About Project Delivery

The AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community (PDKC) promotes the architect’s leadership role in all project delivery methods by assembling and distributing knowledge and best practices for a variety of project delivery methods, e.g. design-build (DB), integrated project deliveries (IPD), and public-private partnerships (P3). 

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Project Delivery Blog

  • Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects Everyone wants their project to succeed. Intuitively, having a collaborative...

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  • COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, COMMITMENT No matter what the delivery method – I believe no project can succeed...

  • All species of alternative project delivery have radically changed the working environment of architects. Just name one...

PD Discussion Forum

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    Dale is right! In fact, my proposals offer clients a discount if they choose a CM early in the design process. -- Tim Mead, AIA, Architect 808-866-6929 ------Original Message------...

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    Since that is the prevalent method of project delivery it is no wonder our glorious AIA has no doubt left it off, due to them being totally out of touch with reality. Ed Tannebaum, AIA 610-506-1197...

Web Seminar Series

The series explored basic and advanced topics in the development and management of design-build firms and projects. Topics varied from design-build for the public institutions; integrated project delivery, and to how architectural firms established their design-build services.View a complete listing of webinar recordings. View the webinar resources page for these and other archived webinars. 


  • New AIAU course featuring AG member Robert Bostwick

    "Building Team Cohesion: Positioning Architects as Leaders in Project Collaboration"

    Architects have the unique opportunity to create and sustain high-performance team cultures, and this course teaches valuable methodologies for structuring truly integrated, cohesive project teams. It provides the tools for creating a commitment-based culture, from boardroom to job site. Learn methods to build team cohesion through a shared common purpose and motivated with clear performance measures.

  • Project Collaboration Best Practices

    A Resource Guide to Enhance the Level of Collaboration on Projects, Regardless of Delivery Method published by the AIA‐MBA Joint Committee.

    This Guide contains practical and specific recommendations, best practices, and resources for all important phases of projects to assist Owners, Architects, Constructors, and all construction team members to enable higher levels of collaboration. Specific case studies are also presented that highlight the collaborative principles utilized, and the values recognized, on projects that have achieved high levels of collaboration.

Latest Resources

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    This is a brief, 10-page summary of AIA contract documents related to commonly used project delivery...

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