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Joint AIA/WCA Education & Networking Afternoon
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm$40 - $100
Three Education Sessions & Networking
April 26th, Conor O’Neill’s, Ann Arbor
There will be a joint AIA/WCA education and networking session on Thursday, April 26th at Conor O’Neill’s. At this event AIA and WCA Members will have the opportunity to network together and participate in three related education sessions on the topic of “How to Promote Partnerships Between Contractors and Architects”
The Contractor/Architect Relationship: Case Studies of Successes and Challenges
Four teams of architects/general contractors will introduce their projects as lessons learned in case studies in successful team work. The four projects will be the U of M Athletics South Competition and Performance Project, the State Theater Renovation, the Ford Field Premium Suites Renovation, and the Racquet Club of Ann Arbor Renovation.
Model Replication Activity to Explore the Communication Process in a Team Setting
This activity involves the team replication of a Lego structure that is seen by the architect and described to the contractor, who in turn directs the subcontractor to replicate the Lego, sight unseen. This activity demonstrates the complexity of message clarity, time pressure, assumptions, emotional involvement, and organizational structure. A discussion follows the activity where the observer will comment on the challenges and successes they experienced.