Survey: How Do Architects and Industry Professionals Specify Materials and Products?

The choice of materials and products made by an architect during their design and specification process is key to defining how a project will look after its completion and over time, as it ages. Choosing materials that are not appropriate could result in projects with both aesthetic and functional issues.

This is what makes the specification stage so essential in achieving expected results. During this phase, the professional in charge of specification becomes an essential part of the team and needs to have sufficient knowledge of the materials and products available in their region. But do all architecture offices have the same specification processes? Is the same importance given to this stage of the project as to the initial design phase? How close is the architect’s relationship with the materials really?

To answer some of these questions, ArchDaily has designed the following survey that seeks to gather information about how architects and industry professionals specify materials and products in different countries of the world. From the data obtained, we will develop content targeted to the process of choosing materials and products, helping architects during this crucial stage in the development of their projects.

The survey is open to all our readers and is available in English and Spanish. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. It will take you about 15 minutes to respond.

Update: This survey has been closed on July 7, 2020, to begin the analysis of the data collected. We are very grateful to the more than 500 people who participated in it. We will soon announce the results!

Update 2: You can know go and check the results of this survey here.

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Cite: Pola Mora. "Survey: How Do Architects and Industry Professionals Specify Materials and Products?" 26 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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