While reading the AIA recently released "Firm Survey Report 2020[i]" and the November "Architecture Billing Index[ii]" (ABI), there were two corollary findings. First, the Firm Survey reported a decrease in profitability for 2019. The ABI reported the..
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,..
Saving time is great. Improving firm profitability may mean a promotion. Is it worth a try?
Over the years there has been a lot of talk and writing, including by me, about fixing the things wrong with the construction industry. Budget and schedule busts, bad workmanship, and designs that don’t respond to owner requirements are some common..
I am going to state the obvious, and say what you already know - we are living in a crisis. Every person has entered into or is preparing to enter into survival mode, from how they purchase groceries, to how they pay mortgage/rent and other bills, to..