SWO: Dealing with Scarce Resources on Your Project

The April 2024 Southwest Ohio Chapter Roundtable topic was:  Dealing with Scarce Resources on Your Project Learning objectives included: Understanding scarcity issues as design evolves and scope decisions are made; Tactics to consider when construction labor shortages are predicted; Sharing knowledge of current material scarcity and ways to cope with them; General “think tank” of …

SWO: Communicate for Project Success

The February 2024 Southwest Ohio Chapter Roundtable topic was:  Communicate for Project Success Tommie Jo Brode from Venice Solutions Group was the guest speaker  Communication best practices across each lifecycle phase of a project were explored Learning objectives included: Learn or gain a better appreciation of the formal and informal communications that need to occur …

NEO: 2024 Inspire and Engage

At our January 2024 NEO Roundtable we took a moment to reflect on the past, then turned our sights to the future as we worked together to Inspire and Engage in our collective mission to transform our industry. We worked in small groups to tackle identified issues and worked to find resolutions that we can …

Central Ohio Chapter: Project Delivery Methods – Design-Bid-Build, part 3 of 4 part series

At our January 18 Central Ohio Chapter Roundtable, James Miller, Administrator Design & Construction, City of Columbus Recreation & Parks, shared insights about why Design-Bid-Build is a delivery method of choice. Breakout groups discussed and developed comprehensive lists of challenges associated with D-B-B, and then developed strategies to overcome these challenges. View the presentation here: …

NEO: Risk – An Industry Update

At our November 2023 NEO Roundtable Debbie Beebe and Kathie Krozser from Oswald presented “Risks” in our industry. We discussed a Design Build case and broke into small groups examine the case. The small groups then reported out their findings which were very similar to the original outcome of the case. Partners earned 2 AIA/CES …

Central Ohio Chapter: Project Delivery Methods – Design-Build, part 2 of 4 part series

At our November 16 Central Ohio Chapter Roundtable, Alex Trevino, Director, Office of Capital Improvements, Columbus City Schools, shared insights about why Design-Build is a delivery method of choice. Breakout groups discussed and developed comprehensive lists of challenges associated with D-B, and then developed strategies to overcome these challenges. View the presentation here: CCS-Cogence DB …

SWO: Overcoming Headwinds in Uncertain Times Together: Focus on Project Cost

The November 2023 Southwest Ohio Chapter Roundtable topic was:  Overcoming Headwinds in Uncertain Times Together: Focus on Project Cost In this last of a 4-part series of exploring challenges to key project goals, the roundtable concentrated on Project Cost  The audience was surveyed using Mentimeter polling software to determine the specific areas for the breakout …

Central Ohio Chapter: Project Delivery Methods – Construction Manager at Risk (CMR), part 1 of 4 part series

At our September 21 Central Ohio Chapter Roundtable, Michelle Malone (Senior Director of Projects) and Loren Brockway (Senior Director/Chief of Staff – Facilities Design & Construction), The Ohio State University, shared insights about why CMR is a delivery method of choice for certain projects. Breakout groups discussed and developed comprehensive lists of challenges associated with …

SWO: Overcoming Headwinds in Uncertain Times Together: Focus on Quality

The September 2023 Southwest Ohio Chapter Roundtable topic was:  Overcoming Headwinds in Uncertain Times Together: Focus on Quality The audience was surveyed using the Mentimeter audience polling software to gain perspectives related to quality goal-setting including reliability, maintainability, sustainability and aesthetics. Better practices to define and communicate quality expectations, design efforts to ensure quality, selection …