The Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community (CCA) has been established to help our members better understand the issues, actions and resultant impact of the decisions required in this often neglected part of Project Delivery. It is our goal to provide clear answers to issues of concern to the Institute’s membership and share case studies and best practices. We further hope to provide guidance and direction in developing guidelines for new and evolving approaches to Project Delivery as well as guidance in the continuing education of our emerging young professionals.
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By Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, NCARB The recent economic recession forced most architectural firms to reduce the number of their employees. Large national firms with a headquarters-office/satellite-offices structure had a distinctive pattern of staff reduction, maintaining the size of the main office and dramatically shrinking the satellite offices. In many cases, only a few experienced architects remained in the local offices. Many of these firms preferred having all significant design work performed in the main office to ensure a uniform firmwide design brand. The recession also led many firms, for their survival, to explore the international market. For example, China, then the world’s second largest economy, attracted many U.S. firms to venture into international practice. However, providing architectural services remotely, to another country or even to another state, can be challenging. How do we ensure design quality and be profitable in these situations? (Download the PDF of this white paper to keep reading)#internationalprojects #overseas #localcode #International #outofstate #ConstructionContractAdministration #USfirms