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Please ask clients to participate in the new Managing Uncertainty database of actual project experience, documenting common risk factors and their impacts on project cost, schedule, and quality. This work is sponsored by AIA, the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, Construction Owners Association of America, AGC, and other industry groups. Preliminary findings indicate that typical projects experience two or more common risk factors but do not carry sufficient budget reserves to cover them.
We're seeking 100-150 education, healthcare, and office projects for the pilot phase of database development. Participating owners will receive a worksheet from Dodge Data & Analytics and have a follow-up interview with the Dodge team. Individual project information will be kept strictly confidential, and will be compiled with other contributions for data searches based on project types, locations, delivery methods, and other parameters. Contributors will receive a summary report of our findings from the pilot phase.
Please refer interested clients by e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and contact me by e-mail or phone (636-448-9227) with any questions.
This initiative follows original research published in Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction (McGraw Hill Construction, 2014) and the Project Planning Guide for Owners and Project Teams published in 2018 by Dodge Data & Analytics. Both of these documents are available without charge from www.construction.com or the AIA website.
Clark S. Davis, FAIA, LEED AP
CAMERON MACALLISTER GROUP