Why an Architect might consider releasing drawings that are not complete to be a “good practice”?
Happy New Year 2020 – Self-Improvement – Books, Books, and More Books. Which Ones Will You Read in 2020?
If you have any books on your list that you think would be a good addition to mine, let me know.
Industry Watch – Late Payments – How the Construction Industry is Working to Mitigate the Impact of Late Payments and What Owners Need to be Leery of.
The problem has been building for a long time and it all came to a head in January 2018 when the second largest construction company in the UK (Carillion) went bankrupt.
Industry Watch – How A Demolition Contractor Outsmarted The City of Ottawa.
Under this agreement, the land still belongs to the Township, but the operation is the responsibility of Tomlinson.
2018 Thanksgiving – Why I Was Inspired to be More Open to Sharing my Passion.
Ferazzi’s book also inspired me to be more open for connection opportunities outside of my circle to grow my personal network.
Best Practices – Standard Form Agreements – The World’s Equivalent to the AIA
There are a number of organizations around the world that also offer standard construction forms.
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.
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 – 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.
Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.
Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts.
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.
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”.