Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Power of Approval

If your experience with construction contract administration is like that of many, you may think of it as “being jerked around” more than “administering”. You may be confounded by flood of RFIs and feel you are unable to do anything

Posted in Construction Administration, Project Management

The Importance of Coordination in Architecture and Engineering Work

Professional liability insurance companies repeatedly report that coordination issues are a major cause of legal claims against design professionals. A Merriam-Webster definition of coordination includes the following: 1) the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together

Posted in Practice Management, Project Administration, Project Management

In a punch list inspection, look for the missing

Project punch lists can grow into volumes of pages listing paint blemishes, scuff marks, and bits of dust, while neglecting to note significant missing items. On one project the punch list team had tagged and noted as many as 20

Posted in Construction Administration

The Best Mediation Turns the Page

Several years ago I participated in a mediation related to a commercial building which had been plagued by persistent roof leaks over a period of more than 5 years since its construction. The owner had grown exasperated by having to

Posted in Building Repair, Project Administration, Project Management

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