R egistration is open for Class 7 of Pathways to Executive Leadership, ACEC’s midcareer leadership development program, beginning October 14-16, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Sessions prepare participants for new leadership roles by teaching them how to explore personal mastery, recognize industry trends, and build long-term client relationships. In addition to coursework, participants have the opportunity to connect with a trusted national network of colleagues to learn best practices and exchange knowledge. The hybrid program consists of two in-person seminars and three virtual learning sessions tailored to those transitioning to managing teams and other managers. For more information, visit program.acec.org/pathways-to-executive-leadership or contact Katie Goodman, director of leadership programs, at 202-682-4332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited.
This comprehensive new series consists of 27 documents, including contracts, bonds, contractorprocurement documents, and administrative forms, intended for use on projects in which the owner retains a construction manager at risk (CMAR) to provide preconstruction services and then construct the project.
The Construction Manager at Risk method of delivering projects evolved from traditional design-bid-build by involving the construction contractor early in the project. The CMAR delivery process adds value by (1) having the contractor involved in the design phase of the project by performing services such as constructability reviews, providing advice on material availability and selection, estimating and scheduling, assessment of risk factors and mitigating strategies, development of procurement strategies, and organization of the work into efficient work packages; (2) taking advantage of opportunities for early procurement of materials and equipment, especially in volatile markets; and (3) starting construction before the design of the entire project is complete (fast tracking).
Review the entire EJCDC CMAR Series at https://bit.ly/EJCDC-CMAR.
ACEC’s coalitions have been hard at work for the past few months developing new content for education, publications, and roundtables. Each coalition has designed a robust platform for its members to network, share best practices, and collaborate on current initiatives. With the launch of ACEC’s updated website, our members can easily find all of these activities, resources, and more through the ACEC Coalitions page.
Whether your practice focuses on structural, MEP, geotechnical, surveying and mapping, or land development, or if you are a small firm, the ACEC coalitions provide a platform for members to take a deeper dive into the business practice needs of their discipline or firm size. Joining a coalition is easy and it’s firm-based, so all members of your firm are eligible to use the membership benefits. And, if your firm is currently participating in ACEC’s Business Insurance Trust, the trustees will pay the first $250 towards a coalition membership.
Take advantage of one of ACEC’s best kept secrets. Visit https://www.acec.org/coalitions for more information or to join.
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ACEC’s Business Resources and Education Department provides comprehensive and online-accessible business management education.
Visit ACEC’s online educational events calendar at https://www.acec.org/education/online-classes/ or call 202-347-7474, ext. 349, for further information.