Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
John, in answer to your questions regarding current ongoing AIA/CC efforts with alternative project delivery methods and IPD:
1. Ongoing Efforts:
a. The next IPD seminar coordinated by AIA/CC will be on September 17, 2009 at the Convention Center in San Diego. (I'm attaching the invite). Register by CLICKING HERE.
"This event is structured for clients to get a better understanding of IPD - from the negotiating the contract, to building the team, to understanding the insurance issues, you'll want to attend to know what your client knows so you can assist them in navigating through this delivery method."
b. At the most recent AIA Convention there was a highly informative powerpoint presentation on IPD: CLICK HERE
2. Content and status of current state legislative proposals:
a. SB 667 (Midgen) - "Best Value Construction Contracting Pilot Program" - passed and in process
b. SB 2551 (Furitani) - Design Assist Program" - Failed to Pass
c. Community College Design Assist Legislation - currently being considered
d. AIA/CC IPD Legislation - need more info on 2010 plans
3. Additional resources:
a. Integrated Project Delivery - for an overview and numerous resource guides: CLICK HERE http://ipd-ca.net/
b. David S. Gehrig wrote an excellent white paper on alternative project delivery methods for public works projects in California, and I am attaching here, as well.
c. AIA National Contract Documents that facilitate IPD: CLICK HERE http://www.aia.org/contractdocs/AIAS077630
4. Recent News articles:
The American Institute of Architects and The AIA California Council Release New Resource Regarding Integrated Project Delivery
Thu May 7, 2009 1:05pm EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in conjunction with The AIA California Council, (AIACC) has just released Experiences in Collaboration: On the Path to IPD, a new document in a series of resources focusing on Integrated Project Delivery. This document was developed from the working knowledge of more than 30 participants, including architects and engineers involved in the design and construction industry, who have actual experience using this delivery method.
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is gaining momentum. A range of projects are in development or have been completed utilizing the principles of IPD. However, it is also clear that many professions are struggling to understand "how" to make it work; questioning "what is the value and impact" to business and professional practices?
In lieu of exhaustive case studies, in 2008, The AIA California Council`s IPD committee organized an initiative to pull together practitioners involved in projects that were based on the IPD methodology or specific concepts of IPD. The basis of this initiative was focused on "anecdotal" lessons learned, as hard data was not yet available.
The document presents the highlights from the symposium of industry leaders and captures the conversations discussed as a basis of applied principles to utilize when embarking upon an IPD project.
The AIA has a long history of promoting this collaborative delivery model. In spring of 2007, The American Institute of Architects, California Council published Integrated Project Delivery: A Working Definition, describing IPD. Then, in fall 2007, in conjunction with The American Institute of Architects, National office, Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide was published.
To download a free copy of Experiences in Collaboration or the other IPD resources listed above, visit www.ipd-ca.net or www.aia.org/ipd.
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 www.aiacc.org.
For more info contact:
AIA California Council
Director, Marketing and Communications
Friday, August 21, 2009
Provided by the GREEN LA Coalition:
1) Click here to find a brief update on ARRA applications, opportunities and workshops in the LA area, as well as on-line resources.
2) Click here to find a guide to grants for green jobs projects, for community based organizations.
Please note that some of the grant deadlines have passed, but many are still available. We welcome any additional information.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I forwarded the info to Charity.
On Aug 18, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Will Wright wrote:
Yes, I'd love to have it on our website. I've already added it to Facebook, too.On Aug 18, 2009, at 4:06 PM, Carlo Caccavale wrote:Are we posting this on our web site, besides advertising it in the newsletter?I think we should...On Aug 18, 2009, at 2:28 PM, Will Wright wrote:<Profiles 08 17 2009-5-5.pdf>AIA Los Angeles presents...DESIGN DIALOGUES #3: Reinventing ContextsThursday, August 27 (6:00-8:00pm)HMC Architects633 W. 5th Street, Third FloorLos Angeles, CA 90071Limited Capacity. RSVP to Will@aialosangeles.orgDESIGN DIALOGUES #3: Reinventing ContextsThree Design Principals will present a project that is un-built or "on the boards" that significantly impacts an existing context.What role does context play in today's urban environment? How do the inherent material or immaterial opportunities and constraints inform a new future?This is the third in a series of continuing dialogues intended to provide more discourse within our local architectural community. Design Dialogues will feature brief project presentations of un-built or on the boards work by HMC Architects, wHY Architecture and XTEN Architecture. Afterwards, they will participate in a moderated discussion relative to the theme above, and take questions from the audience. The event is open to the public free of charge.Light Refreshments will be served. Limited Capacity. RSVP is required for attendance.Please RSVP to WILL WRIGHT at WILL@AIALOSANGELES.ORGDesign Leaders:Michael Tome, AIA - HMC ArchitectsYo-Ichiro Hakomori, AIA - wHY ArchitectureAustin Kelly, AIA - XTEN ArchitectureModerator:Sam Lubell, California Editor - The Architects NewspaperWhen:Thursday, August 27 (6:00-8:00pm)Where:HMC Architects633 W. 5th Street, Third FloorLos Angeles, CA 90071No Host Parking Available. AIA/LA recommends to ride Metro.<Profiles 08 17 2009-5-5.jpg>