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.

Change Orders – How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.

Change Orders - How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.

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.

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.

Proprietary Specifications – An Illegal Tender for Hospital Equipment.

Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard.

Centralized Procurement – Was the Tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Avoidable?

At Grenfell, the panels that were used were constructed with polyurethane core panels.  These panels are permitted by code in the UK.

Modular Construction – Architects Responsible for Lag in Adoption of Pre-Fabricated Construction Techniques?

I want to reflect on all of the ways that builders could implement modular construction methods regardless of the design or the project management.