Specification Documents for USA

SpecLink gives you access to the industry’s best content, delivered through the most advanced software on the market.
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SpecLink’s Division 00 includes content to create bidding documents for design-bid-build and design-build projects. This includes invitations and advertisements for bids, and bid/proposal forms. You’ll also find provisions that incorporate numerous agreements, general conditions and other contractual documents published by industry organizations like AIA, EJCDC, ConsensusDocs and DBIA.

Design Criteria sections are used to define the expected performance of a whole building and its parts early in a project, before the facility has been designed. The 32 sections are organized by building element, similar to Uniformat. This content is used by design professionals to document design criteria, by owners to prepare requests for proposal for design-build projects, and by design-builders to prepare proposals.

More than 783 master guide sections in Divisions 00 through 46 are used to produce detailed three-part specifications used as construction documents for design-bid-build and design-build projects. SpecLink’s master database includes the most commonly used and specified products and construction activities. You can also produce more than 30 automatic administrative reports, including submittal requirements.

Specification Documents for Canada

With SpecLink, you can access always-updated Canadian specification content, or import your own content developed by your in-house professionals.

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RIB SpecLink is a proud partner of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and has harmonized all content with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC).

Construction Catalogs

The database is divided into catalogs, by design discipline and scope. When you subscribe to SpecLink you purchase access only to those catalog(s) that meet your needs.

A brief summary of the catalogs appears below. Section count alone does not determine the volume of content available.
RIB groups work results together under MasterFormat’s medium scope levels for the most efficient workflow keeping the section count in your project to only those needed.


All catalogs829 sections total; All divisions and sections, including wastewater and design criteria.
Comprehensive749 sections total; All divisions and sections, excluding wastewater and design criteria
Architectural561 sections total; all of divisions 00 through 14, plus selected sections in divisions 22, 23, 26, 27, and 28 (mechanical and electrical) and all of divisions 31, 32, and 33 (site work).
Structural engineering229 sections total; all of divisions 00 and 01; selected sections in divisions 02 through 10, 12, 13, 23, and 26; all of division 31 (earthwork).
Civil engineering273 sections total; all of divisions 00, 01, 02, 31, 32, and 33; selected sections in other divisions 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 22, 23, and 26.
Landscape architecture267 sections total; all of divisions 00, 01, and 32; selected sections in other divisions.
Mechanical/electrical/ plumbing/fire protection402 sections total; all of divisions 00, 01, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 33; selected sections in other divisions.
Design criteria*177 sections total; 32 design criteria sections; all of divisions 00 and 01.
Water and wastewater equipment*62 sections; all division 46 sections, selected sections in division 33; future updates in divisions 33 and 46.
Outline and short formThe outline and short form versions only of all sections in all disciplines (with a few exceptions in divisions 0 and 1). Content suitable for early phase preliminary specs or construction documents for small or low-risk projects, and for subscribers who wish to build their own additional content.

*Design criteria and water and wastewater equipment catalogs can be added to any of the other catalogs.

Reference Standards

SpecLink includes citations to more than 3,000 reference standards. We are the only specifications product on the market that continuously verifies every reference standard included in the master database. SpecLink includes hyperlinks for more information, about every reference standard, including access to all documents available through the IHS.Inc standards store.

Plus- Specify Sustainable Design

RIB SpecLink can help you correctly specify the requirements for sustainable design.

For a more in-depth understanding of the content that’s available in each section, please submit a sales enquiry to our team.

Also Available – Small Project Essentials

Ideal for small projects or renovation work, our new SpecLink Cloud Small Project Essentials package lets you get going with specs in minutes.

SpecLink’s master content, in convenient outline and short form, can be collapsed or expanded to produce specifications that are appropriate for schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases, using the same database.

The Outline/Short Form catalog has access to nearly all sections in all Divisions with the views necessary to produce limited scope contract documents, whether in outline/short form or sheet specifications.

SpecLink lets you create quick PDFs of your specs for easy import into Revit, AutoCAD and other drawing tools, easily adjustable to the paper size and format you need