General Contractor should not rely on the Owner’s contract to define the terms and obligations between the Contractor and his subcontractors. Rather, the GC should specifically state any and all of their sub-contractor terms (including payment obligations) independently of the Owner’s obligations to the GC. The Contractor should adhere to those terms independent of what may or may not be happening between the Contractor and the Owner.
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly is a delivery model that could, “change the industry…to build better quality housing on time and at speed.”
Our models determined that both parties were at risk using blended rates.
Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.
Subcontractors like Hardware Direct were being exercised by Ebert right up until the day the announcement was made.
There are a number of organizations around the world that also offer standard construction forms.
Create a pool of suppliers that cover the broad spectrum of services.
When we consider how to save costs in construction, we are essentially trying to avoid paying extra costs.
This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.
Using PBA’s will require significant adjustments and all parties will need to rethink how they operate.
PBA’s work like a Trust that holds funds from an Owner as payment to the general contractor.
There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner’s best interests.