What is SpecsIntact?
SpecsIntact is the latest generation of software for preparing standardized facility construction specifications used worldwide by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC).
SpecsIntact consists of two main components that utilize Master Guide Specifications prepared by the Tri-Services, the SI Explorer and the SI Editor.
The SI Explorer
Through the Explorer, users accomplish all the project management—creating new projects and processing completed ones, running quality assurance reports, tracking submittals, tailoring specifications to eliminate unneeded product and service content, and other functions to adapt multiple specifications to project requirements.
The SI Editor
The Editor is a full-featured document word processor for SpecsIntact XML specifications. With the Editor, users can edit and adapt Master Guide Specifications to individual facilities project requirements. The Editor offers numerous word processing productivity features, including editing with revisions, spell checking, case conversion, undo and redo, search and replace, and the creation and editing of formatted tables, and automated ordered lists. The Editor also offers features specific to federal facilities construction, including automated bracketed option selection, tailoring out product and service content, and the ability to show specifier notes, imperial and Metric units, and XML markup tags. The Editor also offers wizards and tools to perform multiple editing functions at once, including the Section Navigator, the Reference and Submittal Wizards. SpecsIntact software also includes the latest Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), as the master.ref file. By default, the SpecsIntact Editor will now use the UMRL for reference checking and updating.
What's New In SpecsIntact 5.4
This version of SpecsIntact introduces a new streamlined executable (SI.exe) that is easier and faster, along with a new feature to create a Supplemental Address List to automatically add local Reference Addresses to the 01 42 00 Sources for Reference Publications Section and much more. You can read about these features and more in the Release Notes.
What You Should Know
SpecsIntact is continually incorporating enhancements in response to user suggestions and guidance from the SpecsIntact Interagency Configuration Control and Coordinating Board, the governing panel that oversees SpecsIntact. The Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master is updated in accordance with the direction and guidance from the UFGS Specifications Discipline Working Group. These panels meet to review and authorize suggested changes to the software and masters, and to ensure compatibility of the Master Guide Specifications.
Using SpecsIntact reduces the time and expense required to produce facility technical specifications and eliminates costly construction changes due to omissions, discrepancies, or improper quality controls. The system uses the UFGS Master Guide Specifications prepared by the Tri-Services. Both SpecsIntact and the UFGS Master continue to adopt the latest MasterFormat™ updates.
Microsoft®: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Processor: 1 GHz or faster or System-on-a-Chip (SoC)
Hard Disk Space: 16 GB
RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Display: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
After installation, SpecsIntact only requires 30MB disk space for a Local installation and 56MB for a Network installation. Additional space is required for new projects as well as Masters, which are downloaded separately.
Optional Software Applications
If required to publish SpecsIntact Section files to Microsoft® Word, then Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365 must be installed.
If required to publish SpecsIntact Section files to Portable Document Format (PDF) files, SpecsIntact provides it's own PDF functionality. SpecsIntact will continue to support Adobe Acrobat when installed. SpecsIntact is compatible with Adobe Acrobat DC.
Adobe Acrobat—Windows 7 or newer requires v9.2 or higher (if required to publish Section files to Adobe® PDF)
Licensing and Cost
The SpecsIntact software is government funded, and does not require or provide an End Users Agreement (EULA) therefore, can be downloaded and installed on an unlimited number computers free of charge.