In the last blog, we talked about the punch list and briefly touched on retainage. This month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines", we are going more in-depth to discuss why "Retainage of Payment", is..
Being the son of a brick mason, I was always fascinated with construction sites. Some may disagree, but as an Architect, one of best parts of the job was visiting the site to observe the Work and interact with the Contractors. This month, as part of a..
Like many intern architects, one of my tasks would be to field verify existing building conditions prior to design. Sometimes easy, sometimes difficult, it always depended on whether or not there were "existing" building documents or if we had to..
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..
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..
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..