Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard. Continue reading Proprietary Specifications – An Illegal Tender for Hospital Equipment.
At Grenfell, the panels that were used were constructed with polyurethane core panels. These panels are permitted by code in the UK. Continue reading Centralized Procurement – Was the Tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Avoidable?
I want to reflect on all of the ways that builders could implement modular construction methods regardless of the design or the project management. Continue reading Modular Construction – Architects Responsible for Lag in Adoption of Pre-Fabricated Construction Techniques?
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.
As part of this multi-part series on the most common construction permits, this entry addresses the 6 considerations of work permits. Click … Continue reading When do You Need a Permit? (Part 4) Work Permits