Richard Daniels to Speak at AIA Conference

Miami, Fla. – May 10, 2012 – Richard G. Daniels, a partner with Florida law firm Daniels, is set to speak at the next American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida chapter convention. The convention will run July 19-22, and Daniels will speak on July 20 during the session titled Design Professional’s Guide to IPD: Other Delivery Methods and BIM. The session will focus on traditional and design / build to integrated (BIM) project delivery and other collaborative delivery methods, including the risks inherent in using these methods and the contract language that should be used to allocate these risks appropriately.

Daniels will be speaking at the conference with Cindy W. Baldwin, CGC, LEED AP, and Donna Hunt, AIA. Baldwin is Principal of Operations at ACAI Associates, a Miami-area architecture and planning firm; Hunt is Director of Claims / Risk Management Services at Lexington Insurance Company.

“It’s important to understand clearly the various delivery methods, from traditional design to integrated project delivery, and the use of BIM as a tool,” Daniels says. “For architects, and design professionals in general, understanding these delivery methods and the risk associated with them is critical.”

In preparation for the firm’s participation in this speaking engagement at the AIA conference, Daniels associate Todd Sussman offered a seminar at the 2012 Florida BIMSmart Summit March 29 in Ft. Lauderdale. His presentation was about current contract trends and how to minimize risk with BIM. Sussman has been with Daniels since 2010. He’s been involved with numerous programs, including the HOPE Financial Literacy for Foster Kids program and Miami Law Ambassadors.
About the AIA

The focus of the AIA is to “unite, educate and position architects to lead the shaping of Florida’s future.” Florida’s chapter of the organization is headed up by a board of 50 representatives from the industry who represent the state’s 13 chapters. AIA Florida is a proactive and public organization that engages in lobbying efforts to promote causes that benefit the architecture profession. It also offers opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.


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