Sustainable Design - What's the Strategy?

A program at the Philadelphia AIA Design on the Delaware annual conference last week, discussed the legal aspects of green building. The panelists used an outlandish hypothetical case to explore where the design pitfalls may lie. Issues ignored by the..

Catch It in the Addendum

We see it time and again. The deadline approaches. The rush is on. All the delayed decisions and tasks are now urgent.

Minutes are Minutes and Not Addenda

The bidders are required to attend a pre-bid meeting. The owner, the design team, and (presumably) all the bidders attend. Each meeting follows essentially the same agenda.

SPECtember - Value Certified Construction Specifiers

This month the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will hold its annual convention and the Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) will hold its annual meeting, both in conjunction with CONSTRUCT, an annual educational seminar..

It's Not Your Father's Greenboard

Greenboard gypsum panels

Specification Work Flow

It's linear - just like design! Start at the beginning and finish at the end. Straight line. No sidesteps. No circling back. No changed minds. Smooth sailing start to finish.

Who's Minding Division 01?

Why the Architect/Engineer (A/E), of course!

CSI MasterFormat Division 01 Level 2 titlescourtesy of www.masterformat.com

Yankee Ingenuity

No detectable leak, now!

Metal Stud Deflection Track

What are the common types needed for virtually every commercial building? Metal stud deflection tracks accommodate movement, both vertical and lateral. Do you know what criteria govern the track selection? Do you know the questions to ask? Learn what..

100% Construction Documents

How many times have you labeled construction document issues by percent completion? It's a fairly common occurrence. The documents are ready to be issued at the end of Design Development, so they are labeled 100% Design Development. Then during the..

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