OWNER / ARCHITECT-ENGINEER-CONSTRUCTOR (O/AEC) TASKFORCE
- Phil Bona’s Take on it.
Taskforce Short Term Goal:
Develop Problem Statement and Strategies
Science and technology, information management, enhancing service and product value, design and construction value, manufacturing and assembly, collaboration and communication, and sustainable smart buildings.
The AIA Organization
The professional culture of the AIA/AIACC, the relevance of professional organizations, education, training and certification, practice evolution and
Using the Wheel Already Invented
Re-Introduce the Collaborative Process developed by the Collaborative Process Institute in 1997 in California. All the goals and words are there.
Suggested Taskforce Mission Statement:
To revolutionize the building industry by establishing true collaboration as the cornerstone of the building process for all client, architect, engineer, and constructor (C/AEC) partners and utilizing state of the art research and technology help all participants achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Suggested Goals and Objectives:
1. High Performance Teams
2. Optimization and Performance Measurement
4. Incentives and Risk-Sharing
5. Problem Solving and Decision-Making
Suggested Goals and Objectives: - continued
Suggestions for the Architect’s Role
C/AEC – Dialogue - Taskforce Members to contact strategic industry partners to “Get our vision and message out” through advocacy in 2005 and 2006.
C/AEC – Industry Forum - Plan for a late fall 2005 or spring 2006 statewide event
THEME: “Our Vision for Change through True Collaboration in the Construction Industry”
(Good for the Built Environment; Good for Business; Good for America)
“Think Smarter – Design Smarter – Build Smarter”
There are many good reasons for the building industry, as a whole, to pause and consider re-tooling and re-assembling all the parts, pieces, and people into one industry-wide collaborative, cooperative relationship and set of principals that is based on successful communication, information technology, and proven good business practices.
Architects: AIA, SARA, etc.
Engineers: SEA, CELSOC, etc.
Constructors: AGC, Trade Unions, etc.
Industry Partners: McGraw Hill, XL, CNA/Shinnerer, ABA (Attnys – Gerry Weisbach), etc.
Technology Partners: NCS, IAI, IFCs
Owners: BOMA, etc.
PRESENT THE ISSUES
What are the problems?
FIND THE SOLUTIONS TOGETHER
How do we adjust the path towards a preferred collaborative future - Interoperability?
Need to work together as one industry full of pride and mutual respect;
Need to re-define and validate success for each participant;
Need to validate importance of industry to America;
Need to rejuvenate and expand education through unions and K-14 schools;
Need to make project information (data) more accurate and available to all participants;
Need to eliminate litigious basis of industry;
Need to find lucrative positive rolls for attorneys and insurance companies in the process;
Need to embrace the future of technology (BIM) and the information age.