Practicing ArchitectureKnowledge Communities
The 2009 Design-Build Web seminar series explored basic and advanced topics in the development and management of design-build firms and projects. Topics varied from design-build for the public institutions; integrated project delivery, and to how architectural firms established their design-build services. Video and PDF presentations are included for your reference. Please note the run time for each is approximately ninety (90) minutes. Download times will vary.
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF
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. Youtube | PDF