Strategic Partners:


AECDaily is one of the largest and most trusted providers of free online continuing education for Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals. BSD and AECDaily both work with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers — and share the common goal of helping design professionals improve their ability to specify products correctly.


Autodesk provides proven 3D design creation software solutions for a variety of industries. As an Autodesk Authorized Developer, BSD creates BIM interoperability software that allows BSD SpecLink-E customers to integrate specifications automatically with a BIM created in Autodesk Revit.


BuildSite provides a single source of product information to the construction industry worldwide. The BuildSite database features over 20,000 products from more than 350 manufacturers, along with a Distributor Directory of over 800 locations. The website allows design professionals to find detailed product information as they are making final design decisions, and it allows contractors and subcontractors to quickly find products that comply with the design professional’s specifications during the bidding and construction phases. BSD and BuildSite are working closely to integrate their applications to permit closer collaboration between the parties. Click here for more information about BuildSite.


BSD and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) have long maintained a strategic alliance to promote innovative construction industry software. In the Fall of 2010, BSD was acquired by CSI.


IHS is the preeminent organization for managing standards, regulations and related publications from professional societies, trade associations, international and national standardization and regulatory bodies and government and military sources. BSD SpecLink software includes thousands of hyperlinks to IHS website, providing information about reference standards included in BSD SpecLink and offering the opportunity to purchase the standards in IHS online store.


Optimizing business processes in the real estate and construction industry spans company boundaries and requires collaboration across the entire network. Converting an owner's objectives into an executable plan requires effective communication between architects and contractors. Industry leaders BSD and Kahua have partnered to bring solutions to the market that optimize these complex processes. Specifications to Submittals is a prime example, and is the focus of our initial collaboration.


BSD is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner and uses Microsoft SQL Server as the foundation for SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E.


RSMeans is widely recognized as the leading provider of cost data for constructions professionals. BSD CostLink/AE provides quick, easy, and modifiable cost estimates using built-in RS Means cost data.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association

In a continuing effort to enhance and increase benefits available to its membership, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) embarked on a relationship with Building Systems Design. TCA now endorses BSD SpecLink's Section 03470 as a favorable Tilt-Up specification guide and provides assistance in the maintenance and updating of future releases.