Construction Marketing Services, the parent of the Future-Proof Building initiative, has bought a strategic shareholding in www.productspec.co.nz.
Productspec is New Zealand’s national building product database, featuring more than 55,000 architecture, design and landscape products, specifications and CAD details from 300+ product manufacturers and importers.
CMS chief executive Aidan Jury says CMS has long wanted to join forces with an online partner.
“Following our research it is clear that Productspec is the market leader in this category,” he says.
Productspec enables architects, contractors, industry professionals and home owners to easily specify building products, access technical and environmental data, and download CAD & BIM design files.
Mr Jury adds that design teams and their clients can also use the free project management tool MyProjects “to manage product selections, request quotes and share project folders with other project participants”.
In addition, Productspec members can download the free Productspec CAD & BIM add-on to ArchiCAD and Revit building design software to easily access more than 9000 manufacturer-specific design files.
“By bringing Productspec into the CMS presentation programme, architects and designers will be able to make better informed decisions throughout the entire design and documentation process.”