Vitruvian Principles Applied to Firm Management

Commodity, Firmness, and Delight of Project Accounting
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by BQE Software, Inc.
Presented by Steven Burns, FAIA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how easy it is to implement project accounting tools for your firm.
  2. Know the Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) that every firm should monitor.
  3. Learn how the relationship between project budgeting, scheduling, time and expense tracking and invoicing come alive in an integrated, cloud-native solution.
  4. Learn how a properly configured Chart of Accounts can enhance your profitability.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

This session will show you the remarkable benefits your firm will experience by implementing a system that enables project accounting. While these tools begin by helping you identify project profitability, the benefits ripple outwards. Not only will you be able to identify where your firm makes - and loses - money, but you will learn which employees, partners, project managers, project types and activities generate the most profit.

Having access to this information at your fingertips will help you fine-tune your business strategy, predict both short and long-term growth, and make more informed decisions at every level of your firm.

Vitruvian Principles


Steven Burns, FAIA , is the Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Steve spent 7 years at SOM - working in Chicago, London and Berlin before founding his own firm, BBA Architects, in 1993. In 2007, with 17 architects on staff- Steve sold BBA to pursue his passion for business management software - starting with his creation of ArchiOffice, the smart office and project management software for architectural firms.

In 2009 with over 600 firms using the ArchiOffice platform, Steve sold his second company to BQE Software where he has been perfecting the business strategy and product development of professional service softwares such as BQE CORE ARCHITECT - a fully-integrated, cloud-based firm management platform that provides flexible and easy-to-use time billing, invoicing, accounting and project management for firms of all sizes.


BQE Software BQE CORE is the award-winning firm management software, created by architects for architects, that project-based firms trust to run their operations for better project outcomes, and more profitable futures. Their fully integrated suite of intuitive tools with 24/7/365 support provides back-office automation to power front-office insights, making firm management more agile, informed, and data-driven. Learn more at


Originally published in April 2021