HDR Selects VisiSpecs as Design Specification Solution

Portland, Maine (April 25, 2018) – HDR, a global firm that provides architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services, has selected Chalkline’s VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System, for its design specification solution.

HDR evaluated available commercial specification tools as a replacement for its internally developed specification production tools. “VisiSpecs was selected based on its quick learning curve, ease of cloud-based deployment across the many users within the firm, and ability to integrate with BIM applications,” according to Eric Michnovez, Specification Manager at HDR.

A requirement for the new spec tools was easy deployment with minimal technical support or IT resources. VisiSpecs has delivered simple-to-navigate user rights managed by the central HDR Specification Management Team. “The VisiSpecs Cloud Server allowed users in any location to easily connect to the HDR VisiSpecs Corporate Account with performance that exceeded expectations,” Michnovez said.

Ease of use was critical for HDR as the transition needed to be seamless with a very fast learning curve. Since VisiSpecs uses Microsoft Word for editing, publishing, and project management, HDR provided a short Quick Start Guide for the installation and getting started tips. This enabled project team members to continue focusing on their project responsibilities instead of being pulled into training courses.

“Chalkline is happy to have such a well-respected firm evaluate and choose VisiSpecs for their specification solution. We are also very fortunate to work closely with the HDR Specification Management team collaborating on features, processes, and integrations that improve their implementation as well as the value to all of our customers,” stated Seamus McGrady, COO of Chalkline.

Visit www.chalklineinc.com or email info@chalklineinc.com to learn more about the VisiSpecs applications, request a free trial, register for live webinars, see customer testimonials, and download product information.

About Chalkline, Inc.

Chalkline is a developer of architectural and engineering specification software designed to visually document, coordinate, and verify BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs® is a suite of applications that includes VisiWord and VisiRevit. VisiSpecs is a software as a service (SaaS) cloud solution where its desktop and mobile applications store and access the model and specification data on the company’s cloud servers for easy access and collaboration among distributed team members. Built on familiar applications already in use by most in the market, VisiSpecs requires minimal training and setup time. Users can easily integrate their own masters and project documents with the project models to accomplish true BIM integration without learning to use complicated model applications and without a lengthy integration process. For those who do use model applications, VisiSpecs provides direct access to the project specifications and documentation. For more information, visit www.chalklineinc.com.