The CSI Foundation is seeking donations to help fund programs for 2021. Building off the success of last year, next year the foundation will seek expansion in core programs that focus on education, workforce development, and scholarship programs.
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.
CSI Member Spotlights are about supporting a robust community where construction professionals get together to trade insights for amazing results. Today’s Spotlight is on Keith Robinson, a senior associate with Canadian architectural firm DIALOG.
Colin Gilboy, founder of 4specs website, estimates there are only 800 W-2 employed and 1099-independent specification writers currently working in the United States. (By his reckoning, it takes 30 to 50 employees to support a full-time specifier.)