Tuesday, March 6 from 8:00am-6:30pm ET
AIA National, Washington, DC
As the demand for improved project outcomes continues to drive the design and construction industry, there is increasing pressure transforming the traditional roles and relationships among owners, architects, and builders. This symposium will concentrate on project delivery strategies and their critical place at the nexus of these transformational forces.
This transformation is largely driven by how we manage project information. More sophisticated technology has made information more widely available to the project team than ever before. BIM is changing the way building components are fabricated and assembled, blurring the roles of designers and builders. With more widespread application of shared risk and reward in contracts, project teams have incentive to collaborate and therefore are reassessing risk allocation. For the first time, discussions of accountability, trust and commitment are regularly heard in the studio and at the job site.
The goal of this symposium is to broaden the conversation among owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and all parties to the building industry. Industry leaders will offer their perspective on the future. Owners will discuss how they are satisfying their ever-increasing need for improved project outcomes. Builders will offer their view on the changing relationship with the design profession. Technology experts will describe how software will continue to close the gap between conception and production. Architects will present examples of their emerging position as leaders in building more collaborative, high-performing project teams.