Design and construction projects require an enormous number of participants to complete each facility. The basic teams include owners, architects, contractors, and suppliers. The lines of communication are well defined, especially after the construction..
Building owners contract with architects, contractors, design-builders, or integrated project delivery (IPD) teams to create the owners' facilities. These players are responsible for design and construction. There is an underutilized member of the design..
Last week I replied to an owner's request for proposal (RFP). The owner included a requirement that the architect retain specific firms for specialty consulting services including geotechnical engineering and medical equipment planning. The owner had..