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Chicago Metallic Saves Time Writing Ceiling Specifications With ARCAT SpecWizard


Helping save time and generate accurate specifications, Chicago Metallic enhances its informational resources with ARCAT® SpecWizard® tool to guide designers, specifiers and other users through an online selection and configuration process. Based on the input provided for the project, this convenient tool assembles a specification using the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) three-part format and prepares it for download.

ARCAT reports more than 2.8 million annual visitors to its online database of more than 11,500 building products and the largest library of CSI three-part proprietary specifications. These resources are available on-demand and no cost to the architectural community.
“This quick and easy tool is available 24/7/365 to automatically generate ceiling system specifications for design professionals’ unique projects and requirements. It also links visitors with their local sales representatives in cases where they need a more personalized response,” says Megan Nichols, Chicago Metallic’s director of marketing and service.
In addition to the ARCAT SpecWizard, Chicago Metallic helps connect customers to sales representatives, e-catalogs and other information. The company’s products also are listed with:
* AECinfo online
* MasterSpec® directory
* McGraw-Hill® Sweets™ product resource center
Chicago Metallic’s website,, offers the most comprehensive source for downloadable specifications, submittal materials, MSDS sheets, LEED® and Made in the U.S.A. letters, CAD drawings, Google™ SketchUp and Revit® 3-D models, installation instructions, warranties and more.

About Chicago Metallic Corporation
Chicago Metallic Corporation is a global provider of architectural building products and services, including ceiling suspension systems, metal ceilings, acoustical and sustainable ceiling panels. Its manufacturing facilities and distribution channels are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Building on a legacy that began in 1893, the people at Chicago Metallic Corporation create enduring relationships and quality products that stand the test of time. With pride in craftsmanship, commitment to customers, and an eye on the future, the company continues to benefit from a culture where people are valued above all else. Learn more by visiting

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