Concept to Completion

December 17, 2015
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time


Colorado State University is under a design-build contract on a new $67 million biology building for its campus. During the design-build process, Project Manager Tracey Abel and CSNA Architects, the design coordinating consultants, are utilizing an approach to obtain and document user input for this project. 

During this webinar, the presenter will explain the approach to capture user input and verify incorporation of the user input throughout the project’s design and construction. This process is expected to reduce the time that likely would have been involved through the design-build process without gaining and applying this information. Utilizing this process is enabling lab users to be informed about the entire building process from concept through completion thereby gaining their full and effective participation. 

Attendees will:

  • Learn how to educate the user groups so that the time spent in design is used for this specific purpose.
  • Learn how to collect the information needed for the meeting with a few simple handouts.
  • Learn how to get the user group’s leadership to bring the right people to the table at the right time.
  • Receive handout templates that can be given to their user groups.


Sign up to view the webinar recording.

I2SL Members and IFMA Research and Development Council Members can register for free! Visit the Member Portal or check with your IFMA member coordinator for additional instructions.

Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Webinar attendees and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL after the webinar if you would like to receive a credit for your participation.

Instructor Biography

Tracey Abel has spent eight years as a construction project manager at Colorado State University. She recently completed a $72 million renovation to the Lory Student Center and is currently working on the new, $67 million biology building project.


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