Best Practices – Architectural Services – How to Negotiate Your Architect’s Rates?

Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.

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.

Best Practices – Cost Levers – How to Reduce Cost in Construction?

When we consider how to save costs in construction, we are essentially trying to avoid paying extra costs.

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.

Project Bank Accounts – New Project Accounting Contractor’s will Hate but Will Protect them from Insolvency!

Using PBA's will require significant adjustments and all parties will need to rethink how they operate.

Industry Watch – PBA Accounts – What are They and Can They Solve Payment Problems in Construction?

PBA's work like a Trust that holds funds from an Owner as payment to the general contractor.

Best Practices – Why Your Design Build Contracts Are All Wrong!

There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner's best interests.

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.

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”.

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.