The Power of Early Coordination

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Program Description:

Join us on this episode of BuildSmart, where we have the privilege of speaking with Patrick MacLeamy, former CEO of HOK, a leading architecture and design firm, about his discovery of “the Effort Curve,” now famously known as “the MacLeamy Curve.” In this compelling conversation, Patrick shares his experience of how answering a critical question about the profession led him to discover a groundbreaking approach that revolutionized the industry.

As a seasoned architect with over 50 years of experience, Patrick shares his insights into the philosophy and origin behind the MacLeamy Curve, and how it has helped to improve HOK and the architecture profession at large. Listeners will gain valuable insights into the importance of shifting efforts earlier in the project timeline, coordinating with engineers and contractors early on, and measuring twice to cut once. Patrick’s experience and credentials as a seasoned architecture and design leader make this episode a must-listen for anyone in the industry, as well as anyone interested in project management and efficiency. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great minds in architecture and design.

Learning Objectives:
AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0004
Approved Type: Elective
Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU
Program Length: 33:11 Minutes
Program Level: Entry
Category: Project Management

Instructional Delivery Method(s):

  • Podcast

Program Length:

  • 33:11 Minutes

Approved Learning Units and Type:


AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date:

  • Approved: 05/24/2023
  • Expiration: 05/24/2026


  • None

Program Level:

  • Entry

Advance Learner Preparation:

  • None

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