Unit pricing tends to rise as the scale of the project reduces. Continue reading Best Practices – A Lesson on How to Use Benchmarking to Develop Accurate Project Estimates.
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect’s liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur. Continue reading Best Practices – An Open Discussion About an Architect’s Liability. What is a Rip and Tear Clause?
The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints” and “confirm key requirements and constraints”.
Continue reading Case Study – A Hotel That Costs too Much!? – Architect Pays Developer For Expensive Design.
Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects. Continue reading Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties. Continue reading Case Study – Standard of Care – A Lesson on how to Avoid Conflicts and Ensure Your Architect Meets Your Expectations.
This list of criteria should be used for pre-qualifying Contractors to participate in a solicitation. Continue reading Pre-qualifying Suppliers – The Top 6 Criteria You Can Use to Pre-Qualify Your Supplier Pool.
Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard. Continue reading Proprietary Specifications – An Illegal Tender for Hospital Equipment.
At Grenfell, the panels that were used were constructed with polyurethane core panels. These panels are permitted by code in the UK. Continue reading Centralized Procurement – Was the Tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Avoidable?
I want to reflect on all of the ways that builders could implement modular construction methods regardless of the design or the project management. Continue reading Modular Construction – Architects Responsible for Lag in Adoption of Pre-Fabricated Construction Techniques?
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they solicit the COW is making up their own list of line items. Continue reading Third Party Work Breakdown Structures – Why You Need One Every Time You Solicit Construction Quotes.
Throughout my procurement career, I have found many parallels between the process of architecture and the process of procurement. Continue reading A Tale of Two Professions – How Architecture and Procurement Align.
How one Cost Plus arrangement can be converted from variable rates into a Guarantee Maximum Price. Continue reading Five Simple Steps for Converting Cost Plus Rates into a Guaranteed Maximum Price.