The role of a Specifier and The 2030 Challenge
A specifier is somebody who draws up specifications and works in collaboration with a design team. For example, a certified professional construction specifier would prepare practical specifications for the building construction process. The Construction Specifications Institute assesses Construction specifiers.
Spicifiers observe and advise project teams regarding new systems and products relating to the built environment. They research background information based upon what the design team are aiming to achieve, look at various different attributes including how aspects of the building fit together, what it is made of, where the material came from and how the quality of this varies in comparison to similar manufactured goods.
Specifiers work to transform the environment, find ways to offer better value to the owner as well as looking for more durable options for the building and better practices for the environment. Additionally, they identify and develop knowledge required within various areas to keep up to date and comply with the modern challenges of building such as The 2030 challenge issued by Architecture 2030.
With regards to refurbishment, a specifier may make use of innovative products when renewing existing buildings from top to bottom. They will have the knowledge of numerous products suited to a range of projects, from slip-resistant flooring to affordable acoustic ceiling tiles.