There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner's best interests.
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect's liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.
The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints" and "confirm key requirements and constraints”.
This is not a case anyone would want to emulate. This is a case to be regarded as the perfect storm of what NOT to do in construction.
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.
I want to reflect on all of the ways that builders could implement modular construction methods regardless of the design or the project management.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they solicit the COW is making up their own list of line items.
Throughout my procurement career, I have found many parallels between the process of architecture and the process of procurement.
In last week's article, I asserted that Architects are uniquely qualified to coordinate the various building systems of a project. I discussed the qualifications and training that makes them better suited to this task and gave my own experience of failure when the roles were reversed. Today I want to address a growing trend I … Continue reading Should you hire an engineer directly or through an architect