Leadership

The Founding Steps of the American Institute of Architecture

For over 100 years, the American Institute of Architecture contains members that are licensed professional architects with a high value of impact. The main office is located in Washington, D.C., and has been offering many different services catering to architects and their business structures for a number of years. The promising organization works with the educational architectural systems, government practices and redevelopment structures within the community. They also work with members of the overall design team to assist in overseeing the building industry. The CEO is Robert Ivy and the President is Thomas Vonier. They work together to help continue the status and position of the historical, high-held reputation offered at the American Institute of Architecture.

The history that led to AIA is quite remarkable and involves 13 different members that came together to build the organization into a highly reputable and honorable institute. They got together in 1857 to incorporate and promote the architectural status and development of licensed architects all over the world. They constructed a constitution of bylaws that would provide a certain amount of standards that each member would need to abide by as well as work to promote a high professional status to its clients. Although the organization has been called the American Institute of Architects for many years, it was called the New York Society of Architects at first. Soon after, they decided to change their name to the American Institute of Architecture and began to conduct their professional practices that have carried out through history for many years. By 1860, architects all over the world were asking to join the AIA. By 1880, many members from cities such as St. Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago had joined. Prior to the organization, many architects could easily claim their status. That changed with the laws that were made by the organization with the induction of licensed architects only.

The AIA boasts more than 90,000 architects involved in the organization that are licensed and committed. They must follow the code of ethics and the professional presence that the foundation stands for. They also hold a wide variety of members that are categorized into five different memberships. Each member must either be an architect member, associate member, international associate members, emeritus members and allied members. There is no membership status for students, however, they are able to become members and can participate in the chapters of the student membership section.https://www.youtube.com/user/AIANational

Keeping the Standards High with David McDonald

Food processing is different now than it was even a decade ago. Modern technology allows different methods to be used, making food fresh and more accessible than ever before. Work in hospitality industry and catering means that the quality has to be very high. Health and safety need to be able to trust companies who supply products that can cause serious health issues if they are not kept properly. OSI Group works hard to ensure that their standards are high, but they also want to inspire other companies to be the same.

One of the companies that changed the way food processing works is OSI group. Their offices in China are not more than 20 years old, and the first place they began serving in China was McDonald’s. The company has been around since the 20s of the last century, but their growth in China happens together with the Chinese economy. Through the years they have learned new techniques and opened more distribution centers around the world.

The captain of this ship is David McDonald and he is very proud of the difference the company makes in food processing. The company supplied food for the Beijing Olympic Games. It included meat, eggs, and onions. They did not receive any complaints about their services, and that was one of the most important feedbacks. OSI Group supplied big chains such as Papa John’s and Burger King. They also provide Starbucks and Subway. Food quality standards are essential for everybody who works at the OSI Group and especially David McDonald.

China is one of the biggest markets out there for food processing companies. It is a smart move to make progress into the market and expand the base of operations to the east. It also is a large customer base that will be receptive to newcomers who introduce high standards into keeping the food quality high.

This was just the first step for David McDonald and OSI Group, and they have since decided to expand the base of operations further. Opening new processing plants is not only a good way to grow the business, but also include the local communities. For more info about us: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-mcdonald-7#/entity click here.

David McDonald is proud of being a part of a company that offers jobs and strengthens ties to people because it improves the local infrastructure and allows communities to band together while creating something that will last for years to come. It is even greater than before.