Redefining Construction Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. Documents on paper often get marked up in pen or pencil by field crews — often to the point of becoming unreadable. Not to mention the space needed and additional costs to sort and archive paper documents. Digitized Documents … AND Integrated Technology.

Best Practices for Construction Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Document management might not sound glamorous, but effective document management is critical to the success of construction projects. As contractors move from pen and paper to digital, paperless operating environments, they have found a variety of solutions for document management available to them, some more sophisticated than others. It means contractors want to make documents more accessible to their teams. The Challenges of Construction Document Management.

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Redefining Construction Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Problem with Paper

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

Best Practices for Construction Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Challenges of Construction Document Management

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. And while each of the core sets of documents are updated every 10 years, what is most significant about this update is the new AIA Document E204™ – 2017, Sustainable Projects Exhibit.

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?

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 So you're sitting at your desk, you’ve got your project up on the monitor and you are in the zone and crushing it, but what does that even look like? The process of preparing drawings has evolved from “What do we need to do?” to “What can’t we do?”

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

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

Wetlands Documentation App Ecobot Acquires WetForm

ENR Construction

In the latest consolidation move in the tightening construction software market, wetlands documentation app company Ecobot announced it has acquired software maker WetForm, one of its main competitors

Chicago Debt Document Says $8.5B O'Hare Revamp May Be Delayed

ENR Construction

An document filed by Chicago says the $8.5-billion revamp of O'Hare International Airport may be delayed as airline revenue, a key funding source, has been decimated by the pandemic, but the Chicago Dept.

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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.

The importance of photo documentation for construction and how to avoid the admin nightmare

Lets Build

Without a doubt, photo documentation is one of the most essential aspects of field reporting and field tracking. This is why it is important that all stakeholders take extremely detailed photos that document every step of their work on site.

Construction Documents and Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. As always, these folks gave us great input to help prioritize our efforts. But in talking to employees from both the business management and operations sides of the company, I also came away with a new way of looking at an old issue.

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

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

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

Cloud Computing & Centralized Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. I mean that it’s stored everywhere – in the cloud, on hard drives, on any number of other various storage devices.

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.

Construction Disputes and Project Document Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. About a month ago, I read an article discussing the value of disputes in the construction industry.

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. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project Construction Construction Projects

Document provides guidance for mass timber construction

BD+C

The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC

Cloud Wars: Beyond Document Storage

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. Document storage is now a commodity and document sharing has been made easier with cloud computing and web-based access. The new challenge to vendors is to deliver services that help users actually do things with their documents. What tools do you use for project document management?

Construction Documents and Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. As always, these folks gave us great input to help prioritize our efforts. But in talking to employees from both the business management and operations sides of the company, I also came away with a new way of looking at an old issue.

Chicago Debt Document Says $8.5B O'Hare Revamp May be Delayed

ENR Construction

An document filed by Chicago says the $8.5-billion revamp of O'Hare International Airport may be delayed as airline revenue, a key funding source, has been decimated by the pandemic, but the Chicago Dept.

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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. If you plan on registering your company, you’ll need to fill out a number of legal documents beforehand and submit them to Companies House.

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

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.

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

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 interior contract documents will allow architects to better understand risks and responsibilities associated with designing building interiors, according to an AIA news release. The new documents also support management of vendors—for furniture, fixtures, and equipment—and contractors

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 Per Arcadis’s 2018 Global Construction Disputes Report, 82 percent of construction disputes in North America settle before ever going to trial.

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

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

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. Contractors Bookkeeping Paperwork document management software for contractorsFocus Your Energy On Making Money And STOP HERDING PAPER! FREE For Outsourced Contractor Bookkeeping Services.

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. AIA Digital Practice Documents Also available, at the link, a Guide and Commentary on AIA Digital Practice Documents, another document worthy of review.

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.

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

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. And if the case is subject to arbitration, it is likely that there will be a dispute about whether the arbitrator has the authority to compel production of third-party documents or witnesses for deposition. Specifically, the court considered the enforcement of summonses sent to non-parties to appear by video conference and to produce documents.

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. Have you ever spent hours drafting a contract, only to discover that there is already a standard contract that would have worked well, or at least given you a good starting point? The following five standard legal agreements are worth considering to help clean up your contract processes

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