ARCOM is the leader in specifications and exclusively publishes MasterSpec for the AIA for use by architects, engineers, landscape architects, specification writers, and design professionals involved in building projects.

ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText for use by civil, environmental, and structural engineers for infrastructure projects, including water, wastewater, and sanitary engineering.

ARCOM also develops SpecWare and SpecAgent. SpecWare is a suite of specification productivity software tools that dramatically simplifies specification creation and use, from easy-to-use Masterworks to BIM integration. SpecAgent is a web-based resource designed to work with MasterSpec and SpecText that streamlines the process of construction product research and manufacturer selection.

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M.Arch, Assoc AIA, CSI
VP, Marketing and Sales
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Press Releases

For the latest announcements regarding MasterSpec and Masterspec Section-editing Tools, please refer to the press releases on this page. 

02/04/2014 ARCOM Releases Mechanical/Electrical Specifications for Altarix Software

Altarix is an innovative specification productivity software that helps engineers produce specifications with a sleek on-screen editor or smart Q&A editor. Altarix goes beyond the basic capabilities of traditional specification editors and allows specifiers to reuse specification sections from existing projects to create new, custom sections.

07/31/2013 ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Painters Institute

ARCOM is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance and endorsement agreement with the Master Painters Institute (MPI), the leading publisher of painting standards and best practices, tester of paint products, and maintainer of tested and approved paint products in North America.

07/16/2013 Altarix®, Part of ARCOM's SpecWare® Suite of Specification Software, Certified for Windows 7

Altarix is a comprehensive specification productivity software that allows users to produce complete project manuals with built-in global tools, smart Q&A editor, intelligent options, project notes, and a sleek on-screen editor.

06/21/2013 ARCOM Launches New SpecBuilder+Expert™ Platform

... release of its new SpecBuilder+Expert platform, an innovative, expert system for creating manufacturer and trade organization specifications ...

04/11/2013 Masterworks 7.0 for the Mac Available with Next MasterSpec® Update

ARCOM's upcoming MasterSpec update, scheduled for release this April, will introduce Masterworks 7.0 for the Mac for use with Microsoft Word 2011.

03/25/2013 ARCOM® Launches Altarix, SpecWare's Latest Software for Creating MasterSpec-Based Specifications

This week, ARCOM introduced Altarix(TM), new specification productivity software that gives specifiers complete control over their specifications to produce consistent, accurate, and complete Project Manuals.

01/29/2013 ARCOM Releases Masterworks 7.2 Software

ARCOM is pleased to announce the release of Masterworks 7.2, the industry's most extensive productivity software for word processors, and the unveiling of Paragraph Builder, a brand-new Masterworks feature that further streamlines the editing process for MasterSpec® licensees.

06/14/2012 ARCOM's Masterworks is Compatible with Windows 7

ARCOM is pleased to announce that Masterworks 7.0 is now recognized by Microsoft Corp. as compatible with the Windows 7 operating system and is eligible to display the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo.

05/16/2012 ARCOM Announces Upcoming Masterworks Version for Macintosh

ARCOM is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a Masterworks version for the Macintosh, another product in its SpecWare® suite of specification productivity software.

05/14/2012 ARCOM Announces New Version of e-SPECS to Integrate MasterSpec with GRAPHISOFT's ArchiCAD

ARCOM is pleased to announce a new version of e-SPECS Specification Management product suite, e-SPECS for ArchiCAD. As part of ARCOM's SpecWare suite of specification automation tools, the software will interface with GRAPHISOFT's ArchiCAD BIM application to integrate MasterSpec with ArchiCAD.

09/13/2011 ARCOM Announces Masterworks 7.0 – For MasterSpec and SpecText

ARCOM is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Masterworks 7.0, the latest in its SpecWare® suite of specification productivity software.

03/25/2011 Altarix - ARCOM's New Specification Productivity Tool - More Tools for the Specifier

ARCOM recently announced its revolutionary Altarix™ product, a new productivity tool in its SpecWare® suite of specification software.


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