Digicon is a publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. As specification writers, publishers, educators, and consultants, we strive to maintain our lead at the forefront of construction documentation and software technology.
Digicon, in conjunction with the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) and NBS (National Building Specification), UK, jointly executed a survey of BIM activity in Canada. This survey is also delivered in the UK, Finland, and New Zealand. Digicon offers the raw survey data, as well as an analysis from Digicon's (generally, the specifiers') viewpoint. In late 2013, a similar analysis comparing Canada with the other three countries will be offered.
Canadian Master Specifications (CMS)
CMS is a full master specification that has been continuously updated since 1977. Today, CMS is updated quarterly to insure that a maximum of 4 years transpires between the review of standards. CMS is a component of the “SpecSUITE” family, consisting of 5 varieties of specifications including MiniSPEC and HomeSPEC.
An intelligent specification software developed for the BIM environment. BIMdrive is software designed by specifiers for specifiers, to build project specifications and manage office master specifications.
A software designed to supplement WordPerfect and Word to semi-automate many specification-related word processing functions. SpecMacros enable users to efficiently edit specifications in a Word Processor.
BrandedSPECs are proprietary specifications, prepared and formatted with the same care and attention as our commercially sold master specifications and compatible with our specification software, including BIMdrive. BrandedSPECs are designed to enable users to effectively specify a particular product for a base-bid scenario with minimal effort.
Office Master Specifications:
Commercial master specification too generic for your projects? If you are specialized enough to require a customized in-house master specification, we can help develop and maintain it.
Digicon's writers are practising specifiers; we prepare project specifications for architects across Canada. Ask us for a quote.
Looking for educational opportunities for your staff? Check out our website, www.spex.ca for seminars and webinars offered by Digicon and Certification or web-based courses offered by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).