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Winter 2013-14

SpecLink-E Winter Release Improvements

Online Updating Added to SpecLink-E

Lead Content and Drinking Water System Components

About the New and Revised Sections

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Keeps Studio Four Design, Inc. In Command of Their Spec Writing Process

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Fall 2013

BSD Creates Intelligent Objects

About the New and Revised Sections

The Premises Security "Trinity":  Access Control, Intrusion Detection, and Video Surveillance

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink's Up-To-Date Reference Standards Help Waterleaf Architecture Stay Ahead

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Summer 2013

BSD Announces Project Improvements in Summer Releases

About the New and Revised Sections

The Age of Condensing Boilers

BSD Customer Case Study: BSD Gives American Medical Buildings Development Group a "Fast and Easy Way" to Create Specifications

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Spring 2013

Celebrating 30 Years of BSD

About the New and Revised Sections

New Basis of Design Approach Taken for Aluminum Storefront, Curtain Wall, and Windows

Emergency Communication Systems for Areas of Refuge/Rescue Assistance

"Hurricane Resistance" of Glazed Components

Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Assists Glancey Rockwell and Associates

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Winter 2012-13

Winter 2012-13 Update of SpecLink+ Will Be The Final Update For The SpecLink+ Master Database

About the New and Revised Sections

LinkMan-E Has NEW Tools For Linking Custom Revit Elements

The Best Way To Start A New SpecLink-E Project

Inactive User Licenses Can Now Be Checked In Automatically

New Flexibility In Backing Up Your Projects Database

Advanced Features In CostLink/AE

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Helps Otwell Associates Streamline Their Specwriting Process

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Fall 2012

Fall Editions of SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E Include Many Improvements

About the New and Revised Sections

Training Services for SpecLink-E, LinkMan-E, and CostLink/AE

Getting Started With CostLink/AE

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink-E Cuts Specification Writing Time In Half At Bledsoe Architects

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Summer 2012

Major SLE Software Enhancements Are Coming

BSD SpecLink's New Paint Specification Strategy

About the New, Revised, and Deleted Sections

Firestopping Section Upgraded With Latest UL System Listings

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E Help BC Architects, AIA, Inc. Deliver Two Concurrent Projects on Time and on Budget

Sherwin-Williams' Brands Are Featured in Hybrid MPI / Proprietary Paint Section

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Spring 2012

BSD SoftLink Spring Release

Personnel Changes at BSD

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Takes Novice Spec Writer to the Next Level at F&S Partners

When Was The Last Time You Specified an Absorption Water Chiller?

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Winter 2011-12

BSD SoftLink® Winter Release

What Are Keynotes, and Why Does BSD LinkMan-E Include Them?

Networked Controls for Lighting and Shading Systems

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Brings Enhanced Synchronization of Processes to James Goodman, Architecture

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Fall 2011

What's New In SpecLink-E for Fall 2011

LinkMan-E Enhanced with Keynote Management Feature

To Update, Or Not To Update - That Is The Question...

Hundreds of ASTMs Updated

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Helps Krech, O'Brien, Muller, and Wass Significantly Reduce Formatting Time

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Summer 2011

New Software Features for Summer 2011

BSD at the AIA Convention in New Orleans

GreenWizard and BSD Form Collaborative Partnership

Shedding Light on Photovoltaics

BSD Customer Case Study: Software Functionality and Great Support Lead Virgo Gambill to SpecLink

Meet the BSD Spec Team

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Spring 2011

SpecLink-E Enhancements for Spring 2011

Extreme Makeover: Electrical Edition

BSD at CSI Academies

BSD Customer Case Study: SpecLink Helps Glancey Rockwell and Associates Handle Formatting Challenges

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Winter 2010-11

What Is Next At BSD

CSI and BSD

BSD SpecLink Makes CMO Architects' Projects Better By Making Their Process Faster

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Fall 2010

Getting The Most From SpecLink-E

SpecLink Adds Online Submittal Management Service

Online Submittal Management Service & Electronic Copies of Submittals

Get Control Of Your Lighting

BSD SpecLink Provides Access to Corporate Knowledge at Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Summer 2010

Using the SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E Ribbon Bars

BSD SpecLink-E is Up-to-Date with Summer Quarter Release

Are Your Surge Protective Device Specifications UL 1449 3rd Edition Compliant?

