Saturday, June 17, 2017

Let’s Fix Construction Workshop

Cherise Lakeside, CSI Portland past-president, and Eric Lussier, CSI Vermont president, started a grassroots effort last August involving contributors from around the country called Let’s Fix Construction ( The website they created is dedicated to sharing positive and collaborative solutions to issues we face in the AEC industry. (which is unsponsored and includes no advertising) has become quite popular, drawing more attention every day. It is an impartial platform for showcasing forward-thinking solutions to many longstanding issues that have plagued construction.

As a complement to the website, Cherise and Eric have created a live, interactive event to discuss construction industry problems and solutions. Their presentation is a featured event at this year’s CONSTRUCT show in Providence, RI, but it’s also a show they’re taking on the road elsewhere, including here in Eugene.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the Let’s Fix Construction forum on Friday, July 28.

The brown-bag lunch event will take place at the office of PIVOT Architecture, beginning at 11:30 AM and lasting two hours. Seating will be limited, so RSVP soon.

Here are the details:

What: Let’s Fix Construction Workshop

When:  Friday, July 28   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (90 minutes presentation, 30 minutes Q & A)

Where:  Main conference room, PIVOT Architecture, 44 W. Broadway, downtown Eugene

Cost:  Free (bring your own lunch though)

Session Description:
This session will be an interactive problem-solving event. The class will be divided into “teams.” The organizers will identify a unique problem in architecture, engineering, and construction to each of the teams. A captain will be assigned to each team to ensure all team members participate in the solution.

Each team will have 15 minutes to brainstorm an out-of-the box, collaborative, forward-moving solution to the given problem. At the end of each 15-minute session, each captain will take the floor and have two minutes to present the team’s solution to the room. There will be at least three judges to determine the best forward-thinking solutions for each round.

The intent of this session is to improve communication, collaboration, unique ideas and the sharing of perspectives from different disciplines.

Learning Objectives:
  • To identify and learn about common conflicts and issues in AEC identified by industry members firsthand.
  • To evaluate the perceived gaps in project delivery that cause these problems.
  • To discuss and problem-solve four identified common issues in AEC as a group to learn collaborative and communicative solutions.
  • To recognize and identify how brief meetings among AEC team professionals can lead to positive solutions.

Level of Content: 100-300 (100-awareness, 200-understanding/comprehension or 300-application/implementation)

Primary Target Audience and Secondary Target Audience(s): Architects, contractors, engineers, interior designers, manufacturer’s representatives, project managers, and specification consultants. The session would benefit any discipline.

Continuing Education Learning Units:  2 AIA LUs (to be confirmed)

RSVP to Randy Nishimura, AIA, CSI, CCS:  before July 25, 2017

1 comment:

Cherise Schacter said...

Thank you so much Randy! We are so excited to join you all on 7/28!