Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Few Predictors of Building Failure in New Construction

The following suggested predictors of building failure in new construction are based on years of experience tracing building failures to their causes. While the failures may express themselves as discrete detail flaws, underlying causes are often found in contractual decision

Posted in Construction Administration, Design, Practice Management, Project Administration, Project Management

Planning for Concealed Site Conditions

Discovery of concealed site conditions can raise havoc with a project, possibly disrupting the construction schedule and adversely impacting the project budget. Here’s a link to an article I wrote a few years ago to share some of my experience

Posted in Construction Administration, Practice Management, Project Administration, Project Management, Site Work

Delegating for Architects

Project results are directly related to the effectiveness of project communications. Successful delegation of responsibilities and tasks depends on effective communication. Download “Delegating for Architects” to read more about this. Copyright Albert R. Russell 2009

Posted in Design, Practice Management, Project Administration, Project Management


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