The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has published standard form agreements since 1888. AIA Contract Documents have long been viewed as the industry standard in reflecting current industry practices and fairly balancing the risks and responsibilities of all project participants. To keep up with legal and practice developments, this year the AIA released its 2017 documents that included revisions to its owner-contractor agreements, architect scope documents, and the creation of a sustainability exhibit. Continue »
Prevailing business wisdom holds that the way to reduce credit risk is to limit credit lines, be stingy in allowing credit and freeze orders on past due accounts. This line of thought posits that it is generally impossible to lower “bad debt” losses without adverse consequences to sales and business expansion. Read The Full Story »
Just like every builder needs a plan before breaking ground, a business needs to understand the litigation process before it’s ever involved in a lawsuit. Continue »
The term “materials transparency” has quickly grown in importance among building owners, developers, design firms and associations based on the industry’s growing ecological concerns. Continue »
Stricter governmental regulations coupled with the challenges associated with costly cleanups have not only placed more emphasis on risk management, but also the methods for protecting assets under catastrophic conditions. Continue »
The earliest known construction law arose in Babylonia around 1600 BCE. Continue »
There have been many changes in the construction market over the decades. Sometimes the changes are gradual, but frequently they can be swift in both upswings and downturns. Continue »
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In celebration of Construction Executive’s 15th anniversary in 2018, the magazine staff brings readers its brand-new newsletter, CE This Week, launching in January. CE This Week combines the best of the magazine’s existing Tech Trends, Risk Management and Managing Your Business newsletters into one weekly, customizable communication.
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Whether caused by arson, lightning strike or natural disaster, an epidemic of fires has been affecting scores of apartment and wood-frame construction projects in all parts of the U.S. Continue »
For many, 2017 started off with anticipation from the Presidential election and uncertainty as to how the new administration would affect daily operations. Continue »
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) publishes a variety of standard form construction contracts used throughout the industry. Earlier this year, the AIA released its first update to the form contracts in 10 years. Continue »
ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America. Continue »