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 – A Hotel That Costs too Much!? – Architect Pays Developer For Expensive Design.

The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints" and "confirm key requirements and constraints”.

Procurement Corruption – Atlanta’s CPO Pleads Guilty of Conspiracy – How to Prevent Suppliers from Thinking You are Corruptible.

If you have influence over contract awards, you must hold yourself to the highest ethical standards.

Best Practices – How to Transform a Fractured Procurement Organization into a Centralized Procurement Leader.

The new vision included a global category management supported by regional procurement and technology support. #Procurement

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.

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.

Case study demonstrating how pricing models solve procurement problems.

Financial Risks – How Mega Construction Firm Failings Elevate Performance Risks for Owners and what YOU Can Do About It.

Separately, these stories are examples of the ways construction firms can go bad, collectively these show patterns we need to recognize .

Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.

Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts.

Procurement Corruption – Six Practices Your Company Should Avoid to Prevent Collusion and Corruption.

Even unregulated privately held businesses need to be aware of certain soft practices that may be signs of collusion between their employees and Vendors.