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.
The City of Cebu has no right to accept an Architect's work product without fair and equitable compensation
Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard.
At Grenfell, the panels that were used were constructed with polyurethane core panels. These panels are permitted by code in the UK.