Optimizing the Architect and Contractor Relationship

Date Thursday, January 21, 2pm ET

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The working relationship between the design firm and contractor is critical to the success of every building project.  Both parties play a key role in realizing the owner’s intent, budget and schedule for the project, so shouldn’t everyone have exactly the same vision and desired outcomes? Not quite! 

While architects and contractors both work for the same client, the nature of the relationship can vary dramatically depending on the contractual agreements set in place. This leads to different expectations, philosophies and liabilities from project to project. In this session, hear from industry subject-matter-experts who understand the complexities of the architect / contractor relationship. They will share their insights for defining, optimizing and executing a successful working relationship with key project stakeholders.


This free live course is brought to you through a partnership with Deltek. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Deltek.

Learning objectives

  • Define pre-construction project stages and milestones as it relates to tracking progress and documentation
  • Optimize non-visual project information to limit RFIs and change orders, minimize rework and avoid delays
  • Understand benchmarks and examples of successful architect and contractor relationships  
  • Implement best practices for working strategically and collaboratively with owners, manufacturers, consultants and more
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    Ardell Mitchell

    Vice President

    Ardell has over 35 years in the construction industry, with 30 years at Harmon. Many of these...
  • Melody Stinson

    Melody Stinson


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