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January 3, 2018

BSD announces alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to deliver Canadian National Master Specification (NMS)

ATLANTAJan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ — Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors, announced today an exclusive North American alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), through which BSD will now provide the Canadian NMS at, alongside its industry-recognized SpecLink master specification content.

The NMS is the most comprehensive public works master specification in Canada and is designed to assist firms with a robust specification-writing guide. BSD also owns and maintains a master specification guide for private construction projects, available within SpecLink, the industry’s most comprehensive, database driven specification software for efficient and accurate specification writing and production.

“CSC has shown a clear commitment to industry advancement and professional education, and has been an NMS provider for over 40 years,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of BSD. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with CSC to broaden access to high-quality content for firms working in the United States and Canada. With BSD’s SpecLink Cloud platform, customers will have access to the right content for the job, whether public or private, and SpecLink Cloud will become the first database solution to enable access to robust Canadian and U.S. content within the same platform.”

The alliance brings together two organizations with a shared vision for delivering innovation and advancements that not only enhance the quality of design and construction, but also drive efficiency throughout the process.

“BSD’s vision for advancing construction specifications aligns nicely with our mission to provide progressive education and opportunities for the design and construction community,” said Nick Franjic, executive director of CSC. “We’re excited to work together in bringing CSC members and the Canadian construction industry a trusted source for comprehensive content and innovative software to make their day-to-day jobs easier and more efficient.”

CSC is a national non-profit association serving the construction industry since 1954 and a provider of the NMS for over 40 years. NMS contains approximately 750 master specifications in both English and French, content that reflects the expertise of many of Canada’s foremost authorities on specifications, contract documents and construction technology.

About Building Systems Design
Founded in 1983, Building Systems Design (BSD) provides advanced specification and interoperability solutions to architects, engineers, specifiers and building owners nationwide. The company is focused on bringing technology to market that drives collaboration, simplifies design and increases efficiency for all stakeholders in the design and construction process. Visit

About Construction Specifications Canada
CSC is a national multi-disciplinary, non-profit association with chapters across Canada. In the construction industry’s fast-paced environment, the value and need for CSC bringing together individuals from all segments of the Canadian construction industry is greater than ever. CSC is committed to delivering progressive education, certification, publications and professional networking opportunities for the design + construction community. Visit

About NMS
The National Master Specification (NMS) is the most comprehensive master specification in Canada serving as an easy-to-use framework for writing construction project specifications.

The NMS is a reference document containing approximately 750 master specifications in both English and French. Each section is designed to be edited from the original master to produce a project-specific document. NMS is intended for use by the federal government, other public organizations and the private sector in the preparation of construction and renovation contract documents. The NMS is owned and maintained by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).