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Informed Consent

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

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Beware of substitutions dressed in RFI or submittal clothing

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 agreement. Neither RFIs nor submittals should be used to change the design intent. Substitutions can, when...

Beware of substitutions dressed in RFI or submittal clothing_2017 edits.pdf


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Ready and Underway: The Owner’s Case for Commissioning

By Michael Plottel, AIAThe 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?” are two questions that often linger long after the ribbon cutting. The answers “Yes, we did” and “Yes, we can” start...

Ready and underway The owner's case for commissioning.pdf


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If We Keep On Doing What We’ve Always Done…

By Dale Munhall, AIAReal progress in the construction industry will require changes that are far more fundamental than electronics and wishful thinking. Our history of risk-shifting and adversarial contractual terms needs to give way to real collaboration and teamwork, so take a look at 5 IPD...

If We Keep On Doing What We’ve Always Done.pdf



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To Architectural Interns: Preparing for the ARE Construction Documents Services

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 the ARE’s Construction Document Services division tests you in topics many candidates are not familiar with, it...

ARE divisions Construction Documents and Services_R1.pdf


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CCA1504: Construction Project Documentation

Earn 1.0 AIA LUs | Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00-1:00pm EDTDesign and construction phase services include multiple duties and responsibilities, all of which should be documented in the regular course of project management. Proper documentation of a project also manages the design...

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Being Precise in the Construction World

by Bill Schmalz Have you heard this one? When school child asks a guard how old the dinosaur fossil is, he tells her, “65,000,029 years old.” The teacher is surprised and asks how he knew the age so precisely... All measurements can only be as precise as their inherent tolerances allow. For...

Being Precise in the Construction World - Bil Schmalz.pdf