'Made in America' Products on BuildSite | BuildSite.com Newsletter - October 2011
'Made in America' Products on BuildSite
A recent ABC News segment about a 100% ‘Made in America’ home that is being constructed in Bozeman, Montana is receiving a lot of attention in the construction world. The piece focused on an economist-turned-contractor, Anders Lewendal, who is building a house made solely of American products. If contractors used just 5% more American products on their projects, he says, we would create 220,000 American jobs right now.
The majority of products on BuildSite are manufactured domestically and we give manufacturers the option to distinguish their products with icons showing that they are 'Made in the USA'. See the segment on ABCnews.com, read our blog post, Find 'Made in America' Building Producs on BuildSite, and start your search on BuildSite.
BSD Adds BuildSite Product Search
Building System Design, Inc. (BSD) and BuildSite announced in August that BSD SpecLink® will soon integrate BuildSite product search into its automated construction specification writing application. BSD SpecLink® is used to produce specifications for over 26,000 projects annually. Soon, BSD SpecLink® will link to detailed information on construction materials in the BuildSite database. We are very excited about this integration. It is an important step forward toward Integrated Project Delivery.
Design Changes Coming to BuildSite Submittals
Exciting news, BuildSite Submittals users: a number of new design improvements are coming to make your submittal-building easier and more intuitive.The changes are based on feedback you have given us as well as input from an expert user interface (UI) designer. Our objective is to provide a better experience in creating submittal packages. As a part of these changes, we’ll provide tutorials and demos as well as live trainings for those with questions, comments, or concerns. Email us for more details.
Congratulations to Kent Tolley, NRCA President and BuildSite Submittals Customer!
We would like to send our congratulations to Kent Tolley, Vice President of Quality Tile Roofing Inc., on being appointed as President of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).