The category knowledge that these tools will draw from to generate their insights currently resides with guys and gals like me. Continue reading Best Practices – How to Prepare Your Organization for the Cognitive Revolution.
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.
When your buying power is limited, joining forces with another organization may represent a win for all parties. Continue reading Contracts – Cooperative Agreements – How Cooperative Agreements Save Time and Money.
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 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.
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.
Drivers that would compel private businesses to prioritize local resources. Continue reading Buy Local – How Domestic Supply Lines Mitigate Risks
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.
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.
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 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.
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.