rubber, Recycling Inc. is a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing high performance-cost-effective acoustic underlayment and sport flooring products from recycled rubber tires.

AGC GLASS

AGC Glass is one of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, offering a broad range of glazing solutions for commercial, residential, interior and industrial applications, as well as innovative products for the automotive and electronic display glass markets.

ELITE CRETE SYSTEMS, INC.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc. is a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty high-performance flooring products for industrial high-wear protective floor coatings, custom/seamless fluid-applied commercial flooring, decorative concrete systems and finishes and concrete surface repair and protection.

NATIONAL TIME & SIGNAL

National Time & Signal has been family owned & operated since 1918. We are clock industry pioneers, and provide institutional and architectural clock expertise and solutions.

TEC LogoNew In SpecLink-E:

TEC® from H.B. Fuller Construction Products provides tile and stone setting systems for those who imagine great spaces and build them through commercial and residential tile installation.

 

Our Featured Manufacturers

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink-E users the advantages of their products. The Winter 2017 update adds or expands the listings of featured manufacturers.

Polyguard LogoTERM Barrier Building Envelope

Polyguard’s TERM Barrier building envelope materials stop moisture and energy leaks, and now also stop insect leaks.

Vortex Industries LogoThe only hand and hair dryers with Steri-Dri™ Technology

Vortex Industries manufactures the only hand and hair dryers with Steri-Dri™ Technology assuring a bacteria free hand or hair dry every time.

US Rubber Recycling LogoNew In SpecLink-E:

US Rubber, Recycling Inc. is a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing high performance-cost-effective acoustic underlayment and sport flooring products from recycled rubber tires.

AGC Glass LogoSpeciality high-performance flooring

Elite Crete Systems, Inc. is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of specialty high-performance flooring products for industrial high-wear protective floor coatings, custom/seamless fluid-applied commercial flooring, decorative concrete systems and finishes and concrete surface repair and protection.

AGC Glass LogoManufacturer of glass and glass-related products

AGC Glass is one of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, offering a broad range of glazing solutions for commercial, residential, interior and industrial applications, as well as innovative products for the automotive and electronic display glass markets.

New In SpecLink-E:

All American Metal Corp has over 50 years of experience in the design, manufacture & sales of toilet partitions, screens, shower units & related products.

Tremco LogoTremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Weatherproofing solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings that meet performance requirements for air, water and fire resistance.

 

New In SpecLink-E:

National Time & Signal has been family owned & operated since 1918. We are clock industrypioneers, and provide institutional and architectural clock expertise and solutions. Truly American Made – our clock products are designed, engineered, manufactured and supported by our own Michigan based employees.

Next Door Company LogoNew In SpecLink-E:

Next Door Company engineers and manufactures quality stainless steel doors and frames, along with special-performance hollow metal, including non-standard configurations and profiles, all done within exceptional production lead times.

Guardian Glass LogoNew In SpecLink-E:

Glass products including both float and value-added coated glass-products, such as tempered glass, low-emissivity (low-E) glass, mirrored and patterned glass, solar glass and insulating, and reflective glass.

 

Metacrylics offers energy efficient coatings

Metacrylics® coatings are uniquely formulated with the highest quality ingredients to provide maximum reflectivity, waterproofing, and durability.