Redefining Construction Document Management

Surveyor

Aside from the obvious issues of being wasteful and bad for the environment, reliance on paper can lead to a host of other pitfalls : • Paper documents run a high risk of getting lost or misplaced, especially in the field. Digitized Documents … AND Integrated Technology.

Best Practices for Construction Document Management

Surveyor

Document management might not sound glamorous, but effective document management is critical to the success of construction projects. It means contractors want to make documents more accessible to their teams. The Challenges of Construction Document Management.

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What are the Contents of Construction Documents?

The Constructor

Construction documents are written, graphic, and pictorial documents prepared or assembled for describing and communicating the design, location, and. Building Bye Laws Building Technology Guide Detailing Guide How To Guide Specifications Construction construction document

Redefining Construction Document Management

Surveyor

The Problem with Paper

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.

Documenting Architecture

BD+C

In today’s episode, we are going to talk about documenting architecture best practices in what is essentially creating the graphic instruction manual of constructing a building

AIA updates construction management contract documents

Construction Dive

The AIA's revisions address the larger industry trend of early collaboration in preconstruction and integrated project delivery methods

AIA Digital Documents

Collaborative Construction

I wrote the summary of the AIA Digital Documents below a few years back but it responds well to recent questions I received regarding digital protocols generally. When the AIA updates its digital suite of documents Collaborative Construction will review those new instruments. AIA Digital Documents Summary James L. These AIA instruments provide a good starting place for understanding the legal landscape in construction from a digital perspective.

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?

PREPARING CONTRACT (TENDER) 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

Construction Documents and Data

Surveyor

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.

PREPARING CONTRACT (TENDER) DOCUMENTS

The Constructor

A contract or tender document in construction industry is an agreement between two parties which they intend to be legally binding with respect to. Construction Construction Contracts Construction Management Bill of Quantities Contract Documents Contracts Tender Tender documents

Cloud Computing & Centralized Document Management

Surveyor

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.

AIA releases new, updated sustainable project documents

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects ( AIA ) recently released new, updated AIA contract documents to support businesses to reach sustainability goals and programming

Construction Disputes and Project Document Management

Surveyor

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 Dotted Line: The significance of proper project documentation

Construction Dive

Out of all the records that contractors are expected to maintain, there are some that stand out as especially important when it comes to money and lawsuits

Construction Document Information Management

Job Order Contracting

Construction Document Information Management is central to productivity improvement. Construction Document Information Management. Streamlining Construction Document Information Management processes is an essential step towards improving productivity, quality, and overall value for all stakeholders. Appropriate, current, and actionable digital document must be available to participants and stakeholders. Document versions and revision management.

Types of Documents for Heavy Civil Construction Projects

The Constructor

Types of design and construction documents for heavy civil projects such as engineering design documents, bid documents, construction documents are.

Cloud Wars: Beyond Document Storage

Surveyor

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

Surveyor

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.

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

Construction Marketing

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 updates Interiors Contract Documents

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released six revised contract documents designed for interior construction projects. The new documents also support management of vendors—for furniture, fixtures, and equipment—and contractors

New ConsensusDocs Documents Announed

Construction Dive

New Standard Design-Build and Construction Management At-Risk ConsensusDocs ContractsConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 design and construction industry associations, announced today that it is publishing completely updated design-build and Construction Management at-risk standard documents.

Hensel Phelps sics Boston Dynamic robot dog on documenting its construction jobsite progress

Construction Dive

The contractor tested HoloBuilder’s reality capture app using the Spot robot on its $1.2 billion San Francisco International Airport project

Arbitrator: Produce Those Construction Documents. And Me: You Have No Authority!

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction disputes often involve voluminous amounts of discovery, including documents in the hand of third parties. Specifically, the court considered the enforcement of summonses sent to non-parties to appear by video conference and to produce documents.

Get a Jump on Potential Litigation with Better Document Processes

Construction Business Owner

However, even matters that settle usually require an electronic discovery process, or e-discovery—the process through which documents requested for legal matters are gathered and provided in electronic form

AIA Digital Practice Documents for Review

Collaborative Construction

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently published a draft set of Digital Practice Documents worthy of consideration by integrated teams interested in providing BIM enabled facilities and infrastructure in an integrated project delivery (IPD) environment.

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.

Efficient Business Systems And The Value Of Documenting Your Processes

Contractor Bookkeeping

Too many construction businesses fall over because the owner has not established efficient business systems. This typically happens because the construction company owner is so caught up in the day-to-day operations that the fundamentals of proper business management get forgotten.

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

ICC, NFPA release comprehensive solar code document

Contractor Magazine

The updated publication compiles solar energy provisions from the 2018 International Codes, 2017 National Electrical Code and related ICC standards

5 Legal Documents All Construction Business Owners Should Use

Construction Business Owner

While there are several documents that contractors use regularly, there are also other lesser-known legal documents that owners may find useful.

Legal 105

Bluebeam Tip: Fastest Way to DeSkew (Straighten) a Scanned Document

Carol Hagen

Scanned documents are commonly found as email attachments and unfortunately often get pulled through a scanner at an angle. This often occurs when a stack of documents or plan sets are fed through a desktop scanner.

are tender documents and contract documents same. if no then what is the difference

The Constructor

can we mention tender documents as contract document while issuing LOA to the Contractor. if no then what is the difference. Read More at are

Document Scanning via your cell phone?

Carol Hagen

Some of us have tried to take a picture of a document with our cell phone but the results vary widely. Because you are using a cell phone camera that is missing instructions on how to make the photo into a document! . Take a photo of the document with the application. Check the edges or have it automatically determine the edges of the document and prompts for the result(provided that your background is darker than the paper). Digitizing and Archiving Documents.

A new report tracks industry preferences for building documentation tools

BD+C

Stationary laser scanners continue to be the most popular building documentation hardware that AEC firms and service providers use for jobsite reality capture and photography. Institute of Building Documentation , its first on the subject of hardware since 2013. But 360° cameras are rapidly gaining ground on scanners, and unmanned aerial vehicles are steadily expanding their user base. These are among the key findings in the latest Cornerstone report released by the U.S.

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

Wetland Documentation App Seeks to Speed Environmental Evaluations

ENR Construction

But a new app seeks to automate much of the wetlands evaluation process and then instantly populate the relevant forms and documentation Building on or near wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas is a known challenge in construction.

Some vital construction documents for a construction project

Construction Cost Estimating

If it is required to develop a new building or refurbish surviving property, the owner should have arranged a document so that the work & other portions of the construction project can be performed systematically. It is considered as the vital part of the contract documents.

AIA contract document updates include new BIM, digital data provisions

BD+C

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.