AIA study provides roadmap to enhance architect-manufacturer relationship

January 7, 2019

A new study by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) offers insight on the relationship building that exists between product manufacturers and architects and explores how they can be improved. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com[1]
A new study by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) offers insight on the relationship building that exists between product manufacturers and architects and explores how they can be improved.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

A new study published by the American Institute of Architects[2] (AIA) sheds light on the critical relationships shared by building product manufacturers and architects in creating better outcomes for owners and occupants.

“The Architect’s Journey to Specification: Rethinking the Role Between Architects and Manufacturers” provides the results of research into the preferences, habits, and attitudes of architects in their roles as specifiers of building products.

“The architect’s role in specifying products is well-known in the construction industry,” said AIA CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Feedback from The Architect’s Journey to Specification gives manufacturers a better understanding of an architect’s process for specifying products and how they can support the process. Acting on this feedback can help architects in the design process and help manufacturers to provide more attractive offerings in the marketplace.”

Major findings from the study include a need for:

“This report has major implications for manufacturers of building and construction materials,” said AIA managing director of corporate partnerships, John Crosby. “The level of detail in the results provides a roadmap for future engagement with architects in order to gain preference in specification choices. The ability to filter the data online makes this report a necessary planning resource.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Opener-4.jpg
  2. American Institute of Architects: https://www.aia.org/

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