by Brianna Crandall — July 6, 2018 — Avitru, the developer of trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system AIA MasterSpec, recently announced a partnership with global product safety certifier UL, the developer of green building products database UL SPOT, to collaborate and develop a sustainable product database that will enable MasterSpec users to access product sustainability data from UL SPOT for their building projects.
Jim Contardi, chief executive officer of Avitru, stated:
UL SPOT is an innovative software platform by one of the most recognized certifiers in the building product safety space. The partnership of two industry leaders with a shared user base that has come to rely on the products of both organizations was a natural fit, and we are excited about exploring the many opportunities that this partnership creates.
UL is a household name that is also heavily relied on by architects, engineers, contractors and owners (AECO) to provide third-party safety certifications, product performance evaluations, and product testing and certifications for sustainable attributes. Architects and designers rely on SPOT, UL’s sustainable product database with more than 55,000 product families, to find products that meet green building and purchasing requirements in an easy, searchable tool.
Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL, noted:
UL and MasterSpec are two of the most trusted names in the architecture, engineering, construction and owner markets. UL SPOT was developed to provide a place where designers can find, research and select products for their designs, with a focus on sustainability and a unique user experience, and we are excited that our partnership with Avitru will provide more users with increased access to sustainable product data through SPOT.
At the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) A’18, The Conference on Architecture, in New York City in June, UL and Avitru demonstrated how architects will be able to find green building products from UL SPOT that meet the technical requirements of a specific MasterSpec section.