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Getting Started in the AEC Industry with Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data
Prepare for Construction Recovery
To be competitive within the recovering economy, architectural firms must begin to shift focus from survival to growth and seek new technologies to increase visibility and expand business potential.
One such tool, available free of charge, is Reed Construction Data's accessArchitecture. RCD, an inaugural strategic partner of the AIA, developed accessArchitecture to support architects and promote business development opportunities. The concept is based upon a partnership of shared information. Members gain access to a powerful, up-to-date database with thousands of project leads and, in exchange, share their own project information with the architectural community.
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"RCD has been a valued partner over the last few years," according to Rick Bell, Executive Director AIA NY. "The extensive database of project leads is a great benefit to any architect."
“The program is easy,” explains Jay Silverman, Senior Associate at Lord Aeck Sargent. “I supply information about our ongoing design projects to accessArchitecture, and receive unlimited access to an extensive database of leads. I look forward to getting even more use from the program in the future.”
AIA Members: Looking for Business Development Opportunities?FACT: Over 67% of the pre-design projects in Reed Construction Data’s project database have no architect listed yet! Architecture firms across the country, regardless of size, are battling our difficult economy. Reed Construction Data can help, with free access to its extensive database of project leads.
The shared project information is available online to accessArchitecture members. Updated constantly, it provides a cross-section of leads from all regions of the country and provides insight to development within the design community. Significantly, 20% of projects in the database do not have an architect listed yet.
"Reed has the information that allows me to be on the forefront of what I’m doing in a marketing effort,” Bruce McEvoy, Perkins + Will. "AcessArchitecture is aligned with the same sort of challenges we're dealing with as a firm and I'm dealing with as an architect. Whether it's finding and getting work or finding ways to best perform that work, we know we're doing the right thing for our client."
- Economic Webcast – Construction: Time to Spring Forward? 2:00 p.m. EST on March 03, 2011
- CEU Opportunities – Earn continuing education credits free of charge
- BIM Objects – Access thousands of high quality BIM objects
- BIM Content by Project Type – Find BIM content that fits the needs of your project
- Predesign Leads – Access the RCD database of design leads
- SmartBIM Library – Simplify storing, organizing and locating Revit objects
- SmartBIM QTO – Get Revit quantity takeoff estimates with RSMeans cost data
- RSMeans CostWorks Trial – Receive a free trial of powerful estimating tools
- SmartBuilding Index – Access building product manufacturer listings
- Free Company Listing – List your company
- Project Spotlight - Highlight successfully completed projects
- Construction Trends – View market insights, analyses and white papers
As the official sponsor of AIA’s knowledge community “Technology in Architecture,” we support the adoption of BIM, data standards and similar value-added technologies to facilitate the advancement of the profession.
Reed Construction Data CEO, Iain Melville, states, “This is a significant step for Reed Construction Data and an exciting time of change and development for the company. By entering this partnership with the AIA, Reed positions itself at the forefront of the adoption of Building Information Modeling technology and integrated data solutions for the practice of Architecture.”
The AIA Strategic Partnership proves to be a perfect alliance that offers benefits to everyone involved – the profession, the AIA, Reed Construction Data and the AEC community as a whole.
Contact: Lori Sousa
Director, AIA Sales & Marketing, Corporate Sponsorships
The Strategic Partner program offers eight companies the opportunity to align with the AIA as an industry leader. AIA Strategic Partners receive exclusive, organization-wide promotional rights, recognition and access to AIA resources, and an influential membership of over 80,000. Each partnership is customized to provide participants with an integrated marketing solution to help build their business while demonstrating their commitment to providing architects the tools for designing a stronger, richer built environment.