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  • Hi John, When I was doing QA-QC work, I developed a "Redi-Check Checklist" in Excel. I created tabs that helped break down the checklist into categories: SD/DD, General (applies to all project types), Civil, Structural, Demolition, Architectural, ...

  • Our firm has checklists in excel, one worksheet per each phase.  We expanded on prior checklists such as Redicheck and AIA by-phase checklists.    It is very thorough, extensive and therefore, exhaustive.  It does assign various roles as to who has primary ...

  • Hi John: This is a timely post, as I am starting to develop office checklists myself. The difference is, we are a small firm, so the checklist is really for myself as much as for others. I've gotten to the point where I need to make being thorough as ...

  • I'm formulating some QA strategies that involve checklists for our firm, and the effort is prompting a few questions about strategies for developing and using them.   Does your firm make extensive use of standard checklists for completion of projects? ...

  • The AIA Contract Documents Program is undertaking a review of its Digital Practice Documents . While AIA Contract Documents are typically revised on a 10-year cycle, the fast-paced evolution of digital practice, especially the continued adoption of building ...

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  • The following is an excerpt from my blog at deathofdrawing.com related to my new book The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation published by Routledge. Among the professionals involved in the building industry, architects ...

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  • Last year on the TAP, several members identified challenges in technical environments accessing and gathering information in concealed spaces, particularly above ceilings. The workflow we developed with the TAP members' input is highly relevant to BIM ...

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  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS Do you know how to put together a good set of construction documents? As a new practitioner, an emerging architect, intern architect, or recent graduate, you may have felt that someone was withholding ...

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  • Is BIM the tool and the method building designers have long avoided? The AIA TAP FASTER FORWARD conference 2011 presented the idea of BIM, the process, the intelligence, and the potential. In addition, I attended the Autodesk University last week ...

  • Take a look at this article generated by LMN Architects, detailing their process for designing, fabricating, and simplifying a complicated panelized facade. http://lmnts.lmnarchitects.com/featured/mm-intro/