Technical Sales International Inc., its Building Data subsidiary and Trade Service Co. have a new product-development agreement.

The companies said they will jointly develop Premium Submittal Manager, an online application that uses TSI’s proprietary construction industry building information modeling data. Officials said it will allow electrical contractors to make submittals faster.

The software will be integrated with TSI’s BIM data and sold by Technical Sales International.

“The combination of TSI’s content database providing complete and up-to-date MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) product information supplied directly by the manufacturer, and Trade Service’s online tool for building professional-looking job submittals, start-to-finish, infuses the submittal process with an unprecedented level of efficiency, detail and accuracy,” said Lewis Wolcott, TSI’s vice president of technology. “The collaboration of TSI and Trade Service will reduce wasteful practices inherent in the submittal product selection, thereby reducing project overhead costs.”

Tony Dubreville, president and chief executive officer of Trade Service, said the companies are a good match.

“By partnering with TSI to create Premium Submittal Manager, Trade Service will significantly enhance its common information platform which is the core of the company’s vision of developing innovative and forward-thinking productivity tools that remove labor and cost from the distribution channel,” he said.