Search

1 to 10 of 15
Sort by

Library Entry
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


Library Entry
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


Library Entry
Informed Consent

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

Informed Consent.pdf



Library Entry
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


Library Entry
Submittal Triage

By Bill Schmalz, FAIAAlthough 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...

Submittal-Triage.pdf


Library Entry
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


Library Entry
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



Library Entry
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...

3 attachments