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Waiver of Consequential Damages: Why it is so Important to Architects & Engineers

In the May Issue of Building Blocks we cover the importance of understanding consequential damages as a design professional.

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CONTRA PROFERENTEM, RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR & FORCE MAJEURE DOCTRINES (Latin for: “Against the Offeror,” “Let the Master Answer” & “Superior)

Latin contractual terms occur in design professional agreements, so it's best to have an understanding of them. Read the April 2021 Building Blocks for more info.

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Fast-Track Scheduling is Not a Project Delivery Method

Fast-Track Scheduling is not working overtime to meet a deadline in order to issue drawings and specifications for contractors to bid for a project. It is a scheduling technique. The March issue of Building Blocks...

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Building Commissioning, Smart Buildings & Green Design

Building commission, a professional service for larger new or renovation projects, assists building owners in determining if their mechanical systems are operating as intended and in conformance with mandated...

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HAZMATS in Renovation Projects - Risk Management Concerns

Hazardous materials are always a concern, so this month we focus on HAZMATS in Renovation Projects.

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WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION OPTIONS FOR A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTROVERSY—LITIGATION, ARBITRATION OR MEDIATION?

There are different schools of thought regarding the choice of dispute resolution of a design and construction industry claim. The following overview is a general comparison of litigation, arbitration and mediation....

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WHAT AN ARCHITECT & ITS ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EACH OTHER’S ETHICS

In DesignPro Insurance Group’s November 2019 Building Block article, we discussed a design firm’s culture and ethical practices. A year later, in this November 2020 Building Block article, we are discussing individual...

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Architect's or Engineer's Certificate & Consent

It is common for architects’ and engineers’ privately funded clients (the Owner) to secure financing from a lender. For the loan closing, which usually occurs around the time of substantial completion of the project,...

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ABANDONED DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS—SUSPENSION & TERMINATION OF DESIGN PROFESSIONAL AGREEMENTS

At a project’s inception, seldom do the parties involved envision how matters would be handled if the professional services agreement would be suspended or come to a premature end. Most projects begin in optimism,...

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Complying with all laws during design and construction.

Complying with all laws seems like a straightforward concept that you would want to observe. As a design professional, there may be some hidden pitfalls in this statement. Continue reading...

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