Peter Exley, FAIA, has been inaugurated as the 97th president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Exley has served AIA in a number of roles, including as the at-large-director on the AIA Board; chair of AIA’s Public Outreach Committee; 2013 president of AIA Chicago; Illinois regional representative to the Strategic Council; and liaison to AIA’s Young Architects Forum.
Zurn Industries has entered into an agreement to acquire Hadrian Inc., a provider of washroom partitions and lockers. With this acquisition, Zurn seeks to offer building owners a complete washroom solution and accelerate its strategy of being the leading provider of smart building solutions.
While the industry has a good handle on how specifications may change with technology, what about the actual job of a “specifier”? Will the role grow and change in the future or will it disappear completely in favor of a new model? These questions were the focus of a panel discussion held earlier this fall during CONSTRUCT 2020.