Project Delivery Methods: New 5-Part Online Series Available

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The dynamic nature of project delivery has changed our collective view; the design and construction industry is rapidly evolving based on client demand. In today’s environment, there are variety of project delivery methodologies available and team members and advisors must understand how to make informed decisions about which option is most appropriate for each project. Choosing the most appropriate method can align stakeholders’ goals relative to risk, decision making, schedule, quality and cost control, and help leverage the skills, knowledge and resources available to each team member.

To assist in the ongoing professional development of the industry, the AIACC and aecKnowledge 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 and provides an important and objective resource. Whether you are an architect, engineer, contractor, specialty consultant, owner, CM or advisor, these courses enable you to make informed decisions about which method, or hybrid of methods, to utilize to achieve your goals and, ultimately, create a better built environment.

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.

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. Each video course is accompanied by downloadable material including matrices, diagrams, case studies and glossaries of terms.

These 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.

Click here to access the series: Project Delivery Methods


Nicki Dennis Stephens

Nicki Dennis Stephens is the Senior Director for The American Institute of Architects, California Council. Focusing on expanding the value of architects and architecture, Nicki is dedicated to serving the needs of members and AIA components throughout California.

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