Best Practices in Information Technology among A/E/C Firms

Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, is President of Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. in Chicago. Her firm assists corporate facilities groups and A/E firms of all sizes with technology strategy, product selection and implementation. One area of in-depth technical specialization is legacy CAD system conversion. Her firm has assisted four of the world’s largest CAD vendors in analysis of the UD design and construction market. Fallon is a licensed architect who worked for 15 years in large A/E firms. She began her career at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, where she developed the documentation, training program and support group for SOM’s proprietary CAD software, later marketed by IBM. Fallon is a recognized leader, lecturer and author in the field of applying information technology to architecture, engineering and facility management. In 1995, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. She is currently serving on the national CADD Standard Committee and as an industry advisor to the “Fully Integrated and Automated Project Process” team of the Sloan Program at the University of Texas at Austin.Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, is President of Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. in Chicago. Her firm assists corporate facilities groups and A/E firms of all sizes with technology strategy, product selection and implementation. One area of in-depth technical specialization is legacy CAD system conversion. Her firm has assisted four of the world’s largest CAD vendors in analysis of the UD design and construction market. Fallon is a licensed architect who worked for 15 years in large A/E firms. She began her career at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, where she developed the documentation, training program and support group for SOM’s proprietary CAD software, later marketed by IBM. Fallon is a recognized leader, lecturer and author in the field of applying information technology to architecture, engineering and facility management. In 1995, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. She is currently serving on the national CADD Standard Committee and as an industry advisor to the “Fully Integrated and Automated Project Process” team of the Sloan Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

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