Tech Talk – Sensors – How Sensor Technology is Changing Facilities.

How all of us in construction (not just procurement) can drive our buildings towards an Internet of Things (IoT) reality.

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 – 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.

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”.

Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.

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.

A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.

I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, "Construction Think Tank:  Exploring Construction Procurement".

Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.

Trump's order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws).

Control Estimates – Six Critical Steps for Reducing Risk in a Cost Plus Contract

Prior to committing to a contract it's necessary to requisition funds, waiting until after a contract has been signed to know the full cost can be problematic.