Last month, we talked about site visits and observations and how the Design Professional is responsible for observing the work and not inspecting the work. This month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines"
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..
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..
What do you do when a repeat client calls you and says "I have the need, the need for speed!"? Meaning, he needs a specification in less than a week to meet its milestone commitment. Our valued client, SOSH architects, needed specifications for..
Do you know where your architect is? Of course you do. It is common is for project teams to be located all over the world. What is uncommon is for the architectural team members to be geographically dispersed. It is also uncommon that the project team..
As projects approach the date designated as "Issue for Construction (IFC)," design teams begin planning what portions of the design will be completed in a bulletin. The level of effort needed to complete the documents is usually underestimated,..
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