It is essential to understand the delivery options available and to be able to identify which delivery method best meets the goals, skill level and available resources for specific projects. - Don Rudy, AIA, AIACC Vice-President of Professional Practice
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2013
The AIA California Council, the nation’s largest State component of the American Institute of Architects, and aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced online continuing education for architects, engineers and construction professionals, announce the release of a continuing education (CE) series, Project Delivery Methods. The five-part series is the culmination of a decade-long look at the exploration and evolution of alternative methods of project delivery.
The series starts with an overview of various delivery methods available to public and private clients: Design-Bid-Build, Construction Management, Design-Build, and Integrated Project Delivery. Each subsequent course delves into detail about a specific project delivery method. In addition to detailed descriptions and diagrams of the contractual relationships, responsibilities of the various parties, quality control concerns, schedule and cost implications and capabilities required within each project delivery method, the courses contain case studies and lessons learned.
Referring to the rapid change in project delivery methods, AIA California Council’s Vice-President of Professional Practice, Don Rudy, AIA, states in the introductory video, “It is essential to understand the delivery options available and to be able to identify which delivery method best meets the goals, skill level and available resources for specific projects.”
The five-part series is available exclusively on http://www.aecKnowledge.com, one of the country’s premiere sites for delivering distilled, relevant and practical knowledge. According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder & President, aecKnowledge, “This series demystifies project delivery and is essential viewing for architects, engineers and construction professionals, as well as for owners and public agencies that want to know about factors that contribute to the success of various delivery methods. The AIA California Council has developed an important and objective resource.”
Each video course is accompanied by downloadable material including matrices, diagrams, case studies and glossaries of terms. According to the AIA California Council’s Senior Director, Nicki Dennis Stephens, Hon. AIACC, “The information contained in these courses is the product of intelligence gathered from clients, architects, engineers, contractors, design-builders, construction managers, attorneys, professional liability insurers, and many other dedicated volunteers. We are delighted to offer the results of our studies in these distilled, content-rich online courses.”
aecKnowledge's online courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES. This series also fulfills the Health, Safety and Welfare education requirements by many states to fulfill mandatory CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies are also available.
This Project Delivery Methods series is generously sponsored by a/e ProNet, a leading nationwide insurance broker specializing in the professional liability needs of architects and engineers. a/eProNet was founded in 1988 and represents more than 16,000 design professionals.
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 and construction industries to share knowledge and leverage their collective intellectual capital. Our distilled, unbiased and practical knowledge helps professionals advance their careers, enrich their firms and improve the built environment.
Through insights from industry thought leaders, continuing education taught by fellow practitioners, and practical knowledge contributed by subject matter experts, aecKnowledge aims to transform how architects, engineers, urban planners, contractors, allied professionals, students, owners, vendors, fabricators and others throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other. Visit http://www.aecKnowledge.com for more information.
About The AIA California Council
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit http://www.aiacc.org.