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

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..

Division 01 - It's not boilerplate!

Division 01 sets the basic rules for administrative procedures of a construction contract. You may think that once written for a particular firm, there should be little reason to modify Division 01. However there are at least six factors that will..

What Should I Look for During Submittal Review?

An architect recently asked that I give an opinion about a shop drawing and what was actually installed on a project site. The installation was consistent with the shop drawings, but inconsistent with the contract documents. What I did not see as part of..

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