Anyone thinking of starting or growing their own firm should tap into the real-life experience of these panelists
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced online continuing education (CE) for architects, engineers and construction professionals, and AIA San Francisco (AIASF) announce the filming of a 13-part online continuing education series, Growing a Small Firm.
Each monthly panel discussion will be filmed live at AIA San Francisco and will be moderated by Mark Cavagnero, FAIA. The series is designed to help architects and allied professionals who have recently branched out on their own, have a growing firm or are considering starting their own business. These best practice lectures will bring together some of San Francisco’s leading architects, contractors, engineers, and other design professionals for evenings of focused conversation and invaluable insight. Topics include marketing, cultivating repeat clients, teaming with larger firms, diversifying a practice, collaborating with other design and construction professionals, leveraging online media and social networking, financial management, and elevating the role of women.
“Anyone thinking of starting or growing their own firm should tap into the real-life experience of these panelists,” stated Margie O’Driscoll, Executive Director, AIA San Francisco. “We are also thrilled to join forces with aecKnowledge as we continue to deliver relevant, useful, and important knowledge to our members and professionals throughout the nation.”
According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder & President, aecKnowledge, “This series fills a tremendous gap for small- and mid-sized firm practitioners and those seeking insights from professionals who have built highly successful design firms. AIA San Francisco and Mark Cavagnero are assembling panels of talented and articulate architects and designers committed to generously sharing lessons learned from decades of experience on their paths to success.”
aecKnowledge's online courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES and/or GBCI. The courses are also accepted by many states to fulfill mandatory CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies are also available.
aecKnowledge, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the more than 6 million professionals and tradespeople across the fragmented AEC industry, and provides a venue for allied professionals and knowledge providers to strengthen their presence among a large and engaged audience. Visit http://www.aecKnowledge.com for more information.
About AIA San Francisco
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco), one of the largest of the AIA's nearly 300 chapters, represents more than 2,000 members in San Francisco and Marin County. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world's first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design. For more information, visit http://www.aiasf.org.