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

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

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Case Study – Standard of Care – A Lesson on how to Avoid Conflicts and Ensure Your Architect Meets Your Expectations.

Case Study – Standard of Care – A Lesson on how to Avoid Conflicts and Ensure Your Architect Meets Your Expectations.

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.

Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.

Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.

This isn’t a shortcut to procurement, you still need a scope of work, you still need a bid period, and you still need analysis. Continue reading Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.

A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.

A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.

I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, “Construction Think Tank:  Exploring Construction Procurement”. Continue reading A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.

Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.

Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.

Trump’s order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws). Continue reading Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.