About Us

James Bedrick, FAIA, LEED AP
Founding Principal

Jim Bedrick is a registered architect, holds degrees in Architecture and Electrical Engineering, has over 35 years’ experience in the AECO industry, and has worked on all three sides of the Owner / Architect / Contractor triad.  After practicing architecture for ten years, he moved into the design and management of information systems for architecture firms.  In 1998 he joined 3Com Corporation, directing information technology for their worldwide capital projects and facilities management division.  In 2001 he joined Webcor Builders, where he led the development and implementation of Virtual Building processes and technology and the company’s Integrated Project Delivery capabilities, and developed strategic alliances between Webcor and several major architectural firms. In 2011 he extended his scope to the broader AEC community, capitalizing on his industry-wide experience to found AEC Process Engineering.

Throughout his professional career Mr. Bedrick has had significant impact on the design and construction industry.  He has maintained close ties with academia, and is often invited to guest-lecture at major universities.  He is currently vice-chair of the Curriculum Board of Vietnam’s Institute of Virtual Design and Construction ( where he is working to help Southeast Asian nations fill a critical shortage of practitioners skilled in VDC.  Since his days as a graduate student he has accumulated an excellent track record in making information technology work effectively and efficiently for the people who use it, and he currently sits on the board of directors of Building System Planning, Inc. (, a company that develops software for the automation and iterative optimization of building system routing and coordination. Mr. Bedrick is also Senior Industry Advisor for Strategic Building Innovation (, where he provides expertise on collaboration techniques and AECO industry needs, processes, and contract issues. 

For years a strong advocate for the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to create innovative, cost-effective solutions to complex building problems, Mr. Bedrick has developed delivery models, contracts, technology, and work processes that nurture, support, and enhance this collaboration.  He was at the forefront of the development of IPD, co-authoring all of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) initial publications on the concept.  Since 2007 he has been a contributing member of the AIA Contract Documents Committee (, where he co-authored the initial IPD contracts, created the concept of Level of Development (LOD) and helped to build an agreement (AIA E202) around it, chaired the development of the 2013 Digital Practice Documents, and helped write both the Design-Build documents and the A201 General Conditions for the Contract for Construction.  He is currently working with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) to develop and deliver workshops on collaborative VDC techniques, and since 2011 has co-chaired the AGC/AIA BIMForum LOD Specification working group (  Mr. Bedrick is also a founding member of the board of directors of the Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry (, an organization that extends collaboration beyond the boundaries of the AEC industry.

Assemble Systems Autodesk
Associated General Contractors of America
Axes Studios Killefer Flammang Architects Mayo Clinic
National Institute of Building Sciences Strategic Building Innovation Swinerton Builders
US CADUS Department of Veterans AffairsVietnam Institute of Virtual Design and Construction

Strategic Partners
Modulus Consulting
Solibri Strategic Building Innovation US CAD

Industry Organizations
AIA Contract Documents Committee AIA California IPD Steering Committee AGC/AIA BIMForum LOD Working Group
Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry Center for Integrated Facility Engineering