KEO International Consultants Implement BIM Integrated Specifications

May 20, 2014 - KEO International Consultants, a leading AEP/PMCM firm throughout the Middle East, has selected e-SPECS software solutions to implement BIM integrated specifications as well as preserve the firm’s proven design knowledge. While upgrading their construction documentation process, e-SPECS will substantially increase the return on KEO’s investment in BIM technology.

Having designed and delivered some of the most iconic buildings throughout the Middle East, KEO selected multiple applications from the e-SPECS suite – including e-SPECS for Revit and e-SPECS Designer – to integrate and sync their BIM drawings and specifications. After a wide-ranging research and deliberation phase, it was the functionality offered by a comprehensive e-SPECS design flow that cemented KEO’s commitment.

“We chose e-SPECS because of the ability to automatically link our specifications with the Revit models,” said Han Shi, Systems Manager, Corporate Information Technology at KEO. “Our goal is to automate the production and coordination of specifications from our Revit models with minimum human intervention. This is particularly important when changes are made to the Revit models. We see the future of intelligent specifications available within the e-SPECS solutions.”

“During the course of overseeing our corporate BIM Implementation towards our commitment to state of the art BIM technology, KEO has conducted vast testing, benchmarking, and research into strategies and techniques for large scale BIM projects,” added Shemlan Khajah, BIM Manager, Design Division at KEO. “e-SPECS is undoubtedly one of the keys to unlocking the full potential of BIM.”

Adding to KEO’s return on investment was the functionality offered by e-SPECS Designer, including the abilities to document, catalogue and easily edit their internal libraries of custom office masters. Using e-SPECS Designer, an internal team converted KEO’s 50 years of design knowledge and intellectual property into custom, intelligent masters for use in the e-SPECS database. With over 12 office locations and a comprehensive collection of 6 service divisions, the centralization and customization of their master guide libraries within e-SPECS Designer was the key to continually exceed quality expectations through the reuse of firm standards and BIM model coordination.

“As customers adopt BIM in the Middle East, the coordination of construction documents has very similar needs as in the USA in attaining high quality standards,” said Seamus McGrady, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at InterSpec. “We are pleased to have KEO International Consultants review, select and implement the e-SPECS suite of solutions.”

InterSpec’s patented e-SPECS software solutions automate the preparation of construction specifications and selection of products and materials that are incorporated into commercial construction projects.  InterSpec’s e-SPECS products are used by thousands of architects, engineers and construction professionals to help them keep their construction drawings and specifications in sync while reducing the overall cost of development.

About KEO International Consultants

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About InterSpec

InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and specification writing services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology.  e-SPECS software can also automate the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models and drawings.  e-SPECS can integrate directly with Autodesk CAD and BIM applications and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Canadian Master Specifications as well as the ability to integrate custom office masters.  For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, InterSpec's products and online specification management services saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings and models are coordinated with the specifications. For more information visit or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email Email Contact.

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