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Owner-Driven IPD: Putting Theory into Practice




Podcast: 2009/5/27 - 22:38

Presenter: Phil Bernstein, FAIA



Phil Bernstein is Autodesk vice president of Industry Strategy and Relations, AEC Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for developing and delivering technology solutions and design tools to the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Prior to joining Autodesk in 2000, Bernstein was an associate principal at Cesar Pelli & Associates, where he was project manager for many of the firm's most complex commissions, including the Goldman Sachs corporate headquarters, the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami, the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, the Practice Integration Building at the Mayo Clinic, the New North Terminal at Washington National Airport, and the Lerner Research Center at the Cleveland Clinic. He was responsible for general management support in the firm, providing fee analysis, delivery and team structure, risk management, technology strategy and contract negotiation for many of the firm's projects.

Bernstein has served as Lecturer in Professional Practice, Yale University School of Architecture since 1988. In addition, he was a contributor to the 13th edition of the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice and is a member of the AIA College of Fellows and the AIA National Documents Committee.

Bernstein received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Architecture in 1979 from Yale University and a Master of Architecture in 1983, also from Yale University.

At the 2009 AIA National Convention in San Francisco, Phil Bernstein FAIA, LEED AP participated in an interactive roundtable on Integrated Project Delivery discussing different approaches to IPD and the challenges that teams face today when implementing the IPD practice model into public and private sector projects. During the roundtable the panelists addressed important questions concerning recent public and private owner-driven IPD projects. They also discussed the emergence and relevance of IPD, philosophical principles involved and technological approaches to facilitating improved outcomes and achieving success.

In this interview with Markku Allison, Phil Bernstein elaborates on the subject of Integrated Project Delivery and explores his work as Vice President of Architecture, Construction and Industry, Strategy and Relations with Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software. Recently, Bernstein organized and championed two IPD facility projects for Autodesk and took away many valuable lessons. In addition to elaborating on the development and result of these two projects, Bernstein provides insight into ways to drive better outcomes in the building process, the stimulus package and the construction industry and how the opportunities of new technology in the building industry center around fundamental process changes.





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