Owner’s who demand the highest standards of care and want to attract the best Suppliers are best served by more balanced contracts
Material volatility coupled with ever increasing labor costs, have made navigating the current market extremely difficult.
Extending payment terms is not without consequence and we must be informed on these risks in order to make a sound decision.
The following content was originally published July 2021 on IBM’s Category Newsletter. The Post-COVID Office – Our New Normal By Olivia L’Heureux Category Manager – Facilities With light at the end of the quarantine, Companies are preparing to bring worker’s back to the office. Offices are being reconfigured to promote new safety protocols and make…
As we continue our recovery from the impacts of the pandemic, inflation rates across the globe are on the rise.
I wanted to take a moment to share an update and a little about my blogging plans for this year.
The roots of the architect can be traced back to the times of the Ancient Greeks. The term architect, or arkhitekton in Greek, was the title given to the master builder who would oversee the design and construction
Recently, I was on a webinar hosted by the American Institute of Architects. The discussion topic was about how to improve relationships between Architects and Contractors. I expected a lively discussion about scope of work and maybe some dialogue about design-build versus design-bid-build. The panelists included an Architect, a Developer, and a General…
General Contractor should not rely on the Owner’s contract to define the terms and obligations between the Contractor and his subcontractors. Rather, the GC should specifically state any and all of their sub-contractor terms (including payment obligations) independently of the Owner’s obligations to the GC. The Contractor should adhere to those terms independent of what may or may not be happening between the Contractor and the Owner.
Despite these blessings, you may know, that this year, my drive for continuing this blog waned. I shared how my workload was at an all-time high, but my motivation was at an all-time low.
Since that time, I would not say that things have changed very much.
We are still in a pandemic. My work load remains high. Motivation for writing this blog remains low.
In contrast to working in an office, working from home can be very isolating. Dealing with that effectively can be challenging, but after some time, and by making a few adjustments, these feelings can be overcome.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of mass quarantines around the world has created a great deal of uncertainty. The decision by many of the World’s largest Companies to permanently work from home, has left Landlords holding their breath as they wait to see what the market does.