WLC Architects, Inc. Selects e-SPECS to Help Reduce Production Time and Improve Quality.

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Published: Fri Aug 12 2005

Portland, ME – InterSpec, Inc. ("InterSpec") announced today that its e-SPECS® construction specification program has been selected by WLC Architects, Inc. to manage the preparation of their project specification manuals. WLC Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm providing professional design services for educational, academic, corporate, entertainment, transportation, religious and civic projects, with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Folsom and Emeryville, California. They are employing e-SPECS to improve the efficiencies and quality of their project specifications while allowing more projects to be completed in a shorter time frame. They have trained over 70 architects and project managers on the e-SPECS software.

e-SPECS automates the preparation of construction specifications by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the CAD/BIM design application instantly updating the project specifications to the requirements of the building model. e-SPECS integrates the entire project team into the specification development process streamlining the document coordination process and reducing reliance on inefficient word processing systems. As updates and changes in the design drawing model are made, those changes are synchronized and updated into the e-SPECS project. The automation and management solutions enable reduction in time and costs in design, improved communication and access to current specification information resulting in a reduction in coordination issues, change orders, addendums and RFIs.

"e-SPECS is being deployed at each of our three office locations to enable our studio architects and project managers to automate the development of construction specifications from the information contained in our building models", said Donald Rice, Architect, AIA, CSI, Senior Associate with WLC Architects, Inc. "We needed to be able to improve our design efficiencies and coordination efforts in order to be able to do more projects in less time. Utilizing e-SPECS will allow us to achieve that goal. e-SPECS will integrate our firm’s office master specifications and link those preferences to our design drawings. e-SPECS will also reduce the need to print copies of draft specs for redlining and markups as now the design team has immediate access to the current version of the specification. This improvement in efficiency, reduction in costs and improvement in the quality of our designs will allow us to provide superior results to our clients, and increase our workload without the need to expand our staff."

"Our success depends on our customer’s successes", said Michael Brennan, InterSpec’s CEO. "We are proud to help customers like WLC Architects, Inc. grow their business using our e-SPECS solutions. They quickly understood the value of the design automation, workflow efficiencies and improvement in quality that e-SPECS can bring to their firm."

About WLC Architects

WLC Architects, Inc. is organized around a studio concept which fosters the participation of our staff in a dynamic and interactive design team. By combining design and research methods, WLC Architects, Inc. provides an open, clear and accessible problem-solving process founded upon the design team concept used in our studio. This process produces affordable, functional, and innovative solutions for our clients. At WLC Architects, Inc. we see ourselves as having something of value to contribute to our clients for project success. Our approach develops an intimate relationship between the firm and our clients resulting in trustworthy partnerships. The numerous awards, commendations, and achievements of WLC Architects, Inc. reflect that relationship. For additional information visit www.wlcarchitects.com or contact the corporate headquarters of WLC Architects, Inc. at (909)987-0909.

About InterSpec

InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and services built on its

e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECS software automates the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project drawings. e-SPECS integrates directly with Autodesk’s AutoCAD®, Architectural Desktop and Revit® Building software and supports all versions of MASTERSPEC® and ARCOM’s MASTERWORKS™. For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, e-SPECS software saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings agree with the specifications. For more information visit www.e-specs.com or contact sales at 1-207-772-6135 or email to sales@e-specs.com.

e-SPECS is a registered trademark of InterSpec. Autodesk, AutoCAD and Revit are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. MASTERSPEC is a registered trademark of the American Institute of Architects.

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