Shiel Sexton Project Executive Frank Duck was asked to speak on behalf of the construction industry to the Commercial Real Estate Workshop (CREW) graduate class at IUPUI’s Kelly School of Business. Topics of discussion for the class revolved around various delivery methods of commercial construction and how the legal contracts for those delivery methods differ. Frank focused on the services Shiel Sexton provides and current projects in motion. Additional presentation topics included:
- Construction Industry overview and operational career path
- Critical issues in the development process
- Delivery methods – General Contractor, Construction Manager, Design-Build, Construction Manager as Agency, Public Private Partnership, and Design-Bid-Build.
- Current project summaries Shiel Sexton is currently working on.
- Preconstruction and construction project timelines.
Frank discussed the new Bottleworks District located at the old Coca-Cola site in downtown Indianapolis and the details of Shiel Sexton’s role as the Construction Manager for multiple buildings. The next day, the CREW graduate students toured the Bottleworks District allowing the students to experience the construction site firsthand after seeing so much detail about the project.
“It was a very engaging group discussion. These students have a bright future and were inspiring in their approach to the business world and the built environment. We all had a fun time discussing current topics and issues the broadly affect the industry. Thank you to moderator John Snell for the invitation to be a part of your CREW!”
Frank provided industry-related knowledge to the students that presents a different perspective on construction fundamentals and how jobsite issues and schedules affect real estate. His teachings reflect a great example of how Shiel Sexton employees go beyond the office and exemplify the “Expect More” attitude.