PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 211012

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 211012

"An Introduction to the Process & Defining Features of the Integrated Project Delivery Model" presented by Jay R. Houghton, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.

Presentation Details

In the typical construction contracting arrangement, each project participant seeks to avoid and transfer risk to other participants. The Integraged Project Delivery approach employs a different philosophy—the project participants accept and manage design and construction risks as a team. The pure IPD method often does this with a single, multi-party contract that is executed by the owner, general contractor, and designer. My presentation will provide an introduction to this increasingly popular project delivery model, compare and contrast it to traditional construction contracts, discuss when one should consider using an IPD model, and provide an overview of the pre-construction contracting phase of an IPD project.


Jay obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkley in 2000. Ever since then, his law practice has focused exclusively on all facets of construction-related transactional and litigation matters. He advises and counsels owners, developers, project executives and managers, contractors, design professionals, sureties, and insurers. He has in-depth experience assisting them during all phases of a project’s development, construction, and close-out.

Jay has drafted and negotiated hundreds of construction, design, and construction-management agreements. He uses his experience to craft contract provisions that address each project’s unique risks while furthering his clients’ business objectives. He regularly works with all types of owner-contractor, contractor-subcontractor, owner-designer agreements, and specialty delivery methods such as turnkey, design-build, and Integrated Project Delivery.

Jay works with his clients to develop, implement, and oversee risk-management and pre-litigation strategies including contract compliance, project documentation, construction operations, claims avoidance, change management, and the preparation of change order requests and claims. He frequently assists his clients with their post-completion dispute resolution efforts in mediation, arbitration and at trial.

Jay has experience with a variety of projects including high-rise office towers, healthcare facilities, highway design and construction, shopping centers, hotels, residential developments, rapid-transit rail and station projects, as well as solar, wind, and fossil-fuel power plants throughout the United States. He was project counsel for the Joint Ventures that constructed the Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority’s Oakland International Airport Connector and the California Department of Transportation’s Presidio Parkway/Doyle Drive Project which was California’s first public-private partnership project.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.    


Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM. 



You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.


PMI Atlanta Member:  $8.00
Non-Member: $10.00


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Talent Triangle Category: Technical Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-12-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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