Since a good portion of the ARE’s Construction Document Services division tests you in topics many candidates are not familiar with, it could be quite challenging for you without proper preparation
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Earn 1.0 AIA LUs | Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00-1:00pm EDT Design and construction phase services include multiple duties and responsibilities, all of which should be documented in the regular course of project management
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RFIs - What's so good, bad and ugly about them.pdf
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...
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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?” 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
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
by Bill Schmalz, FAIA & Charles Schreckenberger, AIA The current process of developing new construction is demonstratably inefficient, yet most designers, builders and owners have accepted it as the norm. Take a look at some of the ways innovators in project delivery have challenged this...
Custom Cars Mercury Rising and the Elusive Goal for Construction Productivity2.pdf
By Jane Cameron, AIA, LEED AP “How can I convince my client to include construction contract administration in my basic services? As a small residential and commercial practitioner, I’m often excluded from the construction phase.” The CCA Knowledge Community is frequently asked questions such as...
CCA White paper on why Architects should be involved with CA on small projects_rev 18 NOV 2015.pdf