BSD SpecLink Fuels Growth at Applied Engineering Services, Inc.

Section 08 7100 - Door Hardware Significantly Improved

New Section Synopses

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Spring 2010

Corporate Edition of BSD SpecLink-E Released

CSI GreenFormat Links Added to BSD SpecLink

BSD LinkMan-E Now Available

New Section Synopses

Success Story:  BSD SpecLink Helps WHR Architects Save Time and Money

Product Q&A

To Upgrade, or Not to Upgrade...That Is the Question

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Winter 2009-10

SpecLink-E Is Here and Is Interoperable With Revit

ConsensusDOCS Publishes Another Industry First!

Success Story:  BSD SpecLink Utilized on Award-Winning CHPS Project

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About Your Updates

Fall 2009

How SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E Work Together

MasterFormat '95 and BSD

Success Story:  BSD SpecLink® Provides Access to Corporate Knowledge at Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturers

About the ASTM Updates

Summer 2009

Great Progress on SpecLink-E and Linkman-E

BSD SpecLink-E Final Beta Now Available

BSD at AIA

ConsensusDocs 6.3

LEED 2009 and SpecLink

New Manufacturers

Product Q&A

Featured Manufacturer: Vista System

Spring 2009

Message from the CEO

Specs for a LEED Platinum School

Specifying Vegetated Roofs

SpecLink: New Sections This Quarter

New Manufacturers This Quarter

BSD Becomes an AIA Cornerstone Partner

Costlink AE Updates

Replace Portland Cement to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

Product Q&A

Sucess Story: Harris & Associates

Winter 2008-09

Coming Soon: SpecLink-E and Linkage to BIM

What Architects Need To Know About HVAC Commissioning, Retrocommissioning, and Recommissioning

Featured Manufacturer: Guardian SunGuard

SpecLink: New Sections This Quarter

BIM and Contract Documents

BSD SpecLink Helps Evan Terry Associates Meet Client Needs

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Fall 2008

New Outline and Short Form Specs in SpecLink-E

Are You Sacrificing Updating For Control?

About The ASTM Updates

SpecLink: New Sections Added This Quarter

Featured Products: Gypsum Board Assemblies

BSD SpecLink Helps Collins Architectural Group Save Time and Increase Productivity

