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.

Holobuilder launches 360 Construction Documentation Solution

Extranet Evolution

Its core product offers reality capturing solutions for progress documentation and construction project management , using 360° imagery, computer vision and AI. TimeTravel for progress documentation.

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.

Finding the Right Cloud-Based Architectural Document Sharing Software


With hundreds of companies offering document sharing in the cloud, there’s no shortage of confusion and frustration when trying to find the right one for your business. Those in the AEC world have special needs because many documents they work with are architectural documents.

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?

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.


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

Document Control Essentials

Extranet Evolution

Melbourne-based Aconex has been looking to dominate the Australasian market in more than just provision of SaaS construction collaboration software – it also wants to dominate delivery of document control training.

Free Tool To Batch Upload Documents to Aconex

What Revit Wants

It is also used to register and share some BIM-related files and documents, although I don’t personally think Aconex is a great tool for that particular job. RTV have built a tool that allows you to connect with Aconex, and publish and transmit documents through the official register.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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

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

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 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

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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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

Document control takes a vacation?

Extranet Evolution

Marketing director Tim Taylor tells me they have trying to simply illustrate the value of document control and they came up with this pipeline infographic with “more than a little help” from some McLaren customers.

McLaren launches enterprise document control service

Extranet Evolution

As briefly mentioned yesterday , McLaren Software has launched a new service, offering outsourced document control for capital projects. The service is a response to customers finding high levels of turnover (50%) among document controllers employed on capital projects, particularly where document control skills are in short supply, often in remote locations. subsidiary PlanConnect also provides document control services ( post ).

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.

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.

BIM Documents and Standards - big list for download

What Revit Wants

I can''t recall how many BIM document PDFs I have downloaded over the years. There are web indexes of the indexes of the lists of standards you can access. But here is a simple list by Ben Malone: pli=1.

How To Store and Organize Project Photos


photos document management project management Project photos quickly convey detailed information and are essential for planning, project management, and helping with claims and disputes. However, they’re often the last thing on the to-do list.

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.

neXadyne offers document control training as an RTO

Extranet Evolution

This follows the launch of the company’s document control courses in February 2012 ( post ) – an area where SaaS document collaboration vendor Aconex is also active ( May 2012 post ). Our RTO status enables us to issue nationally recognised qualifications to students who complete any of our suite of document control courses.”

TransBit Technologies develops RoBOTic Document Control Assistants

Extranet Evolution

Could ‘intelligent’ software programs revolutionise hitherto laborious document control processes? To automate and accelerate this document management process, TransBit has developed RoBOTic Document Control Assistants , which can aid human document controllers.