Profile Products launched Spec Builder, a fast, free and easy-to-use online specification drafting tool for erosion control and reclamation professionals. Available on computers, tablets and smartphones at erosioncontrolspecs.com, Spec Builder provides a single source for industry professionals to create up-to-date, customizable, CSI-formatted specifications for Hydraulically applied Erosion Control Products (HECPs) and soil amendments based on the unique characteristics of their projects. Both generic and branded product specifications are available.
“Spec Builder is designed to help specifiers not only save time but also always keep them current on product specifications,” said Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI, Spec Builder designer and technical and business development manager at Profile Products. “As long as the user can answer a few simple questions about their project, Spec Builder will do the work for them to create the specifications they need.”
Spec Builder walks users through a series of short prompts regarding their project site, including information about seedbed preparation, erosion control products, application rates, fertilizer and soil amendments, seed mixes and site inspection and maintenance. After inputting their project needs, the user will receive instant access to their up-to-date specification documents in an editable Microsoft Word file.
Before creating Spec Builder, Profile surveyed industry professionals about what key features should be included in a comprehensive specification design. Based on the results, 93 percent of respondents said erosion control and revegetation specifications are important. However, 91 percent admitted they do not update specifications frequently. Spec Builder’s specifications are always up to date, providing industry professionals with a resource they can trust.
“Profile Products is committed to helping professionals in the erosion control and revegetation industry be more productive and effective in their jobs,” said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products. “The feedback we’ve received on Spec Builder reinforces to us that it will help architects, engineers and specifiers do just that.”