Every year the American Institute of Architects hosts a 3 day conference, This year the AIA conference was held in Las Vegas.
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 – An Open Discussion About an Architect’s Liability. What is a Rip and Tear Clause?
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect’s liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.
Case Study – Standard of Care – A Lesson on how to Avoid Conflicts and Ensure Your Architect Meets Your Expectations.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties.
Architect’s versus Engineer’s: Who leads the project?
Architects and engineers are essential members of nearly every construction project. There are very few projects where you wont need the skill sets from both. The division of labor between architects and engineers is a well-known and accepted concept, but have you ever considered, who leads the project? For anyone in construction, this may seem…
Open Letter to My Fellow Architects. How Not to Turn Off Potential Clients.
These transgressions make bad first impressions and sometimes cause potential new Clients to simply move on.
Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act
In June of 2015 the 114th Congress of the United States introduced a bill called Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015. The intention of this bill was to allow for the use of Design-Build contracts in gov’t construction. Recently the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report on the bill making certain…
A new direction for Procurpro!
The interview I went out to North Carolina for went well. The Company made an offer and I have accepted. I am thrilled to be working with some great people in a great Company. I begin work next Tuesday. The downside is I won’t be able to continued marketing Procurpro while I work for my new Company….
How to avoid change orders on roof replacement.
The couple stood their in front of their home with their roof exposed and a pile of old roof tiles on the front lawn…Basically, there is no choice but to accept the change order and move on.
My marketing plan
I do believe that content marketing is a valuable marketing strategy. As such, it is at the center of my marketing strategy, but to satisfy more immediate needs, I also need to employ more traditional marketing techniques.
How do I put together an RFP for construction manager at risk?
In a recent posting on the AIA’s project delivery forum, an architect in Nebraska wanted help understanding how to solicit a quote for a construction manager at risk. His question was, “How do I put together an RFP for construction manager at risk?”. In the posting, he mentions that his client specifically asked for the…