In the last blog, we talked about the punch list and briefly touched on retainage. This month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines", we are going more in-depth to discuss why "Retainage of Payment", is an..
If you are like me, toward the end of a project, you may lose a little focus when you start to see the light at the tunnel and start thinking about the next project or deadline. However, this is not the time to let up. If anything, we need to refocus and..
Why would Toyota engage directly with a specifier? The AEC industry is constantly changing, as new products, systems and solutions are being developed and introduced. Teams are challenged to keep up with these changes on every project. Owners' standards..
Issue 1 - Introduction and Classified Excavation
It is no secret that when alliances form, it sets up multiple organizations for success. When a single group works to move the industry in a positive direction, small steps move them forward. When multiple..
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..
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..
It is ironic that architects write Division 01 requirements for detailed construction activity schedules but when it comes to their design work, the schedules consist only of a list of dates for deliverables instead of activity planning. Construction..