Deltek’s recent acquisition of Avitru, the strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and developer of AIA’s MasterSpec, will expand availability of the software to the design and construction industries.

AIA created MasterSpec 50 years ago in order to support the development of accurate specification documents for construction projects. Currently, AIA’s MasterSpec is the most comprehensive and trusted collection of master guide specifications in the architecture and design profession with more than 900 created. Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, is partnering with AIA to enhance MasterSpec’s resources, capabilities and expertise for building professionals. By doing so, Deltek and Avirtru will provide unmatched solutions and services to architects, engineers, contractors, owners and product manufacturers.

“This partnership will provide AIA members with a valuable benefit,” said AIA EVP and Chief Operating Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “By working together, we can deliver exceptional software solutions that position architects with the best possible tools available for specifying building products and materials.”

“For decades, Deltek has been working closely with thousands of AEC firms to deliver the most comprehensive software solutions. Acquiring Avitru is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in innovation and offer deeper solutions for our customers. Together with Avitru, we will deliver even more capabilities to help AECO firms and building product manufacturers serve their clients more efficiently and effectively,” said Mike Corkery, president and CEO at Deltek. “We also are thrilled to partner with the AIA and offer our customers more resources and more expertise.”