Member Profile

Mr. Edwin Avink, FCSI, CCS, CDT

Sr Technical Leader - Specification Manager,
Progressive AE

Contact Details

Progressive AE


  • Universal Design Consulting

Involved in projects implementing Universal Design strategies for clients across the United States. Helping organizations understand the concepts of Universal Design and how it can help in the success of their overall diversity and inclusion goals.

  • Sr Technical Leader - Specification Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina

Quality and consistency are so important to what we do. This is an important step toward supporting both in Progressive AE specifications.

  • Specification Manager
    Providing leadership to the PAE approach to specification development and integration across PAE national.
    Providing consistency to specification development and construction document integration across PAE national.
    Direct connection to PAE disciplines and discipline leaders.
    Part of the entire PAE discipline leadership team that provides consistency and professional mentorship across the organization.
  • Priorities:
    Updating each discipline’s specifications: working with discipline leaders.
    Working integrally with quality teams as a risk management resource.
    Establishing an integrated approach to specification development.
    Establishing a cross discipline coordination with all Project Manual sections.
    Helping to establish specification flow.
    Quality reviews.
    Teaching and development of staff.
  • Sr Project Manager/Sr Technical Leader

Part of the Architectural Discipline with a Senior Project Manager and Senior Technical Leader role, leading projects and project teams including civil, landscape, architectural, interiors, structural, mechanical, electrical, and outside consultants.