We recently attended Adapting to an Evolving Industry: A Discussion of Project Delivery Roundtable Discussion. The panelists, moderator, and attendees examined current trends in project delivery and their impact on construction phase services, such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
IDP leverages early contributions of knowledge and expertise through the utilization of new technologies, such as BIM, [...]
Understanding A201: There is no one-year warranty period!
In my next series of blogs, Understanding A201, AIA Document A201™-2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, the American Institute of Architects standard form of agreement between the owner and contractor, let’s begin to review some of the key principles related to construction quality, safety and commissioning [...]
As an owner, why is quality important?
Unlike construction managers and general contractors, the owner's core competency is not construction – it is our primary business, like financial services, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or home goods retail, for example. However, owners do put a high volume of construction in place on annual basis, including retrofits and renovations to [...]
Progress, Quality, Deviations, Defects and Deficiencies…continued from Part 1 of the "at the point of construction" series
Contractor’s Field Reports. Field reports, also referred to as daily logs and daily details, for contractors and construction managers, are somewhat different than that of the Architect's Field Report. In addition to the areas described on the [...]
Part one in a two-part series: Progress, Quality, Deviations, Defects and Deficiencies…
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) B Series of contract documents structures the standard relationship between the owner and the architect. B101–2007 (formerly B151–1997), “Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect” is the basic agreement, a one-part standard form of agreement [...]