BT: Integrated Project Mgmt

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MARCH-640

This 3 credit seminar course will explore emerging concepts of project management and project delivery in the architecture and construction industry, with an emphasis on understanding and utilizing web-based project collaboration systems to coordinate the work of diverse and geographically distributed project teams. Our seminar group will work together as a project team with Architecture for Humanity and other organizations to design and plan an open-source prototype machine/structure to address essential infrastructure needs for developing economies and post-disaster recovery operations. Through this applied case study, seminar members will participate in the project realization from the point of view of information modeling, physical modeling, scheduling, budgeting, communication, documentation, and project management. Through readings, presentations, and field trips, the students will become familiar with the structures and vocabularies of Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling, and make a valuable contribution to global humanitarian relief actions by managing our work through the Open Architecture Network, an open-source online project tracking resource that is being developed by Architecture for Humanity. There are no specific prerequisites except for enthusiasm, and we hope to have a broad range of background skills and interests to fill out the various team requirements.