november 17, 2006
  AIA Offers Two Design-Build Document Webinars

Summary: Join your colleagues for two new Web seminars, “Designer-Led Design-Build: The Architect’s Role” and “Contractor-Led Design-Build: The Architect’s Role.” The 90-minute Webinars will be held 1–2:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays, November 30 and December 7, respectively. AIA members earn 1.5 LUs/HSW for each program.

November 30
Designer-Led Design-Build: The Architect’s Role will explore the emerging role of the architect as designer-builder and explain how to use the AIA Design-Build Family of contract documents when the architect is serving as the design-build project coordinator. As the design-build method of project delivery gains popularity, designer-led design-build presents an important opportunity for architects to lead the project, and increased project control increases professional satisfaction as well as profit potential.

The speakers for the November 30 program are:

  • Martin Sell, AIA, CEO, Horizon Design Build Manage, and advisory group member of the AIA Design-Build Knowledge Community, which represents more than 10,000 AIA members
  • Timothy Twomey, AIA, Esq., principal and chief administrative officer of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, and incoming chair of the AIA Documents Committee. He is substantially involved in drafting the AIA design-build documents in 2004.

December 7
Contractor-Led Design-Build: The Architect’s Role will explore how architects can play two distinct roles in contractor-led design-build:

  1. Owner’s consultant developing the project criteria, preparing the design-build RFP, and providing services to the owner during the performance of the design-build contract
  2. Architect of record engaged by the design-build entity, preparing the contract documents for execution of the work.

The webinar will explore both of these roles as delineated in the AIA 2004 Design-Build Family of documents.

Speakers for the December 7 program are:

  • G. William Quatman, FAIA, architect and attorney with Shughart Thomson & Kilroy. Quatman serves as incoming chair of the Advisory Group for the AIA Design-Build Knowledge Community.
  • Paul Sieben, FAIA. president, CEO, chair, and cofounder of LeanTrak Inc. He is past chair of the AIA Documents Committee and was substantially involved in drafting the AIA 2004 design-build documents.

Webinar programs require a computer with Internet access and telephone access for participation. Both programs are being hosted in partnership with the Design-Build Knowledge Community. Each seminar costs $125 per site license; sign up for both seminars for $200. For more information or to register, visit the virtual seminar Web site. Questions? Contact Vanessa Williamson.

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