Renewed Partnership Leads to Innovative Technology from Building Systems Design

Renewed Partnership Leads to Innovative Technology from Building Systems Design

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Renewed Partnership Leads to Innovative Technology from Building Systems Design

PROVIDENCE, September 12, 2017 – The Construction Specification Institute (CSI), a national association dedicated to improving the construction industry through construction communications, announced its renewed partnership with leading specifications content and software company, Building Systems Design (BSD) today. The relationship will give CSI members access to a unique combination of building technology and know-how targeted to make specifiers more productive, efficient and collaborative.

“We are proud to support BSD in developing cutting-edge technology that will enable us to develop a comprehensive view of the current specification writer,” said Mark Dorsey, CEO of CSI. “This is the first time an association and a technology company have come together to offer this type of information to industry professionals.”

The renewed partnership also brings with it new leadership in industry experts Arol Wolford and Iain Melville. Wolford and Melville will be joining BSD CEO Chris Anderson in carrying out the vision of enabling specifiers to become the centerpiece of a project team while creating valuable technology for consumers.

“With the addition of Arol and Iain, we are well poised for continued success and growth,” says Anderson. “If their combined expertise and leadership are any indication, substantial industry advancements are on the horizon.”

“CSI is at the forefront of construction technology and has built this association around making the construction industry and its professionals more collaborative, cohesive, and efficient,” said Ron Geren, CSI Board Chair. “I am excited for what the future holds and believe this partnership with BSD will not only enable us to develop better, customized content for our members, but also reignite the demand for our members’ expertise.”

BSD is exhibiting at CONSTRUCT 2017, September 13-15, in Providence, Rhode Island and is demonstrating a new, BIM-integration solution designed to empower specifiers with enhanced visibility and data, and improve coordination throughout the specification-writing process.

About the Construction Specifications Institute
Founded March 1948, the Construction Specifications Institute is a national association of more than 7,500 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, education and certification of professionals to improve project deliver processes. CSI members work tirelessly to effectively communicate the designers’ vision, the material producers’ solutions and the constructors’’ techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners’ objectives. For more information visit

About Building Systems Design
Founded in 1983, Building Systems Design provides advanced specifications and interoperability solutions to architects, engineers, specifiers and building owners nationwide. The company is focused on bringing technology to market that drives collaboration, simplifies design and increases efficiency for all stakeholders in the design and construction process. For more information visit