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BSD does not envision adding master specifications content for FF&E items beyond those we currently have, since there is rarely any benefit to having a General Contractor markup on loose furniture, fixtures, and equipment for FF&E items that do not need trade subcontractors to install, and can be procured separately. Also, these items typically cannot be capitalized. We would be happy to look at specific content to see if there is subscriber interest and if…
We have guide information and content on how to specify for LEED v4 on our website, including the recommended approach: http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/products/speclink-e/about-the-content/specifying-sustainable-design Here one can find a list of typically used sections and strategies for specifying: http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/main.bsdsoftlink.com/index.php/products/speclink-e/about-the-content/specifying-sustainable-design/leed-v4-in-speclink-e BSD summarized how to transition over to LEED V4 from the existing LEED 2009/v3 Sections in earlier newsletters, one of the most recent was: https://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/supporting-documents/212-front-end-update-summary-2015 Essentially, we noted if one wishes to preserve the existing LEED 2009/v3 Sections, please…
Most of the information one needs to understand how SLE Sections are applicable and the considerations for either DBB or DB Delivery Systems is found on the web in our Supporting Documents http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents and in the Title Sequence [0000] of each Section in the Front End Tab (Divisions 00,01, and DC). One can also access the Supporting Documents for the Front End Sections from the SLE Front End tab. http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents/208-division-00-division-01-and-design-criteria-supplemental-information https://www.bsdsoftlink.com/for-customers/specifiers-library/supporting-documents/208-division-00-division-01-and-design-criteria-supplemental-information#gendes
SpecLink-E has guided information and content on how to specify for LEED v4, 2009 and Green building, including the recommended approach. SpecLink-E has a more flexible sustainable design tools that accommodates other rating systems as well as further changes to LEED. SpecLink-E supports the following LEED rating systems: LEED v4 BD+C, for Building Design and Construction: NC, New Construction and Major Renovations CS, Core and Shell Development Schools Retail DC, Data Centers WDC, Warehouses and…
MasterFormat is a voluntary-standard, number-and-title system for specifications.  There is no central repository of CSI MasterFormat specification sections for every single number and title in that system. The folders that you see in the BSD Project Tree represents the complete CSI MasterFormat numbering system down to CSI Level 2 (medium scope) in most cases.  There are quite a few Level 3 (narrow scope) sections in SLE, but BSD does not have content for every single…