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2012 Small Project Awards

This Award Program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope



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Delivery Methods (PDKC Free Webinar Series)

Description: 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...

Handout_Delivery Methods.pdf


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A New Concept in Practice: Leading the Delivery Process

This webinar was sponsored by the Project Delivery Knowledge Community on AIA KnowledgeNet. 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,...

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Focus Search - A: The Subcontractors were given a set of traditional 50% CDs, representing 100% design intent scope, along with written clarifications, assumptions and/or qualifications


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IPD: Performance, Expectations, and Future Use

A Report On Outcomes of a University of Minnesota Survey Effective project delivery meets or exceeds owner’s expectations for schedule, cost and quality. There is an emerging body of research that shows more collaborative/integrated delivery is more likely to lead to successful outcomes and...

20150925 IPDA IPD Survey Report.pdf


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Project Management Series: Accounting 101 for Project Managers

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basic understanding of accounting principles used by the architecture and engineering industries. This is accomplished in webinar format utilizing definition or terms and examples of accounting documents and reports. In addition to Project...

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Focus Search - Capability Maturity Model – Firm & Project Management Practices ACCOUNTING TERMINOLOGY Section 1 Fee Types • Lump-Sum Fixed Fees are specified, firm amounts based on a stated Scope of Services. • Hourly With No Upset is based on hourly billing rates and often used when the Scope of Services is not defined. • Hourly-Not-To-Exceed Fees are based on hourly billing rates and contain a “ceiling” on hourly services. • Cost Plus Fixed Fees are based on the actual costs for base salaries, fringes and overhead plus a fixed fee for the firm’s profits. • Unit Cost Pricing is based on a cost per square foot, room, building or other unit. • Percentage of Actual Construction Cost is tied to the actual construction cost of the project on a percentage basis. • Reimbursable and Non-Reimbursable Direct Costs are considerations in all options


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Design-build best practices and white papers

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...

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Focus Search - This pricing information will be broken down to the lowest practical level by division, scope of work or subcontract


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Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects – An Owner’s Guide

This Guide is the result of a multi-year research project that looked at factors that enhanced team integration, which in turn lead to improved project performance on integrated projects. The research was a follow-up to the seminal 1997-1998 Penn State/Construction Industry Institute, which...

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Focus Search - The shift away from price-based selection criteria derived from the construction scope, toward non-price considerations, such as qualifications or interview performance, is a valuable first step in assembling a project team


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Does it Really Matter? What Does the Project Delivery System Bring to the Success or Failure of the Project?

This whitepaper was authored by Jeffrey Appelbaum and presented at the 2012 American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry. In just over 20 pages, this article provides a very useful summary of the key factors that characterize the most common project delivery methods. Appelbaum...

ABA_Project Delivery Paper 2012-04-26.pdf


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2018 Project Delivery Symposium: Delivering the Future

On March 6, the AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community held their first Symposium, Delivering the Future, at the AIA National Headquarters in Washington, DC. This one day event provided an interesting overview of how project delivery methods have evolved to their current state and how they...

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