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 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.
Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts. Continue reading Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading Procurement – A Lesson in How To Make Your Company Profitable.
Cooperative Procurement is how agencies with limited volume seeking ways of enhancing their buying power. Continue reading Cooperative Procurement – How Small Organizations Use the Power of Leverage.
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. Continue reading Progressive Procurement – Why Your Procurement Policy Needs More Than Just a Savings Target.
In last week’s article, I asserted that Architects are uniquely qualified to coordinate the various building systems of a project. … Continue reading Should you hire an engineer directly or through an architect
This series will discuss the three most common approvals you might need. Continue reading When do You Need a Permit? (Part 1)
These transgressions make bad first impressions and sometimes cause potential new Clients to simply move on. Continue reading Open Letter to My Fellow Architects. How Not to Turn Off Potential Clients.