The AIASF Professional Practice Committee presents the first in a series of panel discussions on Integrated Practice in the 21st Century. This presentation on Project Delivery Strategies discusses what every project team needs to know about navigating the various project delivery methods. Representatives from the legal, consulting, owner, and construction sides will be presenting with a Q&A discussion to follow.
Networking at 6 pm; presentation starts at 6:30 pm.
About the Speakers
Howard Ashcraft has led in the development and use of Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling in the United States, Canada and abroad. Over the past decade, his team has structured over 130 pure IPD projects and worked on many highly-integrated projects. He co-authored the AIACC’s Integrated Project Delivery: A Working Definition, the AIA’s IPD Guide and the text, Integrating Project Delivery (Wiley 2017) Integrated Project Delivery: An Action Guide for Leaders (Pankow Foundation 2018) and chaired subcommittees for the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS). A partner in the San Francisco law firm of Hanson Bridgett, he is an elected Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, an Honourary Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an Honorary Member of AIA California Council. In addition to his professional practice, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
Stuart Eckblad, FAIA
Vice President, Major Capital Construction Projects, UCSF Health
Mr. Eckblad has dedicated his career to pioneering the concept of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD),promoting its use and achieving extraordinary results for Heathcare projects.
Tim Murchison, CCM, JD
Mr. Murchison is a certified construction manager with 37 years of experience in construction development and construction management and oversight. In his current role as Vice President at AECOM, he leads the engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies. Devoted to best practices, Tim is an active board member and incoming chair of the Construction Management Association of America, an organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction and Program Management. This governing body is the leading industry organization driving the conversation of project delivery best practices. He has delivered talks on Project Delivery Alternatives and Site Safety at CMAA National Conventions. Over the last 30 years he has been in senior management for both general contractors and construction management firms in both private and public works projects.
Joyce Polhamus, FAIA
Joyce Polhamus, FAIA, leads the San Francisco office of SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest architecture and planning firms, with twelve offices worldwide. She previously led the local Healthcare studio for 10 years, working closely with design professionals in the architecture planning, design, and delivery processes for projects of all sizes including new and renovated hospitals, senior living facilities, outpatient clinics, and wellness centers. She has been recognized for her commitment to providing quality design services, and elevating the design aesthetic, providing cost-effective design solutions to support leading edge programs and services for the healing environment throughout California. Among her professional affiliations, she has been involved for nearly a decade with the American Institute of Architect’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community, serving as chairperson in 2012 and 2013. In May 2015, Joyce was inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, an acknowledgement of her significant contributions and achievements within the design profession.
Paulo Napolitano, Operations Knowledge Area Leader, Herrero Builders Inc.
At the knowledge level, Paulo Napolitano is responsible to teach, coach, and mentor project teams to improve project performance applying Lean Philosophy. At the Strategic Level of the Organization, he is responsible to help Herrero become a Lean Organization. Herrero is considered today, in the construction industry in the United States, one of the most advanced companies implementing "Lean Principles" to deliver projects. Herrero is also the first organization that has its own lean community composed by 43 organizations. The goal of this community is to help these organizations to transform themselves into lean organizations, share their experience and learn from each other as they go through their lean journey. He is also a Professor at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. His trainings are the first ones to be certified by a University in Europe.
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