New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

Last week the American Institute of Architects released the 2017 edition of the A201 family of contract documents, including updated versions of the AIA’s documents developed for the design-bid-build delivery model.

Cloud Computing & Centralized Document Management

John Chaney

While cloud computing has certainly put everything a click or touch away, remembering which application to click or touch can be just as tedious as remembering on which CD or USB drive your documents are. Information is everywhere, and I don’t just mean that there’s a lot of it.

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Cloud Wars: Beyond Document Storage

John Chaney

One article I came across talked about “Cloud Wars” – how cloud computing services, particularly data and document storage services, can no longer survive by just providing “dumb” storage. This is the future of document management for our industry.

Construction Documents and Data

John Chaney

Last week I went along with one of our product managers to visit a local client – a large general contractor in the Seattle area. The purpose of the visit was to get some feedback on a few new construction management software features we’re developing.

Lawsuit Over LEED Documentation

Green Building Law Update

A case filed last week in a California court is a prime example of the importance of contract documents in a LEED project. But the current dispute playing out in letters between counsel for Palo Alto and Flintco is the claim by the City that when Flintco’s contract was terminated, it did not turn over the documentation necessary to pursue LEED certification. Do you know who owns the LEED documentation on the project you are working on?

The Startup Construction Business Checklist: 3 Important Documents You Need to Have

Construction Marketing Blog

This article outlines three important documents that you’ll need in order to start and run a profitable business. First of all, it’s a document you’ll find yourself constantly referring to as it contains key statistics, such as forecasted sales and company turnover. Legal Documents.

AIA contract document updates include new BIM, digital data provisions


The AIA Documents Committee has revamped standard contract documents regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital data. The first standard forms for BIM were released a decade ago, and much has changed regarding BIM practices since then.

Unique Document Management Software Saves Contractor's Time And Money

Contractor Bookkeeping

Unique Document Management Software Saves Contractor's Time And Money! We have finally found the one document management software For Contractors that is simple, easy to use and the software developers understand what we need to support our contractor clients.

AIA revises architect scope documents in latest contract form release


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released the second part of the 2017 edition of the A201 design-bid-build family of documents. This release includes updated versions of the Architect Scope documents and many frequently-used AIA forms. “We

Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced

Best Practices Construction Law

Believe it or not, there are always a wealth of emails and other documents produced in litigation that help “make the case” for the other side. ” Best Practices advises that you should have a written document management policy in place.

What are the difference between Tender and Contract Documents?

The Constructor

What are the difference between Tender and Contract Documents? Can we mention tender documents as contract document while issuing LOA to the

Construction Disputes and Project Document Management

John Chaney

The article provided figures and trends regarding the average dollar value of disputes, but the part of the article that stuck with me was a brief mention of the primary reason behind construction disputes – ambiguities in the contract documents.


The Constructor

The contract documents A contract is an agreement between two parties which they intend to be legally binding with respect to the obligations of each. Construction Contracts Construction Management Constrution Bill of Quantities Contract Documents Contracts Tender Tender documents

New AIA contract document designates responsibilities for sustainable projects


American Institute of Architects’ 2017 updates of contract documents provide detailed guidelines on how to devise and assign responsibility for sustainable elements of a construction project. Key points of Document E204–2017 include

Free Document Management App For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Everybody hates tax time because of all the paperwork and receipts that need to be gathered and sorted. Problem solved! If you can take a picture and talk, you can capture all of your expenses in the cloud on the Amazon Backbone and retrieve them anytime you need them

NIBS, NBI issue guidance document to help communities achieve energy goals


The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) have released Implementing an Outcome-Based Compliance Path in Energy Codes: Guidance for Cities, a document that provides guidance to help communities achieve energy goals.

Why You Should Document Jobsite Safety Inspections

Construction Business Owner

T he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that workers should never be required to work under conditions that are dangerous to their health or safety.

New Design Build Documents Help Enhance Participant Interaction

Construction Informer

The American Institute of Architects updated the “most frequently used” documents of the entire AIA portfolio, saying the “significance of this release cannot be overstated.” ” According to the AIA, these updated documents are preferred for use on commercial design build projects.

