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11/14/2014 Innovative tools for Optimizing Project Delivery
As the use of BIM becomes mainstream in our industry, the next frontier is upon us. This Forum will focus on the early innovators and how they are utilizing these advanced tools…
10/3/2014 Organizing and Managing Collaboration
Can we actively foster, enhance, and accelerate collaboration? In the worlds of negotiation, business management, and psychology a great deal of science is going on around collaboration, and it has produced techniques and approaches …
4/18/2014 Value to Owners: Making the Business Case for Integration
What does value mean to owners? How is it defined? Can it be measured? Should project compensation be tied to achieving Value? This forum explores the fundamental reason for undertaking projects, the assumption that the completed project adds Value to the organization and its stakeholders….
6/12/2015 Defining Constructs
While there is still a strong focus on first cost in the development of new facilities, there is a trend toward better understanding how decisions made early in the development process impact the long term operational costs of the facility. With the advent of new simulation tools for both energy and building operations, a better understanding of the building’s energy and operational costs can be explored early in the design process.
This FORUM explored how owners identify the specific elements to consider in life-cycle cost and identified the “universe” that they are trying to manage. What information is valuable to them, what causes them to make changes during the process, and what do they consider good results?
9/11/2015 Building Operations
Most major corporations that build, own and maintain facilities have separate groups that are given different mandates – the new development and construction of new facilities are given the goal of lowest first cost – while the groups that are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the finished product are given the same mandate. There is often a healthy tension between the two, which results in a series of compromises during the development of a new facility.
This FORUM will review how owners set goals for individual business units, and what they consider their measure of success. It will also identify “lessons learned” from the A/E/C community, from those actually managing operations.
The selection of building materials has a long term effect on the durability and life expectancy of any facility. How do owners consider the life expectancy of a facility when making material selections, and how do they take into account life cycle costing during material selection
This FORUM will explore how design professionals work with owners during the material selection process, and how these selections can effect life cycle costing, and life expectancy of the facility.