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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). 

Project Delivery Blog

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PD Discussion Forum

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    New developments in technology, process, and practice are at the center of the most exciting advancements in architecture. AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community teams with some...

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    2016 Fall BIMForum Theme: "What is the New Standard for Professional Coordination?" Examining the changing standard of care for designers, builders, and owners The Fall BIMForum will...

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. 


  • 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.

  • Design-Build Best Practices

    The Design-Build Institute of Americas has published a series of Design-Build Best Practices for both public and private construction as well as Federal procurement. Understanding the Best Practices and developing implementation strategies based on the best practices leads to improved project outcomes, including higher quality, better value, and reduced risk and best of all – more professional satisfaction.

  • Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects – An Owner’s Guide

    The Owner’s Guide to Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects is the application of the findings from a robust empirical study of over 200 capital facility projects.

    Using a variety of statistical methods to model the relationships between project delivery and project success, the primary finding of the study is that owners should consider an overall project delivery strategy when structuring design and construction services, rather than focusing exclusively on the delivery method.

  • IPD: Performance, Expectations, and Future Use

    Review the outcomes of a survey done by the University of Minnesota in September. The goal was to understand the current state of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Latest Resources

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    Background Originally constructed in 1914 and recently restored to its early twentieth century...

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    The Design-Build Institute of Americas has published a series of Design-Build Best Practices for both...

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    This Guide is the result of a multi-year research project that looked at factors that enhanced team...