Flowood, Ms. -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) announced changes to the language used in AVITRU (formerly ARCOM) MasterSpec. MasterSpec is a resource for producing specifications, produced by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It is widely used throughout the building design professions and provides generic specifications that can be customized for particular projects, along with additional guidance on each section. The generic specification language is enormously influential in the construction industry because it represents a “default” position for the architect/designer, which then becomes part of the project documents.
Following the 2013 introduction of Installer Qualifications Language in the Tiling sections of MasterSpec, MasterSpec made amendments to include language on the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT), effective as of June 1, 2018.