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New Standards Released for As-Built Documentation

ENR Construction

Institute for Building Documentation has published the first standards for specifying contracts for as-built building measurement capture. The U. Technology

AAMA releases new document on aluminum fenestration and energy efficiency


The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released a new white paper that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures

Leak - Revit 2017 Help Documentation

Revit OpEd

A little birdie posted a link to this earlier on the's s a live Autodesk it must be okay? I see some things to look forward to. I guess I have an answer to my earlier complaint about the SNU. :(. New Release Revit 2017

How Do You Best Manage Your Human Resource Documents?

Construction Business Owner

Sarah Mueller. Director of Human Resources, SHRM-SCP. Shapiro & Duncan

New AIA contract document for facility support services released


AIA Document B210–2017 is meant to be added to owner-architect agreements where architects provide services including building certification assistance, maintenance management services, digital facility management system operation, and ongoing commissioning services.

QuickBooks Product Information Screen On Word Document

Contractor Bookkeeping

How To Put QuickBooks Product Information On Word Document. Whenever you need to find out about the size of your QuickBooks file or other statistics simply open QuickBooks and push the F2 button.

Concrete Institute publishes document providing concrete curing guidance


The document provides new research and methods of curing The American Concrete Institute released a new publication : ACI 308R-16 Guide to External Curing of Concrete.

Information Chaos in the Construction Industry

Carol Hagen

Email, electronic collaboration portals, file sharing, applications for payment, plan set revisions, etc all accumulate into a mountain of digital documents. How you manage your digital documents will determine your success in project management, effective communication, risk management and productivity. Without a strategic plan and integrated solutions to document workflow you are highly susceptible to Information Chaos.

Fire resistive glazing systems provide architects, owners and envelope consultants assurance of documented performance


This month, Architect’s Guide to Glass called exterior applications of fire rated glazing as the “ the new hot spot ,” due to the steady increase of fire rated glass being used in the building envelope.


The Constructor

Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Projects Tender Tender documentsThe Estimation of bid price or tender cost of a construction project is calculated as the sum of the total cost of construction and mark-up price.

Portable Document Format (PDF) Estimate Software

Construction Cost Estimating

Portable Document Format (PDF) Estimate Software. Portable Document Format (PDF) files are a common way files are shared around the industry because they are easy to produce, create a small file size and are readable on most systems. Portable Document Format (PDF) Estimates can take a lot of time to do by hand, hours lose. Portable Document Format (PDF) Estimate Software. Construction Cost Estimating Blog. adsense analytic. Friday, November 18, 2011.

AIA???s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practices

Best Practices Construction Law

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family. AIA Documents Overview. The key document is, of course, the agreement between the Owner and the Design-Builder.

Have You Seen All the Contract Documents?

Construction Dive

Sometimes, the other party never actually sees the document. By Bruce Jervis Many project owners, contractors and subcontractors use their own “standard” forms of agreement. Not surprisingly, these customized contracts tend to favor the drafting party. What is disturbing is the lack of transparency. The drafting party seeks to impose its terms through reference. Read more.

OSHA Documents Reveal Two Minor Fires Broke Out on Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge Before Massive Fire Caused 24-day Closure

ENR Construction

Revit Server Documents

Revit OpEd

If you visit the wikihelp site for Autodesk Revit Server you''ll find (if you look closely) these documents are available for your use/review. Worksharing Revit Server Whitepapers Wikihelp Resources Networking Documents Bandwidth Requirements for Revit Server Cost-Effective Revit Server Deployments Locking and Worksharing in Revit Server Revit Server 2012 Revit Server and Riverbed Steelhead Understanding Revit Server User of Revit Server on High Latency Networks.

Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

It is of interest that 61% of the contracts used at least a part of an AIA Contract Document form although most were older out of date versions and significantly only 8% used a correct AIA Sustainable Project Contract Document form.

Laser Scanning for Building Documentation: Illuminating, But Not Necessarily Enlightening

ENR Construction

3D Laser Scanning for Building Documentation Needs Best Practices and Standards. Technology

Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contracts

Green Building Law Update

And while this law firm makes a business of drafting and revising contact documents, there are very good contracts available in the marketplace. Today, those AIA Sustainable Project Contract Documents are among the most used in the industry (.

Cloud-based Construction Document Management System Launched

ENR Construction

Teaser goes here. Technology