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About Practice Management

The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment.  The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.

The PMKC focuses on: Business practices and trends; Human resources management; Integrated practice and delivery methods; Knowledge / Innovation management; Marketing and business development; Leadership development; Financial management; Global practices; Operations management; Ownership transitions; Project management; Quality management; Risk management; Strategic alliances; Strategic planning; Student and emerging professional development.

The PMKC is also dedicated to developing new, more effective means of discovering, gathering, organizing and disseminating practice management knowledge among architects and their strategic partners.

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Practice Management Digest 2014 Issues

View the Spring and Summer 2014 Practice Management Digest Issues.

PMKC Leaders @2013 KLA

Left to Right: David Barkin, AIA; Rena Klein, FAIA; Jason Pearce, AIA; Scott Kuehn, AIA and Donald Simpson, AIA

Latest Discussions

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    RE: Unauthorized document distribution

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    We post our bids online (for free) and we have had them downloaded and distributed by internet plan houses. The one propblem we have encountered is that these plan houses don't always post the addenda...

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    RE: Unauthorized document distribution

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    If that scares you, we share revit models to contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and fabricators through a Virtual Design Construct (VDC) process. Information that cannot be shared is of little...

  • Michael R. Broshar FAIA

    RE: Unauthorized document distribution

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    This "service" is being provided by Master Builders, which is the Iowa equivalent of the AGC. They don't seem to understand or care that they are infringing on the designer's copyrights.

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