Emerge by AIAU: Conquering the Construction Site

Learn about the role of the architect during the construction phase, what it means to lead construction administration in your project, and how construction administration is important to the development of your future projects.


When defining the basic services of an architect, we often look at the phases of a project. Our industry generally accepts that there are 5 phases to an architectural project: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bid or Negotiation, Construction Phase. The two longest phases in the process of moving through an architectural project tend to be the Construction Documents phase and the Construction Phase. A lot of attention is given to the first three phases of the project: schematic design, design development, & construction documents. The role of the architect is most clearly defined in these three phases. However, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Complete activities along the way and take a short quiz to receive credit for this course.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the role of the architect during the construction phase and evaluate how to assess and control critical changes to the project during this phase.
  • Learn how to document the process of construction and respond to site inspections and third-party test results. Evaluate methods of communication between the different parties involved in construction
  • Understand how to identify and resolve problems on the construction site related to budget, material selection, and safety issues.
  • Assess the final stages of the construction phase to determine the building’s viability for occupancy.

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