Industry Watch – Payment Terms – Why Extended Payment Terms Could be Bad for Your Company and How They Hurt the Construction Industry.

Extending payment terms is not without consequence and we must be informed on these risks in order to make a sound decision.

Industry Watch – Request For Information – How One Contractor Revealed His Unscrupulous Nature And How You Can Guard Against Similar Behaviors.

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…

Industry Watch – Pay-When-Paid – A Common but Illegal Term that Exists In Most Construction Contracts.

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.

Commentary – Why 2020 Was The Worst Year and How To Give Yourself Space to Be Creative.

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.

ProcureCon Facilities – A Virtual Event from WBR – Dealing With Disruption, Continuing To Save, & Defining The New Normal.

Typically I try to announce speaking engagements in advance, but as you know, I’ve been a little off from my normal routines lately.

Regardless, I recently participate in a virtual event hosted by Worldwide Business Research (WBR) creators of the ProcureCon series.

The event was hosted and moderated by Ryan Kulp (Program Director for ProcureCon Facilities). The three hour event included panel discussions, presentations, and fireside chats with 9 leaders in Facilities Procurement.

The segment I participated in was a fireside chat between Ryan, myself and my friend and colleague Michael Beauregard.