This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect's liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties.
Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts.
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.
I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, "Construction Think Tank: Exploring Construction Procurement".
Trump's order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws).
Pemex migrated from an environment where 80% (62 Billion pesos) of it's spend was awarded under no-bid contracts to one where only 30% of spend was not bid.
Cooperative Procurement is how agencies with limited volume seeking ways of enhancing their buying power.
Ensuring that your procurement policy aligns with more than just the bottom line will not only enhance the value of procurement, it elevates the value of the organization.
In last week's article, I asserted that Architects are uniquely qualified to coordinate the various building systems of a project. I discussed the qualifications and training that makes them better suited to this task and gave my own experience of failure when the roles were reversed. Today I want to address a growing trend I … Continue reading Should you hire an engineer directly or through an architect
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