At Grenfell, the panels that were used were constructed with polyurethane core panels. These panels are permitted by code in the UK. Continue reading Centralized Procurement – Was the Tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Avoidable?
I want to reflect on all of the ways that builders could implement modular construction methods regardless of the design or the project management. Continue reading Modular Construction – Architects Responsible for Lag in Adoption of Pre-Fabricated Construction Techniques?
OSM construction methods can reduce the cost of construction by 20% and accelerate construction 40 percent ahead of traditional methods. Continue reading The Future of Construction – How Off-Site Fabrication and Modular Construction Techniques Offer Speed, Savings, and Safety.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they solicit the COW is making up their own list of line items. Continue reading Third Party Work Breakdown Structures – Why You Need One Every Time You Solicit Construction Quotes.
Throughout my procurement career, I have found many parallels between the process of architecture and the process of procurement. Continue reading A Tale of Two Professions – How Architecture and Procurement Align.
In last week’s article, I asserted that Architects are uniquely qualified to coordinate the various building systems of a project. … Continue reading Should you hire an engineer directly or through an architect
Over the last few years, I have noticed an increase in the number of construction contracts using “open book” provisions. … Continue reading Best Practices: Open Book Bidding