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2018 An architect's field reports

By Michael Plottel, FAIA, LEED AP Download as a PDF below, or read it online > #ConstructionContractAdministration #CCAWhitepaper #WhitePapers

Field Reports.pdf

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2017 Submittal Triage

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, you should give it a quick, cursory review using this provided list of questions to determine your next...


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BIM and Contract Administration:Building the Connection Between Design and Construction

From the AIA 2012 Convention, this workshop presentation covers: The Basics of Building Information Modeling (BIM) BIM During Design and Construction How can BIM lead to integrated project delivery methods? BIM and Project Delivery Methods What are your legal questions about BIM? ...

AIA 2012 Natl Conv BIM and CCA Final.pptx

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2019 Differentiating between QA and QC

In casual conversation, we often use terms imprecisely. We assume—usually correctly—that the people we’re talking to understand what we mean, even though we aren’t quite saying what we mean. For example, architects often say “CA” or “construction administration,” even though architects don’t...

Differentiating between QA and QC.pdf

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2019 Words have power

By Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, ESQ., NCARB, ORSA Misuse of terms in agreements and other construction industry documents include referring to a design professional as a “Contractor,” and misusing the word “all” when it has the effect of expanding the subject in a sentence. Download as a PDF below,...

Words have power_final.pdf

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2017 Site Photography

By Eric O. Pempus, FAIA As they become “generally familiar with the progress and quality of the Work,” architects customarily, although not required under the standard agreement, use photography (either photos or videos) to document work on the site. Let's talk about what to photograph and...

Site Photography.pdf

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Documenting Design Intent

By Michael Plottel, AIA Abstract 1. Make construction documents, not contract documents; 2. Understand that Thoroughness hinders Relevance; 3. Make sure that your documents set clear limits and expectations. #WhitePapers #CCAWhitepaper #ConstructionContractAdministration


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Construction Contract Administration in Integrated Project Delivery

This paper addresses the specifics of IPD’s impact on the Architect’s role during Construction Contract Administration. #CCAWhitepaper #IPD #PracticeManagementKnowledgeCommunity #cip #cca #ConstructionContractAdministration #WhitePapers

CCA in IPD_2012-03061.pdf

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2018 Informed Consent

By Bill Schmalz, FAIA Download as a PDF below, or read it online > #ConstructionContractAdminstration #CCAWhitepaper #WhitePapers

Informed Consent.pdf