Industry Watch – Grenfell Tower – Final Report on Grenfell Tower Concludes Poor Procurement To Blame…Or Does It?

Hackitt's comments on procurement are one of many recommendations which are part of an integrated systemic changes.

Best Practices – Architectural Services – How to Negotiate Your Architect’s Rates?

Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.

Best Practices – Standard Form Agreements – Why AIA Contracts May Not Be Right For You?

The AIA is the predominant source for standard forms, but it isn't the only source.

Best Practices – Cost Levers – How to Reduce Cost in Construction?

When we consider how to save costs in construction, we are essentially trying to avoid paying extra costs.

Industry Watch – AIA Contracts – Why You May Not Be Able to Close Your Contracts This November.

This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.

Industry Watch – A Seat at the Table – Should Architects and Procurement Professionals be Relegated to an Administrative Function?

There is no degree of change that will ever replace these roles.  They are required on every job.

Best Practices – Why Your Design Build Contracts Are All Wrong!

There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner's best interests.

Best Practices – A Lesson on How to Use Benchmarking to Develop Accurate Project Estimates.

Unit pricing tends to rise as the scale of the project reduces.

Best Practices – An Open Discussion About an Architect’s Liability. What is a Rip and Tear Clause?

Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect's liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.

Case Study – A Hotel That Costs too Much!? – Architect Pays Developer For Expensive Design.

The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints" and "confirm key requirements and constraints”.