Design Assist and Delegated Design: Exploring Collaborative Concepts

Feb. 18, 2021  • Free webinar

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There are several reasons for is an increasing emphasis on collaboration between design professionals and builders:

  • The benefits when aspects of a project's design are informed by builder input.
  • The complexity and proprietary of building materials and systems.
  • The valuable technical contributions specialty contractors and product manufacturers provide to the most complicated parts of a project's design.

These paradigm shifts have spurred strategies to connect design professionals with contractors, specialty contractors, and product manufacturers during the project's design stages for a more successful outcome.

In this program, we examine the distinctions between design assist and delegated design; describe the roles and responsibilities of project team members; discuss problems that can arise, and offer definitions and guidelines that design professionals and the construction industry can adopt for their use.

Attendees will receive a free copy of the new white paper "Design Collaboration on Construction Projects Part 1: Delegated Design, Design Assist, and Informal Involvement – What Does it All Mean?," jointly published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).