Project Closeout Starts at the Beginning

If you are like me, toward the end of a project, you may lose a little focus when you start to see the light at the tunnel and start thinking about the next project or deadline. However, this is not the time to let up. If anything, we need to refocus..

Progress Payments - Who Doesn't Want To Get Paid?!

I hope you all had a great holiday season and were able to connect with family and friends, either in person (socially distanced of course) or virtually. As we close out the books on 2020 and look forward to 2021, let's make a resolution to do our..

Progress Meetings - The Antidote to Murphy's Law

Well, this is it, the last month of 2020, a year that has had just about everything. If Murphy could claim a year, this would have been it.  This month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines", we will ..

Pre-Con: The Critical Conference

Later this month, we will begin the holiday season with Thanksgiving, a great time of year to reflect and be thankful for the many gifts in our lives. Many will cook, eat, watch parades, eat, watch football, eat, visit with family and did I mention..

Payment for Extra Work - Cost Plus Fee

It's finally here, fall! My favorite time of year when we change from hot humid days to cooler days and sleeping with the windows open. Speaking of changes, this month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines

Knowing When to Lien

I hope you are enjoying these dives into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines". This month, we will take a look into the world of pay applications, particularly lien waivers. The September guideline of the month is one of the..

To Inspect or Not To Inspect....That is the Question

Last month I introduced you to the "Construction Alliance" with reference to "Classified Excavation" and left you to fend for yourself. This month we will dive into the August guideline of the month, which is "Inspection of the Construction Project"...

St. Louis AEC Elite's Coproduction Benefits Owners

Issue 1 - Introduction and Classified Excavation

It is no secret that when alliances form, it sets up multiple organizations for success. When a single group works to move the industry in a positive direction, small steps move them forward. When..

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