Founded in 1975, NATSPEC is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through professional associations and government property groups. It is impartial and is not involved in advocacy or policy development.
NATSPEC's major service is the comprehensive national specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies. This system is comprised of two related strands:
- NATSPEC, the National Building Specification, is used by architects, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners.
- AUS-SPEC is the Local Government specification system for the life-cycle management of assets.