On April 4th, AIA Ohio, ACEC, and the OFCC held a Partnering Conference at the Quest Center in Westerville, Ohio.  The program, a continuation of programs offered prior to the pandemic, provided attendees the opportunity to participate in presentations focused on work through the OFCC.   The program was attended by just under 200 individuals from across the architectural, engineering, and construction industries.  Members who attended the program received AIA learning units through AIA Ohio.

Programs presented included sessions on the following:

  • Budgeting/Estimating/Target Value
  • The 2024 Ohio Building Code Update
  • A Case Study: The Rhodes Tower Schedule Management

AIA Ohio members participating in the program’s presentations included Sam Rosenthal, AIA, Lane Beougher, FAIA, and Craig Weise, AIA.  Nearly 30 staff members of the OFCC were in attendance at the program.

The partnering program allows AIA Ohio to work with ACEC and the OFCC to provide programming that jointly benefits each group.  AIA Ohio, along with ACEC and the OFCC maintains a task group that meets several times each year to discuss the needs of each organization.  Those currently representing AIA Ohio on the committee include Melinda Scalfaro, AIA, Allison McKenzie, AIA and Sam Rosenthal, AIA. 

The partnering program provides the OFCC, along with Ohio’s engineers and architects, the opportunity to network and share experiences in a learning environment focused on public design and construction in Ohio.