Improve Accuracy, Reduce Risk, and Utilize Software to Achieve Planning and Scheduling Excellence In every construction build, planning and scheduling teams play a major role in meeting time and cost deadlines, and ensuring project success. Meanwhile, the challenges of a competitive market and pressured workforce means that this important role is compelled to perform more efficiently, under tighter constraints. Advancing Construction Planning and Scheduling 2018 is coming to Dallas to reveal how to overcome these daily challenges. From reducing the risk of claims to learning how to leverage cutting-edge software, you'll hear how owners, general contractors, and subcontractors like are maintaining success. The Top 5 Takeaways Are: 1) Overcome Industry Challenges 2) Hear What Your Peers Are Saying 3) Leverage Technology 4) Maintain and Upskill Your Workforce 5) Unrivalled Networking Join your peers in September to be a part of this progressive discussion.
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Preconstruction is changing. Estimates have to be turned around at rapid speed to keep up with consolidated project schedules. Trends such as design assist and alternative contract types are disrupting the roles and responsibilities of staff. BIM continues to push the cutting edge further from the traditional take-off process. Conceptual estimating and bidding is becoming more data driven and giving contractors a competitive edge to winning work. In this context, Advancing Building Estimation 2018 returns for its third year, bigger and more diverse than ever, to bring clarity to this disruption and help you to form a strategy for your preconstruction and estimating team. Join us in Dallas at the largest event in North America dedicated to building estimation. You'll meet like-minded general contractors, subcontractors, owners and architects who are all working to leverage technology and optimize processes to improve estimating accuracy and the timeliness of cost updates. Through presentations, workshops and interactive activities you will return to the office with an informed, detailed strategy for your preconstruction team. What are you waiting for? The last two years have been a sell-out, so register your places today, to avoid disappointment.
Syracuse Architecture has collaborated with the IE Business School and IE School of Architecture and Design to offer a week-long summer course titled "Design and Business Communication." Taught by IE School of Architecture Professor Juan Lago-Novas, the course (free and open to the public) delves into the oft-neglected but critical business-side of architectural practice. The course is split into three lectures, each of which counts toward two AIA Continuing Education Learning Units. In case you missed the first session Monday night, you can still register for the second session tomorrow (6-8pm, Seminar Room 225, Fisher Center, 31st & Madison, NYC), which will feature a lecture from Professor Juan Lago-Novas. The final lecture and discussion this Friday the 10th will feature Michael Speaks, Dean of Syracuse Architecture, and Gregg Pasquarelli, Architect and Principal at SHoP Architects (4-7pm, Kuhn Lecture Hall, Fisher Center, 1st & Madison, NYC).
Crain’s Chicago Business asks a good question: “Is it finally a good time to be an architect?” The story, by Micah Maidenberg, picks up on an encouraging trend in the architecture billings index. Both nationally and in the Midwest, architecture billings are back above 50, the threshold that denotes growth. In 2008, both tanked to about 35. During that time the number of architects in Chicago also dropped 33 percent, from 9,800 to 6,600 at the lowest point in March 2011. That's slightly higher than the 31 percent drop nationally. It has since risen above 7,000. Average base pay for starting architects, however, has mirrored another, less encouraging national trend: wage stagnation. Entry-level architects in metro Chicago made 3.7 percent less in 2011 than in 2008. Experienced architects saw their salaries rise 9 percent on average over that time period.