Webinar Resources

The Design-Build webinar series explores basic and advanced topics in the development and management of design-build firms and projects. Topics vary from design-build for the public institutions; integrated project delivery, and to how architectural firms established their design-build services. PDF presentations are included for your reference. Please note the run time for each is approximately ninety (90) minutes.

CE credit is available only for viewing live webinars. Dates and topics are subject to change.

Latest Webinar
A New Concept in Practice: Leading the Delivery Process PDF Handout and Q&A
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Recognizing a need for change to address demands for more efficiency, project complexities and sustainable results, the AEC industry is slowly transitioning to more integrated project delivery methods, fostering more collaboration.  Concurrently, some firms are leveraging the benefits of BIM’s emerging technology to not only work smarter, but to ultimately facilitate this change in the way projects are delivered.

To learn more about other PMKC activities please visit the Project Delivery webpage.

Lean Case Study
Interest in alternate project delivery methods is growing as the traditional design-bid-build method is giving way to other delivery methods that provide better outcomes. Integrated delivery transforms the once adversarial relationship between owners, designers and builders into an alliance that incentivizes common goals and encourages collaboration and efficiency from the outset.

This is a case study of the first true IPD healthcare project in the state of Texas. It also incorporated Lean design processes and extensive prefabrication. The seminar will review the contract terms, including the incentives provided under the IPD process, the Lean steps implemented in the project delivery, and the financial results of the project.

Presenter: Rick del Monte, AIA, PDKC Advisory Group Member
Moderator: Greg Gidez, AIA, PDKC Advisory Group Member
Presented: Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | PDF Handout

Delivery Methods (Project Delivery Free Webinar Series)
Interest in alternate project delivery methods is growing as the traditional design-bid-build method is giving way to other delivery methods that provide better outcomes. Integrated delivery transforms the once adversarial relationship between owners, designers and builders into an alliance that incentivizes common goals and encourages collaboration and efficiency from the outset.

Integrated project delivery (IPD) requires a highly responsive and interactive team that, due to the pending concurrency of design and construction, must work together intensively, especially during the initial project design phase. Organizations should have multiple delivery models to respond to specific project requirements and conditions — not a one-size fits all strategy.

Presenter: Praful M Kulkarni, AIA, PDKC Advisory Group Member
Presented: Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | PDF Handout

How to Make In-Roads into Government Design-Build Projects
This webinar covers the challenges and opportunities when marketing to public agencies; how a senior government official made design-build his work and how to approach the federal design-build market.
Presented November 17, 2009. PDF Handout

The Firm of the Future: Big Picture Trends Shaping the Future of Design Firms
Changing Times | Times for Change Web Seminar
This session explores major trends affecting the business and practice of architecture; how long-term trends will drive leadership and management of firms; and the resources available to help plan a firm’s future.  Viewers will become more facile at future-oriented thinking and planning.  Presented October 15, 2009. PDF Handout 

How to be an Effective Partner in a Contractor Led Entity: Learning Opportunities for Architects
This session explores how an architect can be an effective partner in a contractor-led entity, and how the architect can turn this experience into a learning opportunity, better equipping the architectural firm to take the lead on subsequent projects.  Presented October 15, 2009. PDF Handout

How to Start an Architect Led Design-Build Entity
This session covers legal, insurance, and bonding issues.  Legal requirements related to company structure, relationships with Owners, Architects, and Builders, and licensing issued will be addressed.  Insurance requirements and bonding strategies will be discussed.  Examples of how architectural firms have established their design-build services will be presented and partnering topics will be covered.  Presented June 4, 2009.

Design-Build: Educating architects in a time of changing project delivery, BIM, and sustainable design
This session focuses on architectural education and design-build in the context of several rapidly eveloving archtiectural priorities including: integrated project delivery, building information modeling, and sustainable design.  Presented November 18, 2008. PDF Handout

Contract Forms, Legal Risks and Legislation
This webinar is designed to provide interested architects with basic tools to explore design-build. This session provides participants with a detailed overview of the legal risks, contract forms and roles/relationships among the parties in design-build scenarios. Current legislation and risk assessment among these types will be covered.  Case examples of business employing different forms of design-build are examined and explored.   Presented September 16, 2008. PDF Handout

Transitioning to An Architect-Led Design-Build Firm
This webinar is designed to provide interested architects with basic tools to explore design-build. This session provides participants with a detailed overview of the risk management tools, policies and procedures that have been successfully implemented in real-life scenarios in the transition to an architect-led design-build company. In particular, two case examples are examined and explored. Also provided is a breakdown of various business models that can be implemented in an architect-led design-build firm.  Presented June 10, 2008. PDF Handout

Risks and Rewards in Architect Led Design-Build
Topics include financial considerations; bond issues, insurance requirements; a review of design-build methods/models; and unique construction techniques/tools in the field. 
Presented May 6, 2008. PDF Handout

History and Introduction to Design-Build
Topics covered in this session include a general history of design-build; an analysis of the growth of design-build through industry statistics; reasons why architects should be in the leadership role of design-build; teaming aspects, and personality difference between architects and other partners.  Presented April 9, 2008. PDF Handout