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CCA-KC 10 best practice tips for 2017

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 submittals from contractors, and who to include in meetings when reviewing mockups. With thanks to Bill Schmalz,...

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Does it Really Matter? What Does the Project Delivery System Bring to the Success or Failure of the Project?

This whitepaper was authored by Jeffrey Appelbaum and presented at the 2012 American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry.In just over 20 pages, this article provides a very useful summary of the key factors that characterize the most common project delivery methods. Appelbaum's...

ABA_Project Delivery Paper 2012-04-26.pdf


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Commitment-based Project Delivery: Effective New Strategies for Building Team Cohesion

On Thursday, November 3rd, I will be giving a presentation with my partner, Pam Neckar, at the Texas Society of Architects' convention in San Antonio. We will illustrate processes and techniques that architects can use to build a cohesive, commitment-based team, measure its performance, and...


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AIA Contract Documents: Contract Relationship Diagrams, October 2015

This is a brief, 10-page summary of AIA contract documents related to commonly used project delivery methods, including IPD. There is a useful summary of "key attributes" for each PDM, Even more helpful are the contract relationship diagrams provided. These show the lines of contractual...

2015-10-01 AIA Contract Relationship Diagrams aiab094242(1).pdf


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Project Delivery Systems: How they Impact Efficiency and Profitability in the Building Sector

This McGraw Hill "SmartMarket" Report is drawn from an online survey of 125 architects and 115 contractors, along with a phone survey of 100 owners. The Report illustrates the survey data in numerous clear and insightful graphs showing how our industry views the advantages and disadvantages of...

McGraw Hill project delivery systems smartreport 2014-08-06.pdf



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What Is The Significance of Customer Services in Higher Education?

In any business scenario, customer support service bears great significance. At the moment, various conventional higher education institutions are not able to generate enough revenues and they are constantly in search of ways that can help them to do more with less resources. The best...


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Public Project Delivery Reform in New York State

Before the election of Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2010, late budgets, large deficits, unemployment, political scandal and a public perception of widespread dysfunction paved the way for a powerful mandate to rattle the status quo. New York State’s inability to undertake transformational public...


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Design-build best practices and white papers

The Design-Build Institute of Americas has published a series of Design-Build Best Practices for both public and private construction as well as Federal procurement. Understanding the Best Practices and developing implementation strategies based on the best practices leads to improved project...

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