Training: SpecLink-E

BSD's professional trainers can introduce you to the many features of SpecLink-E and get you using your new productivity tool as quickly as possible. Once you've completed our training, you'll be on your way to producing specs faster and more easily than you ever imagined possible.

SpecLink-E Workshop

This 2-day course is designed to help you improve your spec writing efficiency and accuracy. It covers the content of the master database, software operation, and descriptive and proprietary specifying tactics and techniques. Specific topics include:

  • Basic and advanced navigation in the software
  • Basic and advanced editing techniques
  • The power of linking and choices
  • How to use specify for LEED and other sustainable design rating systems
  • Office master concepts; integrating your corporate knowledge in SpecLink-E
  • How to create office masters for typical projects, customized with choices, links, tags, and notes
  • How to import existing sections you already have in word processing
  • Using and creating automated checklists that increase productivity
  • The final document: formatting, printing, and exporting

This workshop can be completed in-person, online, or via self-paced online learning. Read below for more information about each available format. All workshops are eligible for learning unit credits. BSD provides students a Course Completion Certificate for their records.

Instructor Led In-Person Training

Our professional trainers can introduce you to the many features of SpecLink and get you using your new productivity tool in as little as one day. After attending our class, you'll be on your way to producing specs faster and more easily than you'd ever thought possible.

  • Duration
    2 Full Days
  • Time

    9:00 AM—5:00 PM

  • Cost
    $995
  • Learning Credits**
    • AIA - 14 LUs
    • CSI - 14 hours towards CCS, CCCA, or CCPR
    • Professional Engineers may self-report 14 contact hours towards continuing education

Instructor Led Virtual Training

BSD Virtual Training is a live, interactive online course for those who prefer attending sessions without leaving their office or home. Students hear real-time presentations, listen to questions from other students, and get live answers - all in their own surroundings. This course features the same industry-respected content as the corresponding classroom-based course. Virtual training online provides an ideal combination of flexibility and knowledge transfer in either two day, 8 hour sessions, or four convenient 4-hour increments over a 4-day period. BSD offers private virtual training classes; please call for pricing and details.

  • Duration
    2 Full Days or 4 Half Days
  • Time
    • 8:00 AM—5:00 PM Eastern (2 days)
    • 1:00 PM—5:00 PM Eastern (4 days)
  • Cost
    $995
  • Learning Credits**
    • AIA - 14 LUs
    • CSI - 14 hours towards CCS, CCCA, or CCPR
    • Professional Engineers may self-report 14 contact hours towards continuing education

Self-Paced Training

BSD offers self-paced training designed to teach students how to use BSD SpecLink-E on their own. This course features the same industry-respected content as the corresponding classroom-based course and gives you three months to complete this class.

  • Duration

    16 Modules

  • Time

    1 Hour / Module

  • Location

    Anywhere with an internet connection

  • Cost

    $895

  • Learning Credits**
    • AIA - 1 LU for each module you complete.
    • CSI - 1 hour towards CCS, CCCA, or CCPR for each module you complete.
    • Professional Engineers may self-report 1 contact hour towards continuing education for each module you complete

* NOTE: BSD is allowed to report credits only for the authorized user of the training modules and may only issue learning credits to one user per license.

** Learning credits are only available for the number of purchased seats.