ARC 327R.13 / ARC 386M.14 / ARI 350R
Instructor: Richard Jennings
The project is the basic defining element of architectural, engineering, interiors, and planning practice. It is through the process of managing projects that design concepts are translated into reality. This course addresses the management and leadership of design projects, including buildings, interiors, engineering, planning, and other types of projects.
This course is valuable to students of architecture, interior design, architectural engineering, landscape architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical building engineering, planning, and students of real estate and business administration who want to learn more about the process of managing and delivering projects.
This course provides students with a solid introduction to project management including: project start-up; scoping, budgeting, and scheduling; financial management and control of projects; owner and client relationships; establishing and negotiating professional fees; project revenue recognition, earned value management, and percent complete determination; overview of both traditional and newer alternate project delivery approaches, including traditional design-bid-build, design-build, bridging, fast-track, and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD); introduction to Gantt charts, critical path scheduling and other scheduling techniques; team building; coalescing owner-designer-contractor relationships; professional services delivery; project risks and mitigation; life cycle costing analysis; project close-out, commissioning, post-occupancy services; and other project management topics.
Students meet and hear from guest speakers from architecture, real estate development, engineering, planning, and interior design. These speakers provide a unique perspective of the AEC industry. Some students have subsequently joined guest speakers’ firms.