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

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

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

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

Procurement Corruption – Atlanta’s CPO Pleads Guilty of Conspiracy – How to Prevent Suppliers from Thinking You are Corruptible.

Procurement Corruption – Atlanta’s CPO Pleads Guilty of Conspiracy – How to Prevent Suppliers from Thinking You are Corruptible.

If you have influence over contract awards, you must hold yourself to the highest ethical standards. Continue reading Procurement Corruption – Atlanta’s CPO Pleads Guilty of Conspiracy – How to Prevent Suppliers from Thinking You are Corruptible.

Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.

Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.

Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects. Continue reading Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.

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-qualifying Suppliers – The Top 6 Criteria You Can Use to Pre-Qualify Your Supplier Pool.

Pre-qualifying Suppliers – The Top 6 Criteria You Can Use to Pre-Qualify Your Supplier Pool.

This list of criteria should be used for pre-qualifying Contractors to participate in a solicitation. Continue reading Pre-qualifying Suppliers – The Top 6 Criteria You Can Use to Pre-Qualify Your Supplier Pool.

Case Study – Strategic Application of Pricing Models – A Lesson in How to use Cost Plus with GMP to Reduce Risk and Time in Design and Construction.

Case Study – Strategic Application of Pricing Models – A Lesson in How to use Cost Plus with GMP to Reduce Risk and Time in Design and Construction.

Case study demonstrating how pricing models solve procurement problems. Continue reading Case Study – Strategic Application of Pricing Models – A Lesson in How to use Cost Plus with GMP to Reduce Risk and Time in Design and Construction.

Financial Risks – How Mega Construction Firm Failings Elevate Performance Risks for Owners and what YOU Can Do About It.

Financial Risks – How Mega Construction Firm Failings Elevate Performance Risks for Owners and what YOU Can Do About It.

Separately, these stories are examples of the ways construction firms can go bad, collectively these show patterns we need to recognize . Continue reading Financial Risks – How Mega Construction Firm Failings Elevate Performance Risks for Owners and what YOU Can Do About It.