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Summer 2008

BSD SpecLink-E Enters Beta Testing

New 3-Part Section Format Published

BSD Is Giving Away a Car

SpecLink: Revisions This Quarter

New BSD Training Course on Cost Estimating

BSD SpecLink Helps Elness Swenson Graham Architects Exceed Expectations

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Spring 2008

SpecLink-E Previewed in Two Webinars

Continuing Education with BSD

BSD at 2008's Tradeshows

Alternative Strategy for Painting Specs

SpecLink's Up-To-Date Reference Standards Help Waterleaf Architecture Stay Ahead

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Winter 2007

The Latest on BSD SpecLink-E

New Construction Contracts from Three Sources

BSD at Greenbuild

Preparing "Front End" Documents Using SpecLink

SpecLink® helps The Boldt Company achieve unparalleled time savings

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Fall 2007

SpecLink-E: An Overview

New ConsensusDocs™ Contract Forms

Success at CSI

About the ASTM Updates

AIA CEUs Sponsored by BSD

Specifier Education @ www.bsdsoftlink.com

SpecLink® Helps DSGW Produce Specifications in Half the Time

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Summer 2007

Spell Checking and Updating In SpecLink-E

Two More LEEDTM Rating Systems Added

CSI Three-Part Section Format Slated to Change

Now Playing: SpecLink® Webinars

Specifying LEED-EB for Existing Buildings

Specifying LEED-CS and -CI for Core & Shell Development and Commercial Interiors

CSI Award

BSD at the Trade Shows

We've Moved

BSD SpecLink® Takes Novice Spec Writer to the Next Level at F&S Partners

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Spring 2007

SpecLink®: The Next Generation, Part IV

LEED-CSTM added to SpecLink®

The Other Contract Document Forms

Now Playing: SpecLink® Webinars

CSI three-part format slated to change

Cost Estimating Workshop Now Available

SpecLink® helps Saratoga Associates increase efficiency

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Winter 2006

SpecLink®: The Next Generation, Part III

Statistical Harvest

Complimentary Subscriptions to SpecLink®

The Industry Foundation Classes

Customer Case Study: Roth & Associates

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Fall 2006

SpecLink®: The Next Generation, Part II

Avoiding Obsolescence

Are You Sacrificing Updating for Control?

BSD SpecLink® Contributes to Katrina Reconstruction

About the ASTM Updates

New MasterFormatTM Website

BSD Fall Conference Participation

SpecLink® Cuts Specification Writing Time in Half at Bledsoe Architects

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Summer 2006

SpecLink®: The Next Generation

BSD Exhibits at 2006 Trade Shows

CAD & BIM Survey

LEEDTM Tips

BSD's New Training Facility

SpecLink Quarterly Updates Keep Interplan Specifications Up-To-Date

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Product Q&A

Spring 2006

Growth of BSD SpecLink®

10-Year BSD SpecLink® Veterans

CostLink/AE Gets New Cost Data

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Pickering Incorporated Achieves Both Time Savings and Quality Increases with SpecLink

Product Q&A

LEED-NC Version 2.2 Added to SpecLink

Winter 2005

Meter Accounts Are Here

SpecLink Data to Provide Manufacturer Lead Service

Contractor Certifications for LEED Credits

SpecLink Brings Specification Automation to Neumann/Smith and Associates

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

SpecLink Workshops Yield Benefits

Product Q&A

Fall 2005

Reference Standards On Demand

LEED and Steel

LEED and Wood

SpecLink Brings Specification Helps Krech, O'Brien, Muller and Wass Significantly Reduce Formatting Time

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

About the ASTM Updates

Product Q&A

Upcoming Events

Summer 2005

Svigals + Partners Brings Specification Writing In-House with BSD SpecLink

CostLink/AE Makes Estimating Easy

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Getting Started With LEED and Specs

Specifying “Green” Without LEED

Product Q&A

Hyperlinking Between BSD SpecLink® and MS Word

SpecLink Makes LEED Specs Easier

New LEED Tag and Report

Spring 2005

BCArchitects Create Clear and Concise Specifications With SpecLink

CostLink/AE Gets New Cost Data

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

Commissioning Specifications in BSD SpecLink®

Meet the BSD Sales Team

Product Q&A

New Updating Features in BSD SpecLink®

BSD SpecLink Enhancements Improve Flexibility

Specifying Commissioning Using SpecLink

Winter 2004

Switching to the New MasterFormat

C.M. Architecture, P.A. Finds Answers with BSD SpecLink

About Your SpecLink & PerSpective Updates

New Edition of NFPA 70

Recent Enhancements to CostLink/CM

Product Q&A

New Features in BSD SpecLink

Fall 2004

About the ASTM Updates

Changes in BSD SpecLink®/PerSpective® Updating

A New BSD SpecLink®!

Review Committee Forming

BSD SpecLink Helps Drive Quality and Innovation at Coleman-Johnston-Clyma, Inc.

TCA Adds Another Member Benefit

Summer 2004

Announcing: CSI/DBIA/BSD Technical Review Committee

BSD SpecLink First with MasterFormat 2004

BSD SpecLink to Incorporate PerSpective

Optional Checklists in New Sections

Spring 2004

An Inside Look at the MasterFormat 2004 Update

A New Approach to Building Product Manufacturers in BSD SpecLink®

BSD SoftLink® Product Improvements

Winter 2003

Handing Off Cost Estimates: CostLink/CM Now Converts CostLink/AE Projects

What Our Users Have to Say about SpecLink®+

BSD SpecLink® Section Changes

Performance Improvements in BSD SpecLink® and PerSpective®

MasterFormat 2004 and BSD SpecLink®: Adopting New Numbering Should Be a Seamless, Painless Transition