On March 1, 2011 ARCOM and The Construction Sciences Research Foundation (CSRF) announced that ARCOM acquired SPECTEXT® from CSRF. Read the full announcement at

SPECTEXT® is a commercial master guide specification system used by architects, engineers, and others to write construction project specifications. Conspectus has maintained and developed SPECTEXT® for CSRF, continuously, since 1998, taking over that responsibility from the National Institute of Building Sciences. Conspectus has written new sections and updated the entire collection of architectural and engineering specifications to keep SPECTEXT® current with the construction industry trends, codes, and reference standards. Conspectus also developed advanced editing tools, EDITSPEC, for CSRF to automate many repetitive specification editing tasks.

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