It’s no longer enough to have one Architect a hand full of Engineers. Modern projects include dozens of new technologies and just as many design specialists. BIM technology, Biophilic design, lighting concepts, passive heating and cooling, day lighting, delivery models, and building accreditations are just a few of the specializations in Architecture Today.
80% of Owners surveyed expect future projects to have change orders resulting from design mistakes
Continuing our exploration of trending technologies in construction, Today I want to address Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology.
BIM Technology has been around for quite some time. As early as 1985 Architects and Engineers have had access to digital tools that allow virtual modeling. The earliest software for this was a lesser known tool called Pro/ENEGINEER (now known as Creo).
Now let’s be clear, virtual modeling is not the same as renderings.
Architects have been producing renderings of buildings even before the prominence of computers. Back then, we relied on artistic skill and formal methods for developing perspective drawings.
Every year the American Institute of Architects hosts a 3 day conference, This year the AIA conference was held in Las Vegas.
Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.
There are a number of organizations around the world that also offer standard construction forms.
The AIA is the predominant source for standard forms, but it isn’t the only source.
This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.
There is no degree of change that will ever replace these roles. They are required on every job.
A unique method of creating a legal entity that falls short of forming a Joint-Venture (JV) yet goes further than typical construction agreements.
There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner’s best interests.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties.