BakerNowicki Design Studio Benefits from BIM Integrated Specifications

October 21, 2014 - InterSpec Inc., the industry leading provider of construction specification software and specification writing services, is pleased to congratulate BakerNowicki Design Studio, one of California’s leading architecture firms within the K-12 education market, on their implementation and coordination of construction documents.

Driven with a focus on BIM technology from the firm’s conception,BakerNowicki Design Studiosought to streamline processes with technologyacross the firm.e-SPECS was chosen as the natural it for BIM specification automation andcoordination process, fully synchronizing their specs with a robust Revit template and corresponding keynotes.

According to Buddy Gessel, Principal at BakerNowicki, "One of e-SPECS’ primary benefits is helping project architects author the spec manual fully coordinated with the BIM modelsthroughout the entire design process. The spec is no longer an 11th hour effort. Instead of dealing with discrepancies between drawings and specifications, project architects can spend more time focusing on the design.  On the construction site and in front of the owners, our project architects are much more knowledgeable on the entire product delivered." 

“From the beginning, we wanted to brand our company as embracing technology and integrated solutions. In the past, at other firms, there was always a breakdown in the creation of the specifications at the handoff from the designer to the spec writer,” said Gessel. “With e-SPECS, we are not dealing with discrepancies in the spec manual because of its tight integration with our BIM models. We’ve experienced a huge payback in efficiencies and improved product quality.”

During the firm’s pilot of e-SPECS,one such success was realized on a major project for California’s Poway Unified School District. On the design and construction of the K-8 school – known as the Design39 Campus – BakerNowicki had zero specification-drawing related change orders a monumental accomplishment.

“Seeing our customers realize the benefits of their investment in BIM technology solutions is what we are all about," said Seamus McGrady, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at InterSpec.  "Buddy Gessel and BakerNowicki are proving that the investment in integrated design can reap major rewards."

“We were looking for an integrated solution with our BIM applications and e-SPECS was the solution. We knew that integration and implementation would not be immediate, but the up front commitment paid off after just the second project,” said Gessel.“Now we are recognizing a huge payback in terms of efficiency, consistency, and product quality.”

About BakerNowicki Design Studio

You can learn more about BakerNowicki Design Studioby visiting their

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About InterSpec

InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and specification writing services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology.  e-SPECS software can also automate the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models and drawings.

e-SPECS can integrate directly with Autodesk CAD and BIM applications and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, SpecsIntact Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS), Canadian Master Specifications as well as the ability to

integrate custom guide specification masters.  For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, InterSpec's products and online specification management

services saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings and models are coordinated with the specifications.

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