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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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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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Informed Consent

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

Informed Consent.pdf



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Delay claims

By Bill Schmalz, FAIADownload as a PDF below, or read it online . #WhitePapers

Delay Claims.pdf


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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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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



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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