ATLANTA, Ga. and BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) and AEC Daily today announced an ongoing collaboration that will make it easier for architectural and engineering specifiers to gain additional knowledge about construction products in addition to obtaining continuing education credits.
The initial phase of the collaboration involves the creation of relevant hyperlinks between the websites of the two companies. BSD has also included specific hyperlinks in BSD SpecLink-E, its automated specifications software product, that connect directly to the continuing education courses offered by particular building product manufacturers on the AEC Daily website. These links will permit architects and engineers who are using SpecLink to easily gain additional information about the products they are specifying. They will also be able to obtain free education credits on topics that are of direct interest to design professionals.
AEC Daily is the only company to have won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIA/CES Award for Excellence for Internet Platform Providers. On the AEC Daily website, design professionals who are taking advantage of the free continuing education courses will find information about BSD SpecLink-E and hyperlinks that will take them to a page offering discounted pricing for AEC Daily customers.
"Specifying the right product in an architectural project requires a lot of specific knowledge," said Robert Paul Dean, FAIA, president of BSD. "We want to assist the specifier in gaining that knowledge, and the obvious partner to help us achieve that intent is AEC Daily, the industry leader in continuing education for design professionals."
"BSD provides the best available tool for construction professionals who have to write specifications," said Jeff Rice, president of AEC Daily. "We hope that the relationship between our companies will result in better buildings through a more efficient transfer of knowledge to designers and specifiers."
About AEC Daily: AEC Daily is the largest provider of free online continuing education to construction professionals. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and credits are automatically tracked and reported. Architects, engineers, interior designers and other construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation with ease. www.AECDaily.com
About BSD: Building Systems Design has offered innovative software tools for the architecture, architectural engineering, and construction markets of North America since 1983. The company creates and supports advanced cost estimating, specification writing, and interoperability products that are used nationwide for over twenty-five thousand commercial, institutional, and industrial projects annually.
BSD was acquired by The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in 2010. www.bsdsoftlink.com.
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SOURCE Building Systems Design, Inc.