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one month ago

By Eric O. Pempus, AIA

As they become “generally familiar with the progress and quality of the Work,” architects customarily, although not required under the standard agreement, ...

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2 months ago

By Bill Schmalz, FAIA

Although submittals are rarely matters of life or death, architects can use the triage concept to facilitate submittal review. Within a day of receiving a submittal, ...

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6 months ago

Refresh your focus on construction contract administration by reading through these 10 tips for 2017. Tips include suggestions for handling deficiencies, how to triage all RFIs and ...

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9 months ago

By Eric Pempus, AIA

One of the most overlooked yet dangerous pitfalls for an architect is a provision in a legal document requiring a design professional to “comply with all laws, ...

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10 months ago

By Bill Schmalz, FAIA, and Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA

Most architects know that a substitution, an RFI, and a submittal are distinct things, each with its own relationship to the owner-contractor ...

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10 months ago

By Michael Plottel, AIA

The complexity of modern buildings often leaves owners figuratively at sea. “Did we really get everything we paid for?” and “How do we operate this thing?” ...

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one year ago

By Dale Munhall, AIA

Real progress in the construction industry will require changes that are far more fundamental than electronics and wishful thinking. Our history of risk-shifting ...

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one year ago

by Bill Schmalz, FAIA & Charles Schreckenberger, AIA

The current process of developing new construction is demonstratably inefficient, yet most designers, builders and owners have ...

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one year ago

As an architectural intern who has recently graduated and is entering the profession, you are faced with some formidable challenges on your way to licensure. Since a good portion of ...

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