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Applied Building Information


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Applied Building Information, LLC (ABI) is the premier construction specifications firm in the Pacific Northwest. We provide a wide range of specification services for a diverse clientele: construction specifications for individual projects, product specifications that can adapt to different project-specific requirements, master specifications to maintain institutional knowledge and quality across many projects, and specifications consulting to serve the other unique needs of our clients.

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Every project is different, but our recipe for a successful outcome is pretty consistent. We’ll bring our knowledge of materials, delivery methods, and project experience.  You bring your project goals, requirements, and passion for great design. The earlier we begin collaborating on your project, the better. Not exactly sure what you need? No problem.

We start by learning as much as we can about your project or product. Understanding the project scale, complexity, and requirements helps us develop a game plan and set expectations.

We learn who the stakeholders are and discuss how we can work together to achieve a great result. We’ve developed a smooth effective process over the years – but it’s not set in stone. 

Developing specifications is an iterative process. We usually start with a draft of the documents – it helps us get on the same page and identify things that weren’t discussed in the discovery phase. Outline specifications help facilitate early pricing by documenting design direction and other decisions. 3-part specifications include a much higher level of detail required for final pricing and installation.   

We have robust processes for incorporating your feedback into the documents. When it’s time for a deliverable, we can also coordinate with other consultants to incorporate their content into the table of contents (TOC) of the full specification set.

We can also support your project during construction. That can include things like answering RFIs or questions about substituting products. We can also assist with submittal review.


Applied Building Information provides a wide range of specification services. We can develop specifications for you or assist you in creating your own. Whichever solution fits your needs best, our expertise can save you time and money.

Materials are always changing in terms of availability, popularity, functionality, and sustainability – so are the new requirements and sustainability rating systems. Keeping up with it all takes a lot of research. Applying that information in an efficient and effective manner takes a lot of practice. We do that day in and day out, so you don’t have to. 

Benefit from everything we learn “living and breathing specifications”. Have more time to focus on your core strengths. 

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Construction Specifications

We work with design teams and stakeholders to produce specifications for construction projects. We can support the project through all phases of design and construction – providing one or more document sets at each design phase.

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Master Specifications

We develop specification masters that will be used by other design professionals on many projects. This includes things like creating master content and software customizations for efficiency.

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Product Specifications

We create specifications for products, to make it easy for design professionals to effectively specify the product in their projects. For product manufacturers, specifications act as a tool to sell their product to large-scale construction projects. We develop that tool and teach them how to use it.

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Specifications Consulting

We help our clients in many different ways. Even if you want to do your own specifications and just need some of our expertise to be successful. Our team has experience with projects large and small. We've worked in many different market sectors and know how to manage new requirement sets.