The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties. Continue reading Case Study – Standard of Care – A Lesson on how to Avoid Conflicts and Ensure Your Architect Meets Your Expectations.
Case study demonstrating how pricing models solve procurement problems. Continue reading Case Study – Strategic Application of Pricing Models – A Lesson in How to use Cost Plus with GMP to Reduce Risk and Time in Design and Construction.
Separately, these stories are examples of the ways construction firms can go bad, collectively these show patterns we need to recognize . Continue reading Financial Risks – How Mega Construction Firm Failings Elevate Performance Risks for Owners and what YOU Can Do About It.
..our natural “optimism bias” leads us to believe that we can do things faster and cheaper… Continue reading Best Practices – How Many Bidders Do you Need to Ensure You Receive Three Qualified Bids?
The City of Cebu has no right to accept an Architect’s work product without fair and equitable compensation Continue reading Unauthorized Services – Lessons Learned from Designing a Medical Center
an Act to require public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in connection with public services contracts Continue reading Progressive Procurement – Should Private Industry Consider Social Value in Procurement?
Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts. Continue reading Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.