March 11-12, 2019 in Washington, DC
The increasing demand for successful project outcomes continues to drive the design and construction industry toward innovations in project delivery. Recent strategies such as Progressive Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery are rapidly evolving, and coupled with the relentless advancement of digital technologies, these delivery methods are transforming the traditional relationships among owners, architects, and builders.
With a growing body of evidence linking strong team collaboration to greater project success, project teams are becoming increasingly integrated and more transparent. Building design is now embodied in increasingly vast databases with multiple contributors, prompting new questions of authorship. Financial details of profit and overhead, once closely guarded, are now being openly shared. And as project teams adopt joint project direction, accountability is frequently less clear. All these trends are driving the need to reconsider project risk and its allocation.
This symposium will consider the future of project delivery and its central role in balancing these unrelenting trends. Owners, architects, engineers, constructors, will come together to offer their perspectives on the latest strategies for driving project outcomes, allocating risk, and employing software to close the gap between design, fabrication and construction.