Rachel Stallworth of Stallworth Enterprises, Inc., is excited to announce the debut of a revolutionary new web database, DesignAsBuilt.com. Design As Built (DAB) is an advanced product search and sourcing tool for building professionals. A game-changer for the industry, Design As Built will offer a comprehensive and vetted virtual product library where architects, interior designers, contractors, facility managers, and engineers can search through more than 15,000 top manufacturers’ catalogs and contacts in the hospitality, healthcare, retail, institutional, commercial, and residential segments of the industry.
DesignAsBuilt.com offers building professionals a vast database of information all conveniently housed in one place. Its user-friendly interface allows subscribers to easily organize and track their products. The website contains over 7,000 reference books, codes, and standards along with information on management services and systems, and a consistently updated listing of local sales representatives. DAB is the first digital platform that allows users to search through code-specific products, including sustainability certifications, such as LEED, LEED v 4, and energy.gov. The specifications and searches can then be saved in the professional’s own library and shared across their office’s and company’s library. This allows for seamless communication and tracking of products for projects all over the world.
Manufacturers that join DesignAsBuilt.com, have daily control over everything listed, from individual products and collections to named sales representatives. Companies can login and update all of their information so that building professionals are accessing the most accurate and up-to-date content for projects. With the ability to update their profiles with a simple click of a button, manufacturers can save a countless amount of resources that would have been spent printing and delivering new materials to firms across the country.
With more than 30 years of experience organizing and maintaining materials and reference libraries for some of the building industry’s most respected firms, including HOK, Arup, Perkins & Wills, and San Francisco Department of Public Works, Rachel Stallworth gained extensive insight into the way building professionals source products and manufacturers for projects. More importantly, Rachel noticed that technology utilized by the AEC community was advancing, but the methods they used to source products was not. Beyond this, the new generation of designers and architects, unfamiliar with paper catalogs, were looking to unvetted sources on the web. Rachel addressed both these issues by creating a simplified, digital platform that appeals to the younger generation while connecting them with professional, reputable manufacturers.
Stallworth established her first database, tradesources.net in 1999. Offering a comprehensive collection of products, manufacturers, and resources, tradesources.net was the industry’s first digitized source for reference materials that were previously only available in paper catalogs and directories. DesignAsBuilt.com picked up where tradesources.net left off, bringing an expanded database of information to a cloud-based platform that allows for secure, simplified, streamlined sharing between individuals, offices, and company libraries.
Manufacturers can create profiles on DesignAsBuilt.com free of charge, so that they can regularly update and maintain their profiles. Manufacturers looking to have a larger presence on the site can pay between $3000 and $5000 to feature their catalog on the site’s “Quick Look Library”. Seen on each AEC user’s homepage, the company’s logo will be featured on a binder in a virtual bookcase that subscribers can easily click on to be taken directly to the manufacturer’s online catalog.
For AEC industry members, a $1000 per seat, one-year subscription; or a $1900 per seat, two-year subscription with DesignAsBuilt.com will provide access to all of the site’s features limited only by the number of seats purchased with simultaneous access to the site. Both user-friendly and detail-intensive, DesignAsBuilt.com is bringing the AEC community into the 21st century with its state-of-the-art features and vetted industry knowledge.
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