Applied Building Information LLC is an independent specifications consulting firm based near Seattle, Washington, that provides project specification services to architectural firms and product specification services to manufacturers. The firm works closely with clients through all phases of development, to help them find the products best suited to their design and performance requirements. Areas of focus include:
- The link between BIM and specifications – The firm develops office masters in both BSD Speclink e and e-SPECS, and links that content to Revit models.
- Transparency of material information – The firm develops specifications that support the Living Building Challenge and client redlists, including requirements for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
- Evolving the profession of specification writing – The firm is exploring the specifier’s role as information manager.
Applied Building Information has developed specifications for projects ranging from high rise multi-family residential complexes and shell/core office buildings, to fire stations and National Park Service buildings.
Beth Stroshane CSI, CCS, LEED AP participates in the design of new buildings and renovations of existing facilities as a specification writer. Her philosophy is that better information leads to better project outcomes, and the best information can be achieved through teamwork and collaboration.
Prior to starting an independent firm, Beth wrote specifications for ZGF Architects LLP and nbbj. Beth presents nationally to the specifications community on topics including BIM and specifications, material transparency, and the evolving profession of specifications writing.